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The lack of meat and meat foods was something I noticed too. I even looked over the concept art (at least all that was available to the public) at one point trying to find a restaurant or grocery store sign that had anything to do with meat, or even synthetic products or processed proteins like tofu, and never saw any. I'm not sure what the implications there were.

Maybe they don't eat meat in that world because they are more "civilized"? Sure, many of those carnivores were primary or obligate carnivores, but maybe after generations of body training and vitamin supplements they don't have to actually eat meat products? There are lots of vegan ways they could potentially get the supplements they needed, for sure, but they would have to have groomed themselves that way over many generations, in my opinion. I don't really want to start a conversation over vegan vs. non-vegan diets, but I honestly feel that's what the movie was implying...

Maybe someone else that saw the movie saw something we missed! Maybe there was a carnivore in the background munching down on a ham bone that we didn't notice, or maybe they eat fish and birds!
I'm back, again! Has it really been only 11 days?! I felt like it was almost a month the way my days kept getting longer and longer.

My hard drive died, and thanks to a tech savvy friend and some long persistence on my part, I was able to get another hard drive cleaned, formatted and a clean copy of windows put on it- ALL IN COMMAND LINE, because, gosh darn it, my motherboard only had a slot for one hard drive and I never noticed in the five years I've had it. I guess it was something that needed to be done anyways, since the old one had a bad sector in it before it died! I'm just so glad to be back! Excuse me while I collapse in a corner.  :')
Unbanned because I can't stop looking at your awesome signature gif.

Spoiler: This became my background this morning, centered and on black. I needed something motivational! • show
I just got the news too! Be still my heart!

NASA was going to launch a seismograph to mars this month, the only window they would have gotten this year, because the seal on their drilling probe was not withstanding their stress tests. This would have been a critical error as no one would have been there to fix it if it could not withstand the pressures of the martian planet's core temperature. So I respect their wishes to withdraw from the launch.

Nintendo I also trust. While they have lead me to disappointments in the past, much like NASA has, I trust that their reason for withdrawing was a good one, much like the reason I discovered from the NASA launch. Even though, Nintendo isn't sending expensive equipment to space, they are certainly a company that works very hard and loves what they do. I'll do more research to see what's going on and let you know what I find.

This 2017 date seems like a soft date, from what I've seen so far, but it's a date I'm not happy about seeing, none-the-less. I am still looking forward to their GDC reveal and desperately hope they will give more information as to why they didn't launch this year.

UPDATE: The GDC reveal has ALSO been canceled. I'm so upset... However, Niantic Labs said they canceled their appearance at GDC so they could get back to working on the game and beta testing it. This is so disheartening, but I'm going to try to follow it as closely as I can.

UPDATE 2: Okay, so it seems the date being changed to 2017 is NOT solid at all. In other-words, it could be a rumor, as it's not been confirmed to actually having been moved. The Japanese Pokemon Go website still says 2016, AND Beta Testing in Japan has been scheduled for the end of this month. The developers still will not be attending the GDC, however. For more information, you can look at the Japanese Pokemon Go page (you'll need a proxy to view the page if you're in the US and a translator if you can't read Japanese), and even look at the Team Atlas Go webpage or Team Atlas Go youtube page.
@Spacecase101 I really love the image in your signature!

I'm currently playing minecraft, or will be. I'm awaiting my internet getting turned back on so I can join a friend for some Forge server fun. The service guy is supposed to be here in a few hours and I'm so antsy that I'm vibrating!

In the mean time, I've been playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Monster Hunter 4, replaying Vampire the Masquerader: Bloodlines (not a children's game), and replaying Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis (an oldy, but a goody). I've just played them all so much that I can't really get invested in them. Hopefully when my internet comes back on, I'll also be able to look into Arc Survival, since one of my partners has been talking my ear off about it. I'd love to ride a Spinosaurus into battle! <3
The video is unavailable, but I will say this:

I love you all! Even if I don't know you, I love you! Never give up hope and never feel like no one understands how you feel, because I do. I suffer from many invisible illnesses that are both mental and physical and all of them cause me extreme duress. I know what you go through and I know how you feel. Never feel like no one loves you, because I love you. Never feel like you're alone, because I've been where you are. I've been beyond where you are. I've slipped passed depression and thoughts of suicide into pure apathy and thought I could never return, but some how, through the support of my friends and loved ones, I did.

