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Title: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: timber on January 04, 2012, 04:27:18 am
Bro-hoof.

Who else loves the show?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on January 04, 2012, 04:32:16 am
I've been watching FiM since the series started. I love it to pieces.

Admittedly, I never liked it much as a kid. The original show was garbage meant only to shovel as many pallet-swapped ponies as possible on young girls. I never owned a single toy related to it.

But this new series? Man, it's everything a cartoon should be. It has adorable art, and actually has real characterization and stories to tell.

I seriously need to find some plushies to buy... especially Rainbow Dash. Who is obviously Best Pony. (Preemptive strikes FTW)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on January 04, 2012, 11:51:29 am
I'm a Fluttershy guy, myself.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 04, 2012, 01:46:22 pm
It was only a matter of time before a pony thread was remade on the new forums. XD

Yeah, I love the show.  I'm also part of a group of fans in my state, but haven't really been able to attend any of the meetings because most of the group lives on the other side of the state, and I can't afford to travel.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 04, 2012, 02:03:04 pm
B-Man:  I MADE the original thread, thank you!

/worshipper of Luna
//Applejack is best pony
///Appledash is best ship
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: sandman on January 04, 2012, 02:04:27 pm
I will admit, I do not understand the Bronie thing in the slightest. it baffles me.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on January 04, 2012, 02:11:54 pm
I will admit, I do not understand the Bronie thing in the slightest. it baffles me.
Have you watched the show? If not, doing so may help grant a bit of understanding.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: sandman on January 04, 2012, 02:26:01 pm
No, and to be honest, I can't imagine myself ever sitting down to watch a children's cartoon featuring My Little Ponies. It's just not going to ever happen.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on January 04, 2012, 03:08:36 pm
No, and to be honest, I can't imagine myself ever sitting down to watch a children's cartoon featuring My Little Ponies. It's just not going to ever happen.

Well, it's quite hard to understand anything you've put absolutely no effort into understanding.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 04, 2012, 03:11:44 pm
No, and to be honest, I can't imagine myself ever sitting down to watch a children's cartoon featuring My Little Ponies. It's just not going to ever happen.

While it's kinda a spoiler of sorts, I have a scene for you to view and hopefully laugh at.  This is by far one of my favorite scenes. XD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHy3ZhY9VKs
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: sandman on January 04, 2012, 04:23:53 pm
I'm not judging it. Just saying I am baffled by it. I am not going to watch it because cutesy cartoon ponies gushing about friendship is so far down on my list of things I ever want to put in my brain that I think it ranks below Goatse just a tad. Just saying that it is incomprehensible to me how this whole thing came about. It's like thousands of straight young men all of a sudden decided to get really, really into Carebears. I just don't get it, is all.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 04, 2012, 04:30:16 pm
I'm not judging it. Just saying I am baffled by it. I am not going to watch it because cutesy cartoon ponies gushing about friendship is so far down on my list of things I ever want to put in my brain that I think it ranks below Goatse just a tad. Just saying that it is incomprehensible to me how this whole thing came about. It's like thousands of straight young men all of a sudden decided to get really, really into Carebears. I just don't get it, is all.

I never said you were judging it, and I admit that the fanbase is quite unexpected.  I was just putting in a scene to maybe give you an idea of what the show can be like.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: sandman on January 04, 2012, 04:35:30 pm
I would be more interested in hearing someone explain what the appeal is for them than attempt to discern it for myself. Quite frankly, I know that it will never appeal to me. I will not be able to comprehend the attraction from my perspective, so it would be nice to hear someone involved explain it from their perspective.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on January 04, 2012, 04:44:22 pm
I just don't get it, is all.
Well, don't complain about not getting it if you haven't tried to get it. That's all we're saying.

I would be more interested in hearing someone explain what the appeal is for them than attempt to discern it for myself.
It is a well-written, very funny show, that just happens to have a lesson at the end of every episode (no gushing). That is the general appeal.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on January 04, 2012, 04:49:55 pm
It's a great show because:
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: sandman on January 04, 2012, 04:52:42 pm
Not complaining. Just expressing a thought. There is a difference, you know. And when i find things incomprehensible, I have this tendency to ask those who don't to explain it. And thanks for the answers. I still don't get it, but now I know why some people do.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 04, 2012, 06:44:13 pm
Sandy:  A lot of it (at least for me and mine) is that... well, mostly the previously mentioned "doesn't treat the viewers like idiots" bit.  Throw in the actually good songs, some clever jokes that give nods to the old fanbase that grew up with it in the 80's that are parents now... it really surprised a lot of us 80's kids.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 04, 2012, 07:21:00 pm
The thing about Friendship is Magic is that the ponies AREN'T gushing over friendship.  In fact, the only importance friendship has is that it happens to fuel magic.  However, other than that, they are just friends.  They act like real friends would (well, if your friends happened to be a magical unicorn and a flying pegasus)

Twilight Sparkle is a deadpan snarker, like a friendlier, less brooding Raven from Teen Titans (same VA, too)

The show actually deals with some serious issues, sometimes.  Other times, it deals with minor issues.

The weekly aesop is often poked fun at.  And indeed, becomes the entire focus of one episode where Twilight goes literally insane because she doesn't have an aesop to report.  And the aesops even become a plot device in one episode, the second of a two-parter, where they actually make sense as a plot device, and aren't hammered in.

Much of the music is aimed as much at the parents, being based off of music that THEY would have heard.  "Art of the Dress" in particular is excellent, based off of a different song from a movie (or play, I don't know the details)

In short, Sandman, while it may be based off of a franchise that did have a lot of gushing ponies, the show is more like... more like...

...Huh, I'm having a hard time finding a cartoon to compare it to.  It's a slice-of-life cartoon series with about four episodes that have adventure to it.  And the cartoon doesn't even take itself too seriously.  Hell, an animation error became the most popular pony in the show, affectionately known as Derpy Hooves by the fanbase.  And Season 2's developers know this, hence why they started making her a cameo in every episode... and then lampshaded this fact by having her briefly hog the spotlight in the most recent episode.

And I am going on too long about this, so I'm gonna quiet down now.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on January 04, 2012, 08:16:35 pm
The show actually deals with some serious issues, sometimes.
What sold my brother was that they had to deal with a fuckin' manticore in the second part of the first episode.

Yeah, I consider a manticore to be pretty serious.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on January 04, 2012, 08:17:50 pm
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--dPOHMZvu0Q/ThjNmasLJ7I/AAAAAAAAAEg/gOJUhj52mRQ/s1600/1304757274925.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 04, 2012, 08:35:14 pm
YAY!!! PONIES!!! I'm a proud member of both the cult of Pinkie Pie & Derpy Hooves :D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: deadpandoubter on January 04, 2012, 10:16:58 pm
I like it 'cause it's cute, purty, and isn't Spongebob Squarepants (the later seasons sucked hard) or Family Guy lack-of-quality.

And because Spike is the most adorable dragon EVER. *pinches his cheek*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 04, 2012, 10:37:22 pm
I was a fan of MLP when I was a wee little girl(I still have my ponies from the 80's). I think G4(MLP:FIM) is a great improvement over the other generations. It's not really all that "girly" in nature, look how 2 of the mane 6 are "tomboys"(both Rainbow Dash & Applejack).
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 04, 2012, 11:02:17 pm
I like the fact that they tackle issues that are normally reserved for "menfolk" (such as labor and extreme sports) but do so without blatantly being "I'M A GIRL DOING GUY THINGS, LOVE ME"
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on January 04, 2012, 11:21:44 pm
And because Spike is the most adorable dragon EVER. *pinches his cheek*

But when he grows up, watch out!

(http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2011/12/29/25deb166-7fc8-44dd-830e-b2430110576f.jpg) (http://cheezburger.com/Bobrella/lolz/View/5624266240)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 04, 2012, 11:25:03 pm
Spike goes from adorable to bad ass 8)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 05, 2012, 12:20:29 am
Hay, they even dealt with freaking racism in an early episode (Hello Zecora, my love <3) and handled it WELL.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 05, 2012, 01:15:35 am
Hay, they even dealt with freaking racism in an early episode (Hello Zecora, my love <3) and handled it WELL.

That's another thing.  The main characters aren't immune to flaws, but unlike other kid's shows, they didn't force the flaws on the characters in a way that made them out of character.  They made it scarily natural.

Zecora is an awesome character and needs another episode dedicated to her.  I also like how they are keeping something of a continuity with the plot, as one episode led her to briefly believe that perhaps the other ponies had become scared of her again.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 05, 2012, 01:18:08 am
Hay, they even dealt with freaking racism in an early episode (Hello Zecora, my love <3) and handled it WELL.

That's another thing.  The main characters aren't immune to flaws, but unlike other kid's shows, they didn't force the flaws on the characters in a way that made them out of character.  They made it scarily natural.

Zecora is an awesome character and needs another episode dedicated to her.  I also like how they are keeping something of a continuity with the plot, as one episode led her to briefly believe that perhaps the other ponies had become scared of her again.

Zecora has canon voodoo.  I want to see how that meshes with Equestrian magic in general.  I can totally see Luna and Zecora enjoying tea and playing chess while they talk shop.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 05, 2012, 01:21:59 am
Hay, they even dealt with freaking racism in an early episode (Hello Zecora, my love <3) and handled it WELL.

That's another thing.  The main characters aren't immune to flaws, but unlike other kid's shows, they didn't force the flaws on the characters in a way that made them out of character.  They made it scarily natural.

Zecora is an awesome character and needs another episode dedicated to her.  I also like how they are keeping something of a continuity with the plot, as one episode led her to briefly believe that perhaps the other ponies had become scared of her again.

Zecora has canon voodoo.  I want to see how that meshes with Equestrian magic in general.  I can totally see Luna and Zecora enjoying tea and playing chess while they talk shop.

Not to mention that Zecora would technically be an earth pony.  Who can use magic.

That's just awesome.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on January 05, 2012, 01:34:44 am
That's another thing.  The main characters aren't immune to flaws, but unlike other kid's shows, they didn't force the flaws on the characters in a way that made them out of character.  They made it scarily natural.

They made it scarily natural.

scarily natural

scarily

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/andsean/Screenshots/Crazy_Pinkie_Pie_S1E25.png)

They sure did.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: deadpandoubter on January 05, 2012, 01:58:32 am
And because Spike is the most adorable dragon EVER. *pinches his cheek*

But when he grows up, watch out!

(http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2011/12/29/25deb166-7fc8-44dd-830e-b2430110576f.jpg) (http://cheezburger.com/Bobrella/lolz/View/5624266240)

Hell yeah. Me and him gonna take over the world one of these days.

...okay, so I'm gonna dangle a ruby in front of him and lead him around to terrorize world leaders. Same difference.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: QueenofHearts on January 05, 2012, 06:06:29 am
I've only seen a few episodes on youtube (it really is a better show than it sounds with my favorite being AppleJack  ;D), so what are some good episodes to look up and watch?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 05, 2012, 06:12:49 am
All of them.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on January 05, 2012, 09:30:43 am
I've only seen a few episodes on youtube (it really is a better show than it sounds with my favorite being AppleJack  ;D), so what are some good episodes to look up and watch?
Ooh, Applejack fan. She hasn't been getting much focus lately, unfortunately. Only really having major roles in the ensemble episodes. Of course, maybe that's because she is already such a good friend that she doesn't have many lessons left to learn. ;)

For an Applejack fix, you would want “Applebuck Season"‚ “Look Before You Sleep"‚ “Fall Weather Friends", and “Over a Barrel" from season 1 (episodes 4, 8, 13, and 21, respectively). Season two has “Sisterhooves Social", (episode 5), which is primarily a Rarity and Sweetie Belle episode, but features Applejack and Apple Bloom rather prominently.

The best ensemble episodes are the two season premiers (each is a two parter), “The Best Night Ever” (season 1, episode 26), and “Hearth's Warming Eve" (season 2, episode 11). “Winter Wrap-Up" (season 1, episode 11) is also pretty popular.

My personal favorite is “May the Best Pet Win!" (season 2, episode 7). It's a Rainbow Dash episode, but that song just gets me every time!

But, yeah, I otherwise gotta agree with Zachski. Watch 'em all, and find your own favorites!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 05, 2012, 03:27:17 pm
So yeah, I don't have much to say right now.  The only reason I came here to post was to remind everyone that the new episode is this Saturday.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 05, 2012, 04:17:00 pm
And we're getting two AJ episodes in a row! *happydance*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on January 05, 2012, 06:23:14 pm
I just hope Hasbro posts it up on their site.  With episodes getting yanked from YouTube, and me not being able to afford cable (hence no Hub), I won't be able to bask in AJ's awesomeness otherwise.  :'(
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 05, 2012, 06:26:09 pm
L and others:  So far, this channel seems to be intact... maybe I can finally catch up:  http://www.youtube.com/user/Shadthebrony?feature=g-all-lik
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Iczerfour on January 05, 2012, 07:22:37 pm
Luna, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, and Fluttershy are the ones i like.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on January 05, 2012, 07:41:04 pm
The upcoming Applejack episodes I'm sure are gonna be sweet n' all, but personally I'm preparing my body for the Pinkie Pie episode!  :)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 05, 2012, 09:48:59 pm
The upcoming Applejack episodes I'm sure are gonna be sweet n' all, but personally I'm preparing my body for the Pinkie Pie episode!  :)

You know, I still remember that post you made in the original thread saying you didn't like ponies.  If I recall correctly (and this would only be thanks to the dynamic nature of signatures), by the time I read that post, you had the Pony Countdown in your sig. XD

Slightly off topic:  The spoiler button is a nuclear symbol?  Well that's certainly interesting. XD
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 05, 2012, 10:15:39 pm
Can't wait for ponies...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on January 06, 2012, 05:35:46 am
The upcoming Applejack episodes I'm sure are gonna be sweet n' all, but personally I'm preparing my body for the Pinkie Pie episode!  :)

You know, I still remember that post you made in the original thread saying you didn't like ponies.  If I recall correctly (and this would only be thanks to the dynamic nature of signatures), by the time I read that post, you had the Pony Countdown in your sig. XD

Slightly off topic:  The spoiler button is a nuclear symbol?  Well that's certainly interesting. XD

Aw yeah, that was back in March, when the first Pony thread was made. but I figured I had to watch JUST ONE episode, just to see what everybody was going on about.... ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 06, 2012, 02:52:46 pm
*bro-hooves Dakota* Now if only we can convince Notch... He's still not into the show yet.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 07, 2012, 02:08:14 am
*bro-hooves Dakota* Now if only we can convince Notch... He's still not into the show yet.

Notch is that Minecraft guy, right?  I thought he agreed to watch a few episodes if the bronies beat him in the humble bundle.  Now, not everyone is gonna like the show, but if he saw it and still isn't quite convinced, that is disappointing. :(

Ah well.  That's not gonna stop me from enjoying ponies.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on January 07, 2012, 10:36:11 am
"I ferget things all the time! Like, fer example, wasn't there s'posed to be somethin' about letter-writin' at the end of this here show? Do fam'ly lessons count as frien'ship...? Oh well, we best sing to th' water instead!"
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on January 07, 2012, 10:57:14 am
"I ferget things all the time! Like, fer example, wasn't there s'posed to be somethin' about letter-writin' at the end of this here show? Do fam'ly lessons count as frien'ship...? Oh well, we best sing to th' water instead!"

To be fair, only the Mane Six are supposed to write letters. And none of them were even really a part of this episode to learn a lesson about friendship.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 07, 2012, 02:55:57 pm
That's one thing that's nice about this show.  They can manage to deliver an Aesop while deviating from the formula.  Also, family lessons do count as friendship lessons, courtesy of episode 5.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on January 07, 2012, 03:16:08 pm
Man, Diamond Tiara is even more of a bitch than she was in season 1.

But Granny Smith as the founder of Ponyville is just awesome. :3  Badass grannies FTW!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on January 07, 2012, 07:05:28 pm
"I ferget things all the time! Like, fer example, wasn't there s'posed to be somethin' about letter-writin' at the end of this here show? Do fam'ly lessons count as frien'ship...? Oh well, we best sing to th' water instead!"

To be fair, only the Mane Six are supposed to write letters. And none of them were even really a part of this episode to learn a lesson about friendship.

I'm pretty sure Apple Bloom's written letters before, though.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 07, 2012, 07:38:21 pm
"I ferget things all the time! Like, fer example, wasn't there s'posed to be somethin' about letter-writin' at the end of this here show? Do fam'ly lessons count as frien'ship...? Oh well, we best sing to th' water instead!"

To be fair, only the Mane Six are supposed to write letters. And none of them were even really a part of this episode to learn a lesson about friendship.

I'm pretty sure Apple Bloom's written letters before, though.

No, I'm pretty sure she hasn't.  When she formed the CMC, that was Twilight.  Both "Stare Master" and "The Show Stoppers" only had implied letters from Twilight, and "The Cutie Mark Chronicles" was another Twilight letter, in which spike lampshades the mushiness.

Technically, Apple Bloom did write a letter in this episode.  However, that was only the forgery she made with the help of the other CMC.  Y'know, the one she used to try to trick Granny Smith to leave town with.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on January 07, 2012, 07:46:34 pm
"I ferget things all the time! Like, fer example, wasn't there s'posed to be somethin' about letter-writin' at the end of this here show? Do fam'ly lessons count as frien'ship...? Oh well, we best sing to th' water instead!"

To be fair, only the Mane Six are supposed to write letters. And none of them were even really a part of this episode to learn a lesson about friendship.

I'm pretty sure Apple Bloom's written letters before, though.

No, I'm pretty sure she hasn't.  When she formed the CMC, that was Twilight.  Both "Stare Master" and "The Show Stoppers" only had implied letters from Twilight, and "The Cutie Mark Chronicles" was another Twilight letter, in which spike lampshades the mushiness.

Technically, Apple Bloom did write a letter in this episode.  However, that was only the forgery she made with the help of the other CMC.  Y'know, the one she used to try to trick Granny Smith to leave town with.

She writes one at the end of "The Cutie Pox". Tada~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 07, 2012, 08:34:15 pm
"I ferget things all the time! Like, fer example, wasn't there s'posed to be somethin' about letter-writin' at the end of this here show? Do fam'ly lessons count as frien'ship...? Oh well, we best sing to th' water instead!"

To be fair, only the Mane Six are supposed to write letters. And none of them were even really a part of this episode to learn a lesson about friendship.

I'm pretty sure Apple Bloom's written letters before, though.

No, I'm pretty sure she hasn't.  When she formed the CMC, that was Twilight.  Both "Stare Master" and "The Show Stoppers" only had implied letters from Twilight, and "The Cutie Mark Chronicles" was another Twilight letter, in which spike lampshades the mushiness.

Technically, Apple Bloom did write a letter in this episode.  However, that was only the forgery she made with the help of the other CMC.  Y'know, the one she used to try to trick Granny Smith to leave town with.

She writes one at the end of "The Cutie Pox". Tada~

Ah, right.

So I loved this episode not only for the story, but for the little touches.  The zap apples had some awesome affects, the "idea lightbulb" bit with the lamp was damned clever, and seeing the fillies sleep through Filthy's presentation was highly amusing.  I especially found Silver Spoon and Sweetie Belle drooling to be funny, as well as Scootaloo's book faceplant.  Ya gotta love the work that the entire MLP crew put into this.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 07, 2012, 09:27:40 pm
1. Diamond Tiara needs a fucking smackdown
2. I want some zap apples
3. Granny Smith is the coolest granny ever, I claim her as mine. ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 07, 2012, 09:36:30 pm
My favorite parts of the episode* were some of the reactions.  When Granny Smith started singing, and everyone in the background startled, with Dr. Whooves in the foreground.  And then when she tapers off her song to see the pots and pans, and the "...Really?" look that the shopkeeper gives her before suddenly going "Oh wait, customer, WELCOME!!"

Also, Scootaloo calling Applebloom a dictionary.  And then turning a light on with her head.

In fact, facial expressions were at an all time hilarious this episode.

(*fun fact: I wrote "apple" instead of "episode" at first)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 08, 2012, 02:45:15 am
I found today's yesterday's episode epic enough to vote for in the poll on EqD to narrow down the possible episodes for the mare-athon.  Currently, it's tied in 20th place with "Bridle Gossip."
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 08, 2012, 04:47:20 pm
as I attended BroNYcon and was there for the screening of the episode... there's nothing quite like two things:

1. 500 ponies singing along to the theme.

2. 500 ponies dying of laughter when Scootaloo does the dictionary line.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on January 08, 2012, 05:17:04 pm
Which one-time characters would you like to see return? I'd like Steven Magnet ("water serpent"?), but I heard Glinda and Trixie have their fans.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 08, 2012, 05:32:45 pm
Which one-time characters would you like to see return? I'd like Steven Magnet ("water serpent"?), but I heard Glinda and Trixie have their fans.

Her name is Gilda.  As far as one shot characters, I don't know who I'd like to see back.  I think seeing the cast of "Over a Barrel" again would be interesting, but I'm not sure how they'd work that into a plot.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on January 08, 2012, 05:57:25 pm
Yeah, they live in a different town, and that episode drew quite a few complaints.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 08, 2012, 08:05:02 pm
Trixie and Discord
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 08, 2012, 11:23:17 pm
I think it would be cool to see some more parents in the mix.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on January 09, 2012, 10:03:05 pm
If you still have not seen this, you need to.  Now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPvt8ZYSEAc
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on January 09, 2012, 10:21:52 pm
Trixie and Discord

What I would love is to see what Discord's past with the Princesses' was like with his other reign of chaos.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: deadpandoubter on January 09, 2012, 10:26:55 pm
I'm sure I don't WANT to know.

*shudder*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 09, 2012, 10:31:57 pm
Trixie and Discord

What I would love is to see what Discord's past with the Princesses' was like with his other reign of chaos.

Me too, that would be awesome
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 09, 2012, 10:48:10 pm
I want to see Discord come back, get this power nerfed, and eventually become a friend to the ponies.

Hell, in an RP I did which involved a visit to Equestria, there was an alternate dimension where Discord was a good guy, and that the balance between chaos and order was just as vital as the balance between day and night.  This dimension got destroyed by the real Discord who was superpowered by the Corruption that was spreading through the multiverses.

Ironically, it was the alternate Discord who popped in front of the heroes, screwed with them, and made them go to Equestria in the first place.  He was still a puppet master, but working for good rather than evil.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 10, 2012, 12:54:28 am
You should see the amount of DisLestia fics we get...

... ... most of them are clop.  Cue approximately 25 pre-readers and four blogponies all facehoofing and going "Sun and Moon, not again..."
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 10, 2012, 03:02:36 am
You should see the amount of DisLestia fics we get...

... ... most of them are clop.  Cue approximately 25 pre-readers and four blogponies all facehoofing and going "Sun and Moon, not again..."

Well, they WERE in a relationship before she tragically died, but we left... that.... completely untouched.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 10, 2012, 10:51:41 am
You should see the amount of DisLestia fics we get...

... ... most of them are clop.  Cue approximately 25 pre-readers and four blogponies all facehoofing and going "Sun and Moon, not again..."

Well, they WERE in a relationship before she tragically died, but we left... that.... completely untouched.

To quote several of my compatriots:  "Seen it already"

I can think of four fics off the top of my head, sadly...


Seriously though, any of you have fic ideas you want to run by me, toss them at me.  Consider this the FSTDT Ponychan thread, if you will.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 10, 2012, 03:40:36 pm
Well, it's role playing, it's not actually fanfic writing XD

And besides, we're already past Equestria.  Sure, we're taking Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, and Alt!Discord with us onto the future worlds, buuuuut it's not MLP focused anymore X3

Sure was a fun RP though.  We actually had a crossover with ILLBLEED in it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 10, 2012, 04:03:02 pm
That... sounds remarkably fun.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 10, 2012, 04:48:34 pm
That... sounds remarkably fun.

Eh... we didn't do as much as we could've with it.

Mostly because it's been a long time since I'd seen the ILLBLEED Let's Play.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 10, 2012, 05:27:34 pm
A note:  For all of those ponies here, via one of the other pre-readers:


http://i.imgur.com/Q4TRh.jpg

You know what to do.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on January 11, 2012, 08:48:42 pm
You should see the amount of DisLestia fics we get...

... ... most of them are clop.  Cue approximately 25 pre-readers and four blogponies all facehoofing and going "Sun and Moon, not again..."

And I read them.



....I'm a horrible person. D:
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 11, 2012, 08:56:12 pm
You should see the amount of DisLestia fics we get...

... ... most of them are clop.  Cue approximately 25 pre-readers and four blogponies all facehoofing and going "Sun and Moon, not again..."

And I read them.



....I'm a horrible person. D:

Would you feel better if we sent you... TO THE MOOOOOOOOOOONA?!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 11, 2012, 09:04:35 pm
Seriously though, any of you have fic ideas you want to run by me, toss them at me.  Consider this the FSTDT Ponychan thread, if you will.

Is it bad that I see this as a challenge to think up the most fucked up MLP: FIM related idea for a fan fic???
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on January 11, 2012, 09:18:35 pm
You should see the amount of DisLestia fics we get...

... ... most of them are clop.  Cue approximately 25 pre-readers and four blogponies all facehoofing and going "Sun and Moon, not again..."

And I read them.



....I'm a horrible person. D:

Would you feel better if we sent you... TO THE MOOOOOOOOOOONA?!

But I don't like bananas!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 11, 2012, 11:27:44 pm
Seriously though, any of you have fic ideas you want to run by me, toss them at me.  Consider this the FSTDT Ponychan thread, if you will.

Is it bad that I see this as a challenge to think up the most fucked up MLP: FIM related idea for a fan fic???

You're talking to somepony that's read both 'Cupcakes' and 'Rainbow Factory', and routinely watched Ask Pinkamena when it was up, reads Ask Lil Miss Rarity, and is acquainted pleasantly with Slugbox and John Joseco.

Come at me, colt. :3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 11, 2012, 11:43:06 pm
Challenge accepted...now I have to brainstorm.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on January 12, 2012, 08:56:35 pm
Seriously though, any of you have fic ideas you want to run by me, toss them at me.  Consider this the FSTDT Ponychan thread, if you will.

Is it bad that I see this as a challenge to think up the most fucked up MLP: FIM related idea for a fan fic???

You're talking to somepony that's read both 'Cupcakes' and 'Rainbow Factory', and routinely watched Ask Pinkamena when it was up, reads Ask Lil Miss Rarity, and is acquainted pleasantly with Slugbox and John Joseco.

Come at me, colt. :3

You forgot "Sweet Apple Massacre." ;)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 12, 2012, 09:24:24 pm
Seriously though, any of you have fic ideas you want to run by me, toss them at me.  Consider this the FSTDT Ponychan thread, if you will.

Is it bad that I see this as a challenge to think up the most fucked up MLP: FIM related idea for a fan fic???

You're talking to somepony that's read both 'Cupcakes' and 'Rainbow Factory', and routinely watched Ask Pinkamena when it was up, reads Ask Lil Miss Rarity, and is acquainted pleasantly with Slugbox and John Joseco.

Come at me, colt. :3

You forgot "Sweet Apple Massacre." ;)

I WILL BEAT YOU TO DEATH WITH YOUR OWN USERNAME IF YOU MENTION THAT AGAIN.

(Yes, I'm joking.)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 12, 2012, 11:29:49 pm
Sweet Apple Massacre is the worst fan fic ever...and this is coming someone who enjoys grimdark fics for the most part. That fanfic is so wrong on so many levels.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Iczerfour on January 13, 2012, 02:12:43 am
(http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/TailsKitsune/MLP/132095923789.gif)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 13, 2012, 02:51:31 am
We have that cannon on the roof of the Equestria Daily offices.  We like to call it 'Big Bertha'.

*sighs and loads up another stack of bad fic to fire* Sorry Princess Luna!

*BOOM!*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 14, 2012, 12:43:41 am
Don't forget to catch the new episode tomorrow, everypony! ^_^
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on January 14, 2012, 12:48:15 am
Like you have to remind me. Especially when it's a Pinkie Pie episode~  =3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 14, 2012, 11:36:11 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY4whBm3Elg

Glorious 480p!

I must say, those babies are gifted.  Probably even more gifted than any of the mane 6. O_o
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on January 14, 2012, 02:13:21 pm
Since I don't have a tv, I don't get the hoopla surrounding this show and I used to like the Powerpuff Girls and Dexter's Lab as well as Cow and Chicken. But this new MLP show? I just can't seem to get into the thing.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on January 14, 2012, 02:17:54 pm
Every episode is on youtube.

I think it is as good as if not better than PPG (the creator worked on that show) and better than many new shows today.

I really like how episodes are 22 minutes instead of 11.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 14, 2012, 02:57:28 pm
Did anyone else get creeped out when they invoked the Horror atmosphere?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 14, 2012, 04:49:29 pm
Did anyone else get creeped out when they invoked the Horror atmosphere?

Yeah, in a "Fuck yeah this show is awesome!" kind of way.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Normandy on January 14, 2012, 05:54:07 pm
I really need to get back to watching this show.  I watched all of the first season and loved it, but now I've only seen a few episodes of the second season.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 14, 2012, 06:15:49 pm
The person who came up with this idea totally deserves a raise.

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/01/spike-year-of-dragon-marathon-on-hub.html
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on January 14, 2012, 06:43:41 pm
When Mr Cake was explaining how two Earth Ponies could end up with a pegasus and a unicorn as children, and then finished with "....That makes sense, right??" I think I almost chocked on my drink, hooray for sneaking in naughty jokes!  ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 14, 2012, 06:48:43 pm
When Mr Cake was explaining how two Earth Ponies could end up with a pegasus and a unicorn as children, and then finished with "....That makes sense, right??" I think I almost chocked on my drink, hooray for sneaking in naughty jokes!  ;D

The nervous look just sells it, doesn't it? XD
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on January 14, 2012, 07:54:15 pm
Am I the only one that was concerned about the drop side crib (http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/28/dangerous-drop-side-cribs-no-longer-for-sale/) the Cakes were using?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 14, 2012, 09:37:40 pm
When Mr Cake was explaining how two Earth Ponies could end up with a pegasus and a unicorn as children, and then finished with "....That makes sense, right??" I think I almost chocked on my drink, hooray for sneaking in naughty jokes!  ;D

Brace for Pony genetic theory vs Mrs. Cake is a cheating whore memes/fan art/fan fics. ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on January 14, 2012, 09:49:57 pm
I saw this one punnett square chart which had the genes for unicorn, pegasus, and earth work in a rock-paper scissors way.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 14, 2012, 10:05:53 pm
I saw that one too. BTW: I belong to the camp of bronies that believe that Fluttershy has some Earth pony in her.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Thejebusfire on January 14, 2012, 11:16:05 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxt5a5aQtv1r33veco1_500.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 15, 2012, 12:55:28 am
Did anyone else get creeped out when they invoked the Horror atmosphere?

