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The Case For Music -- Entry IIThe Case for Linkin Park
Linkin Park has a very special place in my heart. They were the first band I was a genuine fan of. I actually came to like them a year after I heard a remix of a song of theirs. As convoluted as that sounds, a local radio station played the remix, Enth E Nd, in 2002 when Reanimation was released. I liked it then, but didn't really think about it after the fact until, randomly, a year later, I thought of it, and decided to find it. After that, I bought Reanimation, and to this day I am a huge Linkin Park fan.
I never got to meet the band, even though I had earned the chance to. I was in the Linkin Park Underground in 2003 when they played Norman, Oklahoma on February 23rd. My email had a spam filter and filtered the email away, and I received it after I returned home from the concert. I was VERY bitter, and still am disappointed it happened. I have their autographs on a drumhead I received a
The Case For Music -- Entry IThe Case For Music
There are many people who will stick up their nose at the very /thought/ of certain acts. They may be "too famous" as some complain, or "not established," having never been on the radio, or never been heard of by another. I feel like building a case for varying artists of different types. My range varies slightly, but I will probably stick to a few specific (sub)genres.
There is one thing that can get judgment quicker than basically anything else legal: your MP3 player playlist. How many of us protect our players from friends fearing they'll see we have the Pokémon: The First Movie soundtrack on there (only to discover they may, too?) Music places people into niches that are pretty strong. I have heard people say "I hate country" -- that is, a well established genre spanning decades, a genre with countless songs with varying subgenres; or "I hate ra
Scootaloo's Mining MishapThe scene opens on the (Ponyville) Cutie Mark Crusaders in a rocky area similar to where the Diamond Dogs were living.
"Really, Sweetie Belle? Are you sure this is what we will have as our cutie marks?" Scootaloo sighs as she drops a pickaxe.
"Of course! My sister got her mark for this, why can't we?" Sweetie Belle struggles to overcome her excitement at the thought of having a cutie mark just like her sister's. She visualizes having an amethyst version of Rarity's cutie mark, as they show them off together in the boutique to doting onlookers.
The crags that surround them appear to be bare as far as gemstones are concerned. "Well, Sweetie Belle? Where are the gems?"
"I-I don't know. Rarity said she can just feel when there's gems around" Sweetie Belle looks around at the very plain stone surroundings. She fights off a frown and attempts to raise morale. "Let's keep looking!"
Apple Bloom and Scootaloo exchange glances and shrug.
The scene cuts to a while later, with the trio picking at
Scootaloo's Personal Diary - Entry 18This unicorn who calls herself "The Great and Powerful Trixie" came to town and was bragging all about her magical powers. Lots of ponies thought she was a snobby high horse.
While she was in town, Snips and his friend Snails fell in love with her, and followed her everywhere.
I don't see what the big deal is, she's just some fancy pants unicorn. They say she defeated an ursa major. I don't think so. Those things are giant! I remember when I was little, Mom and Dad took me to see one they were shipping on a boat to be released somewhere else. It smashed a bunch of houses on the edge of town. It was about as big as some of the boats on the dock.
Those two stupid colts lured an ursa minor into town! What were they thinking? Luckily, Twilight Sparkle protected everypony. We could have had a big problem.
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Featherweight came to fly with me to school today. I didn't want to race him, just yet. He's still not as fast as he used to be, and he can still hurt his wing if he's not careful.
Today in class we started Family Appreciation Days, again. I'm scheduled for tomorrow. I'm the first one. Last time we did these, I couldn't go. I'm gonna bring in Mom if she can do it. Mom's the coolest mare in Equestria!
Diamond Tiara griped about Babs "betraying" her all recess, calling Sweetie Belle, Apple Bloom and me blank flanks who knows how many times. Featherweight and I flew up into the clouds after a while, everypony else just kind of ignored her.
After school, Featherweight and I flew around for a while, again. He is flying pretty well. He said he can't tell how much slower he is, because he hasn't been able to fly for so long. He's not too slow. He's just slower than he was. I'm not even trying to, and I feel like I could easily outfly him. We flew around a bit with Dart, and eventua
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Sweetie Belle, Apple Bloom, and I are going to pick up Apple Bloom's cousin, Babs Seed. She doesn't have a cutie mark, either! Hopefully she'll join the Crusaders! Then there will be four of us! Maybe she'll tell us about Manehattan. I've never been there.
She didn't seem too impressed with our clubhouse. I'm almost a bit upset, that's like a second home to me. We're going to show her the float we made for the parade this afternoon. I hope she likes it.
Great. Just great. Now there's three of them. Diamond Tiara, Silver Spoon, and Babs have all teamed up to make our lives miserable. Babs even broke our float. That took so long to make. I don't even feel like making another one, what's to stop her from doing it again? We're not going to tell on her, though, We're not snitches.
Sweetie Belle is really upset. She keeps talking about how she was so proud of the float. She says she always feels like she's making mistakes, and she was actually proud of herself. Babs has a lot of n
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This will seem strange, but Pinkie Pie was everywhere today! Not like... she was crazy like usual, but there were lots and lots of... her...? Them? Oh gee, more than one of Pinkie Pie?
After school, there was a stampede... of Pinkie Pie...s? I brought a cloud down low enough, and flew Featherweight and me up into the sky, we didn't even want to know what was going on. We were exhausted just seeing all the Pinkie Pies.
We were worried with all the hopping and jumping and... general Pinkie Pie things that he could hurt his wing. It's the first time we've been in the clouds together in a couple weeks.
I had a great time chatting with Featherweight, and I felt really good to be up in the clouds with him again. He said he really has missed flying, even though
I waited outside the hospital for Featherweight to finish his checkup this morning. He is still healing very well! The doctor said he may be able to have his cast off a week early, but he still won't be able to
The Tyrannical King - 4 - So Close, Yet So Far"What are we WAITING for?" Luigi asks; he paces back and forth. "What possible reason do we have to wait around?"
"Do you see a key? We're waiting on a magikoopa friend of ours to give us an update on the kingdom. He escaped when we were captured, and promised to find us and save us. It has been a while, I am beginning to worry that he survived." Iggie sighs and sits on the stone floor.
Luigi grumbles and turns to Iggy. "How do you even know he was reliable? He may have turned for the better deal! We're as good as dead! Nobody knows where we are. Does Bowser even know where this is? Does he even care?" Iggy cringes.
"Bowser doesn't care about anything, really, anymore." Lemmy cuts in, sighing. Iggy shakes his head.
"Well then we get to die here, slowly, or lose our minds." Luigi slouches, mentally defeated.
"Relax. If we hear nothing by the end of the year we-"
"The end of the year?"
"Yes, we're about halfway through a year at this point."
"You sure are a patient couple. Why wou
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