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Photo Finish Goggles > Scratch Glasses AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 42085712

Fight me.

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Whelp!tEfVeritasCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42085720

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I remember when Soldier was tossing those on everything. Ah, those were some days.

See, the problem is, the Photo Finish ones are much harder to edit onto a picture, whereas the Scratch ones take barely any effort, meaning anyone can do it. The Scratch ones give power to the people instead of just exalting a chosen few, and that's important in this day and age.

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42085726

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>>42085715

>>42085720
Eight years ago now. It's actually starting to become "the days" how weird!

But yea damn, you honestly kinda got me in a bind. Here I was charging forward on pure aesthetic appeal and you hit me with a right hook of socialist ideology. But point is well taken, there's a good reason there's an /arch/ thread with them and not the goggles, but that's not a surprising thing to you I'm sure.

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Did Anna Wintour ever wear pink goggles?

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>>42085726

So are you him, or someone else? I'm guessing someone else, based on the image names, but plenty of people lost their folders from back then, so it's possible you had to re-find them.

John Sappington Marmaduke !VoDUKE1A62Country code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42085734

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>>42085729
I'm not sure about pink but I mean, the glasses/goggles are a key thing she's known for appearance wise.

>>42085731
Hey now at the risk of sounding overly bitter this place ran on the guise of people being anon or pretending to be other people originally! So where's the fun in not pretending?

John Sappington Marmaduke kids of course. John Sappington Marmaduke has fond memories of here and is glad to see someone he remembers.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!MSNowBALLkCountry code: ponies-twilight.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42085744

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>>42085734
Lord God Almighty, I never figured I'd see the day when John Sappington Marmaduke himself once again graced us with his presence.

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>>42085734

Oh, hey, been a minute since I saw you around.

Not many old-timers around these days, I'm afraid. And if there are, they tend to think being around since 2014 or whatever qualifies you as an "old-timer".

☲ Prince Ember Storm!MSNowBALLkCountry code: ponies-twilight.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42085746

>>42085745
What does that make those of us who have been around since 2011?

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42085747

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>>42085744
Sorry I'm a false God Ember. I didn't mean to get your hopes up, honestly I'd react the same way seeing him. I miss him a lot!

>>42085745
Sorry Whelp I couldn't resist, you guessed right the first time. There's a few more I coulda impersonated but it'd just be inside old timer jokes so oh well.

I was actually browsing my old laptops cleaning them up when I stumbled on all my old stuff so it spurred me to take a look at what was going on, see if anyone from back in the day was still kicking. I didn't expect much, it's pretty slow here from what I remember but it's an interesting blast from the past either way. How've you been?

☲ Prince Ember Storm!MSNowBALLkCountry code: ponies-twilight.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42085748

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>>42085747
Red Soldier is still Red Soldier. I'll take it.

How goes?

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>>42085748
It goes, it goes. A lot can happen in 6-8 years and it certainly has yet I'm sorta just at square one still.

That being said I've gotten a good steady job, I've got a roof over my head, enough food to be a fatass, and I keep wakin' up so that's good too.

How about you? Still Twilight obsessed and whatnot?

☲ Prince Ember Storm!MSNowBALLkCountry code: ponies-twilight.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42085750

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>>42085749
Much of the same has happened with me, actually, though I'm fighting a cold right now and feel a bit under the weather. I am improving, though.

Eh, sometimes, maybe :P

Whelp!tEfVeritasCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42085751

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>>42085746

Fossils.

>>42085747

Oh, I'm doing alright. We managed to get to America, finally, early last year. I'm progressing an IT career, of sorts. Otherwise, not a whole lot has changed.

Although it seems every time I run into one of you people from back then, you're all either really wistful about the past, or depressed about it. People pop in and out at random, Bush was here a month or so ago, but was gone before I could even get home from work to say hi, for instance.

Why are you all so glum?

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42085759

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>>42085750
Well that's fair, I hope you feel better. And yea, life goes on after all and as long as the heart's still tickin' I'll still be pressing on.

>>42085751
Hey that's good to hear! I know it's been a while and risking bringing up a sore/odd topic how's Cross?

And I'm not really wistful about the past, honestly I was kind of a dumb ass. Full of myself and totally naive about people and whatnot. My head was too far up my own arse for me to be truly humble about anything I did, etc. etc. It left me to mess up a whole lot mostly when it came to the company I had chosen or flat out just drift away from people I probably would have been better off keeping up with.