Yeah, in a "Fuck yeah this show is awesome!" kind of way.

Exactly :D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on January 15, 2012, 02:30:10 am
I saw that one too. BTW: I belong to the camp of bronies that believe that Fluttershy has some Earth pony in her.

Sounds pretty reasonable. I'm sure the other characters have different blood in them. It's pretty much inevitable.

I was going to make a fic where an earth pony and a pegasus pony have a child with one wing, but I guess that's been tossed  :P.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 15, 2012, 03:32:50 am
I saw that one too. BTW: I belong to the camp of bronies that believe that Fluttershy has some Earth pony in her.

Sounds pretty reasonable. I'm sure the other characters have different blood in them. It's pretty much inevitable.

I was going to make a fic where an earth pony and a pegasus pony have a child with one wing, but I guess that's been tossed  :P.

If you can justify it in the story with enough to back up WHY? Odds are good we'd take it simply for the sheer uniqueness of it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on January 15, 2012, 08:56:42 am
When Mr Cake was explaining how two Earth Ponies could end up with a pegasus and a unicorn as children, and then finished with "....That makes sense, right??" I think I almost chocked on my drink, hooray for sneaking in naughty jokes!  ;D

...I didn't even catch that.  I assumed that wings and horns were recessive, like redheads.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 15, 2012, 12:59:19 pm
Well, that's the general explanation, is recessive genes...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 15, 2012, 01:48:21 pm
I saw that one too. BTW: I belong to the camp of bronies that believe that Fluttershy has some Earth pony in her.

Yeah, as conversation seems to be suggesting, this would make an awesome fanfic idea, that's even now backed up by canon, but only if we take the Cakes info at face value.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 15, 2012, 02:17:41 pm
I'm still waiting for my Canterlot episode that's nothing but Celestia, Luna and the Royal Guards.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 15, 2012, 02:50:30 pm
I'm still waiting for my Canterlot episode that's nothing but Celestia, Luna and the Royal Guards.

"Dear me.  I learned the true values of sisterly love today, as well as how to balance responsibility and compassion......."
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 15, 2012, 02:54:26 pm
More like 'Dear Twilight'... heehee.

P.S., remind me to give Luna's Royal Guards all a pay raise.  They're lovely company when she's busy and I have insomnia.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 15, 2012, 03:27:15 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzozSSGETJo

Part of me doesn't want to deride these people merely because of their age, but another part is saying, "Pfft, teenagers.  What the fuck do they know anyway?"  There's like one kid who's a brony, at least.  The rest of them range from somewhat cool to just plain annoying douches who've been shaped by all that stupid narrow minded boy/girl segregation shit their whole life.

I do like the one line about the girl who mentions that nobody gets in her face for liking Buzz Lightyear.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on January 15, 2012, 03:29:56 pm
I saw that one too. BTW: I belong to the camp of bronies that believe that Fluttershy has some Earth pony in her.

Sounds pretty reasonable. I'm sure the other characters have different blood in them. It's pretty much inevitable.

I was going to make a fic where an earth pony and a pegasus pony have a child with one wing, but I guess that's been tossed  :P.

If you can justify it in the story with enough to back up WHY? Odds are good we'd take it simply for the sheer uniqueness of it.

"It's magic"

Or incomplete dominance.

Another option I was thinking was to give it archaeopteryx-like wings

Although it's possible that the genes for horns and wins are polygenic, like albinism in mice.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 15, 2012, 04:58:35 pm
Let's all sing Pinkie Pie's "Piggy song"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqgG50Z4AK4

I LOVE YOU, PINKIE PIE!!! ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 15, 2012, 05:02:45 pm
I saw that one too. BTW: I belong to the camp of bronies that believe that Fluttershy has some Earth pony in her.

Sounds pretty reasonable. I'm sure the other characters have different blood in them. It's pretty much inevitable.

I was going to make a fic where an earth pony and a pegasus pony have a child with one wing, but I guess that's been tossed  :P.

If you can justify it in the story with enough to back up WHY? Odds are good we'd take it simply for the sheer uniqueness of it.

"It's magic"

Or incomplete dominance.

Another option I was thinking was to give it archaeopteryx-like wings

Although it's possible that the genes for horns and wins are polygenic, like albinism in mice.

gotta give us more than 'it's magic'... 'it's magic' is getting to be a half-flanked hoofwave for "I haven't thought through the details enough to back it up to the reader"
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on January 15, 2012, 05:13:03 pm
Let's all sing Pinkie Pie's "Piggy song"

I LOVE YOU, PINKIE PIE!!! ;D

Love the disembodied backup vocals on the Oinks! :D

I think the Oinks come off far cuter to me than they should, too.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on January 15, 2012, 06:19:02 pm
Let's all sing Pinkie Pie's "Piggy song"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqgG50Z4AK4

I LOVE YOU, PINKIE PIE!!! ;D

Pinkie Pie is always best pony.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 16, 2012, 03:17:30 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2G8THABv_g

She's sexy and talented. <3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAdFoVKMyqg

Scootaloo really needs her own episode.  :(
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Da Rat Bastid on January 16, 2012, 09:12:45 am
I saw that one too. BTW: I belong to the camp of bronies that believe that Fluttershy has some Earth pony in her.

Sounds pretty reasonable. I'm sure the other characters have different blood in them. It's pretty much inevitable.

I was going to make a fic where an earth pony and a pegasus pony have a child with one wing, but I guess that's been tossed  :P.

Oh, come on now. *rolls eyes* Since when would a one-winged character have a snowball's chance of gaining any popularity whatsoever? :P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on January 16, 2012, 10:19:35 am
*Cough* I actually kinda like this show. Pinkie Pie is pretty bloody cool. But I'm still at the start of season 2.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 16, 2012, 02:49:25 pm
Andrea Libman (Pinkie and Fluttershy in the show) is cute and adorable in person, too, but make her upset and you will quickly understand how Flutterrage came to be.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: deadpandoubter on January 16, 2012, 02:56:58 pm
When Mr Cake was explaining how two Earth Ponies could end up with a pegasus and a unicorn as children, and then finished with "....That makes sense, right??" I think I almost chocked on my drink, hooray for sneaking in naughty jokes!  ;D

...I didn't even catch that.  I assumed that wings and horns were recessive, like redheads.

Pumpkin Cake looks like Mr. Cake, so I'm guessing he was just worried all that swinging he and Mrs. Cake had done had resulted in not-his-babbies.

Which Pound might still be, depending on whether dark manes and eyes are dominant or recessive in this world's biology. Pumpkin looks like her Daddy, though, albeit with blue eyes.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 16, 2012, 07:56:27 pm
Scootaloo really needs her own episode.  :(

I was just thinking that the other day, Scootaloo does need her own episode, it's not fair that Apple bloom & Sweetie Belle get all the air time.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Iczerfour on January 16, 2012, 10:53:40 pm
Scootaloo really needs her own episode.  :(

I was just thinking that the other day, Scootaloo does need her own episode, it's not fair that Apple bloom & Sweetie Belle get all the air time.

I agree Scootaloo needs an Episode..


Luna also needs more episodes.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on January 17, 2012, 10:18:43 am
Hey, I'm still waiting for a full-on Fluttershy episode this season.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Askold on January 18, 2012, 10:10:25 am
I actually watched some episodes of MLP a while back. (First season and a bit into the second...) and the show is ok but then I just lost my interest in it.

Anyway while ago I spotted a thread about MLP on another forum (which is mostly dedicated to historical re-enactment and armour making) so curiously I went to take a look if bronies had infiltrated that site as well. The thread began with some guys complaining about the show and the men watching it. Apparently bronies are a symptom of the "emasculation" and "pussification" of the male gender... That and closet gays.

Anyway lots of whining about the whole "emasculation" thing and few sensible comments before a total derailment but it did have a few funny comments:

"Breaking down in the face of the experience of enduring the horrors of war and breaking down while watching My Little Pony are two entirely fucking different things my friend."

The most vocal opponent of MLP declares that he likes Phineas and Ferb.

"It's gotten much, MUCh worse recently. ANd yeah, it does vary from school to school. But I just watched a friends kid VERY NEARLY end up a sex offender (he's 11) cause he slipped while playing tag in gym class and snapped a girls waistband. Yeah. That's it." This is a lie right? I mean it can't be real can it?

When a brony does appear and says that he is also a former cop and a SWAT member (and dresses up like a medieval warrior for battles) the response is:
"They're talking about prostrate cancer now girly man."

and a link to:
http://www.sporcle.com/games/Piste/my-little-pony-or-pornstar
Some of those names are suprisingly similar.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 18, 2012, 05:44:46 pm
*makes a note that he does fencing, and is trained in longsword, bow, crossbow, and happens to be a siege weapon geek, mainly catapult and trebuchet*

What's that about not being manly?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 18, 2012, 06:27:07 pm
*makes a note that he does fencing, and is trained in longsword, bow, crossbow, and happens to be a siege weapon geek, mainly catapult and trebuchet*

What's that about not being manly?

Some people are scared to watch it for the same reason they buy expensive sports cars and all that crap.  They're compensating for their tiny penis.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 19, 2012, 01:50:30 am
*makes a note that he does fencing, and is trained in longsword, bow, crossbow, and happens to be a siege weapon geek, mainly catapult and trebuchet*

What's that about not being manly?

Some people are scared to watch it for the same reason they buy expensive sports cars and all that crap.  They're compensating for their tiny penis.

Bits to Pinkie's Devilishly Delicious Donuts, they'll stop complaining after AJ's episodes :3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 19, 2012, 01:58:07 am
Guess what guys?  I made my first every brony meme.  Technically it's philosiraptor, but it's pony related...

http://cheezburger.com/lisamariefan/lolz/View/5712814592

Hell, I made an account over there specifically to do this.  Yeah, the brony vote page doesn't have it up yet, so you guys are kinda getting an early look. XD

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/1/18/1666f0fc-5ff2-4bd5-906c-256fd4217683.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on January 19, 2012, 03:46:13 pm
Cowboys don't ride puny ponies! They ride horses! Big, manly horses with 2 feet long *#@!&!

On topic, who wants to see hippocampi on this show?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on January 19, 2012, 05:03:00 pm
Are you saying we should call on the sea ponies?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p45XUXM-TAk
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on January 19, 2012, 05:50:45 pm
Are you saying we should call on the sea ponies?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p45XUXM-TAk

What in Celestia's name is this shit?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on January 19, 2012, 06:19:51 pm
The original, Generation 1, My Little Pony.

The orange pony is the original Applejack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NUgUu2_gBc

Once it has been seen, it cannot be unseen!  ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 19, 2012, 06:41:27 pm
Isn't Applejack the silly pony?

Oh, and if I didn't need to go to class soon, I'd totally watch that clip.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on January 19, 2012, 07:42:51 pm
Isn't Applejack the silly pony?
Very silly. :)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on January 19, 2012, 09:09:16 pm
I just saw Midnight Castle, which inspired a few characters from this show. I totally think they should have Tirek as a villain.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 19, 2012, 10:13:00 pm
Ah, memories... I grew up with this.  Good times.

And they can't use Tirek.  Copyright issues.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on January 19, 2012, 10:19:56 pm
From what I heard a lot of characters were copyrighted.

Still, they could just make a parody or homage character and call it that.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 19, 2012, 10:46:03 pm
Ah, memories... I grew up with this.  Good times.

Ditto...I still have my ponies from when I was a wee little girl. :D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 20, 2012, 12:45:04 am
From what I heard a lot of characters were copyrighted.

Still, they could just make a parody or homage character and call it that.

Unfortunately, I don't think they CAN, according to Faust (so I've heard) and Thiessen (at BroNYcon September).  It edges too close in terms of characterization to qualify as fair use or even an homage.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on January 20, 2012, 04:01:46 am
Are you saying we should call on the sea ponies?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p45XUXM-TAk

I will smite you for this... Maybe...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Askold on January 20, 2012, 06:17:26 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCP9Jn2Q0cQ

AAAAGH! Death and fire from the sky! Run for your lives because death has come! Hiding is useless for they will find you with their huge and adorable eyes! And then they eat you.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on January 20, 2012, 06:43:50 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCP9Jn2Q0cQ

AAAAGH! Death and fire from the sky! Run for your lives because death has come! Hiding is useless for they will find you with their huge and adorable eyes! And then they eat you.

I had to watch it a second time, because I was too busy laughing too hard the first time.

Yay~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on January 20, 2012, 08:56:53 am
That is hilarious. It's even funnier because it is Fluttershy.

(http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2011/12/4/8dd484a9-28ce-4dd0-bf24-f0eaecf9c3a4.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: kefkaownsall on January 20, 2012, 10:10:02 am
i do wonder if Applejack overreacted or not
Sounds like she did
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on January 20, 2012, 10:17:50 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCP9Jn2Q0cQ

AAAAGH! Death and fire from the sky! Run for your lives because death has come! Hiding is useless for they will find you with their huge and adorable eyes! And then they eat you.

I had to watch it a second time, because I was too busy laughing too hard the first time.

Yay~
Am I the only one that thought actually playing that could make Fluttershy the scariest thing out there. I mean the constant “yay”s alone would haunt my dreams. Almost ranks up there with the Miniblins’ “Dek dek dek” from Wind Waker.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 20, 2012, 10:37:18 am
So while others have popped up both in the featured and the vote page, my philosiraptor just sits there, not getting any other exposure than the limited exposure it can get here and in a small FB group.  *sigh*  I would share it other ways, but I'd really appreciate it if they didn't just totally ignore it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on January 20, 2012, 11:02:09 am
Sorry, B-Man, but I have no idea what it takes to actually get on the vote page.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 20, 2012, 06:07:05 pm
Okay, so I have a question.  I can understand Memebase going all spoiler on our asses, but why did EqD post a picture of Pinkie that's apparently a spoiler for this Saturday with this whole "I Love Lucy" tribute thingy?

Grr.  Fuck spoilers. D:<
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 20, 2012, 06:17:18 pm
B:  This ISN'T the first spoiler we've posted.  Seth DOES warn that hey, spoilers for the episode, don't watch the linked vids if you don't WANT the spoiler.

*sighs and facehooves*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 20, 2012, 06:18:08 pm
B:  This ISN'T the first spoiler we've posted.  Seth DOES warn that hey, spoilers for the episode, don't watch the linked vids if you don't WANT the spoiler.

*sighs and facehooves*

I avoid stuff that's clearly marked, but this was in the goddamn DRAWFRIEND for today.  It wasn't linked, either.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 20, 2012, 06:24:54 pm
Okay, that's unavoidable, and yes, potentially sucky.  However, Seth tends to put warnings on the Drawfriends for right AFTER an episode's aired.  Beforehoof? can't do anything about it.  I asked him about this a couple weeks ago, and he said there's so much art out there that he picks most of it purely at random (save for anything Trixie... the boy's hopeless, sometimes)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 21, 2012, 10:33:56 am
...and the fandom rejoiced shat themselves.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on January 21, 2012, 10:40:08 am
Oh my little pony god, that was the best episode in a while, let me tell you~

Pinkie Pie was in rare form, which is always awesome. And even better? EVEN BETTER?

Holy crap, not only was Derpy referred to by name, but she had lines. Lines, you guys. LINES. Lines and character. Holy crap.

Oh, and I guess Applejack was in this episode too~  =3


(No, but seriously, I almost never stopped laughing the entire episode. I love this episode. I would buy a ring and propose to this episode, but it would probably turn me down because I bought a Star Sapphire ring at the comic shop instead of a real ring. The Star Sapphires are the corps of love, come on. It's totally symbolic. =< And this episode is going to be on the DVD? Holy crap, is February over yet??)

In conclusion, I love everything~  This episode wins first place. Ding!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 21, 2012, 11:09:32 am
THEY GAVE DERPY LINES......
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/imagesCAE56XTD.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 21, 2012, 12:01:51 pm
While the fandom may be broken on the voice, I think it was cute.  I also got the chance to warm up to it even more/again thanks to YT. <3

Pinkie sounded half-demonic by the way when AJ "broke" her promise.  Now there's a topic for MLF: FiH> >_>
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on January 21, 2012, 03:14:47 pm
Ah, memories... I grew up with this.  Good times.

Ditto...I still have my ponies from when I was a wee little girl. :D

Had to get rid of Bride Pony, Baby Whirly Twirl, and teh Remco unicorn knockoff, but I will never ever get rid of Skydancer.  Recently restyled her mane and tail to look like Fluttershy's. :3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 21, 2012, 03:45:02 pm
So I'm working on a shipping fanfic that involves Pinkie Pie and Rarity, and takes place right after the end of today's episode.  The only thing is, a part of me wants to turn this into clopfiction, while another part of me wants to keep it clean enough to be able to be posted onto EqD.  Is it possible to take a third option, wherein I have two different versions, or even an "alternate ending" that turns into clopfiction or something?  I...uh...I'd like some advice.

Oh, and I was hoping maybe I could find someone to help edit my story/stories.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 21, 2012, 03:55:56 pm
So I'm working on a shipping fanfic that involves Pinkie Pie and Rarity, and takes place right after the end of today's episode.  The only thing is, a part of me wants to turn this into clopfiction, while another part of me wants to keep it clean enough to be able to be posted onto EqD.  Is it possible to take a third option, wherein I have two different versions, or even an "alternate ending" that turns into clopfiction or something?  I...uh...I'd like some advice.

Oh, and I was hoping maybe I could find someone to help edit my story/stories.

My best advice is to write both versions, and offer one to EqD, and the other to post on FIM Fiction/clopsort.  It makes things easier on us pre-readers.

As for editing, hit up Ponychan and ask anypony there for an assist.  We pre-readers don't usually offer editing services (I'm already doing so for two other writers, myself), but Ponychan's pretty good about help.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 21, 2012, 04:14:32 pm
Well, I'm working on the clean version now, and it involves them going to Appleloosa right now before nightfall hits.  I'm almost tempted to make the cloppy version occur between the ponies kissing and between Pinkie waking up from a nice little slumber to go to Appleloosa.  Also, I'm just saying "sure, why not" with the town being on the horizon, because I don't think spending the night in the desert alone is a good idea.

I dunno.  Details clearly aren't done, but we'll see how things go.  I'm honestly hoping for this to be a one parter, because 3000 words minimum just sounds insane to me.  I dunno.  We'll see how things develop.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 21, 2012, 05:04:02 pm
The best fics are the ones where you don't realize there IS a clop version, and it doesn't detract from the main body of the work by having the clop not included.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 21, 2012, 05:26:37 pm
The best fics are the ones where you don't realize there IS a clop version, and it doesn't detract from the main body of the work by having the clop not included.

Fair enough.  I now have a question.  According to submission guidelines, the story should be at least 2500 words.  I've hit what could easily be a conclusion at 1300 or so.  So I have two questions.

1.  How strict is the minimum word requirement?  I mean, I can add to my story and do my best to not make it suck, but I'd practically have to double it, and I'm not in the business of making things unnecessarily wordy just to pad my story's length.

2.  Would a one part story be able to include a kind of self-contained epilogue if I though I had reached a conclusion early?  I suppose it could, but unless I change up the last bit, I can't see any way to really do this without a time skip from...maybe the next morning when they finally are able to get a train back to Ponyville, or when they actually arrive.  I suppose if I were a more experienced writer, I'd be able to figure out what to do for myself without asking.  Also, I suppose typing here is a way for me to turn options over in my head for how to continue/extend this story without the quality suffering.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 21, 2012, 05:54:49 pm
The best fics are the ones where you don't realize there IS a clop version, and it doesn't detract from the main body of the work by having the clop not included.

Fair enough.  I now have a question.  According to submission guidelines, the story should be at least 2500 words.  I've hit what could easily be a conclusion at 1300 or so.  So I have two questions.

1.  How strict is the minimum word requirement?  I mean, I can add to my story and do my best to not make it suck, but I'd practically have to double it, and I'm not in the business of making things unnecessarily wordy just to pad my story's length.

2.  Would a one part story be able to include a kind of self-contained epilogue if I though I had reached a conclusion early?  I suppose it could, but unless I change up the last bit, I can't see any way to really do this without a time skip from...maybe the next morning when they finally are able to get a train back to Ponyville, or when they actually arrive.  I suppose if I were a more experienced writer, I'd be able to figure out what to do for myself without asking.  Also, I suppose typing here is a way for me to turn options over in my head for how to continue/extend this story without the quality suffering.

To your first, the fic has to be MIND-BLOWINGLY good to be under the word count, especially that far.  If it's that low, odds are good we'll tell you to post it to FIM Fiction or something.  Equestria Daily is a double-edged sword with our requirements.  The reason we have such a high minimum word count is because any fic that meets that mark is generally pretty damned good (though we've had exceptions...) and to try and keep the flood of fic down (which doesn't help, surprisingly).

The second... you can have the epilogue, and it might add several hundred words to your word count, but admittedly, it wouldn't hurt either way.

Anything else? :3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 21, 2012, 06:16:57 pm
The best fics are the ones where you don't realize there IS a clop version, and it doesn't detract from the main body of the work by having the clop not included.

Fair enough.  I now have a question.  According to submission guidelines, the story should be at least 2500 words.  I've hit what could easily be a conclusion at 1300 or so.  So I have two questions.

1.  How strict is the minimum word requirement?  I mean, I can add to my story and do my best to not make it suck, but I'd practically have to double it, and I'm not in the business of making things unnecessarily wordy just to pad my story's length.

2.  Would a one part story be able to include a kind of self-contained epilogue if I though I had reached a conclusion early?  I suppose it could, but unless I change up the last bit, I can't see any way to really do this without a time skip from...maybe the next morning when they finally are able to get a train back to Ponyville, or when they actually arrive.  I suppose if I were a more experienced writer, I'd be able to figure out what to do for myself without asking.  Also, I suppose typing here is a way for me to turn options over in my head for how to continue/extend this story without the quality suffering.

To your first, the fic has to be MIND-BLOWINGLY good to be under the word count, especially that far.  If it's that low, odds are good we'll tell you to post it to FIM Fiction or something.  Equestria Daily is a double-edged sword with our requirements.  The reason we have such a high minimum word count is because any fic that meets that mark is generally pretty damned good (though we've had exceptions...) and to try and keep the flood of fic down (which doesn't help, surprisingly).

The second... you can have the epilogue, and it might add several hundred words to your word count, but admittedly, it wouldn't hurt either way.

Anything else? :3

I don't think so at the moment.  I was kinda going to end it with them heading to Appleloosta with a bit about sending a lesson to Princess Celestia about what they learned, but I decided to go on to them seeing Braeburn and getting a room for the night, followed by the getting up in the morning so that the can return to Ponyville.  I might even have some interaction with the main cast when they get back.  Hell, I might have one or both of them write a letter to Princess Celestia at the very end.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 21, 2012, 06:24:36 pm
A., it's Appleoosa.  B., I'm going to want to read this.  Odds are good something will pop up that I'll need to check over.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 21, 2012, 06:34:12 pm
Right.  Also, I'm half considering, now that I'm up to a point...

...I'm half considering making Pinkie's father homophobic.  Like, they're spending the morning after breakfast together, waiting for the train back to Ponyville to arrive, and Pinkie's still a bit unsure about things.  She wants to know how Rarity thinks the rest of their friends will react, and deep inside she's feeling slightly guilty about her feelings for Rarity as she [possibly] had a dream about her father disowning her for it.  I mean, I haven't even written a dream out, but maybe I could script one in here, or at least a bit where Pinkie talks about her dream and about her dad.

Edit:  I did go briefly into the subject, but I didn't dwell on it.  I'm about to write the very last part where they get onto the train and go back to Ponyville.  I probably will skip most if not all of the train trip and will have them meeting their friends again, who will understandably be a bit relieved to see their friends back safe and sound.

Well, I have it at 2436.  I know the minimum is "2500 words," but that's pretty damned close.  I mean, I'm sure it'll need some refining maybe here and there, and some words may be cut out and some added to make it flow better beyond other corrections.  What do you think?  Should I send it off to the fires of editors?

Update:  I've submitted it to an editor from my state's brony group.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 21, 2012, 07:51:23 pm
Pinkie's dad as a homophobe has been done to death.  I'd suggest an alternate characterization than that.

2436 words? we're willing to let that slide, if it's good enough.  good on you for submitting it to an editor.  I'd like to see it when you get it back.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 21, 2012, 07:55:43 pm
Pinkie's dad as a homophobe has been done to death.  I'd suggest an alternate characterization than that.

2436 words? we're willing to let that slide, if it's good enough.  good on you for submitting it to an editor.  I'd like to see it when you get it back.

Well, I could make Pinkie's dad dead, but then I'd be cutting out a chunk of dialog and finding something for the hole.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 21, 2012, 07:58:55 pm
From what I heard a lot of characters were copyrighted.

Still, they could just make a parody or homage character and call it that.

Unfortunately, I don't think they CAN, according to Faust (so I've heard) and Thiessen (at BroNYcon September).  It edges too close in terms of characterization to qualify as fair use or even an homage.

Most of the characters are copyrighted, but I do think they could make something Tirek-ish(which would be SWEET, because Tirek was a hardcore demon/baphomet of a villian). BTW, is it wrong that an awesome shipping fic idea just popped in my head, pairing Tirek and Celestia??
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on January 21, 2012, 08:01:43 pm
Okay time to watch the new episode, I hope this'll be a good'un....

Oh, hello Rainbow Dash, wait did she just...

OH GOD SHE JUST DERPY OH MY GOD IT'S DERPY AAAAAAAAAAAA
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: affirmedatheist on January 21, 2012, 08:42:07 pm
Episode? OMG..

Never, EVER, break a Pinkie Promise if you value your life.

Also, lol at Pinkie/Rarity ending. Bwahahaha... Poor Rarity. ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on January 21, 2012, 08:44:25 pm
For the record, I prefer "cherrychanga".
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 21, 2012, 10:15:02 pm
B:  You may have to.

Nick:  There's already the Discordlestia and Discordpie ships out there.  They've been around since the season 2 two-parter.

Dakota:  Dat plot!

Affirmed:  Rarity failed the trust fall.

Tai:  Here you go.  Whiteout made them right after the episode.  It's apparently DELICIOUS!  http://askwhiteoutpony.tumblr.com/post/16235535421/so-pinkie-inspired-me-and-i-made
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 21, 2012, 11:31:36 pm
I'm well aware of Discord shipping fics, I've read most of them.  ;D
I just thought shipping between badass villian from G1 with the princess goddess from G4 would be an awesome idea, especially if there is some sort demon spawn that is the end result of it.

Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 21, 2012, 11:38:24 pm
I'm well aware of Discord shipping fics, I've read most of them.  ;D
I just thought shipping between badass villian from G1 with the princess goddess from G4 would be an awesome idea, especially if there is some sort demon spawn that is the end result of it.

I get the feeling Discord would look at Tirek and go "Bitch, PLEASE"
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 22, 2012, 12:34:33 am
I'm well aware of Discord shipping fics, I've read most of them.  ;D
I just thought shipping between badass villian from G1 with the princess goddess from G4 would be an awesome idea, especially if there is some sort demon spawn that is the end result of it.

I get the feeling Discord would look at Tirek and go "Bitch, PLEASE"

Now that would be a great idea for a fan fic... face off between Tirek and Discord.
MLP VILLIAN FIGHT!!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 22, 2012, 04:04:05 pm
So because there's a fanfic thread, I may...post the link there, here, or in both spots when my story makes it through the fires of editorship and prereadership.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on January 22, 2012, 06:20:15 pm
For the record, I prefer "cherrychanga".

CHIMICHERRYCHANGAAAAAA!!!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yla on January 22, 2012, 07:42:43 pm
I just finally came to the end of Fallout Equestria, after I've spent a lot of time in the last week on it. I... I think I have something in my eye... (The fates of the Mane cast+Princesses... Sniffle.)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 22, 2012, 09:59:21 pm
Kkat and Fo:E can both burn as far as we pre-readers are concerned.  We're regretting ever allowing that to go up in the first place.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 23, 2012, 12:59:28 am
So I'm getting real time feedback as we speak.

Update:  The story has made one entire pass through an editor, and several good changes have occurred.  Tomorrow, another pass will occur.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 23, 2012, 02:29:13 am
Requesting you e-mail it to me after that edit pass, B.  You have me intrigued, which doesn't happen often.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 23, 2012, 02:49:26 am
Requesting you e-mail it to me after that edit pass, B.  You have me intrigued, which doesn't happen often.

I take it you mean after the second pass.  Yeah.  I can do that. :D

While we're on the topic, how common is Raripie, anyway?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yla on January 23, 2012, 10:38:31 am
Kkat and Fo:E can both burn as far as we pre-readers are concerned.  We're regretting ever allowing that to go up in the first place.
Curious Inquiry: May I ask why?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 23, 2012, 02:27:06 pm
B:  Raripie? It ain't.  That's a VERY uncommon ship, and I think we've seen it all of twice since I became a pre-reader and EqD STARTED.  I'm interested... again.

Yla:  Mostly for the fact that Kkat flaunted our 'no clop' rules after we okayed Fo:E to go up initially, since we didn't check followup chapters at the time we allowed it to go up.  Chapter 20.5 explicitly mentions double-ended dildos and orgasms.  When we called her on it in the comments, her fanbase basically responded with "HOW DARE YOU TELL HER SHE'S WRONG!"

Throw in that she's followed other authors to their FA journals where they're mocking a plothole or a character and she rages on them and says not to contact her ever again (when she... doesn't watch anypony on FA... so she has to either check the author's page, or be told about it by one of her toadies...); she recently said in a journal of her own that anypony that hates Fo:E is the same as somepony that hates chocolate; she's told us pre-readers that she could do our jobs (all ~30 of us) better than we could... We Don't Like Her.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 23, 2012, 02:30:44 pm
Can't you take down the less than lawful chapters?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 23, 2012, 02:42:58 pm
If we do, Zach, the Fo:E fanbase will inundate Sethisto's e-mail with fanwank so massive it might make his account explode.  He already gets something on the order of 200 a day.  We've all but blacklisted Kkat from ever posting again, since she's seen fit to throw our simple rules in our collective face.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yla on January 23, 2012, 03:50:49 pm
Wow.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 23, 2012, 06:59:13 pm
So I just axed the homophobia part in favor of Pinkie Pie having doubts about being worthy of Rarity's love.  Rarity then basically reveals that if fate hadn't stepped in to solidify her fashionista career, she was considering becoming a chef, and as such, she envies Pinkie somewhat.  She still loves her fashonista business, but she has a "what could have been" feeling about her path in life.

