Achievement Unlocked January 19, 2012 10:17 PM   Subscribe

My Little Pony Request

that is all.
posted by leotrotsky to Feature Requests at 10:17 PM (85 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

Nope.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:24 PM on January 19, 2012 [5 favorites]



posted by cortex (staff) at 10:26 PM on January 19, 2012 [209 favorites]


I have almost all of those badges already.
posted by The Whelk at 10:36 PM on January 19, 2012


We can have images now?
posted by JujuB at 10:48 PM on January 19, 2012


What's the achievement for having a pony request denied in the very first comment?
posted by vidur at 10:48 PM on January 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


yeah ...I figured.

You can Lead a Horse to Water: denied Metatalk pony request.
posted by leotrotsky at 10:49 PM on January 19, 2012 [16 favorites]


You're a mean man, cortex.
posted by brundlefly at 10:50 PM on January 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'd rather have Cortex's Fallout Special system for MetaTalk.
posted by The Whelk at 10:51 PM on January 19, 2012


This, rather
posted by The Whelk at 10:52 PM on January 19, 2012


We can have images now?

Nope, because you don't rate. It's only the cool folks who can do that.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 10:53 PM on January 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


And cortex.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:06 PM on January 19, 2012 [77 favorites]


*snicker*
posted by taz (staff) at 11:13 PM on January 19, 2012 [9 favorites]


Someone get cortex some ice for that burn.
posted by no regrets, coyote at 11:30 PM on January 19, 2012 [14 favorites]


Pretty please?
posted by [insert clever name here] at 12:01 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


GIMME CHEEVOS! I actually kinda hate that diminutive. Used only for comedy purposes.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:19 AM on January 20, 2012


As much as I love the diminutive 'cheev' (especially when smarmily shouted - falsetto and extended - right into the face of a bested opponent: "Cheeeeeeeev!") I have started to prefer 'ding'.
posted by Jofus at 3:40 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


ACHIEVEMENT UNLOVED
These things happen
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:47 AM on January 20, 2012 [6 favorites]


There's no reason why this needs to be implemented on the site itself. With the easy availability of data in the Infodump, somebody could make something that downloads it every week, runs some queries on it, and puts up a web page showing achievements. Call it CheFi or something.

(I submit this merely as proof not everything that can be done should be done.)
posted by FishBike at 5:42 AM on January 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


(I submit this merely as proof not everything that can be done should be done.)

But not everything that is not something that should not be done is not also something that MUST be done!

Or something. That confused even me. Please, someone, do this!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 5:54 AM on January 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Am I the only one who didn't even notice cortex's image because it's ad-like, and then didn't know what you people were talking about, and then only "got it" when seeing the image on rereading the thread?
posted by headnsouth at 6:00 AM on January 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


gamefilter has them.
posted by empath at 6:00 AM on January 20, 2012


We're not going to do this because some of the things on that list are things that we, at all costs, do not want to encourage in any way.

I am speaking, of course, of this one:
Forgive Me
Parody a certain poem
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 6:06 AM on January 20, 2012 [5 favorites]


Hey! This is dry ice!
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:24 AM on January 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


I'm so tempted to make a self-linking SEO FPP right about now, this being my 10th year as a member here and all.
posted by item at 6:35 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


holy cows I've been here 10 years
posted by item at 6:36 AM on January 20, 2012


*strokes gray beard wizenedly*
posted by jonmc at 6:37 AM on January 20, 2012 [7 favorites]


Um, jon, that's not your beard you're stroking.
posted by item at 6:38 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's a battle station!
posted by Atreides at 6:57 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Dark was the night as pitch or as the coal,
And at the window she put out her hole,
And Absolon him fell ne bet ne werse,
But with his mouth he kiss'd her naked erse
Full savourly. When he was ware of this,
Aback he start, and thought it was amiss;
For well he wist a woman hath no beard.
posted by griphus at 7:03 AM on January 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Achievement Unlocked

Ring Around The Posey

Copy and paste any poem besides That One.
posted by The Whelk at 7:05 AM on January 20, 2012


This is just to say

I have TKed
the tank
that was in
the spawn point

and which
you were probably
camping
for cheevos

forgive me
they were laggy,
so newbie
and so pwned
posted by Rock Steady at 7:12 AM on January 20, 2012 [13 favorites]


It would be a challenge to NOT do some of these.

As an aside, it turns out the wine logging site I use has added game elements. I picked up a whole bunch without knowing. And now I'm going to try out a bunch of varietals I never even knew existed, just to finish out some stupid badges.

