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BlackBlade
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quote:
Originally posted by Scott R:
For example, the magnificent 'Grave of Fireflies'. Beautiful, evocative, and soul-shattering. It's a great movie I'd qualify as art, but one I did not necessarily enjoy (and will not watch again).


My sentiments exactly.
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Any suggestions on a word to combine "Bronie" and "sadly"?
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Bradley?
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I will be highly upset if that becomes a thing, please delete your post.
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quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
Bradley?

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quote:
Originally posted by Blayne Bradley:
I will be highly upset if that becomes a thing, please delete your post.

the .. i ...
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This entire discussion feels so surreal. Bronies? I had no idea.

I am still puzzled. Maybe watching the show would be helpful, especially if Porter recommends it. I will do that.

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It's a delightful show, CT.
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quote:
Originally posted by Blayne Bradley:
I will be highly upset if that becomes a thing, please delete your post.

It's a certainty, now.
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BlackBlade
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Blayne: Relax, nobody I know was given some sort of hateful nickname in the past, I wouldn't expect it to start with you.

Unless you count my habit of referring to Scott as "Old Top"

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And I suppose now you understand that it can be read that way, but that it was not necessarily intended as such.
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Originally posted by CT:
This entire discussion feels so surreal. Bronies? I had no idea.

I am still puzzled. Maybe watching the show would be helpful, especially if Porter recommends it. I will do that.

WATCH IT! It's so good. I love it. I wasn't even into the original show as a kid or collecting pony dolls, but I love it now.

Also, it doesn't help that I really want a Gypsy Vanner Horse.

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quote:
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It's a delightful show, CT.

Well, then, I look forward to it. I have a lot of relatively mindless paperwork to do in large chunks, and I like having something pleasant to watch when I do it.
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that show, man. it's the perfect antibody for a culture drowning in cynicism.
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Is a Bradley a sad Brony or what?

I totally want to use this word, but I don't get how "Brony" and "Sadly" combine in context. One is an adverb, the other is a noun, so...

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It really is. I am not fond of cynicism. I wonder why it is when folks saying being a man means being like THIS it's usually a great deal of stuff I don't like. Though I do love cars and motorcycles and big burly dogs, i do love men who can be all kind, mushy and silly over cute animals.
It's endearing! Plus it means they will be gentle towards babies and that's so attractive.

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that show, man. it's the perfect antibody for a culture drowning in cynicism.
Heh, this is true.
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Plus it means they will be gentle towards babies and that's so attractive.

I feel slightly nauseous when viewing pictures of cute animals, and I've yet to handle a baby roughly. I'm not sure if your statement holds water.
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Really? But cute animals are so CUTE..... Even these spiders I have. One is standing on its HIND LEGS.
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I feel slightly nauseous when viewing pictures of cute animals, and I've yet to handle a baby roughly. I'm not sure if your statement holds water.
[couch]Interesting! Would you say it's because you react badly to super-cutesy stuff when it's manipulative, or if say you happened upon, I don't know, a little train of ducklings following a mother duck or something (quite cute, even hyper-cute) it would be the same reaction?[/couch]
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he was actually roughed up in an alley by some baby ducks and a kitten once. it's never left him.
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Overdone manipulative cuteness. Actual puppies, kittens, etc. that I encounter in everyday life inspire no such nausea in me - I might feel a small appreciation for the cuteness (and more so for their tastiness, carnivore that I am), but if anyone goes "awwww, it's so cute!!!!" it ruins the moment for me.

Really, though, this is beside the point. I take umbrage at Syn's implication that a man's appreciation for over-the-top cuteness is somehow correlated with his ability to care for a baby, which I find ridiculous.

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quote:
Originally posted by Dogbreath:
I take umbrage at Syn's implication that a man's appreciation for over-the-top cuteness is somehow correlated with his ability to care for a baby, which I find ridiculous.

I do as well. Regardless of gender, actually.
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I exaggerate slightly, but you got to admit, at least to me, a man that can appreciate cute things such as bunnies and wolf spiders is oddly endearing to me.
It's kind of on my criteria list. A guy who loves animals!

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I basically treat my puppy like a baby already, because he is the bestest tallie pookie poo, and the boodliest moose. Excepting that: puppy is actually pretty good at being useful and not making horridly placed messes and organic output, so, technically, puppy may have either made me a better parent via being a lens for my appreciation for cuteness, or has made me a horrible parent in advance due to how utterly disappointed I am in how my baby will have been at this life thing for a year and a half and STILL can't be arsed to learn go get the paper every morning if it wants to get fed.
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Am i the only one who is going to be morbidly curious about the entirety of this criteria list?

- recognizes wolf spiders as 'cute'
- ?
- ?

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I'm still trying to scrub my brain of the image of a spider on it's hind legs. That's absolutely one of the most horrifying things they can do around me.
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I think wolf spiders are the bomb. As long as they're no bigger than my pinkie nail. Then they become blights on the fabric of the universe the way all other spiders are.

I coo over babies with the best of them but I haven't seen one episode of My Little Pony and have no plans to. Usually that's because I'm too busy reading Motor Trend or planning my next BASE jump.

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quote:
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Am i the only one who is going to be morbidly curious about the entirety of this criteria list?

- recognizes wolf spiders as 'cute'
- ?
- ?

Nah, I've already struck out I think.

If you want to talk about cute bugs, though, lets talk about centipedes. One night, camped under some trees, I woke to the feeling of something cold and evil crawling across my leg. Terrified, I glanced over and watched, in the shadow the moonlight cast coming in from the unzipped entrance of the tent, as it reared up on it's hind legs a full 10 inches and hissed, clacking its giant mandibles together. I screamed like a little girl while my tentmate grabbed the flashlight and struck it with the butt of his rifle - 10 times with brutal smashes strong enough to crush a man's skull - and yet somehow it lived and still came at me. I put on thick gloves and threw it as far away from me as possible, but I know it's still out there, somewhere, nursing it's remaining legs, waiting for the day I let down my guard to consume me.

I still have nightmares, sometimes.

Also,
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bestest tallie pookie poo, and the boodliest moose
Excuse me while I go vomit.
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