If you ever need someone to talk to, I'm here for you. My inbox is always open!

Additionally, I'd like to post a link to suicide and crisis hotlines.
US Suicide Hotlines by State
International Suicide Hotlines
List of Suicide and Crisis Hotlines from Wikipedia
Teen Health and Wellness
Love is Respect website for relationship advice - These awesome folks even helped me once when I had a terrible fight with my mother.

There are lots of places you could contact someone, and lots of people who genuinely want to help. It's perfectly okay and valid to feel alone, but you shouldn't have to feel that way if you don't want to. There is a way out of it that does not result in harming yourself or others.
Off-Topic Archive / Re: The Lion Guard
2016 Mar 04, 12:21:13
I know this post is a bit old, but I had to reply to it. The title stood out to me and I'm surprised there's not further discussion on the series.

I really want to watch this. I was intrigued by the descriptions I've read, as they reminded me more of the feeling Kimba the White Lion inspired in me. I don't have access to television, so I wouldn't be able to watch it unless it came to Netflix or if I could watch it something like Hulu or Amazon Prime. I'll have to look into it and see if I can find it on one of those.

Have you been watching it? How do you feel about the show without giving too many spoilers? Does it have the majestic feeling of the old movies?

If nothing else, I think my kid would enjoy it. I recently introduced her to the Lion King, and she loved it, as I knew she would.
So I went and saw Zootopia last night with my partners and my daughter. All four of us really enjoyed it!

I want to give you guys a review of the movie in case you're interested!

If you're not interested, don't read any more, because that's pretty much what the rest of this post is, haha.

Nothing I reveal in this review will surpass the details found in this trailer.

According to that trailer, the plot I surmised was that it was going to be about a small town cop moving to the big city, and trying to figure out why these animals seemed to be going savage, with the help of a smarmy fox that was not so willing.

Spoiler: I was pretty close... • show

The plot was actually about a small town bunny who dreamed of being a cop, and thanks to their 'mammal inclusion act', she was allowed to try out to become a member of ZPD (Zootopia Police Department). After a lot of hard work and determination, she gets there, only to be assigned to parking duty (also something I surmised from the trailer). Eventually, without proper authorization to the case, she starts down the 'rabbit hole' of this mystery of why animals seem to be going savage- with the help of a smarmy fox that was not so willing.

Put in a spoiler in case you want to go in blind.

Okay, so what was my review? It was gorgeous. I cried within ten minutes of the movie because their world creation was that beautiful.

The way the world is created is really unique, but my favorite aspects are the fact that there are individual, artificial biomes in each sector of the town. This was something that has been talked about and touched on in every trailer, sure, but they really only scratch the surface of how much thought and care went into creating the sets. Someone with a lot of love designed those city sectors, and I think everyone should take a moment to appreciate that.

The movie was very PG. The animals actually looked just like real animals standing on their hind legs. There was only one character that had what you would call 'revealingly low cut' clothing, and her chest was very flat. In fact, they were all rather androgynous, aside from posture, clothing and those animals that are dimorphic (such as male lions with manes, and rams with horns). Because they took special care in making the movie look and sound clean (there was one toilet joke in the whole movie), they were allowed to make the movie more serious and more intense when the plot started to thicken and still keep the PG rating. Violence was animal. As in, when a character did something violent was pretty wicked like the way it would look if an animal actually did those things. However, there was no blood and gore. You're safe if you don't want to see all of that.

I counted probably 6 different fur textures, not including wool, and there were four distinct different wool textures, including wooly animals besides sheep. On top of that, there were at least three different skin textures I saw. The number of animal species was unfortunately no where near as diverse as our actual planet, but it was still very diverse. At any given point where there were crowds, beside the species specific locations, there had to have been about 7 different animal species on the screen. Because they kept up with the diversity of the animals, the backgrounds never got boring. I had just as much fun watching what the background characters were doing as I did the main characters, and those of you that are FiM fans (I'm hoping all of you, haha), will likely get the same enjoyment!

The creators had to have been furry. They just had to have been. There were a few insinuations and jokes that I don't think all non-furry people would get (though they might, because they could double as animal jokes). The whole movie was very furry friendly while remaining family friendly. From the personalities of the species, to the way their world was built to accommodate the shapes and sizes of animals, furries will appreciate it.

