The Island of Equestria Project - Thoughts?

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The Island of Equestria Project - Thoughts?

Post by Malleus » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:36 pm

I guess because of all the money that was donated for that Hub promo that a bunch of people wanted to air, somebody got this idea. You can now donate to a project that will buy a fucking island and name it Equestria, complete with a statue. If you donate at least $1,000 you get to go camping on it! Hell yeah!

I saw this and thought it would be a good topic for a thread. What are your opinions on this? Do you think it will actually succeed somehow, and better yet, do you think it should?

Personally I think this is pretty goddamned crazy. I mean, it's one thing to love the show but to try and do this... that's just stupid. I mean there are probably so many things regular people do not think about when it comes to having to run an island and the idea that a bunch of people who share a similar interest in a show can run an island is pretty bonkers to me.

http://www.indiegogo.com/Equestria

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Post by Mordja » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:40 pm

Ohgod I'm having flashbacks of that robo-dragon-island thread. :twonk: :gonkity: :bluh:

E: Wow this is dumb.
EE: Like, so, so dumb.
EEE: One of the dumber things I've seen.
EEEE: This is it. The dumbest singularity.
EEEEE: Everytime this thread's bumped, I'm reminded of how dumb this is.
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Post by BartonFink (?) » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:40 pm

hahahahahah

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Post by The Doctor (?) » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:41 pm

Equestria Land: Where nothing can posibly go wrong!

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Post by Luneshot » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:42 pm

This is an even dumber idea than the brony thank-you project.

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Post by Kraps » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:44 pm

This is stupid. The-size-of-several-suns-stupid.

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Post by numsOic » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:44 pm

Mordja wrote:Ohgod I'm having flashbacks of that robo-dragon-island thread. :twonk: :gonkity: :bluh:
Malatora. You're welcome.

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Post by londonarbuckle (?) » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:45 pm

i um what this is a joke right because what the hell

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Post by nuclearsuplex » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:48 pm

They should fund a hostile takeover of Sealand.

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Post by Plobo » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:50 pm

I really hope the guy who thought that up is joking. Because, seriously, $600k for a fucking island only so it could have a sculpture and a name... :-/

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Post by PonyAught » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:53 pm

Imagine an island, an island with ponies- ok yeah, this is really stupid. :-/

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Post by londonarbuckle (?) » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:57 pm

Any funds above the required will go towards a larger island and constructing more and better structures on the island.
Anything from a small boat to an amphibious aircraft may be acquired for use in ferrying guests to and from the island for community related functions
Come on.

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Post by Chaos Sonic (?) » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:58 pm

Imagine, just, imagine for a second, if they got enough money to buy that Hawaiian island that's up for sale.

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Post by Malleus » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:02 pm

Chaos Sonic wrote:Imagine, just, imagine for a second, if they got enough money to buy that Hawaiian island that's up for sale.
If that has to happen, I only hope that whoever donates the $7,500 tries to mess with it in any way possible.

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Post by Lazy » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:04 pm

Hahahahaha
numsOic wrote: Malatora. You're welcome.
And once they buy it they will use willpower and perseverance to create immortal cybernetic pony bodies, logistics be damned.

Someone give this person and anyone who donates a good slap.

edit: Hahaha $36 of $600,000 goal reached
BETTER STEP IT UP ONLY GOT 59 DAYS TO GET $599,964
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Post by Wayoshi (?) » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:04 pm

This does not please me. :twonk: :twonk: :unenthused: :unenthused:

I mean, where the heck is this island anyways? Probably near one of the Poles. Screw it, no way this gets off the ground, no way. This probably got submitted to EqD so let's see if they accept it or not :-/

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Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:08 pm

Geez, where are their priorities? First you buy the cruise ship and the aircraft carrier, then you buy the island!

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Post by Highbrow Dash (?) » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:13 pm

Chaos Sonic wrote:Imagine, just, imagine for a second, if they got enough money to buy that Hawaiian island that's up for sale.
How much would it cost to buy Australia?

I mean it's mostly desert, it can't be that expensive.

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Post by Kalkkis » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:14 pm

Surprisingly it's fixed funding campaign and not flexible funding campaign, which means that if the goal is not reached no money is moved. It's not even a scam, just silly.

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Post by Robotzor » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:30 pm

For that price you could have 2 Robinson R22s and theme them as Fluttershy and Rainbow.

At least those can go to conventions, easier than dragging an island around if I assume that is what they want to do :pinkieshrug:

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Post by Killing Vector » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:38 pm

This is it. The dumbest thing.

