Animated textures added in minecraft sounded kind of cool, then I saw this
Wrap it up, Minecraft is done.
You can have the best poker face in the world, if your hormones decide that today is "fuck you"-day then you will feel like shit. Only difference is how you show it.
*Way* too much blue, eyes don't pop because they're also blue (this is personal preference, but generally you want one or two features on your OC to 'pop'; for example, Twi is predominantly purple, yes, but she also has striking mane highlights). Yellow fetlocks are distracting (do you really want the most attention-grabbing part of you to be your feet?). I also encourage people to come up with their own hairstyles instead of pirating them from show ponies, but that's not as important.
I know where you're coming from and I agree, to a point, but my issue is that if all we are is slaves to our hormones (and, perhaps, instincts), then we might as well be wild animals and I should just give up all of my non-survival-related endeavors right now. Yes, our biology dictates how we feel. We dictate how we deal with it. Same way you can't dictate your circumstances in life, but you can dictate how you deal with them. It's not absolute and there's no lines, at least the way I see it. So perhaps "controlling one's emotions" is just a poor way to say "having willpower and the mental fortitude strong enough to combat emotions if needed".
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...my left analog stick just died...
Don't get me wrong. As a society we are absolutely, fully and totally dependent on every individual keeping their emotions in line. It doesn't work otherwise. If I have a bad day I can't just go around and club people with a tire iron even if I really want to. Society doesn't work when we behave like that. But that is exactly what I meant: as a society we expect certain things from our members (like, not clubbing people with tire irons). That is the reason why you don't go around doing that, even if you totally feel like it. That is where your willpower comes into the play. Doesn't change the fact that the chemicals in your brain might really want you to do that.
Call me a chicken (not Scootaloo), but I think we're just talking in circles now.