The only complaints I really have about the movie are that in some scenes, there were graphical short cuts that kind of ruined it for me, and there weren't enough characters I could personally connect to that made me want more. My partners very much connected to Judy and Nick. It was like watching a movie about the two of them, haha. I'm really glad that they got as much enjoyment out of the movie as they did, but I personally, did not connect to any of the characters on that level. They all just felt like they didn't have much personality beyond the jokes that made them their characters on the screen. Now, we get to see Judy's background and what made her the person, er, bunny she is today, but the rest of the characters felt very flat to me. Even Nick felt flat at times.

If there was a sequel, yeah, I'd go see it, but I wouldn't be waiting at the door to see it like I was for this one. I rate it a 4/5, because it was just that gorgeous and the world creation was that stunning. I just can not ever see it as a 5/5 because I felt the design team spent more time on the world than the characters in it- even though they obviously spent lost of time on the world! (4/5 is still really high!)

Did you see it? Will you go see it? I want to know what you think!
I know there was already a Pokemon centered thread, but since it contained information primarily related to the core instillation of the franchise, I thought I should make my own thread. The possible subjects that could come up in a post about Pokemon Go are things like Ingress, Niantic Labs, Google Maps, AR gaming, AR vs VR- all subjects I was afraid would detract or derail from that thread. I wouldn't want that!

(imo) Ingress was honestly, a bit boring of a game. The game itself didn't have much more than a few colors on the screen which made it a bit drab and a little dozing at times (especially if you walk around late in the evening or late at night with your phone out trying to collect energy). Ingress was not at all a game meant for younger generations. I hope that Niantic takes the time to realize how many children and young people are going to want to play this game and develop accordingly. However, since Nintendo is in fact doing a lot of the music and artwork for the game, I have a feeling it will look and feel a lot more like a Pokemon game! (/imo)
Ahaha! Thank you! I appreciate you saying so!  <3
I would like to begin by saying I'm very much enjoying the forum so far! I've only made a few posts, but I've been doing a lot of lurking! Yes, I'm confessing to lurking. You can learn a lot from just sitting and reading a forum and not making any responses!

What I've learned in my lurking adventures is that most of the roleplaying posts made in this forum consist of brief responses. I use the word 'brief' simply as an antonym of 'verbose', and would like to formally state that I am not using it as an insult or slander. There is absolutely nothing wrong with brief roleplaying responses if everyone involved is responding the same way, and the storyteller/gm/op of the thread is perfectly okay with those responses. I just want to connect with the roleplaying community here on LoE forums to see if I can find those who prefer more 'verbose' roleplaying.

The most common word you will find to describe this kind of roleplaying is Para-RP or just Para. Some roleplaying communities use mostly Verbose Response Roleplaying and don't even use a word to describe their style of roleplaying. Other roleplaying communities consist of younger people and people of whom the primary forum language is not their first language where posts are mostly Brief Response Roleplaying and a term like Para is needed as a shout-out to those that wish for this style of roleplay. Brief Response Roleplaying (henceforth referred to as BRR) is a term I made up (though it may already exist) just to help me write this post. It simply means the opposite of Para or Verbose Response Roleplaying (henceforth referred to as VRR).

Spoiler: Here is an example of BRR compared to VRR/Para • show

BRR: Dusky Hues looked out the window for her friend, but they weren't there. She went back to what she was doing.

VRR/Para: Dusky Hues sheepishly pushed herself against the cool window pane and peered into the dusty streets below. Her gaze swept from house to storefront in hopes of spying her dear friend. Of all the ponies below her, none resembled her friend in the slightest, and so she withdrew with a feeling of deep disappointment. 'When will my friend arrive?' She wondered as she returned to busying herself. Anything she could find to distract herself from the wait would do.

Neither form of roleplaying should be considered superior over the other. Brief Response Roleplaying can be used for direct and to-the-point responses that aren't 'muddied' by a large amount of descriptions and can be useful in allowing faster posting, while Verbose Response Roleplaying, or Para, can be used to add much deeper detail to the scene and move an elaborate plot further along. Both have their uses in the roleplaying community and in fact, many roleplaying sessions can benefit from both types of responses!

