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Time:09:15 pm
Looked up how to use grep today. Knew what it was used for! But hadn't actually used it.


So I've heard that a lot of people -- hello, zhorken and tailsy -- have been watching My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I was willing to accept that this might be entertaining, but I hadn't realised the depths of this is a good show. I haven't watched past halfway through the first episode but I am already in love. Though apparently Zecora is moderately problematic? I haven't seen her yet.

It's kind of amazing how much it surprises me when something doesn't follow the tropes of 'socially inept geek goes outside, makes friends, gives up geekitude' or 'fashion-obsessed girl is a ditz and also consumer-obsessed' or ... I'm not quite sure what character trope I was expecting Fluttershy to follow, but I do know I can't think of many characters who are very timid and quiet until they find whatever it is they're interested in. And then she is bold! She seems to know exactly what she cares about and as long as that's what the subject is she has her footing.

Also, the dialogue so far sounds very natural.

My mind is blown.

(Hey, elnigma! If you can get a toy from McDonalds of Twilight Sparkle that would be awesome. So far I love everyone except Pinkie Pie. Pinkie Pie I think I will love to hate.)
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demoerin
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Time:2011-02-14 04:07 am (UTC)
I have only heard good things about this show. Apparently a bunch of dudes on 4chan's /co/ board saw it with their kids and are indignant about how much they love it now. And it's My Little Pony! it's possibly unnatural that its cartoon should be decent.

Also, hi. o/ I added you back, if you don't mind.
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surskitty
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Time:2011-02-14 12:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I heard of it from some friends who heard of it on /co/. And then they were like omg this is the greatest thing ever and I saw some of it AND IT IS. WHY IS A MLP SERIES ACTUALLY REALLY GOOD. Alternate univerrrrrrrse! ... now I don't want to go back to the main timeline; it probably doesn't have Friendship is Magic.

Hello! \o/ Don't mind at all!
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the_pioden
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Time:2011-02-14 08:34 am (UTC)
Isn't it glorious.

Zecora is very a little to heavy on the African Witch Doctor Thing And Here Have A Message About Racism but eh SHE'S ALSO AWESOME IF YOU IGNORE HOW ANVILICIOUS SHE IS and her voice is pretty sexy imho i just said a pony had a sexy voice off the internet Pi.

In conclusion, I like to pretend that I've been drawing anything but ponies for a few weeks, but that would be a lie.
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surskitty
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Time:2011-02-14 12:25 pm (UTC)
It's ridiculous is what it is. ... Glorious works too.

Haven't seen her yet, but yeah that sounds about what I've heard. ... Though nobody's commented on her voice where I can see. Could be shame re: MLP.

I only started watching last night! ... I'm not sure if it's better or worse that I am really bad at drawing horses in general; maybe it means my sketchbook won't be filled with ponies. Or maybe it will be filled with badly-drawn ponies.
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icequeen64
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Time:2011-02-14 12:43 pm (UTC)
I am amazed that a My Little Pony series is getting this much love by just about everyone. EVEN ME and... I always told people they'd have to kill me first to get me to watch anything MLP. What happens? I get curious enough to watch it last night and now I can't stop watching it. ;_;
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surskitty
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Time:2011-02-14 12:44 pm (UTC)
Well, honestly, how many legitimately good children's shows can you name offhand?

Hell, let's make it easier: how many legitimately good shows can you name offhand?
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icequeen64
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Time:2011-02-14 12:47 pm (UTC)
... Well I like Spartacus! :D

... I watch Spartacus and I watch this. What. The. Hell.
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paulrhume
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Time:2011-02-14 06:09 pm (UTC)
grep coupled with the ability to redirect output is one of your most potent tools in handling large files (eg. error logs) on the command line. Learning a tool that can further parse text (awk is my main one, and I should learn perl one of these days) increases that power manyfold.

The stronger you are with regular expressions the more grpe (and its smarter kid brother egrep) can do for you.
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surskitty
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Time:2011-02-14 07:29 pm (UTC)
grep seems very useful for quite a lot of things but I forget that it's pretty easy to use so I should ... actually use it when it's what makes sense. But I usually don't think about it. It helps that I've never needed to handle a particularly large file; I don't tend to remember tools that are very good for one particular thing exist until I've needed it for something vaguely big twice. And then I remember!

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