As for being depressed, I'm not really! Kinda neutral don't get me wrong but while life hasn't dealt me many great hands as of late I don't have a ton to complain about either.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!MSNowBALLkCountry code: ponies-twilight.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42085761

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>>42085751
Fossils works.

>>42085759
Working on it! Just a hell of a lot of congestion and nasal annoyance.
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>>42085759

I'm doing alright too. I don't post much, or ever really; haven't for years.

Career wise, I'm in and pursuing the corporate ladder up system administration while Whelp chose networking. I get paid less but eh, it's what I enjoy.

We live in Oregon now, spent around five years in Ireland before the whole immigration mess was finalized in January of 2018. We're not in my home town but we're close, and this is the kind of rainy weather I've always loved, so its nice to be back.

For fun I'm still playing video games, running tabletop rpgs, and I even watch ponies once in a blue moon. Tbf that new Kirin song they came out with was catchy.

You could say I've managed to metamorphose into a normal boring adult. I have drifted away from pretty much everyone though. Doc Lee is about the only one I still talk to, and he's finishing up the Korean Air Force mandatory service.

a lost pony !piNKiEPie.Country code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42085782

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>>42085763

A legend returns!!

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>>42085763
Oh so Lee got drafted, that sucks.
I remember him trying to avoid that as much as he could.

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42085800

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>>42085763
I mean hey makes sense, interests change and life happens so it's only natural. Still interesting and nice to hear from you.

I say work is work and in all honesty the fact that you lived over seas for so long already ticks a box for having a more unique time compared to me! I know for you it musta turned into just standard day to day but still to someone like me who still hasn't been out of the country it's kinda a crazy thought.

I'm the same as well when it comes to people I still talk to, I had a lot of 'friends' for a while and now really it's sorta just me and a small handful of people I play games with and such. But hey, it is what it is.

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>>42085796

It's rough that he was forced into military service for sure. But he had every chance to avoid it.

He could have petitioned the Canadian government for asylum since the Korean military has been known to kill individuals who were discovered to be gay as hell. This has some precedence. But he didn't file, even with years left before being forced to return.

He could have kept the fake corporate job his parents paid for him to get, where he literally had to do nothing but show up and the company would sign off on him being irreplaceable, gaining citizenship through a work visa. But he stopped showing up one day and never went back.

He could have gotten married to literally anyone ever. He had a few people willing to do it just to spare him returning, and a few flames who held actual interest for him as well. But he didn't pursue anyone, instead waiting for someone to sweep him off his feet.

Dude has a massive problem with motivation, so in that regard the military was probably the best possible thing for him. He needs to be told what to do and when to do it and have literally no other choice. Now he does and I dare say he's flourishing. He loves his uniform, and he was always a war buff. I love the guy, his demons are just worse than most.

The other recruits do make fun of him though. Dodging the draft for so long makes him almost ten years older than everyone else.

>>42085800

I'd like to know some more specifics, if only for curiosity's sake. What exactly happened between you and Peanut, in as much or as little detail as you feel comfortable sharing. Also you wanted to be a pilot at some point. What do you do for work now, or have your career aspirations changed?

Feel free to ask me anything in return, I'm as open now as I was back then. With a high enough influence score, anyways.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!MSNowBALLkCountry code: ponies-twilight.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42085802

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>>42085763
Oh hey Cross!

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>>42085802
>>42085782

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears...

But seriously nice to see everyone. This place is slow enough to be a forum. I won't complain though. Better than rampant shitposting.

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>>42085835
>Better than rampant shitposting.
Sometimes we do still get that.

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>>42085801
Sorry for the delay, I'm kinda stuck on a phone and I despise typing lengthy things on my phone. I don't know how often you browse here but I'll respond possibly in a day or two.

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>>42085871

I'll keep the tab open.

ArcsCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42085887

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Strange I haven't checked this site in ages, and got some strange urge thinking of the past and times gone by and what do I see on the front page but Cross and Soldier posting?

Not much to say here. Reading this was nice though. I've met many people since I left here, had a relationship, had a relationship end. While I was here I helped people and got helped, started to start a sub site, found friends who later seemed more like enemies, made other friends that later fell out of contact, tussled with people who were being cruel to someone I cared about when moderation wouldn't step in, almost got banned for life, didn't end up being so, and eventually gave up altogether on ponychan and realized my time here wasn't probably the best thing for me or my life.