The most common thing I see when someone brings up the subject of Para or VRR, is that the person bringing it up is often looking down their nose at those that don't roleplay this way. By opening a discussion on the subject of Para, I only wish to help inform people who don't know what it is, and hopefully lure other people who prefer to roleplay this way into a game! Wouldn't that be fun! In no way do I wish to discourage BRR or any form of roleplaying that is currently going on. You folks are having fun, and I love that! I'd never want to stop anyone from something they enjoy just because I may enjoy doing the same thing a little differently! I also want to include that I too can enjoy BRR, when it suits my fancy; I just have a hard time not speaking (or writing) my mind in full detail. Honestly, it's why I lurk a lot! Haha.

If you are not familiar with the term Para or VRR, please keep reading!
(I'm going to try to lay out this information loosely because everyone who Para-RPs does so a little differently.)

Para is simply short for 'paragraph' or in the case of roleplaying 'paragraph roleplaying'.
It's a very old term used in roleplaying communities and its origin is honestly from a very negative point of view of BRR (Brief Response Roleplaying). In the beginning, roleplaying communities used this term to distinguish their own roleplaying from what they viewed as short, 'childish' posts, and that's very unfortunate. Their opinions of BRR were that it revealed the roleplayer to be uneducated or immature. That's far from the truth!

Outside of the roleplaying community, the term is not at all used in a negative light. In fact, sometimes,  actors in film or theatre are asked to write a 'Para' for the director to see if they have a firm grasp of the character's personality. It is usually 3-4 paragraphs of the character involved in a situation relevant to the film or play. I have no idea if this practice is still widely used, nor do I know how common it is any more.

The term Verbose Response Roleplaying (VRR) also has negative origins in the roleplaying communities around the net, much like the term Para. Sometimes, the communities that use the term VRR even look down on the use of the word Para. This too is very unfortunate. 'Verbose' simply means to use many words to describe something (though the word verbose can also have negative connotations, but I'm not going to get into the etymology of the word!).

What does Para look like?

Para roleplaying can be one paragraph or many, and the length of the paragraphs can vary widely. Most paragraphs consist of 3-5 sentences. In Para style roleplaying, sentences are usually more than just a standard 'noun and subject' sentence like "He ran". However, these types of sentences can be used to emphasize action in a paragraph and can be used strategically for great effect!

While in literature and writing, paragraphs are usually indented (often with the use of the 'tab' key), it's difficult to indent when typing on forums. This is usually because the 'tab' key is used to move the insertion cursor (that flashing line that appears when you type) to another typing field in the page, and hitting 'tab' won't indent at all. If someone complains that you're not indenting, they're being silly.

Para-RP is used to convey way more than just actions and dialogue. Responses are used to further move the deeper plot of the story and physically describe settings and scene objects the characters are interacting with. The main reason why Para posts are so much more elaborate and longer than BRR posts, is because the players are often describing the thoughts and feelings of a character, even if the other characters don't know how that character is feeling. We, as readers and players do want to know to better understand why a character is performing an action in a certain way, even if our characters don't actively know. Teal Turken says more about using out-of-character knowledge as your character, also called Metagaming, in his awesome posts here. All of that thread is very informative!

Para-RPs do not move quickly.

I have to emphasize this. It is perfectly okay for a person in a Para-RP to take a day to respond to the thread. That person has to read what the other players have written, think in detail how they are going to respond, and then sit down to write that response. This is why corresponding OOC threads are especially important to Para-RPs. A player can announce in the OOC thread that they are working on their post to keep other people informed.

Para-RPs should also have their players post in 'rounds'. If there are five people in the RP, each person must make a post to end the round. They don't have to post in any order in each round, but all players should let each other post something before posting again- even if that 'something' is only one, short paragraph. Rounds don't have to be set in stone, and sometimes people can be skipped if the scene gets deeply involved with only a small number of the group. Firm rules can be posted in the OOC thread, if needed, and the GM/OP can dictate if skipping someone is appropriate in certain cases.

Take heart, dear friends! Para should never be taxing or overwhelming! All roleplaying is just a game, and should never be anything more than fun! If you're not having fun roleplaying this way, feel free to opt out! I myself have many mental and emotional health problems and sometimes find large blocks of text overwhelming to both read and write on my bad days. Even the most eloquent writers have these problems! If you feel like you're going to struggle through the whole RP, don't enter it. There is no reason for you to stress yourself out. No one is going to blame you or insult you for it, and if they do, the moderators of the forum will enforce the rules against these actions and do what is necessary with them.