I guess it works.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 7:12 AM on January 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


Then whose is it?
posted by jonmc at 7:15 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


That's a koala and it's clinging to your neck.
posted by The Whelk at 7:18 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


griphus gets twelve points for being Chausertastic.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:23 AM on January 20, 2012


I'm still waiting for the day that semester of 17th Century Poetry pays off and I can craft a pitch-perfect parody of Donne's "The Flea." Then this English Degree will have really paid for itself.
posted by griphus at 7:31 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


New chunky chocolate Chausertastics! From the makers of Silly Super Sir Sydneys and Mighty Mega Miltons!
posted by The Whelk at 7:34 AM on January 20, 2012


'The Flea' is already a pretty great parody of itself, unless I was supposed to take the creepy sex fiend speaker seriously...?
posted by shakespeherian at 7:36 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


That poem is a fantastic example of "I can tell by your lack of interest that I was kidding."
posted by griphus at 7:42 AM on January 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


this is just to say

get your fucking hands
off my plums
you thieving bastards

why are you even
in my kitchen
i am calling the police

you are lucky
this isn't
a castle doctrine state
posted by elizardbits at 7:52 AM on January 20, 2012 [65 favorites]


This is just to say
That "plums" was just
An euphemism
But I'm glad you found them
So delicious.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 7:58 AM on January 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


HEY LADY, I KNOW I HAVE FLEAS AND GAVE YOU FLEAS
BUT NOW THAT OUR BLOOD IS MIXED INSIDE THAT FLEA (WHICH YOU GOT FROM ME, HAHA)
THAT'S KIND OF THE SAME AS HAVING SEX

KIND OF
SO LET'S HAVE SEX, ANYWAY, IS MY POINT
posted by shakespeherian at 7:58 AM on January 20, 2012 [14 favorites]


HEY LADY, I ALSO GAVE YOU A TAPEWORM, SO LET ME MAKE BLOOD SAUSAGE FROM YOUR INTESTINES IS MY OTHER POINT.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:03 AM on January 20, 2012


There's line from a Simpsons episode wherein a christian country singer laments that she lost her band because "...they switched from Christian music to regular pop. All you do is switch 'Jesus' to 'baby'." That is John Donne's poetry career in reverse.
posted by griphus at 8:10 AM on January 20, 2012 [7 favorites]


Now I'm reading 'Love's Usury' as if it were a devotional poem and it is way better.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:19 AM on January 20, 2012


I'm going through pop songs and replacing baby with Jesus.
posted by The Whelk at 8:21 AM on January 20, 2012


Doesn't work that well in pop songs about baby Jesus.
posted by Dr Dracator at 8:28 AM on January 20, 2012


oh man cortex that shit is mean
posted by nathancaswell at 8:36 AM on January 20, 2012


This is just to say

I have written
more poems
than the one you people
keep quoting

and which
you will probably
find
quite enjoyable

Forgive me
this is annoying
so limited
and so trite
posted by gauche at 8:39 AM on January 20, 2012 [9 favorites]


so much depends
upon

a red-faced
poet

fazed by strained
satires

throughout the web
pages.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:43 AM on January 20, 2012 [14 favorites]


What FPPs and what questions! Whole subsites
commenting at night! Aisles full of favorites! Pedants in the
answers, trolls in the MeTas!--and you, Mefite, are
you checking if this is by William Carlos Williams?
posted by griphus at 8:53 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


For $500 plus airfare I will come to your house and brand a cutie mark of my choosing, based on time honored esoteric personality type divination techniques, on your ass.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:56 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


you appear to have mistaken MeTa for CL casual encounters
posted by elizardbits at 9:04 AM on January 20, 2012


I as free forgive you
As I would be forgiven: I forgive all.

posted by edgeways at 9:05 AM on January 20, 2012


> you appear to have mistaken MeTa for CL casual encounters

Services.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:08 AM on January 20, 2012


MeatTalk.
posted by maryr at 9:17 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.
posted by winna at 10:06 AM on January 20, 2012


I can get behind anything that refers to me as a wizened grey beard.
posted by drezdn at 10:45 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


wizeold gay bear? what?
posted by filthy light thief at 11:45 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


I can get behind anything that refers to me as a wizened grey beard.

*I put on my robe and wizard hat*
posted by clearly at 11:46 AM on January 20, 2012 [5 favorites]


The wise old gay bear
came in
in the most amazing McQueen shoes.
posted by The Whelk at 11:48 AM on January 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


Make sure you clean the bear spunk out of those shoes before you slip them on.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:51 AM on January 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Finally, I get something just for being old that doesn't involve the AARP.
posted by tommasz at 12:04 PM on January 20, 2012


Darn, I've already used up the 'no, you're not getting this pony' gif

*struggles with poetry*
posted by infini at 12:26 PM on January 20, 2012


I have rather more of those than I expected. But then I didn't expect many.
posted by Decani at 12:33 PM on January 20, 2012


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25G : <img> tag workaround

posted by not_on_display at 2:01 PM on January 20, 2012 [5 favorites]


THAT'S A FALSE JR BOB DOBBS IF I EVER SAW ONE, YOU PINKO
posted by loquacious at 2:05 PM on January 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm kind of torn between whether cortex had that image pre-baked and did like a "Perfect C-C-Combo!" as he hit the post comment, or whether that was organic and au naturel. I like to think he's one smart cookie but I think he's also a good baker.

