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Ciaran
ラ・ゼッタ - For supporting the site
Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!
Silver Supporter - Silver Supporter
Best Art Program Ever - For artists who were courageous enough to draw something for the April Fools day.
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
The Magic of Friendship Grows - For helping others attend the 2020 Community Collab
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Artistic Detective - For awesome dedication to sleuthing out and maintaining artist tags and links
Wallet After Summer Sale -

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友情は魔法だ🧚
@Gameplay The Pony
There's other fandoms, MLP will be back, and there's virtual conventions happening all the time. I'm going to one this weekend, but for a different fandom. A year from now people will probably be planning conventions for 2022.

Comic Con is usually an easy way to get into conventions. There's enough people who don't know each other that you can hide in the crowd until you feel comfortable.

And smaller local conventions are awesome because they always need volunteers. Like, people to pick up talent at the airport, people to help show talent around the town or take them on a shopping trip. Lots and lots of chances to get to talk to your heroes.

A year from now things will most likely be very different. Maybe not back to 'normal', but a new normal.
Ciaran
ラ・ゼッタ - For supporting the site
Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!
Silver Supporter - Silver Supporter
Best Art Program Ever - For artists who were courageous enough to draw something for the April Fools day.
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
The Magic of Friendship Grows - For helping others attend the 2020 Community Collab
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Artistic Detective - For awesome dedication to sleuthing out and maintaining artist tags and links
Wallet After Summer Sale -

Moderator
友情は魔法だ🧚
@Background Pony #87CD
No, I just worked in a lot of factories, and sometimes things happened. One time the foreman went home and found his house empty and his wife and the kids gone and a note on the door and the only thing left in the house was his clothes and his personal stuff, so he came back to the office with his pearl handled six-shooters (really, not making that up — he literally had pearl handled long barrel 38's) and shot a few lights out of the ceiling then started shooting at people.

Not fun.

Kind of situation where you're not sure if you should dive under furniture or dive out a window, or try to talk to your friend before something worse happens.

Thankfully talking worked.

The next time was similar but in a different company.

The next time was at a community center in a ghetto, basically. Pretty much the same situation each time.

At first I thought it didn't get to me. But over time it gets to you. Then you realize it got to you.

By comparison, being literally shot at by someone trying to kill me where I didn't know the person at all was so much less of a problem. It wasn't a friend who was beyond their ability to cope. It was just a fucker to deal with.

But this is pretty depressing for this thread, so … this is probably the last I'll say about it. I know some others on staff have similar experiences, or might even be in similar circumstances. I hope they are well, and will not say more on the subject unless they want to talk about it because this is supposed to be a happy thread.

Ciaran
ラ・ゼッタ - For supporting the site
Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!
Silver Supporter - Silver Supporter
Best Art Program Ever - For artists who were courageous enough to draw something for the April Fools day.
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
The Magic of Friendship Grows - For helping others attend the 2020 Community Collab
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Artistic Detective - For awesome dedication to sleuthing out and maintaining artist tags and links
Wallet After Summer Sale -

Moderator
友情は魔法だ🧚
@Background Pony #87CD
In that case, very much so. The story the writers and actresses shared was that when they were looking for a voice for Maud one of them said; "How about the yoga teacher?" because some of them took yoga classes from Ingrid Nilson and she'd asked about being in the show, and they were like; "Perfect."

I don't remember if that was her first appearance on the show, or if she'd previously done Limestone and Marble, but … yeah. She's perfect in the role.

I don't know if she kept up the voice through the whole convention just for fun, or if that's really her voice, but she would say something and it would be like "Bang!" That's Maud.
Background Pony #87CD
@Ciaran
@moonchosen
Being in an active shooter situation. They are unpleasant. More unpleasant by a huge factor than being actively shot at. By comparison being in prison in a foreign country was a breeze.


Btw, I may ask why you were in an active shooter situation? Are you a cop of soldier?
Ciaran
ラ・ゼッタ - For supporting the site
Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!
Silver Supporter - Silver Supporter
Best Art Program Ever - For artists who were courageous enough to draw something for the April Fools day.
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
The Magic of Friendship Grows - For helping others attend the 2020 Community Collab
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Artistic Detective - For awesome dedication to sleuthing out and maintaining artist tags and links
Wallet After Summer Sale -

Moderator
友情は魔法だ🧚
@Gameplay The Pony
I don't know if she was acting, but in all regards every minute with her was like being with Maud. And just based on her Yoga classes and the moves she pulled at the rave, oh my god she's stronger than she looks.
Ciaran
ラ・ゼッタ - For supporting the site
Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!
Silver Supporter - Silver Supporter
Best Art Program Ever - For artists who were courageous enough to draw something for the April Fools day.
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
The Magic of Friendship Grows - For helping others attend the 2020 Community Collab
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Artistic Detective - For awesome dedication to sleuthing out and maintaining artist tags and links
Wallet After Summer Sale -

Moderator
友情は魔法だ🧚
@Background Pony #87CD
In the UK it was Hooliganism. That was fun ^__^

In Japan it was … confusing. I just remember that we all laughed and I was never to do that again. Basically I was buying tickets to go into train stations to shop a the stores then leaving and the system got confused and I was invited to spend some time with the local police explaining the situation. That was pleasant and entertaining for everyone involved.

In Germany it was because while in America it is not 'strictly speaking' illegal to do certain things with phones, like transfer gigabytes … maybe terabytes … of data down the signal channel of an ISDN line without anyone picking up the phone (which means no phone call, so free bandwidth), in Germany the 'spirit of the law' means that you should pay for phone calls even if no one picks up. And they're pretty strict about that. They also have a limit to the number of calls you can make a second. I don't know the actual number, but it is significantly less than 10,000 calls a second. So, not so much 'robbery' as 'technically it's not, strictly speaking, illegal, but in some nations exploiting contracts and hardware systems to make thousands of free phone calls transferring entire movies from one nation to another without paying for it is really frowned upon'.

And I was not in Singapore installing that phone switch before we had a license to operate in that nation you can't prove that was me.

The UK was hilarious though. They literally DO wear those funny hats, and offer you tea when you get to the clink. Basically I went into a bar on game night wearing my normal clothes, was having rollicking fun with boating games with me mates, and got nicked for "Canvas And Trainers" which on the official forms is "Hooliganism". Mates bailed me out, I changed clothes, we went back out for more drinks. Settling with the dock was fun, too. Just like being in a PBS murder serial.

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