What are the main rules of Para-RP?

The truth is, there shouldn't be any 'rules' that separate Para/VRR from BRR, but if there was one, it would be this:

Every response is in the form of at least one paragraph. This means, no one sentence responses.

Some Para-RPs may have guidelines in each individual game that define their posting structure even more. Some of those guidelines can be things like: Paragraphs can't be less than 3 sentences; Post should be more than one paragraph long; etc.

Some of these rules can get out of hand, in my opinion, but honestly, if you don't agree with a rule, just avoid the thread completely! This is why I want to emphasize, again, that Para should be fun, not taxing! You should take pride in your writing!

I think I covered all the main bases, so here are some tips and suggestions for Para:

  • Begin your post by adding to what the previous person wrote. This doesn't mean you should rewrite what they wrote, but start writing how your character feels about what happened in the previous post or how they are reacting to what that last character did. If the last person described their character entering the room, you could begin your own post by describing whether or not your character noticed them, and their first impressions of the character entering the room.

  • Instead of just writing that your character performed an action, describe how it looks. This is a great way to flesh out an action and set atmosphere to actions your character is preforming. Here's an example: Instead of writing "Glamor Hoof levitated the tea cup to take a sip." you could write, "Glamor Hoof slowly closed his eyes, and a gentle aura of silvery-blue emanated from his horn as the tea cup slowly rose to his mouth."

  • Adjectives and Adverbs! Adjectives and adverbs are wonderful! Adjectives are words used to describe a subject (a noun), while adverbs are used to define verbs, clauses, and even other adjectives and adverbs (in case you didn't know)! Adding adjectives and adverbs can really help to describe and emphasize a situation, but try not to go overboard! In Para, two adjectives for one noun are very common, and it is also common for nearly every noun in a sentence to have at least one adjective. Here's an example: Instead of writing "Silver Blossom tossed her head to move her hair away from her face and began speaking to her assistant." you could write, "Silver Blossom tossed her head to move her long, flowing hair away from her soft, round face and began gently speaking to her assistant." In this example, the words 'long,' 'flowing,' 'soft,' and 'round,' are adjectives that are describing things in more detail (in this case, Silver Blossom's hair and face), and the word 'gently' is an adverb that is describing how she began speaking to her assistant.

  • Think deeply about how your character feels and describe it in their actions. If your character is angry when they attack, write that your character is gritting their teeth, lowering their head, and narrowing their eyes when they charge forward. If your character is super happy, describe them grinning from ear to ear and beaming with glee when they speak! If your character is very upset when they crawl in bed, write that your character crawls into bed haphazardly, forgetting to remove their shoes or robe, or instead of writing that they are just crawling into bed, describe them flinging themselves on top of their blankets and pillows with their whole body falling limp and ragged like a stuffed doll. Other members of the Para want to be able to see how the character is feeling by their actions through your writing. We can't read your mind (though it might be nice, huh?), so give us all the detail we need! Trust me, we really do want to know!

  • If you aren't sure you wrote enough, your probably didn't. This tip isn't mean to patronize anyone. I, personally, am a very anxious and worrisome person, so I often feel this way, but to be perfectly honest, if you do question if you've described how your character feels in enough detail, you may not have. If you can read what you wrote and imagine yourself as another person that doesn't know how your character is feeling or what they are doing doing, and you simply don't fully understand what you've written, add more! Don't be afraid of reiterating what you already said.

  • [I]If you're not sure what a word means, look it up![/i] I just used the word 'reiterating'. Do you know what it means? Never be afraid to look up a word you're not familiar with. You're not 'dumb' or 'uneducated'. Not everyone knows everything. In fact, I looked up two words while I was typing this, because, even though I knew the meaning, I had to make sure I was using it properly! Also, using a word that you don't know the meaning of can confuse those who read it, so try to refrain from it.

