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Latest Release / Tigerheart's Shadow
« on: September 09, 2017, 06:27:38 PM »
I'm pretty sure I'm one of the (if not the only) person left here that still reads these books, but I figured I'd make a post for this thing.

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But yeah, if anyone else out there reads this thing, thoughts?

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Random Babble / Day of Birth
« on: January 29, 2017, 03:19:33 PM »
Well, well, well.... it appears to be someone's special day!!!
Happy birthday to the ultimate pun queen: @lavender



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Random Babble / A BIG, HUGE, GIANT Happy Birthday...
« on: November 21, 2016, 05:45:36 AM »
....to someone smol!

Happy birthday to @tinyfeather ! Our resident birthday announcer is having her very own birthday today! Here's hoping it's a good one!


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Random Babble / 'Murica Day!
« on: July 04, 2016, 07:25:07 AM »
Gather 'round, my children! For today is a glorious day that people of America celebrate by shopping, stuffing their faces with BBQ, and watching things explode in the sky!

Happy Fourth of July!


I don't really have any plans today except to play some pokemon (still trying to hatch some shinies and I decided that I want to do a living dex on my other game). If I thought about it earlier I probably would have gone to the beach, but I'm sure by now the free parking spaces are gone. Don't know if I'll go out to watch fireworks; don't want to deal with the traffic if I don't have to. Not to mention that it's illegal here to buy or set them off yourself.

What about you guys! Any of you have any plans or festivities?

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Random Babble / Ww 2016 New Year Thread
« on: December 31, 2015, 01:57:49 PM »
Happy New Year, Ww!!

I believe that I've done this the past couple of years and figured that I would go ahead and keep up with tradition!

Does anyone have any plans for the evening?
Do you all have any New Year's Resolutions? Maybe not a resolution, but a goal you hope to accomplish? Is there something that you want to work on or improve? Perhaps a new skill?

How do you think you've changed or grown over the past year?

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I personally don't have any plans for tonight. I think I'm just going to stay at home and watch some movies or play some games (wish I had a computer that I could actually do some gaming on, but my 3DS will have to do). I might join my mom at the countdown before going back to my hidey-hole of my room.

I also think I'm going to go with last year's resolution by not having one. I do have some goals I would like accomplish and skills I want to improve though.

  • I definitely want to finish the entire French course on Duolingo; I'm already over halfway done.
  • I want to improve my art (I should do one of those end of year updates to see if I improved at all this year). Though I've naturally developed an art style, I'm not too happy with it at times. I would prefer a way more realistic/semi-realistic style. I also want to improve my anatomy on not only animals but on people as well - which I never really draw. Also want to finally start working on and improving my background drawing.
  • Also want to try and get out more and most likely do more things on my own. I went to the movies by myself the first time ever and actually enjoyed myself, so I'm hoping this year I'll be able to go to a restaurant by myself - the ultimate end goal of this is to travel someplace new by myself (don't think I'll get there this year but I want to be able to do this one day).
  • I want to learn to cook more things. I'm tired of being a picky eater and know that I need to get over it, so I just need to start taking steps to improve.
  • Dress better. I actually like the way I dress for the most part, but I think I could do way better. I started budgeting myself and found that I still have some monies left over to buy some better quality clothes. I also decided that I'm only buying clothes that I absolutely love and not something that's just alright.
  • Take more pictures. I pretty much only use my camera maybe about 4 times a year in big bursts, but I really want to improve a bit with maybe more mundane subjects instead of just relying on subject to make the picture interesting/good.

Nothing too crazy there; I try to keep them really simple since that way I know I can actually complete something.

As for myself... well, I started the year in a really bad spot, but managed to get a lot better. I was actually really good for quite awhile save for a few spots here and there (but everyone has an off day). I feel like I'm starting to head back down the hill, but I'm hoping that I can pull myself out of the rut.