I guess if it's fixed funding it can't be a scam, so I'm going to assume it's a joke. Yep, gotta be a joke. :nnngh:

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Post by Colton, M.D. » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:43 pm

:pinkieshrug:

Honestly, I doubt it will get funded, but I said that about the brony documentary and well...

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Post by The great M » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:49 pm

Didn't goons once try to gather money to buy a decomissioned military battleship?

Anyway, this is stupid and I'll be seriously surprised if it goes through, but knowing bronies and their dumbass spending habits...

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Post by Robotzor » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:09 pm

Killing Vector wrote:This is it. The dumbest thing.

I guess if it's fixed funding it can't be a scam, so I'm going to assume it's a joke. Yep, gotta be a joke. :nnngh:
Stop tempting fate dammit.

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Post by Frith (?) » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:21 pm

what happens when they get that island? Do they declare it an independent state and create a sort of utopia for bronies?

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Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:34 pm

Everyone knows the only "buy an island" project that would work is one where you wanted to recreate Myst! :twonk:

Edit: 'Cause it's tiny. :-I
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Post by Daikatuna (?) » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:36 pm

nuclearsuplex wrote:They should fund a hostile takeover of Sealand.
Take over Sealand, rename it Seaponyland, proclaim "Shoo be do" as the anthem and Yellowstar as the national mascot. Or at least, that's what I would do. :gotcha:

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Post by PhoolCat (?) » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:37 pm

:unenthused:


And also what the buy-some-fucking-apples do they think is going to happen when the "haters" find out and invade? :-/
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Post by Daikatuna (?) » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:43 pm

I noticed they don't even mention the name or location of this supposed island they're going to buy. This can't honestly be serious, can it?

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Post by Robotzor » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:44 pm

PhoolCat wrote::unenthused:


And also what the buy-some-fucking-apples do they think is going to happen when the "haters" find out and invade? :-/
The smell will act as a force field?

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Post by VaultAggie » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:03 pm

This is beyond dumb but amusing at the same time. I can't really fathom the purpose behind this besides sheer insanity. :-/

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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:09 pm

I could get behind the promo Thank You thing and all because as problematic as it is it's also actually a honestly cute idea. Correctly executed a spot like that could actually make people happy and stuff, you know.

Buying an island, though?

Yeah, no. :-/
Please use the money for actual charity, helping people in need, improving something that needs it. NOT making yourselves look silly in front of everyone.
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Post by Whitenoise Poster » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:12 pm

I am so sick of nerds trying to buy islands.

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Post by Lazy » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:13 pm

Whitenoise Poster wrote:I am so sick of nerds trying to buy islands.
Why is this a thing that has happened, not just at all, but repeatedly?

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Post by Malleus » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:14 pm

Perrydotto wrote:I could get behind the promo thing and all because as problematic as it is it's also actually a honestly cute idea. Correctly executed a spot like that could actually make people happy and stuff, you know.

Buying an island, though?

Yeah, no. :-/
Please use the money for actual charity, helping people in need, improving something that needs it. NOT making yourselves look silly in front of everyone.
The promo was just going "hurr durr thanks Hasbro, here is money" when it could have been something like you're saying. All that money could have been given to a charity to buy gifts for kids in need or something but people just want to make themselves look better and cooler.

This island thing is just retarded. I'm a little shocked (although I shouldn't be) that other fandoms/gatherings have attempted to do something like this before.

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Post by Aramek (?) » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:19 pm

I'm so angry. :unenthused:
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Post by Dr. Forums Worst Poster » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:26 pm

Lazy wrote:Why is this a thing that has happened, not just at all, but repeatedly?
The only other times I've heard of buying an island was the goon island from years ago and the more recent cyberdragon terra malatora thing. Oh, and Reddit island.

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Post by Robotzor » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:27 pm

weedgoku wrote:
The only other times I've heard of buying an island was the goon island from years ago and the more recent cyberdragon terra malatora thing. Oh, and Reddit island.
Perhaps it's a conspiracy of Big Island infiltrating our ranks???

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Post by Lazy » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:31 pm

weedgoku wrote:
The only other times I've heard of buying an island was the goon island from years ago and the more recent cyberdragon terra malatora thing. Oh, and Reddit island.
That is still 4 times. Also known as 4 times too many.

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Post by londonarbuckle (?) » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:33 pm

Nerds have actually tried to do this before? This isn't a new thing? What the hell, parts of the internet I've ignored for years, what is wrong with you?

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