  • Never be afraid to type your responses into a writing program. Writing programs like Microsoft Word or Open Office Writer (a free program) that check for spelling and grammar mistakes are very useful for spying things you miss. Also if you type in the program, as you write, you can see your mistakes as they happen to better learn as they happen. Just make sure to keep your eye out for misused words like 'there, their, and they're', as writing programs often miss these (there's also a great guide to english grammar here)! Making sure you have good spelling and grammar in Para is very important, even more so than BRR, because you are conveying a large amount of information at once. If you're afraid your inability to write with strong spelling and grammar will inhibit you from maintaining a good Para, please opt out. You should never stress yourself or feel like you're struggling to write. On the other hand, if you feel like Para will greatly improve your spelling and grammar, please join! You don't have to have perfect spelling and grammar to join a Para, and a large part of Para-RP is strengthening your writing skills while having fun!

Let me take a moment to point out what I just said in that last tip:

"A large part of Para-RP is strengthening your writing skills while having fun."

It's very, very true. The more you roleplay in the Para and VRR style, the stronger your writing will become. In time, you'll be able to maintain hardy posts and greatly expand your vocabulary!

To conclude, I deeply hope this was informative! If anything else can be added, feel free to do so!

Post Merge

Since no one else has responded to this thread yet, I'm going to go ahead and add:

A very simplified way of explaining Para is that everyone involved is basically writing a big story together. Every response furthers the plot and continues to describe and set the scene as well as add individual character thoughts, actions, and dialogue.

Aaaaah! I was so scatterbrained when I wrote this, I hope it's even legible!  DD:
Quote from: PrincessButton on 2016 Mar 02, 12:52:53
I'm sure that your contributions would be welcome! Feel free to compose a post about your thoughts on this style of roleplay.

I actually started writing down my thoughts to see if they would fill a separate post, and they certainly do! I'm actually very glad I didn't start it here! I'll see what I can come up with and try to make it as comprehensive as this lovely post! <3
Quote from: PrincessButton on 2016 Mar 02, 12:40:39

Hello and Welcome, Dusky Hues!  Nice to meet you, hope to see you around the forums and the Open Sever Weekends.  ^-^

Oh gee! I would love to get blasted with cake batter! Haha! That'd make my day!
I'm very excited for the OSWs, as it will give me a chance to see where the game is at in terms of development! The excitement is so intense right now! Eeeee!
This is a great thread, really, truly, and I was wondering how everyone would feel about me making a separate post about 'Para' style roleplaying or 'Verbose Response Roleplaying', as it's sometimes also called. I was going to start talking about it here, and realized I'd hate for a discussion on Para-RP to detract from this thread or even derail it.
I was wondering what the hype for Pokemon Go was here on the forums and was curious as to how many users have played or are still playing Niantic Lab's other AR game, Ingress.

I, personally, have been watching the score on the game ever since the April Fools joke Google Maps created, and I used to play Ingress as an Enlightened member. I met and miss a lot of my Ingress friends, but I simply can't return to the game for personal reasons. A lot happened in my home town with some Resistance members that essentially made the game unfun and even unsafe to play, and I desperately hope the same doesn't happen with Pokemon Go. I've even got my daughter super hyped about the game! So ready for a release date!!!
Quote from: Weremetalwolf on 2016 Mar 02, 09:21:06
Welcome to the forum my new friend! Remember to take a look at the Forum Rules to keep yourself up to date. Hope to see another active member of the forum around and I'm sure you'll make a lot of friends. But most of all, remember to HAVE FUUUN!! :D

Wish you good luck if you'll decide to apply! Also! That's a really nice pony you have  ^-^

Aw, shucks, I appreciate it! I adore her myself.  <3
Thank you for welcoming me!

Edit: Confound it all! I just realized that's the fourth time I've read that page. Haha! Oh well, I guess it's good to memorize the rules!

Quote from: Proudy Hooves on 2016 Mar 02, 09:33:49
Hello and welcome to the LoE Community! Enjoy your stay there!
There you can show yourself as a classy writer, creative artmaker, clever role-player or a cheerful and talkative fun-bringer like Pinkie Pie! And even more...
If you want to play LoE then wait patiently until the new test which will be held really soon!
Now you just can look at forums and do anything you wish! But don't forgot to read and obey the rules there!
Good luck, mate!

I honestly wasn't very miffed when I learned I couldn't play it yet, as I saw it was still very much in it's early stages, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited and ready RIGHT NOW! Haha!