In short, she talks about how amazing she thinks Pinkie is for being able to do something she once considered.  Yeah, my explanation may sound a bit muddy.  I know.  I just wanted to let you guys know what I tried changing things to.

I'm getting another editor to read through it right now. :D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 23, 2012, 07:17:31 pm
So I just axed the homophobia part in favor of Pinkie Pie having doubts about being worthy of Rarity's love.  Rarity then basically reveals that if fate hadn't stepped in to solidify her fashionista career, she was considering becoming a chef, and as such, she envies Pinkie somewhat.  She still loves her fashonista business, but she has a "what could have been" feeling about her path in life.

In short, she talks about how amazing she thinks Pinkie is for being able to do something she once considered.  Yeah, my explanation may sound a bit muddy.  I know.  I just wanted to let you guys know what I tried changing things to.

I'm getting another editor to read through it right now. :D

Now THAT sounds like a good read, B.  That's what we like to see from authors, rather than "Fix A, B, and C, and it's good to go" and then never hearing from them again.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 23, 2012, 07:36:36 pm
So I just axed the homophobia part in favor of Pinkie Pie having doubts about being worthy of Rarity's love.  Rarity then basically reveals that if fate hadn't stepped in to solidify her fashionista career, she was considering becoming a chef, and as such, she envies Pinkie somewhat.  She still loves her fashonista business, but she has a "what could have been" feeling about her path in life.

In short, she talks about how amazing she thinks Pinkie is for being able to do something she once considered.  Yeah, my explanation may sound a bit muddy.  I know.  I just wanted to let you guys know what I tried changing things to.

I'm getting another editor to read through it right now. :D

Now THAT sounds like a good read, B.  That's what we like to see from authors, rather than "Fix A, B, and C, and it's good to go" and then never hearing from them again.

Hehe.  I used to be one of those, actually.  I have yet to go figure out my "Rarity and three Wonderbolts die because Rainbow fails the Sonic Rainboom" plot I devised way back.

Well, I do hope you like it.  There's a bit more dialog now as a result of the change, and it even pushes the story to over 2500 words. XD
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 23, 2012, 07:42:57 pm
We've gotten buckets of 'rainboom fail' fics, unfortunately... if you're not doing something different with it, we'll reject it.

And you're over 2500! that's good! Veddy good!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 23, 2012, 07:48:16 pm
We've gotten buckets of 'rainboom fail' fics, unfortunately... if you're not doing something different with it, we'll reject it.

And you're over 2500! that's good! Veddy good!

In that case, I might just scrap it.  I don't want to crowd the market.  I mean, I could read all the fics and try to find another angle, but c'mon.  Fuck that. :P

...

...then again, maybe SOME day.  Just not in the foreseeable future. :P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 23, 2012, 07:51:41 pm
Hey, don't give up on it.  You might come up with something we haven't seen, eventually.  Right now... there's at least five 'rainboom fails' fics I can think of on EqD off the top of my head.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 23, 2012, 07:58:37 pm
Hey, don't give up on it.  You might come up with something we haven't seen, eventually.  Right now... there's at least five 'rainboom fails' fics I can think of on EqD off the top of my head.

Thanks.  I suppose the mark of a writer is coming up with something fresh, whether it's an original fic idea, or a familiar fic idea written in a new and exciting direction.

Oh, and I'm thinking of changing my profile pic to what (currently) an unfinished version of the story's art (uncolored, rough sketch).  I didn't draw it, but a friend in my state's brony group did.

Hell with it.  Why not?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on January 23, 2012, 09:33:52 pm
So I just axed the homophobia part in favor of Pinkie Pie having doubts about being worthy of Rarity's love.  Rarity then basically reveals that if fate hadn't stepped in to solidify her fashionista career, she was considering becoming a chef, and as such, she envies Pinkie somewhat.  She still loves her fashonista business, but she has a "what could have been" feeling about her path in life.

In short, she talks about how amazing she thinks Pinkie is for being able to do something she once considered.  Yeah, my explanation may sound a bit muddy.  I know.  I just wanted to let you guys know what I tried changing things to.

I'm getting another editor to read through it right now. :D

That could work really well, especially with the breakfast scenes in "Sisterhooves Social" to draw from.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 23, 2012, 09:38:16 pm
So I just axed the homophobia part in favor of Pinkie Pie having doubts about being worthy of Rarity's love.  Rarity then basically reveals that if fate hadn't stepped in to solidify her fashionista career, she was considering becoming a chef, and as such, she envies Pinkie somewhat.  She still loves her fashonista business, but she has a "what could have been" feeling about her path in life.

In short, she talks about how amazing she thinks Pinkie is for being able to do something she once considered.  Yeah, my explanation may sound a bit muddy.  I know.  I just wanted to let you guys know what I tried changing things to.

I'm getting another editor to read through it right now. :D

That could work really well, especially with the breakfast scenes in "Sisterhooves Social" to draw from.

That's what I was kinda thinking, actually.  I didn't specifically reference the episode, but she does mention breakfast, and making it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on January 24, 2012, 12:10:46 am
i love how this is one of the longest topics on the entire forum~  Yay, ponies.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 24, 2012, 12:24:30 am
i love how this is one of the longest topics on the entire forum~  Yay, ponies.

Expect it to grow longer.  I...haven't made many posts in other topics on this particular board, and I think the others were in that "Heresy" thread.

I have 48 posts in this board - this will make it 49 - and this is my top posting board as a result. XD  Hell, even my activity in this board is the highest at 5.37% of my time!

P.S.  What do you think of my Raripie pic that a friend from a brony group made?  I mean, it has yet to be colored, but you can still kinda see it okay. XD
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 24, 2012, 12:32:55 am
i love how this is one of the longest topics on the entire forum~  Yay, ponies.
That's because ponies are awesome and Friendship is really Magic... ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on January 24, 2012, 12:44:39 am
i love how this is one of the longest topics on the entire forum~  Yay, ponies.
That's because ponies are awesome and Friendship is really Magic... ;D

This is entirely true.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 24, 2012, 02:23:46 am
So my fic went through a second edit session, and even further changes were made.  I'm gonna review the unresolved comments and mark them off one by one, and then I'm ready for primetime. :)

Wow.  Getting editing advice has once again added to my word count, and in an awesomely positive way.  I now have 2673 2677 words of content.  There's only two unresolved comments right now.  One is a rewording of a brief mention of Lyra and Bon Bon, and the other is a strikethrough.  I'm done editing it, and now it's time for prereaders.

Priestling, I sent something to your e-mail.  I also have my editor reading it as more of a general reader, so he can get the whole sense of the flow, instead of getting too stuck on details.  You both can comment on stuff that interrupts the flow or raises questions and all that.

I...am going to submit it to EqD officially anyway, but I thought I'd let you know. :D

Well, actually.  Shit.  I gotta include all that meta shit anyway.  I just remembered that.  Good thing I didn't fire off the e-mail to Seth et. al. yet.

Note:  The short link wasn't working for the EqD submit staff, so it may not work for you.  That's fine.  I sent them the full link after I found this out, so you can have that along with all that other important submitter data, Priestling!  When he's trying to find prereaders, I'm sure a Raripie fic will stand out, so there's that.  Ehehehe.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 24, 2012, 01:27:24 pm
Word count's feasible, you leave the detail work to we pre-readers.

And I may bow out of pre-reading it, as I've been helping you (therefore bias), so somepony else will probably pick it up.  Shipping... probably Snarkle, Mech, Hidden... possibly Cray.  Kits won't touch it, since his OTP is Pinkiedash...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 24, 2012, 01:29:07 pm
Word count's feasible, you leave the detail work to we pre-readers.

And I may bow out of pre-reading it, as I've been helping you (therefore bias), so somepony else will probably pick it up.  Shipping... probably Snarkle, Mech, Hidden... possibly Cray.  Kits won't touch it, since his OTP is Pinkiedash...

Yeah, that's cool.  Heh.  If/when it passes snuff, you can read it just like everypony else on EqD. :D

Edit:  Oh hell yes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPbhQwjiRps
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 24, 2012, 01:51:36 pm
Straight from the pre-reader IRC, lucky pony! Siraj is yours truly, kits is one of our legendary pre-readers.

[13:37] <~Siraj> ... anypony taken a look at 'New Horizons' in the queue?
[13:40] <~Siraj> I really tried to help him... but it looks like it desperately needs a ponychan and the omnibus, doesn't it?
[13:43] <@kits[work]> i'll look real quick
[13:44] <@kits[work]> yeah
[13:44] <@kits[work]> um
[13:44] <@kits[work]> does this go into history?
[13:44] <@kits[work]> like a nice flashback?
[13:45] <~Siraj> the fic? nope
[13:45] <@kits[work]> yeah. this is pretty much not suitable as it's own story ATM
[13:46] <@kits[work]> if this was the CONCLUSION of a story line following these two through several days/episodes with some build up, it could work
[13:46] <@kits[work]> Like, show Pinkie falling for Rarity
[13:47] <@kits[work]> As it stands now, it's suddenly PinkieKisses (not a bad thing, just not EqD-able)
[13:47] <@kits[work]> the OTHER thing that couls be done
[13:48] <@kits[work]> is to flash FORWARD and make this the 'beginning of the relationship scene'
[13:48] <@kits[work]> and show their relationship in a slice-of-lifey manner
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 24, 2012, 02:02:46 pm
Straight from the pre-reader IRC, lucky pony! Siraj is yours truly, kits is one of our legendary pre-readers.

[13:37] <~Siraj> ... anypony taken a look at 'New Horizons' in the queue?
[13:40] <~Siraj> I really tried to help him... but it looks like it desperately needs a ponychan and the omnibus, doesn't it?
[13:43] <@kits[work]> i'll look real quick
[13:44] <@kits[work]> yeah
[13:44] <@kits[work]> um
[13:44] <@kits[work]> does this go into history?
[13:44] <@kits[work]> like a nice flashback?
[13:45] <~Siraj> the fic? nope
[13:45] <@kits[work]> yeah. this is pretty much not suitable as it's own story ATM
[13:46] <@kits[work]> if this was the CONCLUSION of a story line following these two through several days/episodes with some build up, it could work
[13:46] <@kits[work]> Like, show Pinkie falling for Rarity
[13:47] <@kits[work]> As it stands now, it's suddenly PinkieKisses (not a bad thing, just not EqD-able)
[13:47] <@kits[work]> the OTHER thing that couls be done
[13:48] <@kits[work]> is to flash FORWARD and make this the 'beginning of the relationship scene'
[13:48] <@kits[work]> and show their relationship in a slice-of-lifey manner

So if I'm understanding this correctly, they'd like my story to expand beyond a one part story, perhaps?  I sure the hell don't want to tear apart and rebuild what I've already written just to make this into a story that builds up or does a slice of life bit.

If I need to change the original document itself, that's fine.  I don't want to, but I'll pony up [pun totally intended] and manage.  What I'm getting from the transcript is that I need to flat out expand it, and that may require a second document.

Also, I'm curious if he actually read it.  According to Google Docs, I was the last one to actually look at it, and that was at 4:06 AM CST.  I'm not saying that reading it will automatically make him love it or change his opinion, but such a thing would be appreciated.

Also, I have a bit of a related question.  DO fanfics made my prereaders have to go through prereading, and if they do, how do you handle that.  You clearly are all familiar with each other, or mostly so, so how can you review a story without bias?  Who do the prereaders go to if they need a story preread?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 24, 2012, 02:38:17 pm
okay, in order...

1.  Yes, expand on it.  It moves too quickly, and it's what we call a 'February fic', that is "I have a crush on somepony but I can't tell them and then when I tell them it's requitted so it's all okay now".

2.  You don't HAVE to craft a second document.  We've gotten 6 and 7 K stories, all the way up to 23 K before.  A couple thousand more words might make all the difference.

3.  Kits read it, I read it, and a couple of the others took a peek.  Generally, we skim, unless the story draws us in, or we see something on the skim that makes us stop and go "wait, this needs to be fixed."

4.  As pre-readers, we DO have auto-post privileges.  Here's the funny thing though:  None of us have EVER used them.  We hold each other to a higher standard.  One of our guys went through 48 revisions of his first chapter alone, and had scrapped it twice, before it was post-worthy.  We will buck the hay out of each other's work to make damn sure it's GOOD work.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 24, 2012, 02:42:02 pm
okay, in order...

1.  Yes, expand on it.  It moves too quickly, and it's what we call a 'February fic', that is "I have a crush on somepony but I can't tell them and then when I tell them it's requitted so it's all okay now".

2.  You don't HAVE to craft a second document.  We've gotten 6 and 7 K stories, all the way up to 23 K before.  A couple thousand more words might make all the difference.

3.  Kits read it, I read it, and a couple of the others took a peek.  Generally, we skim, unless the story draws us in, or we see something on the skim that makes us stop and go "wait, this needs to be fixed."

4.  As pre-readers, we DO have auto-post privileges.  Here's the funny thing though:  None of us have EVER used them.  We hold each other to a higher standard.  One of our guys went through 48 revisions of his first chapter alone, and had scrapped it twice, before it was post-worthy.  We will buck the hay out of each other's work to make damn sure it's GOOD work.

Ah.  Thanks for the clarifications.  So as I understand it, there's nothing that inherently needs to be "fixed," save for the story being too damned abrupt?  That's what I'm getting from this whole thing.  That's cool.  Hey, nopony ever said the big ticket of EqD with the crapton of pageviews it gets daily would be easy. :P

Hell, I kinda even went over the omnibus a little last night, and it says flat out that getting onto EqD isn't easy. XD

Also, since I gave general permissions on the story, does that mean that I won't see who has opened it unless I either explicitly give them permissions or they...comment or something?  As I understand it, that would be the case that makes the most sense.

Oh yeah.  I want you to give my regards to the other prereaders.  You guys are awesome.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 24, 2012, 02:59:46 pm
Yeah, just build on what you have.  It's too short and too fast, really, that's about your only issue as it stands.

vital suggestion:  change the permissions to 'anyone that has the link'.  We've had trolls previously pop into stories and nuke 78 pages of work over the last two months while the author was asleep or away from the computer.

We don't comment on fics except when we're doing something funny amongst ourselves.  We do all our discussion in the IRC and e-mail threads.

Will do and have done.  They now have warm fuzzies.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 24, 2012, 03:06:40 pm
Yeah, just build on what you have.  It's too short and too fast, really, that's about your only issue as it stands.

vital suggestion:  change the permissions to 'anyone that has the link'.  We've had trolls previously pop into stories and nuke 78 pages of work over the last two months while the author was asleep or away from the computer.

We don't comment on fics except when we're doing something funny amongst ourselves.  We do all our discussion in the IRC and e-mail threads.

Will do and have done.  They now have warm fuzzies.

If you're talking about the two with explicit permissions, then they're part of a group of my state's bronies, and one of them even helped me edit it.  The other one read it, but didn't really suggest any major changes.  Of course, there is the chance that a troll could exploit a security hole, if that's what you mean.  I can change the general link permissions to just viewing if you guys handle things via chat/e-mail and whatnot, though.

I've even talked to them in group chat.  I don't actually personally know any of them, but they all seem to know each other, so I'm relying on not only earned trust from being in the group for a while and seeing some of the posting habits, but also befriending/directly chatting with them and a kind of proxy trust that arises form them all kind of knowing each other a little. :)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 24, 2012, 03:12:21 pm
Good, good, I no longer have edit access according to Google.  You're golden.  So, before I go off to do laundry, all I suggest is that you build up and have some backstory on when and why Pinkie fell in love with Rarity.  We need more than "I really like you" "I really like you too, but I was afraid to admit it" and end.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 24, 2012, 03:15:32 pm
Good, good, I no longer have edit access according to Google.  You're golden.  So, before I go off to do laundry, all I suggest is that you build up and have some backstory on when and why Pinkie fell in love with Rarity.  We need more than "I really like you" "I really like you too, but I was afraid to admit it" and end.

So the bit where Rarity gushes about her past and her secret envy of Pinkie is alright, yet I still need to flesh out Pinkie some more?  I mean, I can build up for both of them more possibly, but I'm not sure if that would be too jumpy or confusing.  Then again, I haven't even written anything new yet, so I can't really properly assess that until I turn ideas into reality.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 24, 2012, 04:41:59 pm
yep, flesh out Pinkie.  I think if you do that, it'll make it a much more solid work.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on January 24, 2012, 05:28:13 pm
Good luck with the fic, but to me Rarity and Pinkie Pie seems a bit weird.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 24, 2012, 05:39:45 pm
Good luck with the fic, but to me Rarity and Pinkie Pie seems a bit weird.

Hey, it can't be any weirder than the multitude of other shipping combinations people have made, right? ???
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on January 24, 2012, 05:41:47 pm
I don't read fanfic so I can't say. I guess the only one that really makes sense (to me) would be Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 24, 2012, 08:46:20 pm
So I think I can flesh out Pinkie more without changing the first half of the story leading up to Appleloosa.  I'm gonna use two plot devices to do this.

1)  A dream

2)  A flashback, narrated by Rarity

Yeah, I know that sounds a little vague.  I'm saying it to pique your interest.  Also, I'm too lazy to type out my full plan.

Well, I might have to change some parts to keep things coherent, but I can keep the main structure of it together, I think.  I have some other things I'll need to change that were pretty big after Appleloosa, too. XD
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 24, 2012, 08:52:48 pm
I think your flashbacks will be fine.

Also, I ship Twinkie, Fluttarity and Appledash.

I blame a fellow pony author, Gabriel LaVedier (if you've read any of the Bad Apple series of stories, that's him) for getting me hooked on Twinkie.  Twilight having a pet name for Pinkie of 'My little cookbook' gave me diabetes.  Again.

Fluttarity? Hello, weekly spa dates?

Appledash... ... I should hope that one's obvious.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 24, 2012, 10:08:59 pm
This is a bit off topic to what we've been talking about, but I just noticed that my picture (drawn by a friend) has a lever system that looks a lot like the SMF logo.  Hah.  Imagine that. XD

Official reply:

"have a response!
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This is one of those days where the fic isn't overtly bad, but it is not good enough. The subject matter is what you'd expect, but the ponies have no conflict that lasts. I haven't a clue how to improve it without changing the story completely, but it would be torn to shreds on EqD.

It had some errors and mistakes in punctuation, and it talked at the reader too much. The language was distastefully informal at times, and the pacing was non-existent. Everything happens and resolves within sentences.
-------------

Gotta expand it! Hit up ponychan with it, they will help you flesh it out.  You can resubmit after it has been fixed up."

I of course will be shifting the underlying plot, and I might hit up Ponychan later.  I don't know if I'll get much done on it tonight, though.  I have other...things...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 24, 2012, 10:34:47 pm
That's a reply from Seth and/or Cereal, all right... Ponychan is your best bet.  You fix it up first, throw it there, and once they give it a pass, re-sub.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 24, 2012, 10:39:15 pm
That's a reply from Seth and/or Cereal, all right... Ponychan is your best bet.  You fix it up first, throw it there, and once they give it a pass, re-sub.

Fair enough.  I do have on question though.  What's "talking at the reader" and how is this fixable.  Maybe it was discussed in the Omnibus, but I read it at like...3 or 4 in the morning, and had to be up early today.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 24, 2012, 10:54:05 pm
That's a reply from Seth and/or Cereal, all right... Ponychan is your best bet.  You fix it up first, throw it there, and once they give it a pass, re-sub.

Fair enough.  I do have on question though.  What's "talking at the reader" and how is this fixable.  Maybe it was discussed in the Omnibus, but I read it at like...3 or 4 in the morning, and had to be up early today.

Will explain after I land after my flight.  Hang tight.  Expect an answer some time tomorrow evening.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 25, 2012, 10:03:54 am
So, let me make it clear that this critique was a pretty big blow to my confidence.  There are some parts to it that sound like inherent problems in my ability to write.  Some of the terms that bother me are.

"Distastefully formal"

"Talking at the reader"

The pacing not existing makes sense, as the fic needs to be longer.  Still, those other problems sound like they could be problems inherent with how I write.  Yeah, I had it run through some editing, so I cant be sure how much of that is my editor's direct edits and how much it is me taking some of their suggestions, but not only am I not quite sure how to resolve these "issues," but the fact that they exist in the first place bother me.

I'm honestly not much of an artist, but I think you could draw some mediocre art or comics or do some other mundane act and get on EqD more easily than you can with fanfiction.  I mean, there is amazing art, and there are great comics, but I question whether the quality threshold is as high.

Also, story updates aren't subject to quality control at all, which makes me envy the fuck out of those bastards.  Yeah, I know they had to make it through the  prereaders at least once, but I still find myself annoyed by it.

Hell, I think making PMVs or parodies have the lowest standards, especially for taste.

Then again, I can't bitch too much.  Complaining about things never solved anything.  I really only did it to vent over some frustration in the writing process.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on January 25, 2012, 12:21:18 pm
Good luck with the fic, but to me Rarity and Pinkie Pie seems a bit weird.
Dude, almost all shipping for this show seems weird to me. It's so... innocent, I rarely think of icky romance. *E13 has regressed to the mind set of a 9 year old).
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 25, 2012, 05:51:57 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RLm9t-hOPo
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on January 25, 2012, 08:36:41 pm
I think your flashbacks will be fine.

Also, I ship Twinkie, Fluttarity and Appledash.

I blame a fellow pony author, Gabriel LaVedier (if you've read any of the Bad Apple series of stories, that's him) for getting me hooked on Twinkie.  Twilight having a pet name for Pinkie of 'My little cookbook' gave me diabetes.  Again.

Fluttarity? Hello, weekly spa dates?

Appledash... ... I should hope that one's obvious.

So, none of your shps overlap?

I focus mostly on Celestia/Discord, but occasionally ship Appledash and Rainbow Pie because YAY LEZBEANS.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on January 26, 2012, 12:29:30 am
I was thinking of having a Dislestia fanfic. They have a son.
(click to show/hide)
That's why he was laughing.

Here's a potential picture of him.

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/022/3/a/untitled_mlp_fim_sleipnir_parody_by_lexiekahn-d4natrh.png
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on January 26, 2012, 02:36:07 am
Good luck with the fic, but to me Rarity and Pinkie Pie seems a bit weird.
Dude, almost all shipping for this show seems weird to me. It's so... innocent, I rarely think of icky romance. *E13 has regressed to the mind set of a 9 year old).

No, I agree that most shipping is weird. It's just that those two characters fit the best out of all the combinations.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 26, 2012, 10:02:51 am
I think I know of a way to improve my fic.  I need to better employ the tool of UNRESOLVED SEXUAL TENSION!

That is to say, Pinkie will confess her love to Rarity (possibly rather bubbly), and Rarity's response will make things rather awkward for both of them for the rest of the way back to Ponyville.  this awkwardness will start affecting their day to day interaction, and their friends will notice, and then stuff will go down from there.

That's the idea I came up with while taking a shower this morning.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 26, 2012, 04:34:16 pm
Ok, I have a question for everypony here, who would you like to see do a guest voice on the show??
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 26, 2012, 04:50:14 pm
Ok, I have a question for everypony here, who would you like to see do a guest voice on the show??

Well damn, that's a tricky question.  I think it would be pretty neat to see veteran voice actor Billy West on the show.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 26, 2012, 06:04:43 pm
My choices:
1. Charlie Adler-veteran cartoon voice actor, he did the voice for G1 Spike back in the 80's
2. Mark Hamill- If they can get Q(John de Lancie), they can get Luke Skywalker, and the fact that he has a resume full of cartoon voice work is a good thing
3. Stephen Colbert- he's done cartoon voice work, and he gave a shout out to us bronies on his show
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on January 26, 2012, 06:36:55 pm
David Bowie. After he does the Venture Bros.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on January 26, 2012, 08:22:19 pm
Ok, I have a question for everypony here, who would you like to see do a guest voice on the show??
George Takei. Because he's been doing a lot of voice work lately anyway, and is quite obviously the most awesome man alive.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: deadpandoubter on January 26, 2012, 09:06:14 pm
Mako!
...oh wait... /bad joke

I don't know a lot of the voice actors, but I would be mightily amused if Martin Billany did a voice.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 26, 2012, 10:13:56 pm
Ok, I have a question for everypony here, who would you like to see do a guest voice on the show??
George Takei. Because he's been doing a lot of voice work lately anyway, and is quite obviously the most awesome man alive.

There's not even words to describe how full of win that would be... Takei is the man.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 26, 2012, 10:29:29 pm
B:  UST can work, and can even lend a bit of comedy to the work.  Good choice.

As for your earlier post, "Distastefully formal" is basically... you're trying to be too strict in your writing.  Your dialogue is so stiff to the point that you're writing more how you think they should sound, rather than how they actually sound.  Writers for Pinkie are a good example of this, as well as Dash.

"Talking at the reader"... have you ever heard of the "Show, don't tell" rule? sounds like you were doing a lot of telling the potential reader "they did this, and this, and this" rather than showing us in the story.  It's a common pitfall.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 26, 2012, 11:30:05 pm
So you guys heard about who's going to be at BroNYcon, right?

John De Lancie (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/01/bronycon-turned-upside-down-starts.html)

I am insanely jealous.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 26, 2012, 11:48:03 pm
AWESOME
I wish I could go...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 27, 2012, 12:21:56 am
We're also planning an Equestria Daily panel there.  All three blog ponies will be there.  Seth, Cereal, and our blog princess, Phoe.  Word of advice from somepony that's upset her... DON'T.  She will put her hoof so far up your flank that you'll taste her shoes.

But yes, so far it's an EQD panel planned... mostly what we do, who we are, what we're looking for...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 27, 2012, 02:07:16 am
So the President is fielding questions on YouTube to be addressed live from the White House on the 30th.  Naturally, several people have asked about FiM.

Now, I realize that there's a lot of important issues out there besides FiM for our Prezzy to address.  Regardless, I still think it would be fucking awesome if he answered at least a single question about whether he or his kids watch the show.  Actually, I think the Internet would fucking implode.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 27, 2012, 02:18:23 am
So the President is fielding questions on YouTube to be addressed live from the White House on the 30th.  Naturally, several people have asked about FiM.

Now, I realize that there's a lot of important issues out there besides FiM for our Prezzy to address.  Regardless, I still think it would be fucking awesome if he answered at least a single question about whether he or his kids watch the show.  Actually, I think the Internet would fucking implode.


Never mind the internet, Seth, Cereal and Phoe would go positively nuclear!

... and we pre-readers would have a field day.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 27, 2012, 02:22:10 am
So the President is fielding questions on YouTube to be addressed live from the White House on the 30th.  Naturally, several people have asked about FiM.

Now, I realize that there's a lot of important issues out there besides FiM for our Prezzy to address.  Regardless, I still think it would be fucking awesome if he answered at least a single question about whether he or his kids watch the show.  Actually, I think the Internet would fucking implode.


Never mind the internet, Seth, Cereal and Phoe would go positively nuclear!

... and we pre-readers would have a field day.

What, you mean with a sudden influx of "Obama somehow gets transported to Equestria" fanfics?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 27, 2012, 02:32:44 am
So the President is fielding questions on YouTube to be addressed live from the White House on the 30th.  Naturally, several people have asked about FiM.

Now, I realize that there's a lot of important issues out there besides FiM for our Prezzy to address.  Regardless, I still think it would be fucking awesome if he answered at least a single question about whether he or his kids watch the show.  Actually, I think the Internet would fucking implode.


Never mind the internet, Seth, Cereal and Phoe would go positively nuclear!

... and we pre-readers would have a field day.

What, you mean with a sudden influx of "Obama somehow gets transported to Equestria" fanfics?

Probably, yes.  That or Seth would get some artist (Pixelkitties, Egophiliac, JJ... somepony) to do an Obama!pony banner.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 27, 2012, 01:11:20 pm
http://dan-vs-fim.tumblr.com/

I'm detecting high levels of win from this Tumblr.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on January 27, 2012, 06:14:20 pm
http://dan-vs-fim.tumblr.com/

I'm detecting high levels of win from this Tumblr.

That is beautiful.  :3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 27, 2012, 06:31:54 pm
So the President is fielding questions on YouTube to be addressed live from the White House on the 30th.  Naturally, several people have asked about FiM.

Now, I realize that there's a lot of important issues out there besides FiM for our Prezzy to address.  Regardless, I still think it would be fucking awesome if he answered at least a single question about whether he or his kids watch the show.  Actually, I think the Internet would fucking implode.

This reminds how someone made a "Support the Lunar Republic" petition on that White House petition page a while ago...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: deadpandoubter on January 27, 2012, 11:36:34 pm
Finally got around to reading some of "Past Sins"...

Quote
“Pfft. Whatever, I still say I’d make a better uncle,” Spike stated. “Especially if you let me have back that awesome mustache. No uncle is complete without a mustache.”

No uncle indeed, Spike. No uncle indeed.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on January 28, 2012, 10:36:00 am
Say what you will about the quality of the Flim Flam brothers' cider, it's the quality of their musical number that really shines.

Also, best letter to Celestia ever? I think so.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 28, 2012, 10:47:38 am
There's so much to trope about!  The vaudeville boys Hoisted By Their Own Petard because they agreed to let the "honorary family" help out.  Also, the very idea that they are considered honorary family in the first place is kinda heartwarming.

Also, I can so totally see Rainbow Mac fics coming out of this.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on January 28, 2012, 10:49:50 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfULUQSeJbA
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 28, 2012, 11:12:45 am
There's so much to trope about!  The vaudeville boys Hoisted By Their Own Petard because they agreed to let the "honorary family" help out.  Also, the very idea that they are considered honorary family in the first place is kinda heartwarming.

Also, I can so totally see Rainbow Mac fics coming out of this.

It's Tropetastic!!!

BTW, Is anyone else thristy for Apple Cider now, I know I am.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 28, 2012, 03:58:35 pm
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/01/hewlett-packard-fim-laptops.html

Oh. My. Freaking. Goodness.

YES!  I kinda wish I could afford a laptop right now.  Hell, it's still a ways off, so maybe I'll be able to get a better paying job (Tutoring is okay, but you don't really do it for the money.) after this semester is over and I'll be able to buy this.

