Discussion in 'Spam....' started by AlphaAlex, Feb 12, 2009.
Truth Seeker shook his head. "I don't know. I don't think there are others, but if there are, they would be either controlled or dead, or driven away somewhere else. And even if they existed, The Powers That Be have an iron grip on the mortal folk of the world. Unless somepony decided to take absolute control, and basically become the new Powers That Be, there's not much that brute force can do to change things..."
He grinned. "But from inside, by agents they don't expect? That, I think, can change the world."
Lyra sighed. "It does sound like it should be that simple, doesn't it? But the thing is, the Rainbow of Light is one of those impartial tools that have real limits to what it can do. Loyalty through control, Laughter mandated, Generosity through welfare, Honesty through laws and strict enforcement, Kindness through a nanny state, and Friendship through the Government's programs. By twisting the meaning of the Elements, their power can be deflected, or even used maliciously. After all, while to you and me it is 'wrong' to forcefully turn thinking, intelligent adult ponies into giggling helpless obedient foals, if you look at it from a strictly utilitarian viewpoint, it does increase 'harmony'. To The Powers That Be, the rules of magic are merely more laws, more red tape, another bureaucracy - and you know how efficiently the Elites can find loopholes in anything that has so much as a single rule in it."
what? seems legit to me.
Liv vs. Ken's Dad
OBS! Från fyndhörnan!
I'm greatly enjoin the 1632 series by Eric Flint, about a West Virginian Appalachian coal town called Grantville getting teleported to 1632 Thuringia in Germany during the 30 years war immediately after the sack of Magdeburg. They proceed to make Gustavus Adolphus emperor of the United states of Europe and the Union of Kalmar, save Pope Urban VIII from assassination, get a not guilty verdict for Galileo, set up Committees of Correspondence and a not-communist revolution, start a reverse Kristallnacht featuring the lynching and execution of antisemites, introduce the airplane and zepplin, piss off the Inquisition and turn the Ottomans into a steam punk version of the Mongol Horde, over the next few years. Currently on the Tangled Web, having finished the Dreeson Incident and Galileo Affair and Ram Rebellion. Looking forward to reading the Papal Stakes and the Eastern Front, when they invade Poland and piss off the Tsar.
Edit: Yes, that's right, I'm playing Runescape still.
^what is that pet! is that a tiny face on a monkey or something?
It's a baby gorilla
the face sure doesn't look like a gorilla
Rp ideas thread?
Does a baby look like a human or a potato when it is fresh out of the womb?
breath life into the very fabric of the gone
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