I've read over all of the rules I've found, some of them twice, because I'm dyslexic and thought I might have missed something. Is there a comprehensive link to all of the rules for the site, or are they all simply located in each of their threads?
Aaaah! I would love to try this!  <3

Spoiler: Dusky Hues • show

1:What's your OCs favorite color?
Dusk Purple

2:Where does your OC work?
From her own home! It's a mess right now, don't go in there...

3:What's your OCs favorite food?
Wheat pasta.

4:Does your OC have a favorite drink?
Old fashioned chocolate floats.

5:How old is your OC?
Old enough.

6:Does your OC have any supernatural powers?
It's pretty supernatural that she finds a way to fly through her house, much less walk.

7:Is your OC in a relationship?
Dusky Hues is polyamorus, maintaining a current relationship with two other ponies.

8:What are some of your OCs strengths?
Her outstanding loyalty and ability to see beauty in all things.

9:What are some of your OCs weaknesses?
Also her loyalty. When she remains committed to toxic friendships in hopes of reviving them, it can cause terrible duress in her life.

10:What is your OCs favorite outfit?
A well-loved (read: worn out) starry cloak she made when she was very young. It doesn't get much use unless it's very cold outside.

11:What is your OCs spirit animal?
She would probably think the notion of having a spirit animal as cultural appropriation, but if she did actually have one, it would likely be some small house pet.

12:Is your OC currently in school?
Dusky seeks to self educate herself artistically every day, but is not currently enrolled in any school.

13:What is your OCs earliest memory?
Probably something in the years of being a filly prior to discovering her cutie mark, but she doesn't remember so well.

14:Does your OC have a cell phone? If so, what kind?
What's a cell phone?

15:What makes your OC angry?
The fact that no one will tell her what a cell phone is and only continues to laugh.

16:When is your OCs favorite time of year?
Winter Wrap-Up! It's such a drastic change of the seasons, and as all the animals are waking up, everything all around her is so aesthetically pleasing and makes for great artistic subjects!

17:How long can your OC hold their breath?
About 30 seconds.

18:What is your OCs favorite holiday?
Winter Wrap-Up! If it can be considered a holiday! Hehe.

19:What usually bums your OC out?
Art block.

20:What's your OCs favorite kind of pizza?
Mushroom and spinach pizza with pretzel crust, yum!

21:Who is your OCs best friend?
Her cat, Tybalt.

22:Has your OC ever been arrested?
Yikes, no. That'd be terrifying!

23:Whats your OCs biggest secret?
She doesn't have any secrets, really. Most of the ones she keeps are those entrusted to her by her friends.

24:What does your OC smell like?
A horse that just rolled in a freshly painted barn.

25:What time of year does your OC prefer?
The transition of winter to spring.

26:What race is your OC?

27:What languages does your OC speak?
Equestrian Common, but she studied Griffon a few times in her life.

28:Does your OC like anime? Western Cartoons?
What are cartoons and anime?

29:Can your OC swim?
Yes! She loves swimming!

30:What would be your OCs favorite movie?
Dusky's entertainment consists primarily of reading and going outside. She wouldn't really have time to watch movies if she's even seen one at all.

31:Does your OC believe in fairies?
Absolutely! Dusky believes there could even be flutter ponies living right in the Everfree Forest!

32:Did your OC go to college? What did they major in?
She didn't really have much schooling outside of basic foal school, but did spend some time with other artists mentoring with them.

33:How many family members does your OC have?
She has a younger sister and older brother, a mother, and a foal.

34:Is your OC a huge fan boy/girl over anything?

35:How flexible is your OC?
Well, there was this one time she was trying to get burs out of her tail and...

36:What if they were gender bent?
Gender... bent? Well, while Dusky uses female pronouns, she is gender fluid.

37:What was your OCs first word?
Probably "Momma", but it's disputed.

38:Does your OC have any pets?
Yes, a black and white tuxedo cat.

39:Who is your OCs biggest enemy?
Time. She can never find enough time in a day!

40:What is the craziest thing your OC has done?
Yikes. We're not going to talk about that.

41:What is your OCs motto about life?
Everything is beautiful.

42:Does your OC drink coffee or tea?

43:Who is your OCs biggest hero?
Daring Do, of course!

44:What color eyes does your OC have?

45:Does your OC like reading?
Oh yes!

46:Is your OC loyal?

47:Does your OC tolerate violence?
Absolutely not!