And, yes, my metaphors are mixed and strained, BUT ADD SOME BUTTER TO THAT S#!T AND THEY ARE TASTY.
posted by P.o.B. at 2:05 PM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Organic, though I had the assistance of a web-based cheevo manufacturer to do all the heavy lifting. I just plugged and chugged and did some rather sloppy fill-and-cleanup around the edges to make it fit the background color of Metatalk.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:34 PM on January 20, 2012


I'm going through pop songs and replacing baby with Jesus.

Introducing... Faith + 1!
posted by epersonae at 2:40 PM on January 20, 2012


I wonder if this would have gone better if there were more admin achievements.
posted by ZeusHumms at 3:12 PM on January 20, 2012


I have started doing Khan Academy exercises for something that for the lack of a better description I shall call fun. They have achievements, and while it is really silly, something about getting a little hurrah at the end of a test is pleasing.

Of course, now I live in dread of getting a sad face smilie when I make a stupid error. Sorry I suck at math, Mr Sad Face!
posted by winna at 3:23 PM on January 20, 2012


I have the image tag, but choose not to do it.

I also have a double black belt in karate, but my mom won't let me show it off.
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:30 PM on January 20, 2012


Off topic, but some feedback on a past pony: the Ajax new-comment-notification-and-loading thing is super great and going back would be painful.
posted by planet at 6:07 PM on January 20, 2012


So if your consciousness travels back in time to be dumped into your own young self to try and right some wrongs you inflicted, some to others but mainly to yourself--the idea being, of course, that you get to keep your accumulated wisdom from now--do you get to keep your day-to-day memories of the time or is it a clean wipe of your brain?

I mean, if you dumped me into 4th-period physics in October of the 10th grade, straight from today, I would have no idea what I was doing (which, looking at my grades from the time, is just trading one sort of ignorance for another), but more importantly I'd have no idea what class was next, what bus I was supposed to catch home, who more than 80% of the people in school were, what job I was working and when I was supposed to be there...it would be a mess. (Best I can think of to cover is tripping and pretending to hit your head.) On the other hand, if your brain isn't wiped clean, exactly how does that work? I mean, do you have to battle with 15-year-old you for control? That fucker was ignorant but tenacious.

If you intend to go back in time to fix something emotionally-based, can your superior knowledge and logic win over whatever chemical soup is generating the emotions?

If you're lazy and shiftless now, and were lazy and shiftless then, will going back in time magically make you not lazy and not shiftless?

Please reply, the friggin' genie from the lamp says it's not going to hang out forever.
posted by maxwelton at 10:29 PM on January 20, 2012


See also Ouspenky's Strange Life of Ivan Osokin.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:09 AM on January 21, 2012


I would be even more lazy and shiftless.

If I found myself in my 15 year old body, with my accumulated "wisdom", I would not care about anything but girls and bikes and beers.
posted by Ayn Rand and God at 12:12 AM on January 21, 2012


more importantly I'd have no idea what class was next, what bus I was supposed to catch home, who more than 80% of the people in school were, what job I was working and when I was supposed to be there...it would be a mess. (Best I can think of to cover is tripping and pretending to hit your head.)

I dunno; you ever been back someplace you went as a kid but haven't been to for a couple decades since? You'd be surprised, the amount of info that floats to the top of your head. Or had a vivid dream about something from when you were a kid? Those memories aren't really gone, they're just really hard to unlock at will. But I think if you were somehow transported back to that same time and place, with the sounds and the smells and even the touch of things the same, things might come a lot easier than you'd think. You'd open your bookbag to grab a notebook in math class and see your social studies textbook in there and remember you had that class immediately after lunch.
posted by Diablevert at 6:16 AM on January 21, 2012


Assuming he saw this post right away after it was posted, it took cortex nine minutes to generate that and photoshop the background grey. That's pretty impressive speed.
posted by graventy at 9:14 AM on January 21, 2012


griphus: "Then this English Degree will have really paid for itself."

Earn English Degree
Plan here is questionable
Tremendous profits

posted by double block and bleed at 11:46 AM on January 21, 2012




And I'm in pieces, Jesus fix me
And just shake me 'til you wake me from this bad dream
I'm goin' down, down, down, down
And I just can't believe my first love won't be around

And I'm like Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, oh
Like Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, no
Like Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, oh
I thought you'd always be mine, mine


I feel dirty.
posted by NoraReed at 2:25 PM on January 21, 2012


I have the image tag, but choose not to do it.

I choose not to run.
posted by arcticseal at 12:03 AM on January 22, 2012


"I am too old to run."
posted by maryr at 7:39 AM on January 22, 2012


I'm going through pop songs and replacing baby with Jesus.

I'm so very sorry that my impulse control is so poor today.

Oh Jesus Jesus
The reason I breathe is you
Boy you got me blinded
Oh pretty Jesus
There's nothing that I wouldn't do
It's not the way I planned it
Show me how you want it to be
Tell me Jesus cause I need to know now oh because

My loneliness is killing me
I must confess I still believe
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me Jesus one more time
posted by donnagirl at 12:29 PM on January 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


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