I think $150 is very reasonable.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 28, 2012, 04:12:37 pm
We pre-readers are considering it... depends on just HOW basic it is...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 28, 2012, 06:27:24 pm
So unfortunately Tek goofed and the laptop thing isn't real.  Oh well.  Whoever was posing as HP is in some deep shit now.  I can hardly wrap my head around why someone would do something so mind-boggling stupid.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 28, 2012, 08:19:02 pm
Well that's disappointing... I know Tek's gotta be unhappy, he's our geek pony...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 28, 2012, 10:55:50 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF03LwE87Og

Damn you MLP...now this song is stuck in head :D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on January 28, 2012, 10:59:22 pm
So I just got done watching 8 episodes of season 1 of MLP:MIF. While I think the show is witty, sarcastic, colorful, etc. I don't think I would become a diehard fan of the show. I mean, it's a good show and I'm not hating on it, I just don't see what the hype is.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 29, 2012, 11:01:27 am
So I just got done watching 8 episodes of season 1 of MLP:MIF. While I think the show is witty, sarcastic, colorful, etc. I don't think I would become a diehard fan of the show. I mean, it's a good show and I'm not hating on it, I just don't see what the hype is.

Well, noone said you had to be a diehard fan. :P  I think it's good to see that you can at least praise the show some for its merits.

Oh yeah.  I came here to mention that the yellow unicorn colt with dark hair reminds me of a cross between Seth and Cereal's OC ponies. XD
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 29, 2012, 12:02:09 pm
So I just got done watching 8 episodes of season 1 of MLP:MIF. While I think the show is witty, sarcastic, colorful, etc. I don't think I would become a diehard fan of the show. I mean, it's a good show and I'm not hating on it, I just don't see what the hype is.
That's cool, I have no problem if it's not your cup of tea, I only have a problem when people are like "oh, it's a lame cartoon for 6 year old girls"
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 29, 2012, 12:05:10 pm
So I just got done watching 8 episodes of season 1 of MLP:MIF. While I think the show is witty, sarcastic, colorful, etc. I don't think I would become a diehard fan of the show. I mean, it's a good show and I'm not hating on it, I just don't see what the hype is.
That's cool, I have no problem if it's not your cup of tea, I only have a problem when people are like "oh, it's a lame cartoon for 6 year old girls"

Especially when they refuse to watch it, amirite?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 29, 2012, 12:12:02 pm
Yeah, it's the worst when they refuse to watch it. I know a few people on FB that have that attitude towards it, including my aunt, who was making fun of me a little over MLP.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on January 29, 2012, 03:17:29 pm
Just saw the new episode, I think Rainbow Dash likes Cider just a little too much.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 29, 2012, 04:39:00 pm
Just saw the new episode, I think Rainbow Dash likes Cider just a little too much.
The funniest part is that during the song you see her jumping up and down in joy
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on January 29, 2012, 05:41:47 pm
I do have to admit that my favorite characters so far is Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie. I love Rainbow because of her spunk and Pinkie Pie because of her hyperactivity and optimism.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on January 29, 2012, 05:44:06 pm
Yeah, Pinkie Pie at times seems almost Monty Python-esque in her weirdness. Which is a good thing.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on January 29, 2012, 05:46:40 pm
Just saw the new episode, I think Rainbow Dash likes Cider just a little too much.
The funniest part is that during the song you see her jumping up and down in joy

Berry Punch (fanon name ftw) seemed pretty happy as well, when she got a cup earlier.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 29, 2012, 06:28:15 pm
And Caramel finally got to say more than two words.  that was great.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: SkyTrekTower on January 29, 2012, 11:13:29 pm
I've recently started to watch the show, but I wouldn't consider myself to the level of being a brony. The animation is simple but still really good(although it can look odd sometimes), and the writing brings back memories of shows I grew up on(funny, good message, etc.). One of my friends is a brony(well, one has stated they're one), and along with him, I saw references to the show on other sites I visit. I decided to give the show after watching the CR Familiar Faces review, and the first episode I saw was the one where Pinkie Pie babysits. When the joke about adultery came up, the first thing I thought was, "okay, this show might not be so bad after all." The jokes/references bring back a lot of memories about Animaniacs. The topics that were brought up in the Familiar Faces review were true, and the show really is entertaining. It's an entertaining show, and anyone who likes animation should give it a chance.

Also, one reason why I was hesitant to watch the show in the first place is because my only experience with My Little Pony prior to this was way back in Summer Camp when I got stuck watching the old show from the 80s.

So it's an entertaining show, but you won't find me doing any fanfic or drawings...that is, if I could draw in the first place.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 30, 2012, 03:36:22 am
So I'm sure most of you have seen the "Teens React to MLP (http://Teens React to MLP)" video, but I want to offer a different, and perhaps more genuine opinion of kids.  Well, it's a different sample, so to say it's more genuine is subjective, actually.

Kids and teens review of the show (http://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/my-little-pony-friendship-magic/user-reviews/kids)

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Average rating based on 33 kid and teen reviews:
85% say there are positive messages
73% say there are positive role models
70% say it's educational

The adults have a slightly different view.

Adult's Reviews (http://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/my-little-pony-friendship-magic/user-reviews/adult)

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Average rating based on 33 parent and educator reviews:
85% say there are positive messages
82% say there are positive role models
55% say it's educational

Of course, this post wouldn't be complete without the site's review (http://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/my-little-pony-friendship-magic).

I'm not sure on the age of the review, but I know it's been around a while.  I think that one point of interest is how there's a noticeable difference in the number of teens/kids that think the show is education relative to parents/educators.  Now I'll admit that each sample size is pretty small at 33, but I do wonder if what kids and teens consider educational (particularly our ponies' vocabulary) and what parents and educators consider education is slightly or significantly different.  Hell, a wider sample would be needed, but I think the suggestion is quite possibly there from the current data.

Also note that more adults think that the ponies are positive role models, compared to the minors.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on January 30, 2012, 09:08:49 am
Yeah, I would say one should define “Educational.” I’m sure a lot of the folks that say it isn’t educational only really think of “educational” in a strictly academic sense. That is, it doesn’t teach science, history, math, or language. But folks that say it is educational realize that children can be educated on social matters. And that is what the letter at the end of almost* all episodes is about.




*Really, what is up with you, “Family Appreciation Day?”
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: rosenewock21 on January 30, 2012, 03:17:20 pm
Just saw the new episode, I think Rainbow Dash likes Cider just a little too much.

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff388/Chi_Shiro/MLPCider.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 30, 2012, 04:50:26 pm
Just saw the new episode, I think Rainbow Dash likes Cider just a little too much.

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff388/Chi_Shiro/MLPCider.png)

[Fuck Yeah!] it is!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: NonProphet on January 30, 2012, 08:12:56 pm
I'll just, uh... leave this here. >.>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJLL-DNu3P4
<.< *runs*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 30, 2012, 09:26:05 pm
There's already an Epic Cupcake Time 2 in the works, according to the creator back at BroNYcon January...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: NonProphet on January 30, 2012, 11:38:05 pm
There's already an Epic Cupcake Time 2 in the works, according to the creator back at BroNYcon January...
I'm just impressed at the animation & voice quality. It's... eerily similar.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on January 30, 2012, 11:54:06 pm
I want some of those epic cupcakes...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 31, 2012, 08:41:56 pm
What's the phrase from that fic? oh, right.  "Oh no no no, only a third-level Pinkie-dan can handle the kinds of sugar I could create! We'll start you off easy."
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on January 31, 2012, 08:49:50 pm
Saw Baby Cakes. This is part of the reason I hate babies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4MQVGswFFM
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 31, 2012, 08:57:46 pm
Never having foals... couldn't pay me enough... okay, with one exception... *glances at L and grins*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 31, 2012, 10:58:17 pm
Never having foals... couldn't pay me enough... okay, with one exception... *glances at L and grins*

Just to be clear, is she the one you'd make foals with, or is she somehow payment?  I think the grammar is just a tad wonky, is why I ask.  ::)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 31, 2012, 11:11:55 pm
not saying a damn thing... odds are good I'll be getting a hoof up my flank anyway...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on January 31, 2012, 11:41:25 pm
I just watched all of season one and up to episode 15 on Youtube and I gotta say this show is starting to get to me. It reminds me a lot of the Powerpuff Girls in a lot of ways.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on January 31, 2012, 11:50:01 pm
I just watched all of season one and up to episode 15 on Youtube and I gotta say this show is starting to get to me. It reminds me a lot of the Powerpuff Girls in a lot of ways.

This is probably due to Craig McCracken (creator of the Powerpuff Girls) and Lauren Faust (brains behind Friendship is Magic) being married.


Also, apparently Dirk is a Rainbow Dash fan (http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006427). This means my two current favourite things in the world have now crossed together, and this is unbelieveably exciting to me. (She IS so spunky. <3 )
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 01, 2012, 12:45:29 am
I just watched all of season one and up to episode 15 on Youtube and I gotta say this show is starting to get to me. It reminds me a lot of the Powerpuff Girls in a lot of ways.

*grins quietly* And did I mention they're working on Season 3 right now? and there may be a season 4 and 5 in the works?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 01, 2012, 03:20:45 am
I just watched all of season one and up to episode 15 on Youtube and I gotta say this show is starting to get to me. It reminds me a lot of the Powerpuff Girls in a lot of ways.

This is probably due to Craig McCracken (creator of the Powerpuff Girls) and Lauren Faust (brains behind Friendship is Magic) being married.


Also, apparently Dirk is a Rainbow Dash fan (http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006427). This means my two current favourite things in the world have now crossed together, and this is unbelieveably exciting to me. (She IS so spunky. <3 )

Add to that a brilliant supervising director (Jayson Thiessen) and numerous veteran writers, and you have the recipe for epic win.  Of course, the actual execution of everything is crucial to TRULY bringing the series alive.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on February 01, 2012, 02:00:39 pm
not saying a damn thing... odds are good I'll be getting a hoof up my flank anyway...

Odds are equally good that you'll talk your way out of it by being adorable anyway. :P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 01, 2012, 02:51:22 pm
not saying a damn thing... odds are good I'll be getting a hoof up my flank anyway...

Odds are equally good that you'll talk your way out of it by being adorable anyway. :P

*blush*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 01, 2012, 03:27:53 pm
Hey guys.  I already submitted this, but I don't know if it'll actually show up on the blog.  From what I understand though, Seth getting craptons of e-mail about the same thing generally causes him to post stuff guaranteed.

http://www.zfcomics.com/comics/491-my-little-cage-match/

Send it to him!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 01, 2012, 10:51:50 pm
Quick question, is anyone else buying
 (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XHHNZ7QWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)??

I've had mine on pre-order since before christmas...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 02, 2012, 01:29:42 am
I'm getting a copy as soon as I get work, Nick.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on February 02, 2012, 01:21:15 pm
I've been getting hooked on this show now and can't wait for the next episode. I'm even doodling ponies in my math class. See!
(Yeah I snapped this in math class during the lecture.) I know it looks crappy but it's only a doodle.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b136/blusq/mylilponymath.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 02, 2012, 01:32:49 pm
*runs through quickly before pausing in front of Radiation* It's a very adorable doodle though. *runs back out*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on February 02, 2012, 02:53:20 pm
Quick question, is anyone else buying
 (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XHHNZ7QWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)??

I've had mine on pre-order since before christmas...

I wish that it would come out in Europe, but who knows, I might get a copy at one point anyway.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 02, 2012, 03:01:11 pm
I've been getting hooked on this show now and can't wait for the next episode. I'm even doodling ponies in my math class. See!
(Yeah I snapped this in math class during the lecture.) I know it looks crappy but it's only a doodle.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b136/blusq/mylilponymath.jpg)

We have worn down your resistance?  Good, good. :D  Those are nice doodles, by the way.

So I've taken to playing Eurobeat Brony's songs in my car and singing along to the ones with lyrics ("Discord" and "Luna," mostly).  I find it to be an excellent way to get the blood flowing.  In case your wondering, my car uses a tape deck, so I just use an iPod-to-tape adapter. :D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 03, 2012, 02:40:58 am
@ Radiation:  Might I suggest looking up the Artist Training Grounds on DeviantArt? One of the blog ponies (our blog princess, Phoe) and several pre-readers help run it.  I think you'd really enjoy it.  It's a nice challenge, and it's even gotten me drawing... and I DON'T DRAW!

... I'm a writer, dammit.  So the whole 'art' thing is weird right now.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on February 03, 2012, 11:18:33 am
I'm constantly amused by how many people have pony-related sigs and avatars. :3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 03, 2012, 11:49:34 am
 So what's with all this Derpy drama?  I don't like drama! :'(
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 03, 2012, 02:42:30 pm
So what's with all this Derpy drama?  I don't like drama! :'(

People are stupid drama whores who get upset over everything from a character's non-existent mental disability (Derpy's a tomboy ditz, NOT a representation of someone with Down's Syndrome or Autism or whatever the fuck people are complaining about) to the fur color of technicolor ponies (OMG LUNA IS DARK COLORED AND EVIL AND I DIDN'T WATCH PAST THE FIRST EPISODE) and probably to a pony's eye color some day.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 03, 2012, 06:47:48 pm
Yeah, this Derpy drama is pissing the shit out of me, people need to stop being drama queens about it.Someone on DA did a great diagnosis of Derpy (http://spikeslashrarity.deviantart.com/#/d4ogj2r)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: deadpandoubter on February 03, 2012, 10:33:10 pm
I'm with ~XXRedxReynardXX:

Quote
I wish all my classes and lessons in school could be taught and explained with ponies. I would memorize EVERYTHING!!!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on February 03, 2012, 11:06:13 pm
Does Hasbro show episodes on their websites? Episode 16 is coming out tomorrow and Youtube has been cracking down on MLP videos so it's going to be hard to find the next episode. Or does anyone know of any sites that host videos of new shows?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 03, 2012, 11:21:22 pm
Does Hasbro show episodes on their websites? Episode 16 is coming out tomorrow and Youtube has been cracking down on MLP videos so it's going to be hard to find the next episode. Or does anyone know of any sites that host videos of new shows?

Yeah, they do here (http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 04, 2012, 12:08:21 am
Does Hasbro show episodes on their websites? Episode 16 is coming out tomorrow and Youtube has been cracking down on MLP videos so it's going to be hard to find the next episode. Or does anyone know of any sites that host videos of new shows?

Well, they haven't taken down livestreams yet, so if you get up early enough, you can pop onto one of those.

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/01/super-speedy-cider-squeezy-6000_28.html

Yes, I know that's the discussion thread from the last episode, but that post contains the channel lists.

The times are 10 EST, 7 PST.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on February 04, 2012, 01:03:11 am
Has Youtube given any reason they are cracking down on pony videos?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Mechtaur on February 04, 2012, 02:25:05 am
*Stops in* I'm a fan of the show, just FYI. *Struts out*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 04, 2012, 03:25:58 am
*Stops in* I'm a fan of the show, just FYI. *Struts out*

Is your avatar of a colt? XD
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on February 04, 2012, 09:53:58 am
*Stops in* I'm a fan of the show, just FYI. *Struts out*

Is your avatar of a colt? XD

It's a cute colt.  I like it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 04, 2012, 10:32:53 am
The episode was a little predictable today, but Rainbow Dash's catburglar outfit made it worth it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 04, 2012, 10:48:07 am
The episode was a little predictable today, but Rainbow Dash's catburglar outfit made it worth it.

Well, between the synopsis and the foregone conclusions you assume are gonna be true, yeah.

I still think the adventure story was fun and exciting, and seeing Rainbow Dash being adorkable is so worth it.  Also, we have the series' trademark humor. XD
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 04, 2012, 11:00:24 am
Rainbow Dash as an Indiana Jonesish character= AWESOME!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 04, 2012, 01:40:01 pm
I think the thing that sold this episode for me was Rainbow Dash's contented sigh at the end.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on February 04, 2012, 09:03:47 pm
The episode was a little predictable today, but Rainbow Dash's catburglar outfit made it worth it.

I agree that the episode was a bit predictable and formulaic but the cat burglar outfit really made my day.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Mechtaur on February 04, 2012, 11:04:08 pm
*Stops in* I'm a fan of the show, just FYI. *Struts out*

Is your avatar of a colt? XD

A friend made it for me, technically yes it is still a colt. It's my MLP persona.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 05, 2012, 12:36:26 am
*Stops in* I'm a fan of the show, just FYI. *Struts out*

Is your avatar of a colt? XD

A friend made it for me, technically yes it is still a colt. It's my MLP persona.

It's awesome XD He looks quite playful.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 05, 2012, 12:54:18 am
The episode was a little predictable today, but Rainbow Dash's catburglar outfit made it worth it.

I agree that the episode was a bit predictable and formulaic but the cat burglar outfit really made my day.

Pfft.  Crime dramas are usually pretty damned predictable too, especially after you know who the baddie is.  That doesn't stop people from enjoying the journey and the character interaction. :)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on February 05, 2012, 07:43:53 am
I'm just glad to see a pro-reading episode.  I fucking love reading. :3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on February 05, 2012, 04:52:07 pm
Two squeaky smiles. Loved that.

Also a big fan of the Rainbow Dash burgling outfit.

“Screwy” pony was pretty funny, too.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 05, 2012, 05:02:10 pm
Two squeaky smiles. Loved that.

Also a big fan of the Rainbow Dash burgling outfit.

“Screwy” pony was pretty funny, too.

It's also especially funny in the whole "MLP is Ableist!" drama.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on February 05, 2012, 08:52:53 pm
It's also especially funny in the whole "MLP is Ableist!" drama.
Somehow, I didn’t think of that. Maybe because I have been staying out of the drama.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 05, 2012, 11:24:26 pm
As the joke's going amongst the pre-readers:  Metal Gear Dashie.

And really, Dash as narrator? Nice.  Very nice.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on February 06, 2012, 12:06:53 am
How the hell did the episode make MLP ableist? I didn't get a single vibe of that.

I too liked the burglar suit.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 06, 2012, 12:09:21 am
How the hell did the episode make MLP ableist? I didn't get a single vibe of that.

I too liked the burglar suit.

Last Roundup.  People got bitchy at Hasbro for making Derpy... well, Derpy.  Suddenly it's a 'take that' against the retarded and somehow ableist.

No, I don't get it either.  As one of the other pre-readers put it on his blog post:  This is why we can't have nice things."
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on February 06, 2012, 12:21:26 am
Oh, I thought you meant Read It and Weep. I thought they made Derpy that way because she was famous among the fandom as Derpy, and it suited her name.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 06, 2012, 12:23:50 am
Oh, I thought you meant Read It and Weep. I thought they made Derpy that way because she was famous among the fandom as Derpy, and it suited her name.

They did, but there were people that got pissed about it.

The entire reason I found this episode funny was because they had a mentally disabled pony barking and played it for laughs.  And considering the ableist drama that's been going on, it's even funnier because, while I know this isn't the truth, it was almost considered a "take that".
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: kefkaownsall on February 06, 2012, 12:38:30 am
Honestly I think the outrage over Derpy would have not been an issue had Tabatha realized that Derpy is a girl
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 06, 2012, 12:53:16 am
So here's a question with no clear answer.  How much of the story was RD's imagination, and how much was part of the book?  I mean, there's a combo, but how much of each is unclear. :P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 06, 2012, 01:00:53 am
So here's a question with no clear answer.  How much of the story was RD's imagination, and how much was part of the book?  I mean, there's a combo, but how much of each is unclear. :P

How much of a movie is the moving images on the screen, and how much of it is the reel?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 06, 2012, 02:36:02 am
Ok, I didn't know where to put this, but I think the rest of the board hate our guts, because of some things that have happen. Maybe we could just keep the pony stuff on here for now, just sayin. I don't want to be hated by the majority of the members on here. Let's discuss this without opening wounds, and getting in an fight about who said/did what.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 06, 2012, 02:40:39 am
I apparently missed all the drama going down in 20 minutes or less... all I know is Shane got demoted, Nappy ragequit, and the thread about sugar kinda went off the rails... if we need to keep pony things to this thread for a while, then as the resident EqD member, I'll back this idea.  All in favor, raise a hoof.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 06, 2012, 02:52:41 am
I just don't want to be hated. I changed my avatar, because I feel the others keep lumping all bronies together. I'm not the in your face type, I hardly post anything pony related on the other threads. And when people say insulting stuff about bronies in general, they're not only attacking the annoying ones, but the ones like myself, who are quiet.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 06, 2012, 03:00:42 am
I can't speak for all the other non-pony fans, but I just want to say that I don't at all hate any of your guts. My only issue was the constant pony references and macroes in unrelated threads. As long as nobody goes overboard with that sort of stuff in non-pony topics, I'm happy.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 06, 2012, 03:08:14 am
For what it's worth, I agree with Art despite any posts that may make it seem to the contrary. I don't hate anyone in the Pony fandom. I just dislike when things go overboard and topics need to be split off for the derailing.

Also in offering a point in doing what I ask of others, I'm going to scale back on my own L Word macros as much as I can.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 06, 2012, 03:09:56 am
To your credit, Shane, your L Word macros, and you talking about it, have gotten me interested in wanting to watch the show... much like how friends being interested in pony got me into THIS fandom, come to think of it.  So thank you for that.  And you haven't used those macros very often, as memory serves.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 06, 2012, 03:14:29 am
Well, I'm glad for that, at least. :) As for the macros, I think there was a point where I had posted more of them than I did actual text. But I won't derail you guys. ;)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 06, 2012, 03:30:34 am
Well, I'm glad for that, at least. :) As for the macros, I think there was a point where I had posted more of them than I did actual text. But I won't derail you guys. ;)

I'm not saying Rainbow Dash is a lesbian, but I can so see mashup memes of MLP and The L Word now.

The fandom does enough F/F shipping to begin with, even if it doesn't involve Dash, so...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 06, 2012, 05:05:19 am
Thirding what Art said, although I'm still tempted to try to turn the tables and derail this thread. ;)

That said, I'm curious about where the Pony hype is coming from. What is it about the show that's made it so popular? I don't at all mean this in a disparaging away, I'm simply curious about what it is that has gotten so many people this excited about the show. Whenever I've seen bits of it, it always just seemed like a typical child's cartoon, but perhaps there's something I've missed due to my admittedly limited exposure to the show. So... what draws you guys to it?

/me being nosy.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 06, 2012, 05:37:31 am
I'm going to re-quote myself from the first page:

It's a great show because:
  • it doesn't bludgeon you over the head with its lessons, nor are the lessons the primary focus
  • it doesn't treat the target demographic like a bunch of idiots. It's a girls' show whose characters don't primarily focus on boys and fashion. (Rarity, the cast's executive-insisted fashionista, is much more a creator than a follower. She's an artist whose medium just happens to be clothing.)
  • the characters aren't one-dimensional
  • it has some really cute art and character designs
  • it's actually pretty funny
  • the voicework is excellent, especially the singing voices. And anything that regularly features the voice talents of Tara Strong can't be all bad.
  • Oh my crap, are those songs earworms.
  • Lauren Faust already knows her way around making good cartoons, being the wife of Craig McCracken (creator of The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends)
  • the creators listen to and interact with their fans, and acknowledge the periphery demographic
  • it's not godawful like the '80s series. It's a reboot/relaunch/reinvention/remake done right.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on February 06, 2012, 09:12:54 am
How the hell did the episode make MLP ableist? I didn't get a single vibe of that.

I too liked the burglar suit.

Last Roundup.  People got bitchy at Hasbro for making Derpy... well, Derpy.  Suddenly it's a 'take that' against the retarded and somehow ableist.

No, I don't get it either.  As one of the other pre-readers put it on his blog post:  This is why we can't have nice things."

I don't see how it's in any way ableist to make a pony who is clumsy.  That's the only impression I got of Derpy: a well-meaning, clumsy pony.

Also, since pony avatars and posting pony in other boards is likely to cause trouble: if you have OC ponies, why not post a (reasonably-sized) image in this thread somewhere? :3  That way we can show off our horrifying abominations (http://ongaru.deviantart.com/art/OC-Pony-Zena-264738288) without annoying the non-bronies.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 06, 2012, 09:21:09 am
How the hell did the episode make MLP ableist? I didn't get a single vibe of that.

I too liked the burglar suit.

Last Roundup.  People got bitchy at Hasbro for making Derpy... well, Derpy.  Suddenly it's a 'take that' against the retarded and somehow ableist.

No, I don't get it either.  As one of the other pre-readers put it on his blog post:  This is why we can't have nice things."

I don't see how it's in any way ableist to make a pony who is clumsy.  That's the only impression I got of Derpy: a well-meaning, clumsy pony.

Also, since pony avatars and posting pony in other boards is likely to cause trouble: if you have OC ponies, why not post a (reasonably-sized) image in this thread somewhere? :3  That way we can show off our horrifying abominations (http://ongaru.deviantart.com/art/OC-Pony-Zena-264738288) without annoying the non-bronies.

That was my impression of Derpy, too. She is still my... *counts* fourth favourite pony, and I own her T-shirt (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/andsean/Blog%20Pics/X-masween11008.jpg).

As for the other thing, here is me as pony:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/andsean/PinkieTai.png)

[elaborate backstory omitted]
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on February 06, 2012, 10:06:01 am
How the hell did the episode make MLP ableist? I didn't get a single vibe of that.

I too liked the burglar suit.

Last Roundup.  People got bitchy at Hasbro for making Derpy... well, Derpy.  Suddenly it's a 'take that' against the retarded and somehow ableist.
It seems that the logic is as follows:

How being ditzy is the same as being mentally ill, I don’t know.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 06, 2012, 10:34:30 am
I look forward to the day I can post a response macro, like every other fandom does, and not have to try and ignore three, four, or five posts of "fucking bronies, leave that shit at the door." S'all I'm saying.

How the hell did the episode make MLP ableist? I didn't get a single vibe of that.

I too liked the burglar suit.

Last Roundup.  People got bitchy at Hasbro for making Derpy... well, Derpy.  Suddenly it's a 'take that' against the retarded and somehow ableist.
It seems that the logic is as follows:

  • Derpy is a ditzy and klutzy character
  • Therefore, Derpy is supposed to be mentally retarded.
  • Derpy’s mental illness is played for laughs.
  • Therefore, My Little Pony is making fun of people who are mentally ill.
  • Anyone who makes fun of the mentally ill is ableist.
  • Therefore, My Little Pony is ableist.
How being ditzy is the same as being mentally ill, I don’t know.
A lot of issues would have been avoided if they went with the Ditzy Doo name. But I've been beating that name's drum for some time.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on February 06, 2012, 10:37:16 am
I look forward to the day I can post a response macro, like every other fandom does, and not have to try and ignore three, four, or five posts of "fucking bronies, leave that shit at the door." S'all I'm saying.
Oh, ye gods, is this all I want as well.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 06, 2012, 10:59:06 am
Thirding what Art said, although I'm still tempted to try to turn the tables and derail this thread. ;)

That said, I'm curious about where the Pony hype is coming from. What is it about the show that's made it so popular? I don't at all mean this in a disparaging away, I'm simply curious about what it is that has gotten so many people this excited about the show. Whenever I've seen bits of it, it always just seemed like a typical child's cartoon, but perhaps there's something I've missed due to my admittedly limited exposure to the show. So... what draws you guys to it?

/me being nosy.

Missed this for some reason...

My basic reason for enjoying the show is that it's fun, light-hearted, yet filled with a self awareness that allows anyone to enjoy it. You either feel really happy watching it or you don't.

Quote
Also, since pony avatars and posting pony in other boards is likely to cause trouble: if you have OC ponies, why not post a (reasonably-sized) image in this thread somewhere? :3  That way we can show off our horrifying abominations (http://ongaru.deviantart.com/art/OC-Pony-Zena-264738288) without annoying the non-bronies.

I'm willing to do what I've had to do in every fucking forum I go to - not participate in spreading my fandom like EVERYONE ELSE - but change our avatars? Seriously? Our fucking avatars? That's self-censoring I will not abide by. This is the fucking FUNDIES forum, and I will not be pushed around on it because some people don't like a kid's show. They have a right to ask I not put pony-related material in other threads, but they have no right whatsoever to regulate my avatar because it makes  them "uncomfortable".

Even something awful, which has banned ALL pony discussion, even their own threads, allows pony-related avatars. Just saying.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 06, 2012, 01:05:06 pm
Why do I like the show?  Well, there's quite a combination of factors.

The girls each have distinct and unique personalities.
The show isn't afraid to be cartoony/zany at times.

Meh, this list could be longer, and maybe I'll elaborate more later.  The point is that this cartoon isn't afraid to have fun.  Oh yeah, and the show isn't afraid to engage in adventure from time to time, and does it surprisingly well.  Hasbro owns the rights to D&D, so they've got pretty free reign on the monsters that appear in the show.  Hell, they own Wizards of the Coast I think.  That also means they own Magic:  The Gathering.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 06, 2012, 01:12:45 pm
Why do I like the show?  Well, there's quite a combination of factors.

The girls each have distinct and unique personalities.
  • Each personality plays off of another, and the show derives a decent portion of its humor from this
  • The personalities are diverse and realistic enough that you're very likely to associate with at least one of the ponies.
  • Even when you don't normally associate with a pony, the writers put the ponies in enough situations in which you're likely to associate with a character you otherwise normally wouldn't
  • The voice actors really help to bring the characters alive.
  • Although it's not canon, the fanfic writers will flesh out background ponies or ponies that get less screentime
The show isn't afraid to be cartoony/zany at times.
  • Many of the people working on this cartoon are used to working on cartoons without a girly stigma or history.
  • Slapstick knows no gender.

Meh, this list could be longer, and maybe I'll elaborate more later.  The point is that this cartoon isn't afraid to have fun.  Oh yeah, and the show isn't afraid to engage in adventure from time to time, and does it surprisingly well.  Hasbro owns the rights to D&D, so they've got pretty free reign on the monsters that appear in the show.  Hell, they own Wizards of the Coast I think.  That also means they own Magic:  The Gathering.


...Your fandom, and your avatar... I approve. :D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on February 06, 2012, 01:14:32 pm
The personalities are diverse and realistic enough that you're very likely to associate with at least one of the ponies.
Why do you think I’m a Fluttershy-guy? I just wish I had the Stare.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 06, 2012, 01:19:24 pm
The personalities are diverse and realistic enough that you're very likely to associate with at least one of the ponies.
Why do you think I’m a Fluttershy-guy? I just wish I had the Stare.
It's funny, I associate with Twilight and AJ most often, but Rarity is best pony.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 06, 2012, 04:21:37 pm
I'm personally drawn to the show because, frankly, it doesn't treat their viewers like idiots.  That's enough for me.

Also, pony pic:  http://cuppae.deviantart.com/#/d4jbh69

I'm the unicorn in the scarf.  The older Earth Pony is the legendary Inky Quill (nee Twilight Snarkle) of Ponychan, who's sorta adopted me :3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on February 06, 2012, 04:44:11 pm
I just recently gotten into the show and I have found it to be funny. It's a lot like the Powerpuff Girls in which I was a fan of when it was around and knowing that MLP was created by that very same person that did PG makes this an awesome show.