48:What social class is your OC?
Probably lower class.

49:What country was your OC born in?

50:Does your OC cry easily?
Yes, she sobbed through half of the last Daring Do book.

51:What is your OCs favorite genre of music?
Anything that makes her dance!

52:How does your OC feel about insects?
She loves all crittery things.

53:What are your OCs hobbies?
Swimming, napping, collecting books, pretty much anything that isn't art, since it's her work, but she may consider it a hobby too.

54:Does your OC use any medication?
Herbal remedies, mostly.

55:What gender is your OC?
Female to agendered fluid.

56:What kind of clothes or accessories does your OC wear?
No accessories, really, but she can be interested in dressing up if her friends are too.

57:Would you call your OC adventurous?
Very! Even if she's not being physically adventurous, she has a very adventurous mind.

58:Is your OC social?
Not really. Sometimes being around a lot of other ponies can be overwhelming. Most of the time, it's just her and her foal.

59:What is the first thing that someone would notice about your OC?
That she doesn't fly very much for a pegasus, and often misses a few paint splotches on her coat.

60:Does your OC enjoy nature?
Very much! Nature is where most of her inspiration comes from!

Whoo! That was a more challenging than I thought! Now for the next little bit...

Spoiler: Origins • show

1. When and how did you get inspired to create them?
Dusky Hues is based loosely off of a pony OC I created when I was a kid named Shining Sunset, that was roughly the same color scheme. Eventually when I started watching FiM, I started itching to redraw Shining Sunset, but instead of a sun, her cutie mark became the dusky colored cloud and paintbrush it is today.

2. How did you decide on their personality, interests, etc?
Her personality is pretty much based off of my own in many ways. I sat down one day, thinking about what my own "super special talent" would be, and I discovered that it was in fact the ability to see beauty in all things. I didn't always have this ability, and as a child I didn't even see my own beauty, but as I got older and started learning more about social justice and self care, something in me blossomed into the magical, beautiful person I am today.

3. Why did you give them the name you did?
Her name, of course is based off of her colors, but at the same time, it's based off of the fact that I am very much an evening and night person. Not to mention, when I was rewatching Tombstone, like the nerd I am, and heard Doc Holiday say "That dusky-hued lady satan, that's who." I couldn't help myself.  lol

4. Compare yourself to your OC in any areas from genres, hobbies, anything.
In all those areas, her personality and traits are based off of my own, so I'm not going to bother myself with making that list. Haha.

There! I hope it's a fun read! I enjoyed the ones I've read so far!
I just learned about the wonderful endeavor that is Legends of Equestria, and I'm very excited! I hope to become part of the ever growing community of pony fans and gamers alike!

A little about myself, if I may: I'm a digital illustrator and life long MLP fan. I've been around since the original series and though my pony collection has dwindled over the years, I've supplemented it with the new generation which I humbly admire. For that matter, I've been a fan of Lauren Faust for a very long time too. I've always appreciated her endeavor to make more enjoyable children's shows and movies, as well as her unique animation and illustration styles, so combining her and ponies really made a mark on my interest. I excitedly awaited the first episodes with pure nostalgic glee, and even though the show was not what I expected, I am more than thrilled at it's outcome and followed it ever since!

Honestly, I've been very reluctant to join large MLP fan sites and forums because I've had very difficult experiences with people who term themselves 'bronies', but in the spirit that has made MLP:FiM the wonderful show that it is, I've decided to give it the good, college try to meet more fans of the series, in hopes that not all of them are bad apples.

I hope that I can dust off my old portfolio and eventually apply as a concept artist, and 3D modeler and animator, but for now, I'm just going to cozy up to the lot of you and try to make friends here. I also hope that I can eventually offer free artwork in the art thread, but I haven't done any work for free in a very long time, so I'll have to figure out how to go about it.

If you're interested in the yellow pony in my avatar and signature (provided they are displaying properly!), those are some of my first attempts at vectoring in the MLP:FiM style from a few years ago, as well as my OC pony, Dusky Hues. Dusky is a very gentle soul who speaks softly but assuredly in everything she says. Her super special talent is the ability to see beauty in all things, which is reflected in her cutie mark and her own, personal artistic ability. I could be persuaded to pursue some role-playing as well! It might be good for my health! Hehe.