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Turtle OR Tortoise by HareTrinity Turtle OR Tortoise by HareTrinity
I'm glad the episode brought this up, that people can't tell the difference is... Well, I guess I should see it coming but I rarely do.

And then someone on a MLP site's comments said that terrapins are ALL freshwater turtles, including (their own example) SNAPPING TURTLES. :O Trust me, those crocodile wannabes are NOT included in the term!

EDIT: Did some more research and apparently some tortoises HAVE been observed floating so that they can doggy paddle a little. The general agreement, however, is that most tortoises will sink like a rock. Those crazy testudines!
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Dragongscales85 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Lol very funny ^_^
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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HyperGirl95 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know how that tortoise feels like. I can't swim either. Everytime I go inside a swimming pool I always end up sinking like a brick to the bottom (if it's without a life jacket). Who knows? I probably must have been a tortoise in my past life? :D I like this explanation you have given about turtles and tortoises. I so love these reptiles. :love:
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, you're like Free!'s Rei then? That sounds like a pain! Still, it lets you relate to tortoises, and that's cool! :) They are awesome reptiles!
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HyperGirl95 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome indeed. :thumbsup:
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Spongefan511 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Either Tortoises can't swim, or they just can't breathe underwater.
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PineyCreek Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Tortoises are too big and heavy to be able to swim and lack the flippers to be able to propel themselves in the water. And I don't think any reptile can breathe underwater.
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Or both?
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CamronIsKing Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
why the hell is that horse blue?
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GilroyQuinn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Writer
LOL
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:iconmisery111:
Misery111 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
why the hell are you reading my little pony comics then???
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SorceretteForever19 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all thats a pony.
Second of all, its MLP, any pony can come in any color.
Third of all, Go watch My little pony.
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holds her breath a lot? The wings are harder to explain.
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:iconwheeljackson:
WheelJackson Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012   General Artist
:iconpinkiepiegaspplz: Dashie, how could you?!
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:icononemariobro:
onemariobro Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconmario-plz::iconsaysplz: What ever they are I still stomp them no matter what
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:iconharetrinity:
HareTrinity Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconfluttershycryplz:
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:icononemariobro:
onemariobro Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconmario-plz::iconsaysplz:Aw man please don't cry!
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:iconzdforrest:
ZDForrest Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
Science...is dangerous..
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:iconharetrinity:
HareTrinity Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
FOR SCIENCE! = Best reason for everything ever :D
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deathnotefan88 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow Rainbow... and the thing is, I wouldn't put it past her...
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vampire65 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
wow that's just sad. and you think you deserve to be called a brony? well i don't think so
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deathnotefan88 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Before I start, I do not mean any offence from this. I only wish to point out a few things and form a logical argument.

Firstly, just because I say "I wouldn't put it past her..." doesn't mean I think she would normally do it. I had a bad experience when I was a kid where my brother's friend drowned my pet tortoise, who was ironically named Tank, thinking he could swim... and this kid's personality matches Rainbow's to a T, including the fan-girl part... wait, he is worse than Rainbow in that respect, he is a fan-boy of a few sports teams and has actually stalked players...

Secondly, being a brony does not mean you love every character no matter what they do and can never imagine them doing something wrong, it is taking what they do at face value, learning to tolerating it, and still loving them anyway... even if it is in the fanon like this is. And on another note, being a true brony, above all else, means that you do not judge and discriminate other people, you tolerate them and respect them, even if they differ from yours. I respect that you believe I do not deserve the title of brony and I am calmly trying to change your mind.
Before I watched this miracle of a show, I was deep in depression, suffering from borderline clinical psychosis (brought on by my depression and myself being bipolar), on the verge of homicide and had attempted suicide 3 times. My friend asked me if I wanted to watch the first episode with him, and not caring about anything any more and looking for an excuse to skip a class in college, I said yes. By the time I got home from the college, I had watched all the episodes up to and including Feeling Pinkie Keen, and my outlook on life started getting better as I watched more and interacted with other bronies. I learned to love and tolerate and I was cured of my depression. If I had not watched the first episode, I estimate a week would have went by and I'd have killed myself or someone else. This show and fandom saved my life and since then I have put my heart and soul into becoming a true brony. And I don't deserve the title of brony?

Again, this is not meant to offend you, I only wished to make these points in the form of a calm and logical argument. :iconbrohoofplz:?

And sorry to anypony else who has to read this, especially to you :iconharetrinity: for having to post this on one of your amazing pieces.
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vampire65 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
nevermind.
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undead432 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Yay! So educational and hilarious!
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:iconharetrinity:
HareTrinity Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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small3907 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
looooool
poor tank :D
great work ....
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:iconharetrinity:
HareTrinity Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :) And yeah, I think Fluttershy's gonna have her hooves full helping Rainbow Dash to be a pet owner...!
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small3907 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Ur welcome :D
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KillKatt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Oh my... ><
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OrionTeutry Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student General Artist
and RD almost killed her pet "in 10 seconds flat"
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:iconharetrinity:
HareTrinity Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: Hahaha, yeah! :D
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Derpdude Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
flutterrage in 1.2.3 nope never mind
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe when she puts Tank down.
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Derpdude Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
true
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Colmillos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just call them all turtoises.
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hee, that's a different way to deal with it then. =P
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banjo2E Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (Have skeletons [there's a few exceptions, but none pertinent to this discussion])
Class: Reptilia (Reptiles)
Order: Testudines (Turtles)
Suborder: Cryptodira (Turtles that can pull their heads straight back into their bodies instead of folding them sideways [Latin makes everything more concise])
Superfamily: Testudinoidea (Pond Turtles, Asian Turtles, Big-Headed Turtle [only member of its family], and Tortoises)
Family: Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Tortoises are a kind of turtle. Q.E.D.
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
BETTER EXAMPLE: Canidae is called the "dog family" but not all of its members are dogs.

Same with equines; horse family, but zebras and such aren't horses.

Pandas are in carnivora but are not carnivores.

Et cetera. :)
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thefezzXD Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
wow, wikipedia really knows it stuff.
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Turtles are also a type of turtle in the way I was using the word.

The word can be used for the whole Testudine family, yes. The same word also refers to a select number of species just because the vegetarian land ones are tortoises and we don't have a general word for the others apart from "turtle" (and "terrapin" where appropriate).

That's the way I look at it. It's kinda small but important on the pet keeping side.

You could have started your list with "vertebrates" I think. Or just said "the Order Testudine are often all called turtles"? I guess you were going on the assumption that I have no grasp of basic biology but that seems a little unfair seeing as I use the word Testudine in the description.
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LazyFiz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!!
I learn something new today.
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay comics with educational value!
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lawlietlk Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
FINALLY SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS. ;U; That whole snapping turtle example hurt me inside. XD
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:iconharetrinity:
HareTrinity Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I KNOWWW! :O

Hopefully this helps clear things up, if only a little. :)
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Noin7 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
& Rainbow Dash made field studies ^_^
great JOB
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Captain-Brony Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Fluttershy: Pet owner rule # 1- Don't. Drown. Your. Pet!
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D

But you just know if she said that Dash would end up looking after fish at some point. D: Poor Fluttershy!
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Captain-Brony Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Poor Fluttershy indeed
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Milante Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, man, I loled so hard at the end there...
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EIRivero Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
tortoises can eat meat, even peperoni.
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