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2013-05-18: Sinfest Fan Fiction 2
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ShadowCell



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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stripeypants wrote:
When I first started watching MLP: FIM, I was also steeped in studying North Korea, and I couldn't help correlating the political situation there to North Korea. It was too easy.


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diagram12345



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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeaaaah, not gonna lie, I was super into Jesus and Judas slash when I was a teenager and a fan of the Jesus Christ Superstar musical. It made me feel weird and guilty, but that didn't really stop me. Actually, as I recall, the Jesus Christ Superstar section of ff.net was pretty much nothing but slash, so at least I wasn't alone. :-/
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first I ever heard of this sort of thing was female Star Trek fans writing slash fiction hooking Kirk with Spock, back in the 1960s and 1970s, long before the internet. It probably dates back even further, though.

Zhuinden wrote:
These "Sinfest Fan Fiction" strips are incredibly amusing. I hope there will be more in the future.


Yeah, 'cause that's just what Tat needs, more distractions from the in-continuity story arcs (such as they are). Wink
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mercian wrote:
Arthain wrote:
More of the plot to be honest. I'm straight so I dislike M/M by nature but I can tolerate it provided the story itself is good and the relationship itself isn't the central focus of the story.


Are you saying that if someone is straight, they are going to be predisposed to actively dislike portrayals of gay relationships? Or just that, for yourself, your orientation means that m/m fic doesn't appeal to you/resonate with you/catch your interest?


I only speak for myself in this case. If it came across as me generalizing straight men I apologize because that's wasn't my intent. Sometimes I use the wrong words when I try to express my opinion.
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stripeypants



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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps next time say, "I don't like M/M romance" instead of saying, "Because I am a straight person, I find m/ m romance disgusting."
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On another note, I'm guessing that Tat depicts Jessica Christ as dark-skinned because, while Tat depicts the actual Jesus (so to speak) as in the most common Western concept of what Jesus looked like, in real life, Jesus (presuming Jesus existed at all) was, you know, born in the Middle East and thus rather unlikely to have actually been a white guy.

Of course, the same goes for Judas, but...

I vaguely remember some sort of controversy some years ago regarding some researcher's "reproduction" of what Jesus probably actually looked like, with the depiction looking, frankly, not unlike a Western stereotype of a Middle Eastern terrorist. Tat might have had that in mind.

Mildly interesting alleged fact: Jesus's "real" name was probably "Yeshua," but when it was transliterated into Latin, it was altered because:

(1) the "Y as the first letter of a word" sound apparently doesn't exist in Latin;
(2) neither does the "sh" sound;
and
(3) It was common for male Roman and Greek names end with an S (Julius, Brutus, Archimedes, Achilles), particularly the names for the gods (Zeus, Hercules/Heracles, Dionysus/Bacchus, Ares/Mars, Hermes, and so on).

So

Y esh ua became

J es us

OSLT.

To sort of contrast Christianity with Greek "myth," when the sons of the Greek gods died, they tended to stay dead. That was supposedly the hardest part of Christianity for the Greeks to buy into, that Jesus had returned from the dead, because even the gods didn't do that.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roman names tended to end in 'us'. At least the male ones did. If your name didn't fit that pattern, then it would mess things up because in Latin word endings are changed based on words around them.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caecilius est in atrium! Salve Caecilius!
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Futue te ipsum, Caecilius!

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grumio est in Horto. Grumio est Coquus. Salve, Grumio!
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread. I can't even.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...Ave Maria?
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vitrum edere possum; mihi non nocet!
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tu es saltatrix. Nihi mi tangere.

..I think I've run out my year of high school latin, now.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet?
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