I also like this show because it's not syrupy, saccharine, and all "let's hold hands and sing about rainbows." There is an amount of snarkiness and cynicism in the show that balances the sweetness of the show. It's kinda like a good raspberry vinaigrette desert. Also, I am not one for musicals, especially Disneyesque types but the musical numbers on this show are bearable and some are actually catchy as well as humorous and ties in to the theme of the show.

As for avatars and signatures, I'm keeping my sig as I have worked hard on it and I will probably change my avatar to my ponysona. 
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 06, 2012, 06:56:46 pm
Twilight Sparkle is best snarker. ;)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 06, 2012, 10:35:52 pm
Quote
Also, since pony avatars and posting pony in other boards is likely to cause trouble: if you have OC ponies, why not post a (reasonably-sized) image in this thread somewhere? :3  That way we can show off our horrifying abominations (http://ongaru.deviantart.com/art/OC-Pony-Zena-264738288) without annoying the non-bronies.

I'm willing to do what I've had to do in every fucking forum I go to - not participate in spreading my fandom like EVERYONE ELSE - but change our avatars? Seriously? Our fucking avatars? That's self-censoring I will not abide by. This is the fucking FUNDIES forum, and I will not be pushed around on it because some people don't like a kid's show. They have a right to ask I not put pony-related material in other threads, but they have no right whatsoever to regulate my avatar because it makes  them "uncomfortable".

Even something awful, which has banned ALL pony discussion, even their own threads, allows pony-related avatars. Just saying.

The thing is that I'm laying low for while with the avatar, because in my opinion, it seems some obnoxious bronies on here decided that they were going push buttons, and I still have a feeling there's a few on here who really hate all bronies on the actions of a few, go look at the F & B thread, I mean mentioning MLP as every other thing you hate in a post gives off that vibe, just sayin'. And as I mention in another post in this thread, I don't want to be hated.  This is a quirk that I have, I hate having people be upset at me, especially for dumbass shit that I have no control over.
BTW: Here's my pony that I created
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/ponyWithBackground.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 06, 2012, 10:56:31 pm
Here's the pony I made to basically represent myself:
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w35/trainercardproductions/saraasapony-1.png)

And here's another I made for a character in a MLP-based D&D game I'm a part of:
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w35/trainercardproductions/aurora.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 06, 2012, 11:23:19 pm
Wait, is there a site where we can just make ponies for the lulz?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 06, 2012, 11:25:48 pm
Wait, is there a site where we can just make ponies for the lulz?

Random pony generator on DA.  Use it as a cover image for a fic and submit to EqD with it though, and we'll fire you AND your fic to the moon.  With extra gunpowder.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 07, 2012, 12:00:02 am
Specifically, follow this link (http://generalzoi.deviantart.com/art/Pony-Creator-Full-Version-254295904).
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 07, 2012, 12:30:11 am
Quote
Also, since pony avatars and posting pony in other boards is likely to cause trouble: if you have OC ponies, why not post a (reasonably-sized) image in this thread somewhere? :3  That way we can show off our horrifying abominations (http://ongaru.deviantart.com/art/OC-Pony-Zena-264738288) without annoying the non-bronies.

I'm willing to do what I've had to do in every fucking forum I go to - not participate in spreading my fandom like EVERYONE ELSE - but change our avatars? Seriously? Our fucking avatars? That's self-censoring I will not abide by. This is the fucking FUNDIES forum, and I will not be pushed around on it because some people don't like a kid's show. They have a right to ask I not put pony-related material in other threads, but they have no right whatsoever to regulate my avatar because it makes  them "uncomfortable".

Even something awful, which has banned ALL pony discussion, even their own threads, allows pony-related avatars. Just saying.

The thing is that I'm laying low for while with the avatar, because in my opinion, it seems some obnoxious bronies on here decided that they were going push buttons, and I still have a feeling there's a few on here who really hate all bronies on the actions of a few, go look at the F & B thread, I mean mentioning MLP as every other thing you hate in a post gives off that vibe, just sayin'. And as I mention in another post in this thread, I don't want to be hated.  This is a quirk that I have, I hate having people be upset at me, especially for dumbass shit that I have no control over.
BTW: Here's my pony that I created
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/ponyWithBackground.png)
You do what you want. I'm gonna keep my av. Simple, really. :)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yla on February 07, 2012, 04:20:42 am
Something Positive, being Something Positive, parodies the shit out of FiM.
http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp02072012.shtml (http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp02072012.shtml)
(Also hilarious: this comic from 2008: http://somethingpositive.net/sp05282008.shtml (http://somethingpositive.net/sp05282008.shtml))
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on February 07, 2012, 09:51:53 am
…I still have a feeling there's a few on here who really hate all bronies on the actions of a few…
And they should know better than that.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 07, 2012, 10:09:33 am
The thing is that I'm laying low for while with the avatar, because in my opinion, it seems some obnoxious bronies on here decided that they were going push buttons, and I still have a feeling there's a few on here who really hate all bronies on the actions of a few, go look at the F & B thread, I mean mentioning MLP as every other thing you hate in a post gives off that vibe, just sayin'. And as I mention in another post in this thread, I don't want to be hated.  This is a quirk that I have, I hate having people be upset at me, especially for dumbass shit that I have no control over.

I can promise that I don't hate you guys, nor do I see any issue with Brony avatars and (reasonably sized) sig pics. Anyone who's petty enough to throw a fit over either of those things is someone you shouldn't be concerned with trying to impress, anyway. :)

By the way, I've never seen the whole Bronies vs The Internet thing as a big deal. The thread derailment and whatnot was mildly annoying at times, and I was a bit confused by the sudden influx of MLP stuff, but for the most part, I was just kidding around whenever I've mentioned "turning the tables" and whatnot.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 07, 2012, 10:16:12 am
Even if you did 'turn the tables' on us, we wouldn't hold a grudge against you or anything :3 we don't mind talking various topics.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 07, 2012, 10:58:59 am
I apologize if I'm coming off as somewhat of a drama queen, I don't mean to. I'm just not all that comfortable with having a pony avatar right now(I'll probably have one back up within a week). As I said it's a weird quirk that I've had since I was a young child, and it's probably linked with my self-esteem issues that I've struggled with my whole life.

And Mlle. Antechrist, I believe you, and if you ever want to come in here and say hi and talk about stuff, you're always welcomed too. :D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on February 07, 2012, 11:21:05 am
By the way, I've never seen the whole Bronies vs The Internet thing as a big deal. The thread derailment and whatnot was mildly annoying at times, and I was a bit confused by the sudden influx of MLP stuff, but for the most part, I was just kidding around whenever I've mentioned "turning the tables" and whatnot.
In my experience, the derailment is often caused by the other people overreacting to a random image macro than the bronies just going on and on.

Example:
Someone posts an image that says “Woohoo! The Above Poster Rocks!” Now, if this image included a picture of Princess Zelda, Aang, Master Chief, Ash and Pikachu, Batman, Leonardo DiCaprio, a Rageface, or even a friggin’ “Arrow to the Knee” Skyrim guard*, it would be okay. But if the image included Applejack or Fluttershy, the next 20 posts are guaranteed to be people complaining about My Little Pony. Now, who really de-railed the thread, here?

Yes, there are a lot of bronies that go overboard. But that goes for every fandom.



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* Okay, people do complain about Arrow to the Knee, but usually only if it is specifically saying something about Arrows to the Knee. I would expect him to get a pass for simply “Woohoo! The Above Poster Rocks!”
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 07, 2012, 11:45:55 am
I apologize if I'm coming off as somewhat of a drama queen, I don't mean to. I'm just not all that comfortable with having a pony avatar right now(I'll probably have one back up within a week). As I said it's a weird quirk that I've had since I was a young child, and it's probably linked with my self-esteem issues that I've struggled with my whole life.

And Mlle. Antechrist, I believe you, and if you ever want to come in here and say hi and talk about stuff, you're always welcomed too. :D
Careful, or the thread might be... derailed!    :o
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on February 07, 2012, 12:14:13 pm
I don't even know where the pony derail thread is.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 07, 2012, 12:26:55 pm
I apologize if I'm coming off as somewhat of a drama queen, I don't mean to. I'm just not all that comfortable with having a pony avatar right now(I'll probably have one back up within a week). As I said it's a weird quirk that I've had since I was a young child, and it's probably linked with my self-esteem issues that I've struggled with my whole life.

And Mlle. Antechrist, I believe you, and if you ever want to come in here and say hi and talk about stuff, you're always welcomed too. :D
Careful, or the thread might be... derailed!    :o
Like this
 (http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRFk2YsKfZ5zXNgooYaTFF6EjT3G-l-8XYjDAWAwEyx7O3W4LDsK75fQQyVvA) :P

@ Radiation  Pony derailment thread here (http://forums.fstdt.net/fstdt-lounge/ponies-derail/)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 07, 2012, 01:08:43 pm
I apologize if I'm coming off as somewhat of a drama queen, I don't mean to. I'm just not all that comfortable with having a pony avatar right now(I'll probably have one back up within a week). As I said it's a weird quirk that I've had since I was a young child, and it's probably linked with my self-esteem issues that I've struggled with my whole life.

And Mlle. Antechrist, I believe you, and if you ever want to come in here and say hi and talk about stuff, you're always welcomed too. :D
Careful, or the thread might be... derailed!    :o
Like this
 (http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRFk2YsKfZ5zXNgooYaTFF6EjT3G-l-8XYjDAWAwEyx7O3W4LDsK75fQQyVvA) :P

@ Radiation  Pony derailment thread here (http://forums.fstdt.net/fstdt-lounge/ponies-derail/)
You DO know when the hub-bub around here dies down, I'm totally using that? Right? *swipe!*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 07, 2012, 02:03:05 pm
By the way, I've never seen the whole Bronies vs The Internet thing as a big deal. The thread derailment and whatnot was mildly annoying at times, and I was a bit confused by the sudden influx of MLP stuff, but for the most part, I was just kidding around whenever I've mentioned "turning the tables" and whatnot.
In my experience, the derailment is often caused by the other people overreacting to a random image macro than the bronies just going on and on.

Example:
Someone posts an image that says “Woohoo! The Above Poster Rocks!” Now, if this image included a picture of Princess Zelda, Aang, Master Chief, Ash and Pikachu, Batman, Leonardo DiCaprio, a Rageface, or even a friggin’ “Arrow to the Knee” Skyrim guard*, it would be okay. But if the image included Applejack or Fluttershy, the next 20 posts are guaranteed to be people complaining about My Little Pony. Now, who really de-railed the thread, here?

Yes, there are a lot of bronies that go overboard. But that goes for every fandom.



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* Okay, people do complain about Arrow to the Knee, but usually only if it is specifically saying something about Arrows to the Knee. I would expect him to get a pass for simply “Woohoo! The Above Poster Rocks!”

Threads only get derailed because people go along with the derailment.  Like I said in IRC last night, this forum has some fucking ADD issues.  Hell, I've seen threads repeatedly get derailed even over non-pony stuff.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 07, 2012, 03:19:01 pm
Your mom has ADD issues.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on February 07, 2012, 03:21:59 pm
Threads only get derailed because people go along with the derailment.  Like I said in IRC last night, this forum has some fucking ADD issues.  Hell, I've seen threads repeatedly get derailed even over non-pony stuff.
Yeah. Shane and I have come pretty close to a few Harry Potter derailments. But no one else ever got involved in those, and we usually shut up after the fourth or so go around.

Your mom has ADD issues.
Well, at least she’s not a Death Eater!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: deadpandoubter on February 07, 2012, 05:09:51 pm
Your mother's a Hufflepuff and plays card games in Hell.

That pony creator on DA is fun as SHIT. My little pony looks like...well...zie has questionable gender, shall we say.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on February 07, 2012, 05:57:49 pm
Who gives a shit whether threads get derailed? That's half the fun here (in my limited experience).
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 07, 2012, 06:14:40 pm
Your mother's a Hufflepuff and plays card games in Hell.

Them's fightin' words!

 
Your mom has ADD issues.
Well, at least she’s not a Death Eater!
Your mom's as useful as Dudley!

As for ponies and an L Word mashup, I can see it. Just dunno what their cutie spots(?) would be.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 07, 2012, 06:33:48 pm
it's Cutie Marks, Shane, but definite points for getting close.

And once I watch The L Word, I could probably figure something out.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 07, 2012, 06:46:55 pm
Ah, see. I knew it was cutie somethin'.

I could toss you some links to some episodes but... *glares at US gov't*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 07, 2012, 06:53:26 pm
Are there box sets out there I can buy? I could look into those once I have work again...?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 07, 2012, 06:56:14 pm
Ja. There are. It's actually on sale right now for half off for the complete pack... (http://www.amazon.com/L-Word-Complete-Pack/dp/B002JIOOB2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1328658948&sr=8-2).
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 07, 2012, 07:11:08 pm
*grumbles good-naturedly* Figures sales happen while I'm out of work... but I'll keep the link in mind for when we're financially stable again.  The furnace keeling over and dying during a New York winter kinda puts a dent in any savings, even buying a replacement used...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: deadpandoubter on February 07, 2012, 07:14:49 pm
Bette's should be a messed up "I Love You" ASL handshape. Maybe instead of ILY (thumb, index, and pinky up) it's the bullshit shape (thumb in, index and pinky up). *grin* Easy mistake, right?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 07, 2012, 07:17:05 pm
@Priestling- I didn't even know it was on sale until I looked for it so who knows when it won't be?

@DPD- Ha ha. We call those the Horns round here.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Keiro Dreamwalker on February 07, 2012, 07:18:10 pm
If people have an issue with stuff... just light my PM on fire. Or, you know, press the report moderator button. More than likely I'll be the one dealing with it unless others get to it faster than I do.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: deadpandoubter on February 07, 2012, 07:18:40 pm
The Horns tend to have the palm facing outwards, though, right? The variation of "bullshit" I'm thinking of has the palm facing inward.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 07, 2012, 07:19:25 pm
Can be both depending on who you ask. I love the idea though.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 07, 2012, 07:19:38 pm
5 seasons? even at the usual list price of $235 and change, that's NOT bad for an entire show's run for a box set!

Definitely keeping it in mind~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 07, 2012, 07:23:30 pm
5 seasons? even at the usual list price of $235 and change, that's NOT bad for an entire show's run for a box set!

Definitely keeping it in mind~

Actually, you know what? PM me. I think I can get you watching for free tonight. Legally, too.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 07, 2012, 07:35:26 pm
5 seasons? even at the usual list price of $235 and change, that's NOT bad for an entire show's run for a box set!

Definitely keeping it in mind~

Actually, you know what? PM me. I think I can get you watching for free tonight. Legally, too.

Wouldn't be feasible.  I'm still out here in Seattle visiting friends (and on their computers), and I don't get back until late Saturday night.  Appreciate the offer though :3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 07, 2012, 07:38:38 pm
5 seasons? even at the usual list price of $235 and change, that's NOT bad for an entire show's run for a box set!

Definitely keeping it in mind~

Actually, you know what? PM me. I think I can get you watching for free tonight. Legally, too.

Wouldn't be feasible.  I'm still out here in Seattle visiting friends (and on their computers), and I don't get back until late Saturday night.  Appreciate the offer though :3

It doesn't expire tonight, hun. You have like a year to get back to me. (Amazon Prime)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 07, 2012, 07:39:49 pm
Oh... well then, consider yourself poked on it come... probably Tuesday.  I have major job hunting to do Monday... that's going to be interesting.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 07, 2012, 11:11:39 pm
Bette's should be a messed up "I Love You" ASL handshape. Maybe instead of ILY (thumb, index, and pinky up) it's the bullshit shape (thumb in, index and pinky up). *grin* Easy mistake, right?

Humans don't exist in Equestria, so I'm not sure how hands would be valid (or ASL). :P

To be fair, my OC pony has a laptop cutie mark, and those don't really exist in Equestria either.  ;)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 08, 2012, 12:05:49 am
Bette's should be a messed up "I Love You" ASL handshape. Maybe instead of ILY (thumb, index, and pinky up) it's the bullshit shape (thumb in, index and pinky up). *grin* Easy mistake, right?

Humans don't exist in Equestria, so I'm not sure how hands would be valid (or ASL). :P

To be fair, my OC pony has a laptop cutie mark, and those don't really exist in Equestria either.  ;)
They have modern medical equipment, they should have some sort of hoof-friendly version. I think...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 08, 2012, 12:35:03 am
I have a friend with a 6-pin transistor for a cutie mark on a yellow lightning bolt.  Mine (Noble Cause's)? A stuffed bookcase.  It varies from pony to pony.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 08, 2012, 01:05:23 am
Crappy Shane pony is crappy.

L Word/MLP crossover:
(http://i44.tinypic.com/14mvr80.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 08, 2012, 02:45:04 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J4LCXbUy6w

BEHOLD!

Something I found awhile ago that was neat but then got removed and is now reuploaded.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on February 08, 2012, 10:29:49 am
Meh, the Britney Spears song ruins it for me.  Good editing though.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 08, 2012, 02:42:48 pm
@ Shane:  Actually, that's not too bad, for the random pony generator.  I could talk to a couple artists in the fandom, if you'd like a proper pic.  Some of them are remarkably cheap.

Also, swag.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1HZp4ClFXY
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 08, 2012, 06:16:31 pm
Nah. I just got bored and figured I'd provide a jumping off point for L Word ponies.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 08, 2012, 06:48:44 pm
Meh, the Britney Spears song ruins it for me.  Good editing though.

I actually keep forgetting it's a Britney Spears song XD
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 08, 2012, 11:22:25 pm
So what do you guys think of the pony diet?  After all, flowers are totally edible!

This post was inspired by nickinack's sig quote about flowers.  After all, the major difference between buying flowers and dinner is that - for humans, at least - flowers are not delicious, and are not considered to be good forms of sustenance.  That's where I thought the argument fell apart, and that naturally led to the topic of pony diets.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 08, 2012, 11:33:32 pm
So what do you guys think of the pony diet?  After all, flowers are totally edible!

This post was inspired by nickinack's sig quote about flowers.  After all, the major difference between buying flowers and dinner is that - for humans, at least - flowers are not delicious, and are not considered to be good forms of sustenance.  That's where I thought the argument fell apart, and that naturally led to the topic of pony diets.

I love that my sigs have been getting attention

Well, it's been stated in the show that they eat hay, and Pinkie Pie sure loves her sweets
And Spike has the best diet of them all:Gemstones
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 08, 2012, 11:48:22 pm
Pinkie's also stated she likes hot dogs with mustard. (It was later clarified these are veggie hot dogs.) Throw in all those pastries and other apple derivatives Applejack and family make, and you're sure to find something you like. Rainbows are not for eating, though.

Alternately: the Parasprite diet plan.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 09, 2012, 12:36:07 am
Pinkie's also stated she likes hot dogs with mustard. (It was later clarified these are veggie hot dogs.) Throw in all those pastries and other apple derivatives Applejack and family make, and you're sure to find something you like. Rainbows are not for eating, though.

Alternately: the Parasprite diet plan.

Eat ALL the food?

Or Eat ALL the non-food?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 09, 2012, 01:59:41 am
So I recently put the "Ponify" app on Chrome.

I have to say, reading this is amusing.

"The NFL is a celestia damn commie organization!"

XD  Oh, and here's an even more hilarious one.

"'Celestia can heal' Advertisment banned"

Hehehehe!

Also, my username becomes B-Stallion.

Oh wow.   Tyrant!Celestia takes on a whole new dimension with ponify on this (http://fstdt.net/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=85835) quote.  About the only things that spoil the illusion are the male pronouns.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 09, 2012, 04:04:14 am
I've actually attempted to go for more of a pony diet as a way to help my weight loss.  I'm eating a lot more salad of late, not as much meat, picking healthier (some would say pony-friendly) options.  I like to think that if Equestria does pop up (I write for The Conversion Bureau sub-genre of fic) the culture shock of having to give up beef/bacon/other goodies will be lessened.  And hay, if it means I can keep dropping weight...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 10, 2012, 09:26:39 pm
So the Fan Favorite Mareathon is coming!  I totally have kinda missed other marathons, but I want to make this one.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 11, 2012, 12:31:42 am
Me too. I can't wait to see what won. I hope they're all ones I picked. =3


Also, finally there are some blind-bag pony figures around where I live. I'm going to have a lot of fun at the toy store now~  I refuse to stop until I get some shiny mane cast members, or one of the hidden ones. (Don't tell me who they are, because I don't know and want to be surprised.) There are a couple others I might want just for their names. Interestingly, both the ones I got today have "luck" in their names. I take this as a good sign. =3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 11, 2012, 12:39:07 am
Me too. I can't wait to see what won. I hope they're all ones I picked. =3


Also, finally there are some blind-bag pony figures around where I live. I'm going to have a lot of fun at the toy store now~  I refuse to stop until I get some shiny mane cast members, or one of the hidden ones. (Don't tell me who they are, because I don't know and want to be surprised.) There are a couple others I might want just for their names. Interestingly, both the ones I got today have "luck" in their names. I take this as a good sign. =3
You can cheat, you know. The inside flap of the bags have a number written on them, that coincides with the list on the back.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 11, 2012, 01:00:54 am
Me too. I can't wait to see what won. I hope they're all ones I picked. =3


Also, finally there are some blind-bag pony figures around where I live. I'm going to have a lot of fun at the toy store now~  I refuse to stop until I get some shiny mane cast members, or one of the hidden ones. (Don't tell me who they are, because I don't know and want to be surprised.) There are a couple others I might want just for their names. Interestingly, both the ones I got today have "luck" in their names. I take this as a good sign. =3
You can cheat, you know. The inside flap of the bags have a number written on them, that coincides with the list on the back.

Aw, that doesn't sound like any fun. I'd rather pit my own wits and luck against the bags' stats. I'm quite good at it; I can get rare Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards like nothin'. There was a set of Pokémon cards not too long ago... I bought only one pack from the set, and it had exactly the holo Spiritomb I wanted in it. I like to think of it as a talent. ^-^
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on February 11, 2012, 10:48:26 am
I'm not gonna go with blind-bag pony, I'm just gonna go all out and buy a suitcase pony.  Twilight and/or Rainbow Dash.

Tomorrow.  Today is Ren Fest, and I want to have fun at that first. :3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 11, 2012, 11:01:58 am
So I totally missed part of the mareathon, but I did see the last 3 episodes.

As far as the new episode goes:  SO MUCH WIN. <3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 11, 2012, 11:02:29 am
For anypony who missed it, the list went:

9. Hearth's Warming Eve
8. Feeling Pinkie Keen
7. Lesson Zero
6. Party of One
5. May the Best Pet Win!
4. Suited For Success
3. The Best Night Ever
2. Green Isn't Your Color
1. Luna Eclipsed

As surprised as I am that Sonic Rainboom and Return of Harmony, Pt. 1 didn't make the list, I'm even more surprised that Green Isn't Your Color scored so high. I mean, I love every episode (even Over A Barrel), but I wouldn't have bet money on that one.
Oh, well~  At least half the list is stuff I voted for. That's what counts, right? =3


As for the new episode... Well, it's always nice to give the supporting cast more depth and focus. I could go into more depth myself, but I can't because I'm still all melted-feeling from Sweetie Belle's voice, holy crap. @_@
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 11, 2012, 11:02:37 am
Wow... that episode was amazing even by MLP standards.

Miss Cheerilee is so sweet, yet with an undercurrent of such powerful evil. I'm really starting to like her after that ending.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 11, 2012, 11:17:21 am
So I can see comics coming off of something from this episode.

They didn't use all the potion.  There was more in that container from what they gave Mac and Cheerilee.  Now granted, tehy probably dumped it, but what if someone got into it?  Also, it arguably got into the water supply, although to be fair, it would be diluted a lot being in the water supply.  :P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 11, 2012, 12:25:52 pm
Me too. I can't wait to see what won. I hope they're all ones I picked. =3


Also, finally there are some blind-bag pony figures around where I live. I'm going to have a lot of fun at the toy store now~  I refuse to stop until I get some shiny mane cast members, or one of the hidden ones. (Don't tell me who they are, because I don't know and want to be surprised.) There are a couple others I might want just for their names. Interestingly, both the ones I got today have "luck" in their names. I take this as a good sign. =3
You can cheat, you know. The inside flap of the bags have a number written on them, that coincides with the list on the back.

Aw, that doesn't sound like any fun. I'd rather pit my own wits and luck against the bags' stats. I'm quite good at it; I can get rare Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards like nothin'. There was a set of Pokémon cards not too long ago... I bought only one pack from the set, and it had exactly the holo Spiritomb I wanted in it. I like to think of it as a talent. ^-^
I'm cool with blind bagging when I want to collect a variety (I'm 50/50 with Super Rares in HeroClix), but I don't want to "catch them all". I just wanted the mane cast.

Thankfully, both of us win!  ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 11, 2012, 02:32:13 pm
Hol-ee shit, guys.

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/celestia-is-finally-white.html

Not only is she white (with golden grieves), but there's Zecora, Trixie, and DJ Pon-3 toys coming out, among others.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 11, 2012, 04:35:56 pm
Today's song was easily one of their best songs yet, actually.

Also, Caramel has a canon fillyfriend :V
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 11, 2012, 04:40:43 pm
I has a dream last night where I turned into Pinkie Pie. And I don't even watch MLP. Is... is this a sign I should turn to the dark side?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 11, 2012, 05:26:54 pm
I has a dream last night where I turned into Pinkie Pie. And I don't even watch MLP. Is... is this a sign I should turn to the dark side?

Yes.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 11, 2012, 09:52:21 pm
I has a dream last night where I turned into Pinkie Pie. And I don't even watch MLP. Is... is this a sign I should turn to the dark side?
(http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-join-the-lunar-side.jpg)

Hol-ee shit, guys.

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/celestia-is-finally-white.html

Not only is she white (with golden grieves), but there's Zecora, Trixie, and DJ Pon-3 toys coming out, among others.

I'm totally going to buy a Trixie, a Nightmare Moon, and a Zecora, Now we just need a Derpy Hooves

And about the new episode, very cute, it was nice to see Big Mac say something other than "Eeeeyup" & "Nope" for a change
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 11, 2012, 09:57:55 pm
And here's why I love the blind-bags. Today's prize yielded Pinkie Pie~
Now, technically, I already have Pinkie Pie from that big 12-pack, as seen here:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/andsean/Bedroom/TaisRoomUpdatePlus002.jpg)

But she is my very favourite. And you can never have too much Pinkie Pie. Never. ^-^
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on February 12, 2012, 10:40:46 am
Celestia's still technically inaccurate.  She's not pure white, either.  She's a very light pink--lighter than the old toys, but still pink.

Also, WANT Zecora and Nightmare Moon SO MUCH. <3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 12, 2012, 12:34:24 pm
And here's why I love the blind-bags. Today's prize yielded Pinkie Pie~
Now, technically, I already have Pinkie Pie from that big 12-pack, as seen here:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/andsean/Bedroom/TaisRoomUpdatePlus002.jpg)

But she is my very favourite. And you can never have too much Pinkie Pie. Never. ^-^
IhadtoomuchPinkiePieonce,andletmetellyou,itdoesNOTcomeouttheotherenedsonice.KindalikethatonetimeIhadtoomuchRaisinBran,andIcouldn'twaittogettothe... On second thought, I'll stop there. (http://i.imgur.com/ROEnes.jpg)

Celestia's still technically inaccurate.  She's not pure white, either.  She's a very light pink--lighter than the old toys, but still pink.

Also, WANT Zecora and Nightmare Moon SO MUCH. <3
That would probably require a new type of paint vat at the factory in asia. Ain't got time or money fer that! Use the white!  :P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on February 12, 2012, 04:17:58 pm
Celestia's still technically inaccurate.  She's not pure white, either.  She's a very light pink--lighter than the old toys, but still pink.
Hey, now this is starting to sound familiar (http://forums.fstdt.net/religion-and-philosophy/file-sharing-in-sweden-its-a-religion/msg3499/#msg3499) :)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yla on February 12, 2012, 06:04:27 pm
With regards to the Daring Do TvTropes page I have to say: Some people have entirely too much time on their hands. Fawesome.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 12, 2012, 07:27:45 pm
So the new toys will likely be popular with bronies.  The real questions are:

1)  Will they be popular with the target demographic?

2)  Will their popularity cause other retailers - they're Toys R Us exclusives - to want to snatch them up?  Furthermore, is the exclusivity because other retailers merely want to see a test market because they're skittish, or did Hasbro only seek to sell to Toys R Us, and didn't even bother to talk to Wal-Mart and others about this?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 13, 2012, 12:12:22 am
So the new toys will likely be popular with bronies.  The real questions are:

1)  Will they be popular with the target demographic?

2)  Will their popularity cause other retailers - they're Toys R Us exclusives - to want to snatch them up?  Furthermore, is the exclusivity because other retailers merely want to see a test market because they're skittish, or did Hasbro only seek to sell to Toys R Us, and didn't even bother to talk to Wal-Mart and others about this?
Most "exclusives" are done for two reasons:

1. A special deal by a specific store, essentially paying EXTRA to have the deal (like my overloards at Targét did with the "Canterlot Collection").

or

2. The toy maker chose a specific place to target a limited sales demographic. Hasbro is most likely in this case skittish and doing their own "testing."

Matell, for instance, has a longstanding relationship with a small but devoted group of He-Man fans. To this day, at conventions and through their much more well-organized on-line store, they do they limited releases of Masters of the Universe and She-Ra figures.

This is based on my experience being friends with two VERY big toy collectors. One of them literally has two rooms with nothing but his toys, and took a second job just so he could pay for more toys.  :-\
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: affirmedatheist on February 13, 2012, 05:12:54 am
It's nice to see some of the secondary and background ponies getting merch.

And seriously, that Nightmare Moon is awesome.

+4 to Hasbro.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 13, 2012, 11:24:33 am
2. The toy maker chose a specific place to target a limited sales demographic. Hasbro is most likely in this case skittish and doing their own "testing."

Matell, for instance, has a longstanding relationship with a small but devoted group of He-Man fans. To this day, at conventions and through their much more well-organized on-line store, they do they limited releases of Masters of the Universe and She-Ra figures.

This is based on my experience being friends with two VERY big toy collectors. One of them literally has two rooms with nothing but his toys, and took a second job just so he could pay for more toys.  :-\

I find this funny, given the fact that Hasbro does the bulk of the Star Wars figures, including EU characters that the real geeks like myself know about...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on February 13, 2012, 11:28:28 am
2. The toy maker chose a specific place to target a limited sales demographic. Hasbro is most likely in this case skittish and doing their own "testing."