I wasn't able to make any friends last year like I wanted, but there's always next year. And I hope that I can also be more comfortable on my own as well. Hopefully, I'll give myself that push to start taking steps to get over some of my anxiety. I know I really need to work on my self-esteem since that's really where a lot of my problems come from. I don't expect to be a different person by the end of the next year, but I hope that I can at least maybe be on the right path.

Also open to any and all suggestions for help with any of my goals/etc.

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The Books / Plot Holes & Out-of-Character Moments
« on: July 19, 2015, 02:48:42 PM »
I was thinking about things just didn't quite make sense in the books or with characters that acted a little.. unlike themselves in the series. Note that these aren't really errors; just things that don't really fit.


I actually posted this part in the old board but wanted to see if I missed anything that might have explained this since the final book has been released, and I wanted to hear some other people's thoughts and opinions on this.

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Tigerstar's plan doesn't make any sense at all. There are so many flaws that I don't understand how's he's really that much of a threat. In fact, I feel like he shouldn't be a threat at all if StarClan would bother to actually do something.

There are two major flaws that I managed to think of that make me question how Tigerstar is even supposed to pull off his plan:

    1. I believe it's stated that DF cats can't cross over into StarClan while StarClan cats can cross over into the DF. We also know that being 'killed' again after you die will result in you disappearing forever. I'm going to assume that throughout the history of the clans that there were far more cats that went to StarClan than went to the DF. So wouldn't it be feasible for a bunch of StarClan cats to attack the DF cats, namely Tigerstar, and destroy him once and for all and be rid of his threat? Yeah, some StarClan cats would probably die, but in the end wouldn't it be worth it?

    TL;DR: StarClan should invade the DF and kill off Tigerstar and his cronies.


    2. The trainees. I understand how Tigerstar can pick off and start training cats because they are hurt or feel wronged or just want to be a better warrior. I get that. However, things start to get a little messy around reveal time. All this time training the Clan cat believes they are just being the best warrior/apprentice for their clan, but then Tigerstar starts bringing in other cats from other clans. That should be a red flag there. Why would a cat that's helping you train to be the best in your clan help a cat in another? As we continue down this road, we come to another red flag. He then reveals that he wants to destroy the clans. Woah, buddy. I could see if Tigerstar was trying to get the Clan cats to destroy all the other clans so there's would be the only one, though the resulting battle would probably result in the destruction of their own, but that's not what he's doing. He wants them to destroy their own Clan and kill their own clanmates as well. I can see a few special cases where the clan cat would feel wronged by his own clanmates as well as wanting to kill off other cats from other clans, but enough to provide a small army? No.

    TL;DR: With a few exceptions, what clan cat would go through with his plan?


I've tried to find some way to come up with a solution, but I can't think of any unless I assume that every character in this series is a moron (though admittedly so many problems could be solved if characters just talked to one another, but that's another thread entirely). There are so many other ways that Tigerstar could do this that would actually make sense, but of course he doesn't pick any of those.

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I also had some issues with Leafpool's Wish (but then again who didn't?).
Maybe it was just me, but I would have figured that Squirrelflight would have taken up Leafpool's kits for the sake of her sister without being lied to or pressured by Yellowfang. The 2nd series constantly talked about how close the two of them were and it seemed like Squirrel would always stand beside Leaf. I understand and have no problem that she wouldn't have been on board at first since as she stated that she didn't want to hurt Bramble, but I feel like when it came down to the final hour she would have chosen to help her sister without Yellowfang butting in.

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I also don't really understand Bluestar losing it after Tigerclaw betrayed her. The pair never seemed that close and I can't recall them ever spending a lot of time together or having any sort of relationship in Bluestar's Prophecy or even in the first series. If it were someone closer to her like Whitestorm or Lionheart then I think that would have made more sense, but this just seemed a little... out-of-character.


What do you all think? Or do you have any other scenes or characters that seemed to make that much sense?

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