Through it all though, I think I evolved a lot as a person so I'm thankful for that.

Through it all, too, I read some of the words here and I realize a deep truth, that despite all the other people I have met and experiences I have had, you guys are a bunch of eloquent speakers. There's some strange sense of solace and articulation to be found in the mannerisms, the wit, the strange sense of camaraderie from afar, and an integrity of minute exchanges that escapes a name. It was a treat of nostalgia and a reassurance that my past here hadn't been simply thrown to the wind. Sometimes I wonder if all the people I tried helping too, in the end were helped in a more permanent way, I like to think at least some of them were. I sort of threw that reputation to the wind though fighting fire with fire, because I could stand it for myself but not someone I cared about, the way some were treated here by mean spirited and personal posts. I think I left that part of myself behind, it was deeply ingrained into me, from upbringing and all else. Be kind to those kind to you and treat terrible your enemies kind of thing. Turns out the 2nd part of that isn't so right after all, oops.

I think the site was at its best when things weren't serious, or dramatic. So I look back at times like when Marmaduke gave me his folder for no other reason than to be nice and let me have fun with it, when I was pretty new to the site. To those that still care, hello. To those that don't, or don't want me here, I won't be long. I of course remember where I spent most my time which was love and advice, but still have mixed feelings about it, it took quite a toll on my personal mental well being and a lot of the people I thought close and honest ended up not being that at all. My relationship with Jasmine too, well, ended up being too toxic for both of us after all was said and done. But I'll say what she said to me once, it was nice to explore each others hearts and minds. And it was nice to share hearts and minds with all you guys. I wish you a fair life journey, I'll always remember your personalities and words, and hope mine had a positive influence. So along and thanks for all the ponies.
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Mikie(phone)!GlimDubEqICountry code: ponies-glimglam.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42085888

>>42085887
No way...

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Ah, this is a cool thread. It's nice to see you guys again.

TOOT

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>>42085888

You'd be surprised at just how many fossils come to lurk here for a bit every few months.

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>>42085891
gotta say i am surprised

i thought these people were gone

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>>42085887
>While I was here I helped people and got helped, started to start a sub site, found friends who later seemed more like enemies, made other friends that later fell out of contact, tussled with people who were being cruel to someone I cared about when moderation wouldn't step in, almost got banned for life, didn't end up being so, and eventually gave up altogether on ponychan and realized my time here wasn't probably the best thing for me or my life.

Some of us are just getting started on that same journey here.

Godspeed, pony friend i never met.

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>>42085872
Good gosh sorry this took so long but I didn't forget.

When it comes to me and Peanut really it was me that ended up messing things up. It was one of my first lengthier relationships seeing as at the time I was only 19 or 20 or something like that so I was naive and overthought things as I usually do. Without going into too much detail generally speaking I broke it off because of worries related to his military service and being away. The nail in the coffin and where my grand failure came in was asking for a second go around and failing miserably and generally being an ass, as much as I'd rather not admit that. We stayed friends a while after though until just distance, time, and other circumstances had us naturally drift apart. I haven't talked with him in a while now but I do get the urge now and then, though I've never followed up on it for whatever reason.

As for flying I actually did take about a year of lessons when I had the money. It was rather amazing and a life experience I'll never forget. Given it was just small little Cessna's to start out with but something about being in the cockpit was rather awe inspiring. Sadly I ran dry of cash and those lessons weren't cheap so I ended up having to stop mid way to getting my private pilot's license. Perhaps I'll go back some time if the money and atmosphere warrants it.

For now I'm not doing anything glamorous. I'm a truck driver (as in the big rigs, 53' trailers, etc.) and I actually quite like the work other than the fact that it demands being out of home quite a lot. It's a lot of work, but it's good money for someone like me who has no real college education to speak of. And while there are quite of a few of the stereotypical dirty truckers out there you'd be pretty surprised at the walks of life you see doing the job given the current job climate here.

>>42085887
>>42085891
I always sorta suspected that some of the "old timers" at least check on things once and a while. While it was a rather long time ago the people here and such were a big part of, at least, my life at the time. For better or worse ending up here set me on the path to where I ended up today so it's interesting to at least check in for nostalgia's sake.


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