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Twilight Sparkle

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  1. "Come with me, where worries will never bind you. All your grief at last, at last, behind you...come with me, I'll lead you to bliss. And take my love, for love is everlasting." Context: A tragic short story about an immortal being guided to the afterlife by the spirit of her dead brother. Maybe it's just me but this little snippet makes me choke up.
  2. Technically speaking, a Bradley would have a crew of 3 and may or may not be carrying a squad of 7 soldiers (max). Since none of the ones that Freeman fought had any troops come out the back, it seems reasonable to count each Bradley as three kills. Abrams tanks have a crew of 4, but technically we don't know that everyone inside died, especially since Abrams tanks are designed to direct the force of the explosion away from the crew in the event of an ammo detonation (which is what is portrayed in Freeman's Mind.) However, since the turrets on all of them did blow up, that's at least two kills right there (commander and gunner.) Ospreys have a flight crew of... four, I think? I believe they carry 32 soldiers max, so that could be as many as 36 soldiers from that one kill.
  3. It's basically a giant forum (everything is done in threads) with a democratic voting system to filter quality (upvotes/downvotes). It's kind of like 4chan lite, only the threads are permanent and the people are more pretentious.
  4. "99 little bugs in the code, 99 bugs in the code; fix one bug, compile it again, 117 bugs in the code." That being said, when I code something and it works the first time around.
  5. This thread isn't getting off topic, Freeman, you're just being paranoid.
  6. Lasers, food, bedrest, painkillers, and not being persecuted.
  7. "Fucking road runner zombies, man! The other ones were annoying, but these clock in at like forty k-p-h! How the hell do they even run that fast? They don't have any muscle mass! They look like they were bred in a lab, then dipped in vats of acid before being released into the wild. You know, I have to respect what seems to be the evolutionary process here. I mean, just look at the old ones. They have those huge claws, so they're clearly supposed to be predators, but they're also slow, clumsy, and make a lot of noise, which makes them really shitty hunters. When you look at it that way, it actually makes sense that they'd die out, and either the species goes extinct or they're forced to evolve into something that's better suited for survival. But the thing is that should take thousands or millions of years! I was supposed to be dead before these things evolved to the point of being a threat! This is just another example of how reality is fucking with me; even evolution is moving faster than it should just so the universe has a better chance at killing me."
  8. My answer to the HL2 question is complicated, that's partly why I'm saving it for the video. It's not really a yes / no thing for me, more like a combination lock.
  9. He's definitely killed a bunch of those. He seems to hate them especially, so I remember quite a few rants about them.
  10. Darude - Sandstorm Sweet, I'll check it out.
  11. You know... Somehow, I kind of can't believe it's over. I started watching around... Episode 25 or 26? Something like that. What year was that? Anyway, I've been following Freeman's Mind closely all this time. Every episode on my phone, and I watch them when I'm lying in bed or eating my meals. Freeman's Mind has so many funny, quotable lines, and I can't play any of the games anymore without imagining what Ross' Freeman would say in a given situation, and I wouldn't want it any other way. I am kind of saddened that the series is done though, in a way. It was a great ride but now that the series is over, I have to wonder if we'll ever see more of Freeman's antics. I have to admit that personally I would love to see you go onto Half Life 2, but I also understand the potential difficulties of that. For one thing the level design is a lot more... sane, I suppose. It'd be a lot harder to take shots at the environment that haven't already been done (Concerned comes to mind). That would probably hurt the material you could come up with, unless you know something I don't. Then there's the fact that Black Mesa was truly a 'right man in the wrong place' situation, so you were able to take someone with Freeman's personality and play it completely straight in a convincing way. HL2 on the other hand absolutely puts Freeman in the role of a hero leading the revolution. Considering how you've portrayed Freeman so far, I'm actually at a loss as to how you would either stay true to his roots, or somehow bring him around to actually caring about the revolution. So... I guess what it boils down to is thank you for making this series. It's one of the greatest things I've watched, video game related, machinima-based, or otherwise. Whether you go onto HL2 or not, I just want to say that I appreciate your persistence in finishing this series. At first glance it looks like something really simple and easy to do, but when you watch the many spinoffs and notice how they simply aren't as good as the original, and then the occasional insights you give us in the production process, and you see that making these videos is anything but. You have the patience of a saint, and I'd be willing to bet that most people had no idea how much of a pain in the ass these videos were until you made your finale. I think most of us here on the forum knew that you went the extra mile, but I didn't know it was THAT bad. To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised at all if you were so sick of Freeman's Mind that you never wanted to touch it again. Either way, whatever you go on to do, I just wanna say this has been a great ride, and I'll be watching your videos no matter what they're about. KBO, Ross.
  12. "You know, I really can't decide how I feel about these resistance guys. I mean, on one hand, they're like the only people I've met so far that haven't shot at me. Then there's the fact that they give me the respect I deserve. I haven't heard a single "Mister Freeman" since I got here; it's always "Doctor." Even back at Black Mesa most people didn't do that. On the other hand, it seems like every time I talk to one of them, the fucking feds show up thirty seconds later and start shooting. I guess it could be a coincidence, but seriously, is this some kind of double act? They play nice to lure me in, then sell me out to the aliens in exchange for... a quick death by bullets? I guess that doesn't make sense, but seriously, there's something really off about this. Maybe it's like how during the Cold War, one in ten members of the Communist Party were actually undercover FBI agents. So maybe there's a Combine plant in every rebel group, and that's how they keep finding me. You know, I never thought I'd say this, but compared to this I actually liked how the soldiers back at Black Mesa ran things. At least they weren't using spies. I actually feel more comfortable when everyone who wants me dead just tries to shoot me straight-up. I mean, being shot at in the first place really sucks, but at least it was always obvious who I needed to kill."
  13. So, apparently having a "Jew nose" means you're oppressed, and that you should whine and cry for four hours about how you wish you lived somewhere "more tolerant." And go on to say that Christianity and all organized religion is responsible for oppressing you and that they're indisputably harmful organizations, and that it somehow isn't bigotry to say this. And then accuse everyone in the Skype group of being anti-LGBT even though a full half of them are either bisexual or trans, and the rest aren't even remotely homophobic. And to cap it all off, demand to know "when you're going to kick me" over and over instead of just leaving when people got tired of your bullshit. I wish it was a troll, but it wasn't. The person was actually serious the entire time. I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
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