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Offline Chris Brady

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1125 on: March 13, 2014, 09:28:29 PM »
Dhi, the issue is that children and adults still use gay as a pejorative, because they KNOW it'll get a reaction.  Also, I do agree with you're interpretation.  But at the same time, what can they do?  Any disciplinary action that they may wish to attempt will get the Bully's parents litigious.  Simply because the Bully is 'not their responsibility' and them trying to correct or punish his behaviour is 'overstepping their bounds'.

It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't type of situation.  They chose the only option that would allow them to stay open, teach kids, and get paid.  And sadly, this one kid, is just that:  One kid of many.  Is it right?  No.  But I've learned the hard way, life ain't about what's right.  It should be though.  Maybe I can make my little corner of it that way, but...

I like the MLP show, I think it's well done, and less obviously preachy about what it is.  I also think that everyone, no matter who or what you are (My cousin's cat watches it with her.  Seriously, he hears the MLP theme song and he will stop whatever he's doing to sit in front of the television.  He'll even allow anyone to pick him up and petted, if he still can see the TV.  Cutest thing ever.) should be allowed to watch it, without negative repercussions.  But then I'm a freak, and a monster.  Because I believe in treating people as people.

Offline Dhi

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1126 on: March 13, 2014, 11:36:04 PM »
Things are different now. Since 2010, there are official laws on the books that both protect schools from litigious parents and require them to take action to prevent bullying. Since 2001, teachers have not been insulated by tenure against the failure of a school to abide by federal law. Since 2013, North Carolina has not extended tenure to teachers at all.

This means that if a school has failed to live up to its legal requirements to prevent bullying, as this school has unabashedly, people will be fired. Is that not sufficient motivation? In my state, it absolutely is. Bullying is not tolerated. Bullying behaviors are identified and quashed before they become an issue, and if they do become an issue, action is taken. This is how it works now.

Thankfully, I have not heard the word gay used pejoratively in my adult life, except in the toilet bowls of the internet that are MMO general chats and unmoderated forums. It stands to reason that it isn't an adult on the other side of the screen.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1127 on: March 13, 2014, 11:46:21 PM »
Sometimes it simply requires a letter to the superintendent, stating that the school's 'anti-bullying program is little more than lip-service'.



Let me tell you, that got action quick, when several meetings with the school guidance counselor didn't.

Offline ulthakptah

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1128 on: March 15, 2014, 10:18:01 PM »
Anyone watch the episode today? I think it rocks.

Offline Ember Star

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1129 on: March 16, 2014, 12:25:26 AM »
I think Maud is now my favorite pony, or at least second only to Derpy

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1130 on: March 16, 2014, 01:13:24 PM »
Anyone watch the episode today? I think it rocks.

Some people don't like this episode. I think they're just taking it for granite.

Offline ulthakptah

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1131 on: March 17, 2014, 12:18:55 AM »
Some people don't like this episode. I think they're just taking it for granite.
I know, it was so funny. Maud really crags me up

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1132 on: March 17, 2014, 02:42:55 AM »
I know, it was so funny. Maud really crags me up

I wish Fluttershy got some courage in this episode. You know, be a little boulder.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1133 on: March 17, 2014, 08:24:27 AM »
Keep that up and this thread will be met with a stony silence.

Offline Ember Star

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1134 on: March 17, 2014, 10:14:25 AM »

Offline Chris Brady

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1135 on: March 17, 2014, 01:03:27 PM »
I bet that'll be a rocky relationship.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1136 on: March 17, 2014, 02:38:18 PM »
But I think she found a diamond in the rough.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1137 on: March 19, 2014, 09:50:51 PM »
True, but is that a path she'll want to carve out for herself, though?

Online Dwarfvader

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1138 on: March 19, 2014, 11:51:27 PM »
I'm sure she'll be able to cement their relationship. Though I do not have concrete evidence.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1139 on: March 20, 2014, 10:04:22 PM »
I haven't seen the episode, but the puns are really gneiss.

Offline JayNighte

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1140 on: March 25, 2014, 09:57:44 PM »
I wanted to watch this episode, but I've been busy. I haven't found enough time to be sedentary.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1141 on: March 26, 2014, 01:25:00 PM »
I can't think of another pun. I'm really between a rock and a hard place here.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1142 on: March 26, 2014, 01:43:06 PM »
Nonetheless, all these puns have rocked.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1143 on: March 26, 2014, 04:06:56 PM »
Nonetheless, all these puns have rocked.

My sediments exactly.

Offline JayNighte

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1144 on: March 26, 2014, 07:17:51 PM »
shoot, I wrote the wrong word! I meant sedi(me)ntary, not sedentary. Anyways, I hope she returns some time. Maud brings a unique energy to the show. She's one of the most exciting characters I've seen in television today.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1145 on: March 30, 2014, 05:16:26 PM »
I really dig these puns. And it's crystal clear that you all like them to.

But rock puns aside, I'm glad Flim and Flam are back, they have catchy songs.

Offline ulthakptah

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1146 on: March 30, 2014, 10:36:07 PM »
Anyone see the new clip from Rainbow Rocks? I'm sure any Vinyl Scratch fan will wub it.


Offline Ember Star

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1147 on: March 30, 2014, 11:20:55 PM »
IDK. That was sort of terrifying

Offline BlueMaiden88

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1148 on: March 31, 2014, 02:01:13 AM »
When I saw this thread at the top of the list in the Off Topic section, I had a George Takei moment. 


I love MLP.  LOVE IT.  I love how they combine various mythologies into even the tiniest of details in the show.  It tickles my nerd button something fierce.  But the show is fun and sweet and reminds me of happier times.
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Offline JayNighte

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #1149 on: March 31, 2014, 02:07:50 AM »
Interesting that you should bring Star Trek into this, as John de Lancie reprised his role as Q for the show. Just as a Draconequus named Discord.