Matell, for instance, has a longstanding relationship with a small but devoted group of He-Man fans. To this day, at conventions and through their much more well-organized on-line store, they do they limited releases of Masters of the Universe and She-Ra figures.

This is based on my experience being friends with two VERY big toy collectors. One of them literally has two rooms with nothing but his toys, and took a second job just so he could pay for more toys.  :-\

I find this funny, given the fact that Hasbro does the bulk of the Star Wars figures, including EU characters that the real geeks like myself know about...
Yeah, but they are used to people going nuts over Star Wars and Transformers. People generally don’t go nuts over My Little Pony. They are cautious because they don’t know if the brony phenomenon will be as strong as the other fandoms they do deal with.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 14, 2012, 12:35:06 am
2. The toy maker chose a specific place to target a limited sales demographic. Hasbro is most likely in this case skittish and doing their own "testing."

Matell, for instance, has a longstanding relationship with a small but devoted group of He-Man fans. To this day, at conventions and through their much more well-organized on-line store, they do they limited releases of Masters of the Universe and She-Ra figures.

This is based on my experience being friends with two VERY big toy collectors. One of them literally has two rooms with nothing but his toys, and took a second job just so he could pay for more toys.  :-\

I find this funny, given the fact that Hasbro does the bulk of the Star Wars figures, including EU characters that the real geeks like myself know about...
Yeah, but they are used to people going nuts over Star Wars and Transformers. People generally don’t go nuts over My Little Pony. They are cautious because they don’t know if the brony phenomenon will be as strong as the other fandoms they do deal with.
Exactly. So, I'm buying crap up. Bronies apparently wiped out the grab bag ponies from the on-line Hasbro store in less than 24 hours after they went on sale, so that should give them hope.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 14, 2012, 01:59:38 am
So I can't seem to find the area where you create a Conservapedia account.  What a shame.  I really wanted to go troll them with a big long tirade about how My Little Pony is an evil, horrible, satanic cult that promotes witchcraft and idol worship and stuff.

Does anybody have a Conservapedia account, so that they can do that?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 14, 2012, 02:27:41 am
Yeah, the whole "wiping out stock" thing tends to happen when Seth/Cereal/Phoe post about it on EqD.  It amuses we pre-readers to no end.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 14, 2012, 03:16:00 am
Well, it doesn't sound all that hilarious to me... >w> So is that why most of the hooks at my Toys "R" Us are still constantly empty despite weeks and weeks passing, and I've only ever seen the really big Rainbow Dash plush all of once? I can't even find that one on Amazon... =<  (At least I did get the Pinkie Pie variant (http://darkfiretaimatsu.xanga.com/754757633/pinkie-tai-you-are-so-random/).) They only did just get some pink Celestias, blind-bag ponies, and Crusader combo packs, like, this week, but seriously.

It sounds pretty disenheartening, because I kind of have my heart set on that new Nightmare Moon already, because she's not only important to me, but also to my ponysona character. I would probably kill for that toy, and if you think I'm exaggerating, you lay down on the butcher paper and try not to move. >w>
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 14, 2012, 09:25:17 am
Well, it doesn't sound all that hilarious to me... >w> So is that why most of the hooks at my Toys "R" Us are still constantly empty despite weeks and weeks passing, and I've only ever seen the really big Rainbow Dash plush all of once? I can't even find that one on Amazon... =<  (At least I did get the Pinkie Pie variant (http://darkfiretaimatsu.xanga.com/754757633/pinkie-tai-you-are-so-random/).) They only did just get some pink Celestias, blind-bag ponies, and Crusader combo packs, like, this week, but seriously.

It sounds pretty disenheartening, because I kind of have my heart set on that new Nightmare Moon already, because she's not only important to me, but also to my ponysona character. I would probably kill for that toy, and if you think I'm exaggerating, you lay down on the butcher paper and try not to move. >w>
Are you SURE the was a Rainbow Dash plush? The Hasbro store doesn't seem to have one, and all I've seen are Twilight and Pinkie Pie. :/
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 14, 2012, 09:49:12 am
Well, it doesn't sound all that hilarious to me... >w> So is that why most of the hooks at my Toys "R" Us are still constantly empty despite weeks and weeks passing, and I've only ever seen the really big Rainbow Dash plush all of once? I can't even find that one on Amazon... =<  (At least I did get the Pinkie Pie variant (http://darkfiretaimatsu.xanga.com/754757633/pinkie-tai-you-are-so-random/).) They only did just get some pink Celestias, blind-bag ponies, and Crusader combo packs, like, this week, but seriously.

It sounds pretty disenheartening, because I kind of have my heart set on that new Nightmare Moon already, because she's not only important to me, but also to my ponysona character. I would probably kill for that toy, and if you think I'm exaggerating, you lay down on the butcher paper and try not to move. >w>
Are you SURE the was a Rainbow Dash plush? The Hasbro store doesn't seem to have one, and all I've seen are Twilight and Pinkie Pie. :/

I'm as certain as I can be with no actual proof or way to verify.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 14, 2012, 10:35:36 am
Well, it doesn't sound all that hilarious to me... >w> So is that why most of the hooks at my Toys "R" Us are still constantly empty despite weeks and weeks passing, and I've only ever seen the really big Rainbow Dash plush all of once? I can't even find that one on Amazon... =<  (At least I did get the Pinkie Pie variant (http://darkfiretaimatsu.xanga.com/754757633/pinkie-tai-you-are-so-random/).) They only did just get some pink Celestias, blind-bag ponies, and Crusader combo packs, like, this week, but seriously.

It sounds pretty disenheartening, because I kind of have my heart set on that new Nightmare Moon already, because she's not only important to me, but also to my ponysona character. I would probably kill for that toy, and if you think I'm exaggerating, you lay down on the butcher paper and try not to move. >w>
Are you SURE the was a Rainbow Dash plush? The Hasbro store doesn't seem to have one, and all I've seen are Twilight and Pinkie Pie. :/

I'm as certain as I can be with no actual proof or way to verify.
Then I must choose to distrust you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmRYccuXWNA
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 14, 2012, 04:07:01 pm
In other news, 3 of the blind-bags I got for V-day had the rare sparkle variants of the mane characters inside them. Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle (appropriate), and... Pinkie Pie~

Can never. Have too much. Pinkie Pie. <3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 14, 2012, 11:31:59 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WCbSo5cqMw
Question: @0:21-0:22, Is that Derpy & Doctor Whooves on that one bridge??
Because I'm having a"They are listening to us" moment over it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 14, 2012, 11:41:10 pm
Question: @0:21-0:22, Is that Derpy & Doctor Whooves on that one bridge??
Because I'm having a"They are listening to us" moment over it.

Why yes. Yes it is. When you look close, you can clearly see the hourglass mark on the stallion, and Derpy's eyes are lopsided as usual.

Edit: You know, pausing at that scene... there seems to be at least three lesbian couples around the square. They actually out-number the straight ones.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Askold on February 15, 2012, 01:31:46 am
Question: @0:21-0:22, Is that Derpy & Doctor Whooves on that one bridge??
Because I'm having a"They are listening to us" moment over it.

Why yes. Yes it is. When you look close, you can clearly see the hourglass mark on the stallion, and Derpy's eyes are lopsided as usual.

Edit: You know, pausing at that scene... there seems to be at least three lesbian couples around the square. They actually out-number the straight ones.

Or... It could be that not all of them are couples. It could be just two friends.

Just saying.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 15, 2012, 01:33:31 am
Question: @0:21-0:22, Is that Derpy & Doctor Whooves on that one bridge??
Because I'm having a"They are listening to us" moment over it.

Why yes. Yes it is. When you look close, you can clearly see the hourglass mark on the stallion, and Derpy's eyes are lopsided as usual.

Edit: You know, pausing at that scene... there seems to be at least three lesbian couples around the square. They actually out-number the straight ones.

Or... It could be that not all of them are couples. It could be just two friends.

Just saying.

hush :3 *scoots Lyra and Bonbon closer together, along with Tavi and Scratch*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 15, 2012, 01:37:46 am
Lyra & Bon Bon are best couple in Ponyville, hands down.
(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lq8ienkGTA1r0qpm0o1_500.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 15, 2012, 01:41:29 am
Question: @0:21-0:22, Is that Derpy & Doctor Whooves on that one bridge??
Because I'm having a"They are listening to us" moment over it.

Why yes. Yes it is. When you look close, you can clearly see the hourglass mark on the stallion, and Derpy's eyes are lopsided as usual.

Edit: You know, pausing at that scene... there seems to be at least three lesbian couples around the square. They actually out-number the straight ones.

Or... It could be that not all of them are couples. It could be just two friends.

Just saying.

While possible, it would seem to defeat the purpose of the scene. Sweetie Bell is singing about how almost everypony has that Very Special Somepony in their life. And then it pans out, and you see a lot of ponies coupled together--the Crusaders being the only example of more than two ponies being near each other.

It just so happens that if you take the time to look, most of those couples were made up of two girls.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Askold on February 15, 2012, 01:51:29 am


While possible, it would seem to defeat the purpose of the scene. Sweetie Bell is singing about how almost everypony has that Very Special Somepony in their life. And then it pans out, and you see a lot of ponies coupled together--the Crusaders being the only example of more than two ponies being near each other.

It just so happens that if you take the time to look, most of those couples were made up of two girls.

Well it still could be that they have more female ponies made as stock backgound characters and therefore instead of making extra male ponies just for one song they pair up the spares.

It was just an idea, please don't hurt me.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 15, 2012, 02:04:23 am


While possible, it would seem to defeat the purpose of the scene. Sweetie Bell is singing about how almost everypony has that Very Special Somepony in their life. And then it pans out, and you see a lot of ponies coupled together--the Crusaders being the only example of more than two ponies being near each other.

It just so happens that if you take the time to look, most of those couples were made up of two girls.

Well it still could be that they have more female ponies made as stock backgound characters and therefore instead of making extra male ponies just for one song they pair up the spares.

It was just an idea, please don't hurt me.

Again, it's possible. But if they took the time to specifically include Doctor Whooves and Derpy, not to mention Bon Bon and Lyra, it doesn't feel like an accident. And there are other male ponies on the scene that are part of couples, but there's also just a noticeable number of two-girl pairings.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 15, 2012, 03:32:39 am
Caramel is paired with blues in an overhead shot, but later with a girlfriend in the song.  Hm...

*rubs chin*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 15, 2012, 04:15:10 am
Caramel is paired with blues in an overhead shot, but later with a girlfriend in the song.  Hm...

*rubs chin*

He's a playa
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 15, 2012, 09:46:14 am
Lyra & Bon Bon are best couple in Ponyville, hands down.
(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lq8ienkGTA1r0qpm0o1_500.png)
The fan-wank... dear gawd, the fan-wank...  :o



While possible, it would seem to defeat the purpose of the scene. Sweetie Bell is singing about how almost everypony has that Very Special Somepony in their life. And then it pans out, and you see a lot of ponies coupled together--the Crusaders being the only example of more than two ponies being near each other.

It just so happens that if you take the time to look, most of those couples were made up of two girls.

Well it still could be that they have more female ponies made as stock backgound characters and therefore instead of making extra male ponies just for one song they pair up the spares.

It was just an idea, please don't hurt me.

Again, it's possible. But if they took the time to specifically include Doctor Whooves and Derpy, not to mention Bon Bon and Lyra, it doesn't feel like an accident. And there are other male ponies on the scene that are part of couples, but there's also just a noticeable number of two-girl pairings.
I find it more likely the animators grabbed ponies at random for most things, rather than any specific relationship agenda.  :P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 15, 2012, 11:19:34 am
Yeah, it's more likely that the ponies were paired up by random.
Also anyone one else creeped out by the face on the pony in the jelly, I don't know why it just creeps me out.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on February 15, 2012, 11:25:50 am
Whether or not all the mare/mare pairings are intentional, it does leave room for interesting interpretations. More important plot devices have been born of authors just rolling with an initially-unintended detail.

Also anyone one else creeped out by the face on the pony in the jelly, I don't know why it just creeps me out.
Yeah, they’re having fun with that over on Memebase.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 15, 2012, 01:16:39 pm
Whether or not all the mare/mare pairings are intentional, it does leave room for interesting interpretations. More important plot devices have been born of authors just rolling with an initially-unintended detail.
My main point is I'm 99.99999% certain any speculation is purely fan interpretation. The animator crew, I highly doubt, puts much thought into it.

Besides, with mares outnumbering stallions by about 4 to 1, what else are they gonna do? /hypocritical aside
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on February 15, 2012, 01:32:50 pm
Whether or not all the mare/mare pairings are intentional, it does leave room for interesting interpretations. More important plot devices have been born of authors just rolling with an initially-unintended detail.
My main point is I'm 99.99999% certain any speculation is purely fan interpretation. The animator crew, I highly doubt, puts much thought into it.
They put a lot of thought into most aspects of this series, why not here?

Quote
Besides, with mares outnumbering stallions by about 4 to 1, what else are they gonna do? /hypocritical aside
More or less my thoughts on the matter.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 15, 2012, 01:56:24 pm
Whether or not all the mare/mare pairings are intentional, it does leave room for interesting interpretations. More important plot devices have been born of authors just rolling with an initially-unintended detail.
My main point is I'm 99.99999% certain any speculation is purely fan interpretation. The animator crew, I highly doubt, puts much thought into it.
They put a lot of thought into most aspects of this series, why not here?

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Besides, with mares outnumbering stallions by about 4 to 1, what else are they gonna do? /hypocritical aside
More or less my thoughts on the matter.
OK, how about this - I prefer to take overall take Faust's stance on the matter and not think about most sex-based issues, in relation to the show. Dwelling over-much on pairings seems awkward to me.

I hope I'm not coming off homophobic or anything. I have no issue with a kids show giving gay couples an appearance of normality. I just really cling to the innocence of the show, and most shipping veers away from, well, innocent hand, er, hoof holding.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 15, 2012, 02:32:24 pm
But... it was an entire episode dealing with romantic relationships. And I never mentioned a thing about sex. It just seemed that Ponyville has a whole heck of a lot of lesbian couples. And I only even noticed that because I checked to see if that really was Doctor Whooves and Derpy in that scene. It just so happens the same scene had Bon Bon and Lyra, plus about three other lesbian couples.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 15, 2012, 04:20:29 pm
Also anyone one else creeped out by the face on the pony in the jelly, I don't know why it just creeps me out.
Yeah, they’re having fun with that over on Memebase.

I was hoping this would be the case the instant I saw the guy. "This guy has GOT to become a new meme, or I've lost all faith in the fanbase".
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 15, 2012, 05:30:54 pm
Query to Nick:  Are you on Ponychan as Nicknack?

Query to everypony else:  Anypony interested in laying out where they are, so we could possibly have pony meetups or plan to hit a con?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 15, 2012, 05:32:51 pm
no, I've never been on ponychan even.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 15, 2012, 05:34:21 pm
'kay, thanks.  There's somepony that does fic reviews there that goes by 'Nicknack'... I was wondering if you were one and the same.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 15, 2012, 05:39:10 pm
Tai is here:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/andsean/Other/Tai-Land.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 15, 2012, 05:49:33 pm
I live in western Nebraska.  If you want more details, hit me up through a PM.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 15, 2012, 06:43:10 pm
I live New York, right in the heart of the mid hudson valley.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 15, 2012, 07:58:02 pm
ditto with the mid-hudson valley here.  Saugerties, specifically.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 16, 2012, 11:15:15 am
But... it was an entire episode dealing with romantic relationships. And I never mentioned a thing about sex. It just seemed that Ponyville has a whole heck of a lot of lesbian couples. And I only even noticed that because I checked to see if that really was Doctor Whooves and Derpy in that scene. It just so happens the same scene had Bon Bon and Lyra, plus about three other lesbian couples.
I know you said nothing about sex. It's just labeling relationships and shipping, regardless of intent, well... it goes places. I've investigated all things pony, and I have seen things I'd rather not.

As far as the episode's theme, well yeah it was about relationships, but there was also a funeral being held, kids playing video games, etc ("This one's too young, this one's too old..."). It was basically a busy day outside, and yes couples were out in full force.

I'm just saying, have your fun with it, but don't overspeculate.

My location is in Wisconsin. Near the Mississippi. Somewhere. >_> PM if anypony wants specifics, but if EQDaily has taught me anything, I need to go to the Cities or Green Bay to find fellows.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 17, 2012, 01:42:18 am
So yeah.  Daymn.  Ponies are hot stuff.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/02/16/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-fan-favorite-mare-a-thon-boosts-the-hub/120230/
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 17, 2012, 02:27:40 am
So yeah.  Daymn.  Ponies are hot stuff.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/02/16/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-fan-favorite-mare-a-thon-boosts-the-hub/120230/

Further proof that Hasbro needs to start making merch for us bronies, if this is what we do for their ratings.

I'll take an Appledash shirt, please.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 17, 2012, 11:48:55 am
I want a Derpy Hooves figure.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 17, 2012, 12:43:45 pm
I want a Derpy Hooves figure.
I want a pets pack. And Doctor Whooves. And Big Macintosh. And Discord. And Nightmare Moon. And Rarity clothing set with all her outfits from "Sweet and Elite". And Cutie Mark Crusaders stage set in full costume, with fully collapsing décor.

>_>

<_<

What?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: deadpandoubter on February 17, 2012, 04:43:42 pm
I have a Rainbow Dash...now if only the stores around here would stock any other ponies I actually RECOGNIZE instead of this Fiddledeedoo Hooves or whatever the fuck these randomass ponies are.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 17, 2012, 04:49:14 pm
I have a Rainbow Dash...now if only the stores around here would stock any other ponies I actually RECOGNIZE instead of this Fiddledeedoo Hooves or whatever the fuck these randomass ponies are.

They probably do. The more recognizable ponies simply sell much, much faster. It's kind of a given that your average little kid is going to buy a Twilight figure a lot quicker some random background pony. Even the more recognizable background characters like Derpy or Lyra are only really recognizable in the older "brony" crowd, which despite its size is still dwarfed considerably by the target audience of pre-teen girls who OMG PONIES.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 17, 2012, 05:49:08 pm
I have a Rainbow Dash...now if only the stores around here would stock any other ponies I actually RECOGNIZE instead of this Fiddledeedoo Hooves or whatever the fuck these randomass ponies are.

Oh wow.  I just had an idea.  Fanfiction/fanart of the ponies that appear in toys that are perhaps less recognized.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: deadpandoubter on February 17, 2012, 06:12:17 pm
I have a Rainbow Dash...now if only the stores around here would stock any other ponies I actually RECOGNIZE instead of this Fiddledeedoo Hooves or whatever the fuck these randomass ponies are.

They probably do. The more recognizable ponies simply sell much, much faster. It's kind of a given that your average little kid is going to buy a Twilight figure a lot quicker some random background pony. Even the more recognizable background characters like Derpy or Lyra are only really recognizable in the older "brony" crowd, which despite its size is still dwarfed considerably by the target audience of pre-teen girls who OMG PONIES.

So what you're saying is, I need to stake out the joint and wait for the new shipments? Hmmmmm.

@B-Man: I have my doubts that these ponies are actual background ponies in teh show as opposed to random-ass, generated bullshit. :/
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 17, 2012, 06:16:23 pm
So what you're saying is, I need to stake out the joint and wait for the new shipments? Hmmmmm.

@B-Man: I have my doubts that these ponies are actual background ponies in teh show as opposed to random-ass, generated bullshit. :/

So?  How does that deny them from getting fanart or fanfiction?  I mean, background characters have had their stories fleshed out.  Why not these poor things?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 17, 2012, 06:17:56 pm
So what you're saying is, I need to stake out the joint and wait for the new shipments? Hmmmmm.

Or at the very least, ask an employee when they expect the next shipment of MLP merchandise. Since stocking shelves is a big part of the job, almost any employee in the proper department should be familiar with the schedule. And if not, a manager should be able to find the information.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 18, 2012, 12:31:38 am
I have a Rainbow Dash...now if only the stores around here would stock any other ponies I actually RECOGNIZE instead of this Fiddledeedoo Hooves or whatever the fuck these randomass ponies are.
I'll have you know Blossomforth has a wonderful personality... that I made up.

Because I do that.  :-\

So what you're saying is, I need to stake out the joint and wait for the new shipments? Hmmmmm.

Or at the very least, ask an employee when they expect the next shipment of MLP merchandise. Since stocking shelves is a big part of the job, almost any employee in the proper department should be familiar with the schedule. And if not, a manager should be able to find the information.
Heads up, Target stores only know what's coming on the next shipment. It allows for the Distribution Center, which decides what product to send, to respond to sudden sell-outs of certain products.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 18, 2012, 10:36:38 am
<3

I have been waiting for that song for a while now, and it was great to see it in an episode. And we got about three or four other songs as a bonus. =3

Also, I would totally buy a '80s Jazzercise Pinkie Pie. I would buy one of it. Because, really, why would I need more, from a display point of view?

Pinkie is so huggable, and never moreso than this episode. I want so badly for her to be real so we can be friends. >w>
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 18, 2012, 10:40:51 am
<3

I have been waiting for that song for a while now, and it was great to see it in an episode. And we got about three or four other songs as a bonus. =3

Also, I would totally buy a '80s Jazzercise Pinkie Pie. I would buy one of it. Because, really, why would I need more, from a display point of view?

Pinkie is so huggable, and never moreso than this episode. I want so badly for her to be real so we can be friends. >w>

Ditto. This episode is another reason why I LOVE Pinkie Pie, and she's the BEST PONY!! Also did anyone catch Derpy in the snowglobe??
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 18, 2012, 11:02:36 am
<3

I have been waiting for that song for a while now, and it was great to see it in an episode. And we got about three or four other songs as a bonus. =3

Also, I would totally buy a '80s Jazzercise Pinkie Pie. I would buy one of it. Because, really, why would I need more, from a display point of view?

Pinkie is so huggable, and never moreso than this episode. I want so badly for her to be real so we can be friends. >w>

Ditto. This episode is another reason why I LOVE Pinkie Pie, and she's the BEST PONY!! Also did anyone catch Derpy in the snowglobe??

I caught Derpy with my eyes as well.  She was flying upside down as I recall.

I have to say that it was neat to see Pinkie redeem herself through her freakish memory - Chekov's skill?  Honestly though, I shared Twilight's sentiment more than a little.

Also, Rainbow Dash was in the library reading the Griffin's Goblet.  She was about halfway done.  Yay continuity nods! :D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 18, 2012, 11:08:57 am
I caught Derpy with my eyes as well.  She was flying upside down as I recall.

I have to say that it was neat to see Pinkie redeem herself through her freakish memory - Chekov's skill?  Honestly though, I shared Twilight's sentiment more than a little.

Also, Rainbow Dash was in the library reading the Griffin's Goblet.  She was about halfway done.  Yay continuity nods! :D

I saw that too with Rainbow Dash. I'm kind of shocked I spotted Derpy right away this time around, I'm usually the last one to spot her.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 18, 2012, 12:02:04 pm
The moral of today's episode: If you're painfully annoying for long enough, people will become your friend.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 18, 2012, 12:08:33 pm
The moral of today's episode: If you're painfully annoying for long enough, people will become your friend.

Oh, you.  That wasn't the Aesop at all. XD  Speaking of the Aesop, nobody can bitch about Celestia not getting letters anymore.  It was voiced over, but dammit, it was a letter!

Also, I finally caught the cold opening and bit after that I missed because of sleeping to 9:04 today. XD
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 18, 2012, 12:22:09 pm
It certainly seemed like it to me. Pinkie Pie annoys the poor old man to no end, snoops through his personal belongings, destroys his property on more than one occasion, and yet faces absolutely no consequences because she manages to not fuck up one thing. One thing that would have happened sooner or later anyway with both donkeys living in the same small town.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 18, 2012, 12:28:46 pm
It certainly seemed like it to me. Pinkie Pie annoys the poor old man to no end, snoops through his personal belongings, destroys his property on more than one occasion, and yet faces absolutely no consequences because she manages to not fuck up one thing. One thing that would have happened sooner or later anyway with both donkeys living in the same small town.

My Little Pony:  Teaching the virtue of forgiveness better than most religions!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 18, 2012, 12:31:31 pm
It certainly seemed like it to me. Pinkie Pie annoys the poor old man to no end, snoops through his personal belongings, destroys his property on more than one occasion, and yet faces absolutely no consequences because she manages to not fuck up one thing. One thing that would have happened sooner or later anyway with both donkeys living in the same small town.

My Little Pony:  Teaching the virtue of forgiveness better than most religions!

While I get that, there's kind of a limit. Pinkie should be in jail for everything she did to Cranky.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 18, 2012, 03:51:02 pm
It certainly seemed like it to me. Pinkie Pie annoys the poor old man to no end, snoops through his personal belongings, destroys his property on more than one occasion, and yet faces absolutely no consequences because she manages to not fuck up one thing. One thing that would have happened sooner or later anyway with both donkeys living in the same small town.

My Little Pony:  Teaching the virtue of forgiveness better than most religions!

While I get that, there's kind of a limit. Pinkie should be in jail for everything she did to Cranky.
Destruction of private property usually results in a lawsuit.

She learned someponies don't like to be bothered like that. It was right in the letter. She kinda learned her lesson, and was properly rebuffed by Cranky. I don't think there was anything to worry about at all.  :'(
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 18, 2012, 03:56:07 pm
It certainly seemed like it to me. Pinkie Pie annoys the poor old man to no end, snoops through his personal belongings, destroys his property on more than one occasion, and yet faces absolutely no consequences because she manages to not fuck up one thing. One thing that would have happened sooner or later anyway with both donkeys living in the same small town.

My Little Pony:  Teaching the virtue of forgiveness better than most religions!

While I get that, there's kind of a limit. Pinkie should be in jail for everything she did to Cranky.
Destruction of private property usually results in a lawsuit.

She learned someponies don't like to be bothered like that. It was right in the letter. She kinda learned her lesson, and was properly rebuffed by Cranky. I don't think there was anything to worry about at all.  :'(

But there's also the stalking, breaking into his home, and the massive invasion of privacy by snooping through his private materials...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 18, 2012, 04:08:39 pm
It certainly seemed like it to me. Pinkie Pie annoys the poor old man to no end, snoops through his personal belongings, destroys his property on more than one occasion, and yet faces absolutely no consequences because she manages to not fuck up one thing. One thing that would have happened sooner or later anyway with both donkeys living in the same small town.

My Little Pony:  Teaching the virtue of forgiveness better than most religions!

While I get that, there's kind of a limit. Pinkie should be in jail for everything she did to Cranky.
Destruction of private property usually results in a lawsuit.

She learned someponies don't like to be bothered like that. It was right in the letter. She kinda learned her lesson, and was properly rebuffed by Cranky. I don't think there was anything to worry about at all.  :'(

But there's also the stalking, breaking into his home, and the massive invasion of privacy by snooping through his private materials...
Sweet Celestia,... Look, she's an exaggeration of overly hyper and interested people. I had a friend in college who would follow you everywhere unless you were very, VERY blunt, follow you into your room unless you were the same. The exaggeration is hyperbole that is appropriately frowned upon in the magical pony-filled world.

The aesop at the end specifically specified that some people want to be left alone and to listen to them, thus indicating to anyone that Pinkie Pie's actions were WRONG.

It was a silly episode with a good lesson. Pinkie's aggressiveness did NOT work. What worked was her simply stopping to think and help someone.

If you are intending this analysis in a more lighthearted manner than I'm interpreting, I apologize and will excuse myself from discussion. I don't find overanalysis of the series that interesting, as my overeaction to shipping has shown.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Entertainer13/derpy_approved_by_ambris-d4bv8qn.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 18, 2012, 04:17:56 pm
Yes, it was mostly meant to be lighthearted. Of course, it doesn't help that I'm not too fond of Pinkie Pie, so I'd have liked to see some actual long-term consequences to her overbearing actions.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 18, 2012, 05:37:00 pm
Yes, it was mostly meant to be lighthearted. Of course, it doesn't help that I'm not too fond of Pinkie Pie, so I'd have liked to see some actual long-term consequences to her overbearing actions.
The long-term consequence is that she has to restrain herself! Duh! :P

EDIT: And now I just has a drama queen breakdown. Oh, Rarity, what have you done to me? This is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vfa6HXsccE
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: kefkaownsall on February 18, 2012, 09:06:17 pm
While I did find Pinkie slightly annoying I loved the song and the felt thought bubble. 
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on February 18, 2012, 09:21:56 pm
PINKIE PIE IS BEST PONY OF ALL PONIES

Also, today we learned that when Pinkie is overloaded with happiness she explodes into fireworks. wat.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 18, 2012, 10:30:36 pm
PINKIE PIE IS BEST PONY OF ALL PONIES

Also, today we learned that when Pinkie is overloaded with happiness she explodes into fireworks. wat.

THIS x 1 million ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 19, 2012, 10:39:39 pm
Ok, Who is every brony's favorite CMC??
I like all three, but it's a tie between Sweetie Belle & Scootaloo for my favorite.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: kefkaownsall on February 19, 2012, 11:04:20 pm
Scootaloo
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 19, 2012, 11:33:43 pm
At the moment, it's Applebloom. I realize she gets a lot more screen time, but I just tend to like her more in general.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 19, 2012, 11:35:33 pm
I gotta go with Scootaloo. She really needs an episode to herself. She's got the most mysterious origins, in that we don't know anything about her beyond "World's Biggest Rainbow Dash Fan" yet.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 19, 2012, 11:43:41 pm
I gotta go with Scootaloo. She really needs an episode to herself. She's got the most mysterious origins, in that we don't know anything about her beyond "World's Biggest Rainbow Dash Fan" yet.
I agree good ol' Scoots needs an episode. Seriously!

My fave is Sweetie Belle. I love the fact she squeaks and seems to have to think things through a bit longer than the others.

RANDOM PONY!
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 20, 2012, 03:14:16 am
Applebloom, no contest.  Making family and friends where you find them, like the rest of the CMC and Zecora? Sounds ideal to me.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on February 20, 2012, 11:52:24 am
This episode is another reason why I LOVE Pinkie Pie, and she's the BEST PONY!!

No. Pinkie Pie is Scariest Pony.


But there's also the stalking, breaking into his home, and the massive invasion of privacy by snooping through his private materials...

I know this little discussion has been pretty much resolved, but I just want to point out that Cranky would probably still have to press charges… :P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 20, 2012, 12:11:58 pm
This episode is another reason why I LOVE Pinkie Pie, and she's the BEST PONY!!

No. Pinkie Pie is Scariest Pony.

I agree, she can be pretty scary at times
like in Party of One
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T22wxk1DSJY

and in The Last Round Up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSzNHxHKgxw
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Da Rat Bastid on February 20, 2012, 01:05:16 pm
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/253/868/225.jpg)

You're welcome. :P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 20, 2012, 01:26:22 pm
You know, I always thought Pinkie looked way better with the "deflated" mane and tail.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 20, 2012, 04:14:54 pm
Dammit, Rat, I think I pulled something laughing at that.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on February 20, 2012, 09:30:24 pm
Who here has watched Friendship is Witchcraft?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIfHKfyRO5Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJESDE62PbE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=682pneYoP0c
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Iczerfour on February 21, 2012, 12:26:23 am
Who here has watched Friendship is Witchcraft?

I have!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1uUa8lUIJE

*edit* removed dead youtube video
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 21, 2012, 12:33:03 am
This song seriously makes me happy as hell. I'm posting it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNrXMOSkBas

Yeah, I know, we all saw it, but it made my shitty job bearable today. I left work smiling because of it.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Entertainer13/pinkie_pie_approved_by_ambris-d4brt.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on February 21, 2012, 12:42:27 am
Aw... so I missed the last episode :( but from what I read it seems to have been a good one.

Guess I'll have to go and look for it on Youtube or something
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 21, 2012, 01:31:16 am
Aw... so I missed the last episode :( but from what I read it seems to have been a good one.

Guess I'll have to go and look for it on Youtube or something
I'd never post a link to evil pirated materials. Gosh no.

So, um, here's a link (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/friend-in-deed-streamsdiscussiondownloa.html) to a really cool post at some blog about a show with equines or some such...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 21, 2012, 02:42:31 am
Aw... so I missed the last episode :( but from what I read it seems to have been a good one.

Guess I'll have to go and look for it on Youtube or something
I'd never post a link to evil pirated materials. Gosh no.

So, um, here's a link (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/friend-in-deed-streamsdiscussiondownloa.html) to a really cool post at some blog about a show with equines or some such...

*whistles innocently and shoves Seth and Cereal back in the closet... after making sure their horns are touching*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 21, 2012, 10:02:00 pm
You know, catching Winter Wrap-Up (which happens to be my favorite episode) the other day, I realized something that's usually hard to notice since to date there's only been two songs that involve all six of the mane cast.

But Rainbow Dash clearly has the best singing voice. Followed closely by Twilight.

I do realize that only two of the mane cast has the same VAs for voice and singing, but as far as the actual singing goes, Rainbow just seems the clear winner in quality.

Anyone have any thoughts on this to share?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 21, 2012, 10:58:06 pm
You know, catching Winter Wrap-Up (which happens to be my favorite episode) the other day, I realized something that's usually hard to notice since to date there's only been two songs that involve all six of the mane cast.

But Rainbow Dash clearly has the best singing voice. Followed closely by Twilight.

I do realize that only two of the mane cast has the same VAs for voice and singing, but as far as the actual singing goes, Rainbow just seems the clear winner in quality.

Anyone have any thoughts on this to share?

As I've heard Andrea Libman (Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy) in person... she wins.  Oh Luna's Night and Stars, she wins.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 21, 2012, 11:23:12 pm
Scootaloo is best singer! :P

Also, I really wish I was better at breaching the subject of ponies in real life.  I know this sounds like a natural problem, but I have some deeper issues.  I can't breach it to nerds who would probably watch and enjoy it.  I wasn't even able to breach the subject with my cousin when I meant her face to face for my other cousin's graduation.  I introduced her to the fucking show, and I couldn't bring myself to talk about it IRL to her.  If you're wondering, she loves the show.  She would be a safe target to discuss the show without ridicule.  I still can't bring myself to discuss it with her in person.

Celestia help me.  I'm a very overt brony online even on my Facebook page, where is where I bring up things about ponies if I do to people I know IRL.  Yet in personal encounters, the words just aren't their to start the conversation.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 21, 2012, 11:41:44 pm
Try something subtle. Like me, I carry my Rainbow Dash bag (http://www.welovefine.com/product.php?id_product=997) pretty much everywhere I go. (It's 20% cooler than any other bag out there.) If someone recognises it, you're in. Or, even if they just want to know what it means, there's your opening.

Of course, mine also has a couple pony figure keychains on it, which helps. =3 And also gives me something to play with if necessary. >w>
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 21, 2012, 11:46:29 pm
Try something subtle. Like me, I carry my Rainbow Dash bag (http://www.welovefine.com/product.php?id_product=997) pretty much everywhere I go. (It's 20% cooler than any other bag out there.) If someone recognises it, you're in. Or, even if they just want to know what it means, there's your opening.

Of course, mine also has a couple pony figure keychains on it, which helps. =3 And also gives me something to play with if necessary. >w>

I don't have the funds for pony related gear right now, and I have trouble trying to bring it up subtly, even if I go over what I'm going to say in my head.  I...

...FUCK, IT WOULD BE SO CATHARTIC TO HAVE A PERSONAL REAL LIFE BRONY FRIEND!

*sighs and facepalms*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 22, 2012, 12:06:00 am
Silly, Sweetie Belle is the best singer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLbdibRyt0k
 ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 22, 2012, 12:33:57 am
I did specify out of the mane cast. >.>
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on February 22, 2012, 08:31:02 am
I've toyed with the idea of crocheting things in Twilight Sparkle's signature pink-and-purple. :3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 22, 2012, 10:52:22 am
I've toyed with the idea of crocheting things in Twilight Sparkle's signature pink-and-purple. :3

And you already know I'm wanting to do scarves...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yla on February 22, 2012, 11:39:54 am
This song seriously makes me happy as hell. I'm posting it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNrXMOSkBas

Yeah, I know, we all saw it, but it made my shitty job bearable today. I left work smiling because of it.
Aw, that song's awesome! The choir at the end!

My (non-brony) brother's reaction when I showed it to him, however, amounted to 'Kill it. With fire.'. Oh well, can't please ev... *suddenly remembers what the episode was about and giggles*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 22, 2012, 03:02:31 pm
Clearly you need to love and tolerate the shit out of your brother.

This song makes me smile smile smile XD Too good.

I can only imagine what Cranky was thinking as he walked up and saw all of that.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 22, 2012, 04:49:10 pm
I loved the song too, but every Pinkie Pie song makes me smile, smile, smile.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on February 22, 2012, 06:06:18 pm
That song was so amazing I actually puked a rainbow. the cat looked at me a little concerned but she got over it. good thing she didn't lick taste it though, we all though what happens then.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on February 22, 2012, 06:57:29 pm
B-Man, I know what it's like to not have anyone to talk to about your favorite subject especially with something that is considered a girls' kids' show.

I mean I am willing to discuss the show with you and all that.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 22, 2012, 11:28:15 pm
(http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-technically-its-both.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 23, 2012, 12:05:23 am
(http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-technically-its-both.jpg)

I'll keep Luna company...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 23, 2012, 12:20:29 am
You know overall, I'm not a fan of the whole "Celestia is a Tyrant" joke, but for some reason it all changes when it's Star Wars-MLP:FIM crossover joke. I really enjoy the whole "Celestia is in league with Palpatine/ Darth Vader/various other Imperial" and "Luna is aiding the Rebellion"jokes.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 23, 2012, 01:07:05 am
You know overall, I'm not a fan of the whole "Celestia is a Tyrant" joke, but for some reason it all changes when it's Star Wars-MLP:FIM crossover joke. I really enjoy the whole "Celestia is in league with Palpatine/ Darth Vader/various other Imperial" and "Luna is aiding the Rebellion"jokes.

Speaking of Tyrant!Celestia, there was a really good fic that I was reading called "The Sun Is Tired."  I don't think it's been updated in a while, but then again I've been busy enough where I haven't really checked the story updates.  Everyone fears Celestia, and it tears her up inside basically.  I like Celestia as a character.  Stories that are from her point of view, especially sad ones, are my favorites.

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-sun-is-tired.html
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 23, 2012, 01:55:42 am
I imagine it could be fairly lonely to be Celestia. Aside from the normal "untouchableness" of royalty, she's essentially a goddess, far more powerful than any known living creature aside from her own sister--who she didn't have by her side for 1,000 years. Her one attempt to spend a meaningful amount of time with her personal protege ending up consumed by the trappings of her station, forced to pay lip service to noble ponies she obviously cares little for on any personal level. Even her other attempt to just spend time with the people of Ponyville as a whole was cut far shorter than she would have liked.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 23, 2012, 02:50:09 am
I have another Celestia fic I really like.

http://poni.0au.de/story/2721/For-Her

Also, I like Ponify.  I've added a few holidays, and have turned "Christianity" into "The Solar Empire" and "Devil" and "Satan" into "Discord."

Ooh!  Islam should be "The Lunar Republic" and "Allah" should be "Luna."  Yes, I know that Allah and God are one in the same, but with the crescent moon and stuff, I can't resist.  Also, because I keep ponify on most of the time, I'll be able to tell the two religions apart. :P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yla on February 23, 2012, 09:43:03 am
If you're interested in Celestia fics, there is also 'Eternal'.

It's an incredibly detailed look at the relationship between Celestia and Twilight, and it also touches upon the loneliness and detachment she suffers as an immortal. The last two chapters are more or less a single prolonged Tear Jerker. (oh celestia that last letter)

Would give link, but it has been hacked Tuesday already, and apparently now again. [1] (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/Eternal)tvtropes page, where sooner or later the reuploaded link will be edited in.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 24, 2012, 02:17:15 am
You know, catching Winter Wrap-Up (which happens to be my favorite episode) the other day, I realized something that's usually hard to notice since to date there's only been two songs that involve all six of the mane cast.

But Rainbow Dash clearly has the best singing voice. Followed closely by Twilight.

I do realize that only two of the mane cast has the same VAs for voice and singing, but as far as the actual singing goes, Rainbow just seems the clear winner in quality.

Anyone have any thoughts on this to share?
I enjoy Pinkie Pie and Rarity's the most. Mind you, their singing voices are by classically trained singers, while AJ/Dash have a more rockin' gal for their singing purposes.

None the less, Sweetie Belle has the best overall. Michelle Creber's YouTube page has her singing promo reel, and I find it impressive. Plus, it currently includes pony (at the end, for those interested).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjBoWdjfQak

She's been very active in the brony community, encouraging (non-creepy) interaction.

(click to show/hide)


I imagine it could be fairly lonely to be Celestia. Aside from the normal "untouchableness" of royalty, she's essentially a goddess, far more powerful than any known living creature aside from her own sister--who she didn't have by her side for 1,000 years. Her one attempt to spend a meaningful amount of time with her personal protege ending up consumed by the trappings of her station, forced to pay lip service to noble ponies she obviously cares little for on any personal level. Even her other attempt to just spend time with the people of Ponyville as a whole was cut far shorter than she would have liked.
This. I think she absolutely adores the mane cast.

None the less, I fully support Trollestia for similar reasons. Lady's bored!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 24, 2012, 02:28:43 am
Well, I find myself in an odd place.

Recently, my pony love has been raging pretty hard. I've been rewatching episodes, some multiple times in a day. It's just not enough content to keep me satisfied.

So despite what's likely my better judgment, I'm wondering if anyone could recommend some good fanfics. There are a few limits here, however: Nothing sexual in nature, though romance (especially lesbian romance) is perfectly fine. Staying true to the characters is important, and AU stories always seemed to defeat the entire purpose of fanfics for me. And of course, overall writing quality is a big factor.

I'm kind of hoping there's fanfics up to my standards out there, otherwise I'll feel compelled to start writing my own...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 24, 2012, 02:51:18 am
Well, long story short, Tai futzed around with some toys last weekend, and now my custom pony is up on the Tumblr based on the character. Check it out, I'm pretty excited. (http://askmeaniebelle.tumblr.com/post/18175944040/check-out-this-awesome-custom-pony)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmuOmgQgLkc
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Iczerfour on February 25, 2012, 12:09:10 am
I have been busy reading a ton of pony fics from http://www.fimfiction.net/ (http://www.fimfiction.net/).  they have some good stuff there..


 :)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 25, 2012, 12:30:46 am
Well, I was kind of hoping for some recommendations of specific works. Years of Pokemon fandom have made me just plain tired of shifting through mountains of trash to find that one fic out of a thousand that won't make me want to strangle the person who wrote it with a garotte made of dictionaries.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 25, 2012, 02:33:41 am
for suggestions of fic, here you go:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/story-white-box.html

http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Sagebrush

http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Raugos

http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Chatoyance

http://www.fimfiction.net/user/midnightshadow


Have fun, see you in a month/
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 25, 2012, 10:32:56 am
Well, hardly a month's worth of material... most of those fics are well outside of anything I have an interest in reading. The ones I did read were pretty good quality, though.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 25, 2012, 11:31:40 am
So what do you guys think of the new Derpy voice thing?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 25, 2012, 11:38:32 am
The voice thing honestly doesn't bother me much. The original voice honestly made her sound retarded. As in, actually mentally challenged. When when you consider her entire role in that story was being "the pony that destroyed town hall" it could be seen as rather insensitive/offensive.

I am, however, disappointed that they edited out RD calling her by name.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 25, 2012, 11:59:05 am
I am, however, disappointed that they edited out RD calling her by name.

Ditto

the "new voice" doesn't bother me, actually it's the new voice that I always imagined she had to begin with. It's the whole editing out her name that bothers me.  Stupid asshats that have ruin shit for the rest of us. Also some bronies need to grow the fuck up, with this "whole I hate this episode now,it looks as if they underped her eyes/ I feel like the episode been raped"bs. They look just as bad as the people who were bitching about her to begin with.
(http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-dont-anger-twilight.jpg)
Question: Is this new edit going to be the one on the DVD that comes out at the end of the month??
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 25, 2012, 01:02:42 pm
I think people are forgetting that the episode is supposed to be about Applejack, and that even with this change, there's still plenty of funny moments and a fun plot.

Also, I wonder how much smaller the change might be if Tabitha had known Derpy was a girl.  I'd bet the un-derping of the eyes and the name removal would be the only change.

I think the voice is a lot closer to fan voices I've heard.  I'm a bit disappointed, as I think the redubbing sounds a little less passionate, but I'll deal with it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 25, 2012, 01:11:11 pm
I'm more bothered by their removing most of the derped eyes. Instead of her coming across as silly, she just seems clumsy, and now I feel bad for her and am not amused.

The voice is fine, however.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 25, 2012, 01:17:27 pm
A lot of fans are overreacting at best, It's not like they're not going to derp her eyes for future episodes, one of the animators says that she's fine in that respect (http://kreoss.deviantart.com/journal/Derpy-287023334). Just when I thought I seen the worse of this shit in other fandoms(Star Wars in particular), this comes along.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 25, 2012, 01:34:23 pm
A lot of fans are overreacting at best, It's not like they're not going to derp her eyes for future episodes, one of the animators says that she's fine in that respect (http://kreoss.deviantart.com/journal/Derpy-287023334). Just when I thought I seen the worse of this shit in other fandoms(Star Wars in particular), this comes along.
I'm perturbed, but I appreciate EQDaily is trying to keep things sane. But the rants... Oh, sweet Celestia, the rants.

This is why we can't have nice things.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Entertainer13/3ybrl.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 25, 2012, 02:07:14 pm
/facepalm

They seriously did that?

I mean, the series isn't "ruined forever" by it, but...

Ugh.  Damn whiners can't leave well enough alone :-/

*doesn't blame Hub or Hasbro or any of the staff in any way, shape, or form for this*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 25, 2012, 03:19:06 pm
Eh, my only real complaint is the name issue. "Derpy" isn't some word that calls out a specific group of people or anything. I think the voice is fine, and don't even mind if her eyes aren't crossed in every single scene. She's just a clumsy pony that is highly prone to mishaps. I just don't see they felt the need to edit out her name when her name isn't offensive.

Though, I suppose I could also complain that I haven't gotten more fic suggestions... I really won't wanna wade through a mountain of clopfics and garbage to find the ones worth reading...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 25, 2012, 03:44:00 pm
I'm mostly irked over the fact Hasbro caved at all, while everypony else was going "We like this portrayal of Derpy, even if Tabitha St. Germaine kinda messed up the voice, but that's okay."

This really is why we can't have nice things... maybe this upcoming episode with Fluttershy will help.  Especially if they get R. Lee Ermey to do Iron Will's voice.  Or, failing that, The Rock.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 25, 2012, 08:03:00 pm
I just don't understand what went wrong ...with Derpy's original portrayal.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 25, 2012, 08:31:13 pm
I'm mostly irked over the fact Hasbro caved at all, while everypony else was going "We like this portrayal of Derpy, even if Tabitha St. Germaine kinda messed up the voice, but that's okay."

This really is why we can't have nice things... maybe this upcoming episode with Fluttershy will help.  Especially if they get R. Lee Ermey to do Iron Will's voice.  Or, failing that, The Rock.

Dude, spoilers!  I mean, I've read the synopsis at this point thanks to My Little Brony and their lack of spoilers on the stream of pictures.  Still, you could use spoiler tags.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 25, 2012, 09:41:32 pm
I'm mostly irked over the fact Hasbro caved at all, while everypony else was going "We like this portrayal of Derpy, even if Tabitha St. Germaine kinda messed up the voice, but that's okay."

This really is why we can't have nice things... maybe this upcoming episode with Fluttershy will help.  Especially if they get R. Lee Ermey to do Iron Will's voice.  Or, failing that, The Rock.

Dude, spoilers!  I mean, I've read the synopsis at this point thanks to My Little Brony and their lack of spoilers on the stream of pictures.  Still, you could use spoiler tags.

Er, what spoilers? That's just the fandom's personal desire, that's all. O.o
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on February 25, 2012, 09:46:13 pm
Just Saw H&H.

And now I know it was possible for a love potion to have been responsible for the reign of Discord.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on February 25, 2012, 09:47:49 pm
I'm mostly irked over the fact Hasbro caved at all, while everypony else was going "We like this portrayal of Derpy, even if Tabitha St. Germaine kinda messed up the voice, but that's okay."

This really is why we can't have nice things... maybe this upcoming episode with Fluttershy will help.  Especially if they get R. Lee Ermey to do Iron Will's voice.  Or, failing that, The Rock.

Dude, spoilers!  I mean, I've read the synopsis at this point thanks to My Little Brony and their lack of spoilers on the stream of pictures.  Still, you could use spoiler tags.

Er, what spoilers? That's just the fandom's personal desire, that's all. O.o

Spoilers on the upcoming episode synopsis, I suppose.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 25, 2012, 11:29:57 pm
I'm mostly irked over the fact Hasbro caved at all, while everypony else was going "We like this portrayal of Derpy, even if Tabitha St. Germaine kinda messed up the voice, but that's okay."

This really is why we can't have nice things... maybe this upcoming episode with Fluttershy will help.  Especially if they get R. Lee Ermey to do Iron Will's voice.  Or, failing that, The Rock.

Dude, spoilers!  I mean, I've read the synopsis at this point thanks to My Little Brony and their lack of spoilers on the stream of pictures.  Still, you could use spoiler tags.

Er, what spoilers? That's just the fandom's personal desire, that's all. O.o

Spoilers on the upcoming episode synopsis, I suppose.

Spoilers!

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 26, 2012, 12:44:05 am
I keep forgetting not everypony frequents EqD (or in my case, has it as their home page).  We hear about upcoming episodes... usually two, three weeks in advance.  We have another Fluttershy episode coming up, a Spike-centric episode (with world-building!) ... Hasbro loves us.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 26, 2012, 12:50:15 am
I don't really spend a lot of time on the site, mostly because the format makes navigating it rather painful. They really should work on that.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 26, 2012, 01:00:26 am
We don't have any choice, Yae.  That's Blogger's formatting, and the best we can do.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 26, 2012, 01:04:38 am
I'd think the site would be big enough to move beyond something like Blogger by now. o.o; And certainly there'd be no shortage of willing hooves to handle coding a new site.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 26, 2012, 01:06:13 am
I don't really spend a lot of time on the site, mostly because the format makes navigating it rather painful. They really should work on that.
My only issue is that do not make full use of tagging. I'd love it if when, for instance, a news post popped up that Derpy centric, I could click a Derpy tag and have all the news posts about the derpy crisis pop up. Instead, most of the tags are broad and don't help when mining for info on a particular thread of news. Therefore, if I've been gone from the site for a few days, I have to glean info from a vague, later news post and comments... or spend forever going through other posts. The search engine isn't also too accurate on this, since it will grab any post with the keywords, and that can be... problematic with the plethora of posts each day.

Meh, white wine.  ;D

I'd think the site would be big enough to move beyond something like Blogger by now. o.o; And certainly there'd be no shortage of willing hooves to handle coding a new site.
A new site would require funding beyond the small fee for forwarding from EquestriaDaily dot com. Considering the traffic size, I do NOT want to know what their bandwith charges would be.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 26, 2012, 01:23:32 am
A new site would require funding beyond the small fee for forwarding from EquestriaDaily dot com. Considering the traffic size, I do NOT want to know what their bandwith charges would be.

A valid point. But it's still kind of a turn off that the best source of pony news is basically impossible to navigate with any sort of certainty. I seriously can't find what I want the vast majority of the time.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 26, 2012, 02:37:23 am
Yeah, it's purely from a cash standpoint, or (as Seth put it back at BroNYcon September) we would have probably moved to a proper, non-Blogger site around the 50 mil mark.

He actually showed a few of us pre-readers the stats once.  The sheer amount of bandwidth would run into the multiple-hundreds-of-dollars per month, pretty much without trying.

We are for pony what Fark is for news.  Which means so much bandwidth that Celestia and Luna would have a hard time lifting it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 26, 2012, 02:41:18 am
Even with that many visitors, there's no way to make up the hosting costs with advertising and such?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 26, 2012, 02:48:37 am
Not by a long shot.  The advertising bucks Seth gets back accounts for what would be roughly 18% of what he'd actually need to pay the bandwidth, as memory serves.  He'd need donation drives monthly just to cover bandwidth, and he's not willing to harrass the EqD userbase for it.  So, on Blogger we stay, until a better option comes up.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 26, 2012, 02:55:11 am
Well, that is a little disappointing to hear. I understand there's no helping it, but trying to navigate the site if you don't visit it every day really is just a massive headache. ;.;
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: kefkaownsall on February 26, 2012, 09:51:22 am
The new scene is horrid and ironically IMO by fixing her eyes she becomes more offensive
since now she seems like an idiot rather then a normal person with a vision problem
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 26, 2012, 12:19:22 pm
The new scene is horrid and ironically IMO by fixing her eyes she becomes more offensive
since now she seems like an idiot rather then a normal person with a vision problem

Uhm... she's supposed to be an idiot. Her name is Derpy. She was sitting there bouncing up and down on a storm cloud. In the middle of town. After being told to stop.

The problem is, the original scene made her come across as retarded instead of just klutzy and prone to disaster. The only change I really disagreed with was taking out her name.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 26, 2012, 05:11:52 pm
I keep forgetting not everypony frequents EqD (or in my case, has it as their home page).  We hear about upcoming episodes... usually two, three weeks in advance.  We have another Fluttershy episode coming up, a Spike-centric episode (with world-building!) ... Hasbro loves us.

I like EqD, and I frequent it.  I just don't click past the break for new episode announcements, because I want to avoid the synopses for as long as I can.  I usually see it on FB from the MLP page about a day before the episode airs. XD
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 26, 2012, 05:38:33 pm
It's no different than an episode synopsis on TV Guide, B.  It's all we get for upcoming episode info.  That's it.  We don't get spoilers... well, unless you count the early release of Hearts and Hooves day on Itunes...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 27, 2012, 12:20:38 am
Not by a long shot.  The advertising bucks Seth gets back accounts for what would be roughly 18% of what he'd actually need to pay the bandwidth, as memory serves.  He'd need donation drives monthly just to cover bandwidth, and he's not willing to harrass the EqD userbase for it.  So, on Blogger we stay, until a better option comes up.

Have you looked at the host NearlyFreeSpeech.net? I pay next to nothing for hosting of my site. Mind you, I get low bandwith use. I just know they have some of the better rates because, well, they give you no editing tools or what have you. You need someone to build a stie entirely from scratch (or use another program, but whatever.)
It's no different than an episode synopsis on TV Guide, B.  It's all we get for upcoming episode info.  That's it.  We don't get spoilers... well, unless you count the early release of Hearts and Hooves day on Itunes...
NOT AN ACTUAL EPISODE DESCRIPTION:

It's usually nothing more than this, B:

The Great and Humble (Air Date - 9/10/2099): The Great and Powerful Trixie returns to Ponyville claiming to have mended her ways, but will anypony trust her?


That's about it. If that seriously insn't something you want, then keep doing what'cha doing.  ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Entertainer13/the_great_and_powerful_trixie_appro.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 27, 2012, 12:27:15 am
@e13, I love your Pony approval seals
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 27, 2012, 01:45:46 am
e13:  Seth would be proud of you.

Nick:  Those were also posted on EqD some days back.  Here you go:  http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/pony-approved-badges.html
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 27, 2012, 09:14:48 am
Yeah, I snatched them up immediately! :D I encourage others to do the same and spread pony far and wide!.. Well, farther and wider than we already have... Where isn't pony these days? It's across the States, Canada, Australia, Europe... I don't know about chunks of Africa, South America and I don't think we own all of Asia yet... Hmm...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: affirmedatheist on February 28, 2012, 06:36:37 am
Yeah, I snatched them up immediately! :D I encourage others to do the same and spread pony far and wide!.. Well, farther and wider than we already have... Where isn't pony these days? It's across the States, Canada, Australia, Europe... I don't know about chunks of Africa, South America and I don't think we own all of Asia yet... Hmm...

Indeed.

Oh gosh, when Japan gets a hold of it, things could get weird.

...Not that I'm not a living example of pony weirdness or anything.

>.>
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yla on February 28, 2012, 12:18:15 pm
How is it that so many stories on eqD are [Grimdark]? (4/4 in today's updates) The originality of contrasting the kids'-show setting with gory themes has worn off by now, but apparently people still aren't fed up with it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 28, 2012, 01:00:12 pm
Dark is fun!  ::)

Sadness time. I don't know if any of you read Sister Claire by Yamino, however... when the "Last Roundup" came out, she stated she didn't care for the portrayal of Derpy, thinking some could find it offensive.

She immediately got flamed, hard, but it died down.

No, with the current... drama, check this out.

http://forum.deviantart.com/devart/suggestions/1703732/ (http://forum.deviantart.com/devart/suggestions/1703732/)

She's been driven to ask for the ability to directly block commentators, due to thousands of people flooding her deviant art page with hate. They're blaming one web comic artist, with a somewhat decent web profile, for "ruining" Derpy.

Love and Friendship indeed. She had an opinion and she's being badgered for it. None the less, she still seems to like the show.  :-\
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 28, 2012, 01:06:59 pm
I've heard that she's been getting a lot of hate, I watch a lot of pony related stuff on DA, and most of the groups are telling their watchers & members to stop the shit.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 28, 2012, 01:12:31 pm
How is it that so many stories on eqD are [Grimdark]? (4/4 in today's updates) The originality of contrasting the kids'-show setting with gory themes has worn off by now, but apparently people still aren't fed up with it.

Execution is more important than genre.  Also, you have to remember that the show has well-developed characters, and many Grimdark writers like to take advantage of those personalities by putting ponies in less than ideal situations that the show would never be able to properly cover.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 28, 2012, 01:22:30 pm
How is it that so many stories on eqD are [Grimdark]? (4/4 in today's updates) The originality of contrasting the kids'-show setting with gory themes has worn off by now, but apparently people still aren't fed up with it.

Execution is more important than genre.  Also, you have to remember that the show has well-developed characters, and many Grimdark writers like to take advantage of those personalities by putting ponies in less than ideal situations that the show would never be able to properly cover.

Thankfully. I could barely handle the Discord episode!

I'm an odd bunny. I watch slasher movies for fun, but make Twilight Sparkle sad and I fall apart. :(
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 28, 2012, 01:37:52 pm
I don't mind dark stories. Sad times are a part of life, and what give the happy times meaning. But when a story is dark just to be dark, like everyone dying at the end for no good reason, it just feels kind of pointless.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 28, 2012, 03:30:24 pm
You think that's a lot of Grimdark? you should have seen the fic queue in October... we once got 76 fics in one day.  37 of them were grimdark.  EIGHT in a ROW were grimdark.  It nearly made three of us quit.

And Grimdark's popular because of the pile of trash that is Fallout: Equestria.  No, we're not kidding.  We didn't have this problem before we stupidly agreed to post that fic.

Then Kkat, the author, has the damn nerve to tell us that A., we're wrong in our assessments of most fics, and B., she can do our job better than our collective 30+ plots can.

/Bitter, me?
//Oh, you betcha
/// By Celestia's Beard, We Do Not Like Her.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 28, 2012, 03:32:22 pm
I'm pretty sure I'd find it hard to like anyone who wrote a fic called Fallout: Equestria. Never read it, but I have a pretty good feeling it isn't worth reading to begin with.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Da Rat Bastid on February 28, 2012, 04:27:56 pm
You think that's a lot of Grimdark? you should have seen the fic queue in October... we once got 76 fics in one day.  37 of them were grimdark.  EIGHT in a ROW were grimdark.  It nearly made three of us quit.

And Grimdark's popular because of the pile of trash that is Fallout: Equestria.  No, we're not kidding.  We didn't have this problem before we stupidly agreed to post that fic.

Then Kkat, the author, has the damn nerve to tell us that A., we're wrong in our assessments of most fics, and B., she can do our job better than our collective 30+ plots can.

/Bitter, me?
//Oh, you betcha
/// By Celestia's Beard, We Do Not Like Her.

So, you wouldn't want to read my upcoming MLP 40k story, then? :P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 28, 2012, 05:15:26 pm
You think that's a lot of Grimdark? you should have seen the fic queue in October... we once got 76 fics in one day.  37 of them were grimdark.  EIGHT in a ROW were grimdark.  It nearly made three of us quit.

And Grimdark's popular because of the pile of trash that is Fallout: Equestria.  No, we're not kidding.  We didn't have this problem before we stupidly agreed to post that fic.

Then Kkat, the author, has the damn nerve to tell us that A., we're wrong in our assessments of most fics, and B., she can do our job better than our collective 30+ plots can.

/Bitter, me?
//Oh, you betcha
/// By Celestia's Beard, We Do Not Like Her.

So, you wouldn't want to read my upcoming MLP 40k story, then? :P

Do you REALLY want me to go back in the queue and count just how many 40K fics we've gotten in the last three months, Rat? Because I can do it.

Now, admittedly, we have a couple that have been pulled off (Archives of the Friendquisition comes to mind), but 40K, along with Fallout and 'Dash loses her wings' fics we've gotten so many of that we will automatically reject them.

As a fellow pony writer put it to me on the phone:  "These are happy, fluffy, smiling ponies! Why would you put them through such utter hell?!"
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on February 28, 2012, 05:22:00 pm
As a fellow pony writer put it to me on the phone:  "These are happy, fluffy, smiling ponies! Why would you put them through such utter hell?!"

Because it's FUN! :D [/sadist]
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 28, 2012, 07:07:21 pm
As a fellow pony writer put it to me on the phone:  "These are happy, fluffy, smiling ponies! Why would you put them through such utter hell?!"

Because it's FUN! :D [/sadist]

Don't make me convince Celestia to send you to the moon...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on February 28, 2012, 07:09:46 pm
How is it that so many stories on eqD are [Grimdark]? (4/4 in today's updates) The originality of contrasting the kids'-show setting with gory themes has worn off by now, but apparently people still aren't fed up with it.

Execution is more important than genre.  Also, you have to remember that the show has well-developed characters, and many Grimdark writers like to take advantage of those personalities by putting ponies in less than ideal situations that the show would never be able to properly cover.

Thankfully. I could barely handle the Discord episode!

I'm an odd bunny. I watch slasher movies for fun, but make Twilight Sparkle sad and I fall apart. :(

Well, it might have something to do with the fact that Twilight is not an asshole, but 9 out of 10 slasher victims are.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 28, 2012, 07:14:01 pm
How is it that so many stories on eqD are [Grimdark]? (4/4 in today's updates) The originality of contrasting the kids'-show setting with gory themes has worn off by now, but apparently people still aren't fed up with it.

Execution is more important than genre.  Also, you have to remember that the show has well-developed characters, and many Grimdark writers like to take advantage of those personalities by putting ponies in less than ideal situations that the show would never be able to properly cover.

Thankfully. I could barely handle the Discord episode!

I'm an odd bunny. I watch slasher movies for fun, but make Twilight Sparkle sad and I fall apart. :(

Well, it might have something to do with the fact that Twilight is not an asshole, but 9 out of 10 slasher victims are.

Ahem... Lesson Zero, anypony?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 28, 2012, 07:31:07 pm
Ahem... Lesson Zero, anypony?

I dunno if that really qualifies her as an asshole. She was a neurotic, emotional mess at the time. Silly filly that she can be at times, she honestly believed her entire life would be ruined if she didn't write that letter. And it's not like her first resort was trying to create a problem--she looked long and hard for somepony having a genuine problem to try and fix, and got desperate and panicky.

And even then, an example pool of one doesn't really make a pattern or trend. She's never done anything of the sort before or since.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Da Rat Bastid on February 28, 2012, 09:20:41 pm
As a fellow pony writer put it to me on the phone:  "These are happy, fluffy, smiling ponies! Why would you put them through such utter hell?!"

Because it's FUN! :D [/sadist]

What she said. :D

*sends out a Priority One dispatch: deploy the Ultraponies immediately!*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on February 28, 2012, 09:37:07 pm
Ahem... Lesson Zero, anypony?

I dunno if that really qualifies her as an asshole. She was a neurotic, emotional mess at the time. Silly filly that she can be at times, she honestly believed her entire life would be ruined if she didn't write that letter. And it's not like her first resort was trying to create a problem--she looked long and hard for somepony having a genuine problem to try and fix, and got desperate and panicky.

And even then, an example pool of one doesn't really make a pattern or trend. She's never done anything of the sort before or since.

What she said.

Yeah, I don’t consider the results a nervous breakdown to be faithful representation of one’s personality.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 29, 2012, 02:21:35 am
Rat and L:  That's it, I'm getting Luna...

Yae and Nom:   she did kinda freak as a filly with the whole "magic overload from Dash's Sonic Rainboom" trying to hatch Spike's egg... and the Parasprites eating Ponyville... Three data points in (at least, roughly) 16 years.  That's just what we've seen in the show, too... what have we missed 'off screen'?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 29, 2012, 02:28:11 am
But how does freaking out equal being an asshole? That's what was being said. Or at least what's being heard, since your reference to Lesson Zero was a response to a post saying Twilight isn't an asshole.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yla on February 29, 2012, 10:14:40 am
re: Grimdark
Thinking about this, I guess I shouldn't complain. It would be hypocritical of me since my own plot bunny would be a Mass Effect crossover (Celestia and Reapers on the same playing board oh yes)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 29, 2012, 12:40:27 pm
re: Grimdark
Thinking about this, I guess I shouldn't complain. It would be hypocritical of me since my own plot bunny would be a Mass Effect crossover (Celestia and Reapers on the same playing board oh yes)
Reapers could NOT handle the friendships.

Re- The parasprite issue wasn't her flying off the handle. It was her systematically trying to figure out an answer to a problem, and learning the trope about listening to the "crazy ones".

Being magically overloaded is not "overreacting". That's was her being overwhelmed by an incredible force of magic.

We're talking "asshole." When was Twilight an asshole? When she broke Spike's present for the birthday party, way back in season one, episode one... and didn't apologize.

"We don't have time for parties!" Twilight snarled as she galloped across the library, knocking over piles of books. Unbeknownst to Twilight, but now knownst to you, gentle reader, is that Spike shed a sad, sad tear that fateful day.

That's being an asshole. Not apologizing. Belittling one's friends. And, frankly, that's the only example I can think of.

By "Sweet and Elite" Twilight has become the embodiment of the perfect friend, and is currently dueling with AJ for my number two pony spot. The bookworms have a way of rising to the top with me.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Entertainer13/twilight_sparkle_approved_by_ambris.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 29, 2012, 12:59:02 pm
But how does freaking out equal being an asshole? That's what was being said. Or at least what's being heard, since your reference to Lesson Zero was a response to a post saying Twilight isn't an asshole.

She was getting pretty pushy in Lesson Zero for something to write the Princess about to the point she used what amounted to a mind-control spell on the vast majority of Ponyville.  I'd call that being an asshole.  Swarm of the Century? She was so convinced another spell would work that she didn't consider any other possible options and we saw how THAT backfired, instead of her listening to Pinkie...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on February 29, 2012, 01:04:13 pm
Yeah, most of Twilight's "asshole"moments involve Spike. I feel kind of sorry for Spike sometimes, poor little guy. That being said I would say Twilight is the my 3rd favorite pony out of the mane six, and she's the one pony that I relate to the most, because I can be somewhat of an asocial bookworm a good deal of the time. Also every "Which pony are you?" quiz I take, always ends up being Twilight Sparkle.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 29, 2012, 01:07:37 pm
I'm really looking forward to the Spike-centric episode 'Dragon Quest' coming up.

And yes.  That's the actual title of the episode.  Those of us on EqD staff and among the user base old enough to remember the games from back in the NES days thoroughly geeked out.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 29, 2012, 01:11:39 pm
But how does freaking out equal being an asshole? That's what was being said. Or at least what's being heard, since your reference to Lesson Zero was a response to a post saying Twilight isn't an asshole.

She was getting pretty pushy in Lesson Zero for something to write the Princess about to the point she used what amounted to a mind-control spell on the vast majority of Ponyville.  I'd call that being an asshole.  Swarm of the Century? She was so convinced another spell would work that she didn't consider any other possible options and we saw how THAT backfired, instead of her listening to Pinkie...

In Lesson Zero, she was having a nervous breakdown. She wasn't really in control of her actions.

And as for Swarm of the Century, nopony took Pinkie seriously. Because she's Pinkie. Pinkie randomly going around asking for instruments doesn't exactly sound like the proper response to the town being destroyed. It sounds like the kind of thing Pinkie would do on any given day of the year. Yes, she should have taken the time to listen--but they were trying to thwart disaster, and Pinkie looked like she was just trying to throw another party.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 29, 2012, 01:14:46 pm
But how does freaking out equal being an asshole? That's what was being said. Or at least what's being heard, since your reference to Lesson Zero was a response to a post saying Twilight isn't an asshole.

She was getting pretty pushy in Lesson Zero for something to write the Princess about to the point she used what amounted to a mind-control spell on the vast majority of Ponyville.  I'd call that being an asshole.  Swarm of the Century? She was so convinced another spell would work that she didn't consider any other possible options and we saw how THAT backfired, instead of her listening to Pinkie...

In Lesson Zero, she was having a nervous breakdown. She wasn't really in control of her actions.

And as for Swarm of the Century, nopony took Pinkie seriously. Because she's Pinkie. Pinkie randomly going around asking for instruments doesn't exactly sound like the proper response to the town being destroyed. It sounds like the kind of thing Pinkie would do on any given day of the year. Yes, she should have taken the time to listen--but they were trying to thwart disaster, and Pinkie looked like she was just trying to throw another party.

And nopony thought to ask why Pinkie was after these instruments...? admittedly, Pinkie did run off at a couple points in search of an instrument or two, but they still had chances.

I'll give you Lesson Zero, but the fact she even invoked mind control in a spell is pretty damn creepy. ... Even if it did give us the Macinpants ship.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 29, 2012, 01:18:43 pm
Like I said... it's Pinkie Pie. She's a giant pink balloon full of random. Like I said, I do think they should have taken the time to listen, but considering the circumstances, I don't think it's unreasonable that they didn't. The town was being destroyed, but it just looked like Pinkie was trying to outfit a band for a "Ponyville's Gone" party.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 29, 2012, 01:20:06 pm
Hm... I suppose, but it still bugs me a bit.

... that reminds me, I should watch a bit of pony tomorrow.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on February 29, 2012, 01:23:59 pm
I just have issue wit the idea of Twilight being labelled an asshole. She'd never intentionally do anything to harm or insult anypony, which I think is kind of important to that label. She can be insensitive at times, because she's not used to having friends--which is kind of the point. She's learning as she goes.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on February 29, 2012, 02:18:44 pm
I just have issue wit the idea of Twilight being labelled an asshole. She'd never intentionally do anything to harm or insult anypony, which I think is kind of important to that label. She can be insensitive at times, because she's not used to having friends--which is kind of the point. She's learning as she goes.
I really don't see anypony acting wrong in Swarm of the Century. Seriously think about it.

Say you are a farmer. There are a swarm of locusts coming to eat your crops. You begin to collect people and start rounding up bug killers, bug zappers - anything that could possibly get at the locusts.

Then Bob bursts in.

"I hear you all got some locusts!" he says, his voice loud yet measured.

"That's right, Bob," you say, cocking an eyebrow.

"All right, who here has a trombone?" Bob asks.

"Why?" you ask.

"How else are we going to start a band?" he asks in return, his hands on his hips. Seeing no reaction from you, Bob storms out, mummbling something about a kazoo.



Pinkie Pie spent the entire time barely trying to explain herself. She just assumed the other characters knew wht she was doing. We, as the viewer, knew what she was doing was likely helpful, due to tropes. But how was anypony supposed to know that the one pony who seemed to be doing nothing was doing something very important.

Communication and understanding is a two-way street, and Miss Pie is not the world's best communicator beyond broad ideas. I love that pony, but to call anypony a jerk for considering her too... random, at that point in the show, to be helpful, is disingenuous.

And once again to Lesson Zero... once again, she was the grips of a mental breakdown. Twilight is high strung, but well-meaning. Did she act like a jerk? Yes. And it took a break with reality to do it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 29, 2012, 03:25:45 pm
as the trope goes, 'bad communication kills'

... or in this case, maims.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on February 29, 2012, 06:35:14 pm
Pinkie Pie spent the entire time barely trying to explain herself. She just assumed the other characters knew wht she was doing.
Exactly. It doesn’t matter how much Twilight or anypony else tried to liste if Pinkie was not even trying to give an explanation.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 01, 2012, 09:40:04 pm
Oh Yeah...
HAPPY DERPY DAY fellow bronies ;D
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhrdp7MN8r1qf7gzvo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Nightmare172 on March 01, 2012, 10:31:52 pm
Today is Derpy Day?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 01, 2012, 10:33:36 pm
Yeah, today is Derpy Day...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Nightmare172 on March 01, 2012, 10:55:56 pm
Well, why is today Derpy Day?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 01, 2012, 11:39:07 pm
Well, why is today Derpy Day?

Kinda wondering this myself...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 01, 2012, 11:44:50 pm
I have no idea why, I just saw it on FB and DA
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Iczerfour on March 01, 2012, 11:45:22 pm
happy Derpy day    :)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 01, 2012, 11:48:21 pm
Who cares why? Any day is a good day to celebrate Derpy~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 01, 2012, 11:49:02 pm
Who cares why? Any day is a good day to celebrate Derpy~
BINGO
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 02, 2012, 12:14:26 am
Who cares why? Any day is a good day to celebrate Derpy~
BINGO
Every day is Derpy day, though. I'd have to go 24 hours without screwing something up, and well now tats nt hapening!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 02, 2012, 10:33:16 pm
Well, I think I'm officially obsessed with ponies now. I'm starting up my first fanfic tonight. Going to test the waters with something relatively small, a short Applejack/Rainbow Dash fic. I'll post a link to it once it's done and uploaded somewhere.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 03, 2012, 01:53:23 am
Well, I think I'm officially obsessed with ponies now. I'm starting up my first fanfic tonight. Going to test the waters with something relatively small, a short Applejack/Rainbow Dash fic. I'll post a link to it once it's done and uploaded somewhere.

Consider me at your disposal for a look-see, as the resident pre-reader around these parts.

Also, I'm an Appledasher, so it's right up my alley.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 03, 2012, 02:10:40 am
Well, I think I'm officially obsessed with ponies now. I'm starting up my first fanfic tonight. Going to test the waters with something relatively small, a short Applejack/Rainbow Dash fic. I'll post a link to it once it's done and uploaded somewhere.

Consider me at your disposal for a look-see, as the resident pre-reader around these parts.

Also, I'm an Appledasher, so it's right up my alley.

An extra set of eyes never hurt, so I'd be glad to take you up on that. Might be easier to handle if we talked about it over AIM or something though, so feel free to message me on any of the names I've got listed over there.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 03, 2012, 02:31:45 am
Well, I think I'm officially obsessed with ponies now. I'm starting up my first fanfic tonight. Going to test the waters with something relatively small, a short Applejack/Rainbow Dash fic. I'll post a link to it once it's done and uploaded somewhere.

Consider me at your disposal for a look-see, as the resident pre-reader around these parts.

Also, I'm an Appledasher, so it's right up my alley.

An extra set of eyes never hurt, so I'd be glad to take you up on that. Might be easier to handle if we talked about it over AIM or something though, so feel free to message me on any of the names I've got listed over there.

I'll add you to my Trillian when I manage to get my plot up... it's 2:30 here, and I think I can feel Luna glaring holes into me across the dimensions, so... bedtime for me.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 03, 2012, 01:31:18 pm
Well, that episode was rather hilarious. Flutterage is awesome. >D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 03, 2012, 01:35:19 pm
I'm not overly fond of this new timeslot, but the episode was great. If you ever wanted a longer look at Discordant Fluttershy, here's this episode.

Also, I think she was beginning to develop her own Royal Canterlot Voice.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 03, 2012, 01:37:30 pm
Well, I caught on a stream of a stream, and it was choppy in the beginning, so I'll have to wait for YT for an unbastardized version.  Having said that, I found this quite interesting.  The people who make this show are so awesome. <3

Also:  Minotaurs!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 03, 2012, 03:27:07 pm
I actually love the new timeslot. I am not a morning pony, and had actually adjusted my sleep schedule to be up in time for the show. Yeah, I record every episode anyway, but I like to watch it live with friends (which is obviously the best way to watch a show about friendship).

So now I can try to get back on a more natural (for me) sleep schedule and enjoy ponies with friends!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on March 03, 2012, 03:56:37 pm
Well, I'm glad everybody is enjoying the new timeslot, because it's 11PM here I'm still waiting for the HD link to come up on Equestria Daily  >:(
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on March 03, 2012, 08:37:07 pm
Can someone link me to the new episode? Is it the one where Fluttershy becomes a model or something? I've lost track since having my mom living with me the past two weeks.

Also, my apartment allows for its residents to be able to paint on the walls, I am so thinking about painting a pony mural, though I suck at drawing really. It would be cool though.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 03, 2012, 08:47:55 pm
Can someone link me to the new episode? Is it the one where Fluttershy becomes a model or something? I've lost track since having my mom living with me the past two weeks.

Also, my apartment allows for its residents to be able to paint on the walls, I am so thinking about painting a pony mural, though I suck at drawing really. It would be cool though.

Here you go Rad, low-res:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLxnD7ZQkSQ
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 03, 2012, 09:55:28 pm
The new episode was a hoot...I loved Iron Will and his entourage of goats. lol
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 03, 2012, 10:03:40 pm
So think about Fluttershy's insults to Rarity and Pinkie Pie for a minute.  She insulted their lives' callings.  Everypony dreams of the day they find their calling, earning their cutie mark in the process.  She berated and belittled that.

I mean, what she did was rude, but if you consider just how much a pony's life calling means to them, then she was indeed a monster.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 03, 2012, 10:15:00 pm
So think about Fluttershy's insults to Rarity and Pinkie Pie for a minute.  She insulted their lives' callings.  Everypony dreams of the day they find their calling, earning their cutie mark in the process.  She berated and belittled that.

I mean, what she did was rude, but if you consider just how much a pony's life calling means to them, then she was indeed a monster.

I'm starting to think what Discord did wasn't turn people opposite, but essentially turn their personalities inside out - the deepest part of them that they are quite capable of but subconsiously deny suddenly became their main personality.

Rarity innately has the capacity for great selfishness, Pinkie Pie has the capacity for great party-poopering, Fluttershy has the capacity for great meanness, Applejack probably has the capacity to be deceitful, and hell, the very first thing we saw Twilight Sparkle do was be an antisocial loner.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 03, 2012, 11:27:34 pm
So think about Fluttershy's insults to Rarity and Pinkie Pie for a minute.  She insulted their lives' callings.  Everypony dreams of the day they find their calling, earning their cutie mark in the process.  She berated and belittled that.

I mean, what she did was rude, but if you consider just how much a pony's life calling means to them, then she was indeed a monster.

I'm starting to think what Discord did wasn't turn people opposite, but essentially turn their personalities inside out - the deepest part of them that they are quite capable of but subconsiously deny suddenly became their main personality.

Rarity innately has the capacity for great selfishness, Pinkie Pie has the capacity for great party-poopering, Fluttershy has the capacity for great meanness, Applejack probably has the capacity to be deceitful, and hell, the very first thing we saw Twilight Sparkle do was be an antisocial loner.
Also apparently Faust said that Luna turned evil due to external forces
please have discord come back with an epic battle
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 03, 2012, 11:29:14 pm
So think about Fluttershy's insults to Rarity and Pinkie Pie for a minute.  She insulted their lives' callings.  Everypony dreams of the day they find their calling, earning their cutie mark in the process.  She berated and belittled that.

I mean, what she did was rude, but if you consider just how much a pony's life calling means to them, then she was indeed a monster.

I'm starting to think what Discord did wasn't turn people opposite, but essentially turn their personalities inside out - the deepest part of them that they are quite capable of but subconsiously deny suddenly became their main personality.

Rarity innately has the capacity for great selfishness, Pinkie Pie has the capacity for great party-poopering, Fluttershy has the capacity for great meanness, Applejack probably has the capacity to be deceitful, and hell, the very first thing we saw Twilight Sparkle do was be an antisocial loner.
Also apparently Faust said that Luna turned evil due to external forces
please have discord come back with an epic battle

I'm hoping for Nightmare Trixie, myself.

... it'd make Seth explode.  Twice.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 03, 2012, 11:43:53 pm
Nightmare Trixie would be awesome...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 04, 2012, 12:58:14 am
So think about Fluttershy's insults to Rarity and Pinkie Pie for a minute.  She insulted their lives' callings.  Everypony dreams of the day they find their calling, earning their cutie mark in the process.  She berated and belittled that.

I mean, what she did was rude, but if you consider just how much a pony's life calling means to them, then she was indeed a monster.

I'm starting to think what Discord did wasn't turn people opposite, but essentially turn their personalities inside out - the deepest part of them that they are quite capable of but subconsiously deny suddenly became their main personality.

Rarity innately has the capacity for great selfishness, Pinkie Pie has the capacity for great party-poopering, Fluttershy has the capacity for great meanness, Applejack probably has the capacity to be deceitful, and hell, the very first thing we saw Twilight Sparkle do was be an antisocial loner.
Also apparently Faust said that Luna turned evil due to external forces
please have discord come back with an epic battle
Really? Yes!! My world-view is confirmed!

Loved the episode. I love how Rarity being "assertive" is just being a tease. :p
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Da Rat Bastid on March 04, 2012, 09:08:02 am
(...) and hell, the very first thing we saw Twilight Sparkle do was be an antisocial loner.

*perks up* So...she started talking like Raven, then?

(http://www.cosplayhouse.com/images/D/Teen_Titans_Raven_wig_ver_01-2-03.jpg)

She could easily do that, y'know. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HeyItsThatVoice) :P

Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 04, 2012, 12:19:29 pm
So was anyone else reminded of the PPG episode where Bubbles goes "hardcore," or is it just me?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on March 04, 2012, 12:52:27 pm
Nightmare Trixie would be awesome...

The fanfic The Dresden Fillies features her as a villain.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 04, 2012, 12:59:02 pm
Nightmare Trixie would be awesome...

The fanfic The Dresden Fillies features her as a villain.

That it does.  I've been so busy reading 'My Little Denarians' that I'd forgotten about that one.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 04, 2012, 01:02:03 pm
So I see that the story I've been waiting on for forever is finally updated.  I'm talking of course about The Sun is Tired.
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Post by: nickiknack on March 04, 2012, 01:11:15 pm
So was anyone else reminded of the PPG episode where Bubbles goes "hardcore," or is it just me?

Now that you reminded me of that PPG episode, yes does remind me of it.

Nightmare Trixie would be awesome...

The fanfic The Dresden Fillies features her as a villain.

I have to check that fanfic out.

On the subject of fanfics, I can't wait for the Iron Will fanfics, I hope someone does a background story for him, because I have a great idea of making him into an ex-pro wrestler for some reason.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 04, 2012, 01:12:27 pm
B:  Several of the other pre-readers were happy about that themselves.  Me, I haven't read it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 04, 2012, 06:09:16 pm

On the subject of fanfics, I can't wait for the Iron Will fanfics, I hope someone does a background story for him, because I have a great idea of making him into an ex-pro wrestler for some reason.


One thing I like about the episode is that at the end, he was actually very reasonable.  He wasn't a monster, he was just teaching others wrong.

My personal fanon for him is that he was actually bullied a lot growing up, and had to teach himself how to handle it, since no one else would help him.  And then he saw others being bullied, so he taught them to do the same.

When he was met with non-violent resistance for the first time in the form of Fluttershy, it surprised him and essentially changed his viewpoint on things.

I suppose he could've been a pro-wrestler along the lines.  He certainly acts like one XD

In case you can't tell, I like Iron Will.  He's sorta like Gilda's opposite.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 04, 2012, 06:47:47 pm

On the subject of fanfics, I can't wait for the Iron Will fanfics, I hope someone does a background story for him, because I have a great idea of making him into an ex-pro wrestler for some reason.


One thing I like about the episode is that at the end, he was actually very reasonable.  He wasn't a monster, he was just teaching others wrong.

My personal fanon for him is that he was actually bullied a lot growing up, and had to teach himself how to handle it, since no one else would help him.  And then he saw others being bullied, so he taught them to do the same.

When he was met with non-violent resistance for the first time in the form of Fluttershy, it surprised him and essentially changed his viewpoint on things.

That's a great background for him, I really like the idea of him being bullied when he was younger, and is the reason why he acts the way he does.

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I suppose he could've been a pro-wrestler along the lines.  He certainly acts like one XD

In case you can't tell, I like Iron Will.  He's sorta like Gilda's opposite.

No wonder he reminds me of a pro-wrestler, I like him too.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 04, 2012, 09:26:32 pm

On the subject of fanfics, I can't wait for the Iron Will fanfics, I hope someone does a background story for him, because I have a great idea of making him into an ex-pro wrestler for some reason.


One thing I like about the episode is that at the end, he was actually very reasonable.  He wasn't a monster, he was just teaching others wrong.

My personal fanon for him is that he was actually bullied a lot growing up, and had to teach himself how to handle it, since no one else would help him.  And then he saw others being bullied, so he taught them to do the same.

When he was met with non-violent resistance for the first time in the form of Fluttershy, it surprised him and essentially changed his viewpoint on things.

I suppose he could've been a pro-wrestler along the lines.  He certainly acts like one XD

In case you can't tell, I like Iron Will.  He's sorta like Gilda's opposite.
Yeah, there was nothing wrong with Will, just his methods. I quite enjoyed the episode overall. Not my favorite, by far, but not the weakest either. Plus, I know it made N. de Plum happy. Yay.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on March 04, 2012, 10:18:34 pm
I thought the episode was very good. It was nice to see the "bad" side of Fluttershy, even though she was doing it the way she was taught by Iron Will. She just thought she was indeed being more assertive and did not see how she was turning into a bully. At the end she eventually figured out that she can have the courage to tell other ponies "no" and to be able to put her hoof down instead of being a push over.

I do hope that her newfound assertiveness won't take over her shy, domicile personality as that is what I like about her and I absolutely hate it when writers of shows try to change a character's persona.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 04, 2012, 10:22:32 pm
Oh yeah, did anyone notice what was on Derpy's saddlebag in the market scene?? It was a MUFFIN!! lol

Here's a closeup pic of the scene
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/064/1/f/muffins_bag_by_nearantrax-d4rtdt6.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 04, 2012, 11:08:54 pm
Oh yeah, did anyone notice what was on Derpy's saddlebag in the market scene?? It was a MUFFIN!! lol

Here's a closeup pic of the scene
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/064/1/f/muffins_bag_by_nearantrax-d4rtdt6.png)
I claim nothing of this. I need more Doctor Whooves!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 04, 2012, 11:12:24 pm
You know, that looks really uncomfortable. I can only imagine that most pegasi would kind of freak out if their wings were restricted like that.

Yes, Rainbow Dash endured it in the Running of the Leaves, but her fidgeting implied it was incredibly uncomfortable for her.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 06, 2012, 05:09:51 am
So, Tai used his Taibrain while watching the new DVD, and some thoughts came out, and it eventually ended up as some weird art.
You can look if you want to (http://andsean.deviantart.com/art/My-Little-Morphin-Pony-Rangers-288882697), you can leave a comment behind.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 06, 2012, 11:37:31 am
So, Tai used his Taibrain while watching the new DVD, and some thoughts came out, and it eventually ended up as some weird art.
You can look if you want to (http://andsean.deviantart.com/art/My-Little-Morphin-Pony-Rangers-288882697), you can leave a comment behind.
I'd have gone with Spike... and had Rainbow Dash as the "cool sixth ranger". :p

Cute idea, though.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on March 08, 2012, 01:34:47 pm
So, Tai used his Taibrain while watching the new DVD, and some thoughts came out, and it eventually ended up as some weird art.
You can look if you want to (http://andsean.deviantart.com/art/My-Little-Morphin-Pony-Rangers-288882697), you can leave a comment behind.
I'd have gone with Spike... and had Rainbow Dash as the "cool sixth ranger". :p

Cute idea, though.

Didn't the Power Rangers get like a big robot thing? I wanna see what a pony version looks like =P

Also, is anybody else as hyped about this weeks episode as I am? Time traveling Twilight is just an absurdly awesome premise for an episode.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 08, 2012, 02:01:07 pm
So, Tai used his Taibrain while watching the new DVD, and some thoughts came out, and it eventually ended up as some weird art.
You can look if you want to (http://andsean.deviantart.com/art/My-Little-Morphin-Pony-Rangers-288882697), you can leave a comment behind.
I'd have gone with Spike... and had Rainbow Dash as the "cool sixth ranger". :p

Cute idea, though.

Didn't the Power Rangers get like a big robot thing? I wanna see what a pony version looks like =P

Also, is anybody else as hyped about this weeks episode as I am? Time traveling Twilight is just an absurdly awesome premise for an episode.

Time-traveling Twilight's going to be... interesting, to say the least.

... If she goes to Pinkie for help, via Pinkie Sense... my inner shipper will squee.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on March 08, 2012, 06:20:55 pm
The Hub released a 1 minute preview from the upcoming episode (Spoiler warning: It's glorious!)

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 08, 2012, 06:33:52 pm
I'm not usually one for spoilers or teasers.  This one? totally worth it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 08, 2012, 06:38:29 pm
This preview is all kinds of epic. And it needs to be Saturday. Because I need to see this episode.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Nightmare172 on March 08, 2012, 07:06:56 pm
Yay, another Twilight episode!

Too bad I'm working all day Saturday... >_>
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 08, 2012, 11:09:05 pm
Stop tempting me with spoilers, goddammit!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 08, 2012, 11:40:42 pm
Stop tempting me with spoilers, goddammit!

Come to the Dark Side, B... we have Luna! and fudge!

... and Rarity comes over every other Thursday.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 09, 2012, 12:03:17 am
I can't wait unti Saturday...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 09, 2012, 12:06:47 am
Stop tempting me with spoilers, goddammit!

Come to the Dark Side, B... we have Luna! and fudge!

... and Rarity comes over every other Thursday.

Goth loli alicorns and chocolate? I dunno about B, but sign me up.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 09, 2012, 12:13:13 am
Hsssssss! No spoilers! Hssssssss!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Entertainer13/9647320-20nictitating_membrane20spi.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 09, 2012, 12:15:09 am
Hsssssss! No spoilers! Hssssssss!

Bad E! don't make me start taking away your hoard!

Yae:  I do make fudge on request for a price.  Interested?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 09, 2012, 12:17:51 am
Hsssssss! No spoilers! Hssssssss!

Bad E! don't make me start taking away your hoard!

Yae:  I do make fudge on request for a price.  Interested?
Can I at least keep the hat? Miss Cheerilee gave it to me...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on March 09, 2012, 12:18:15 am
Now that I saw that spoiler, I so now want to see this episode. Apocalyptic Twilight looks awesome!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Iczerfour on March 09, 2012, 10:46:53 pm
must watch new episode tomorrow!     
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 10, 2012, 12:11:10 am
I'm sure Priestling's seen this, but... Well, Tara Strong posted some audio on her Twitter this morning. It was a Twilight Sparkle Rap. Now, this exists:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wblE8YYLyQ0
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Post by: Yaezakura on March 10, 2012, 12:14:22 am
That is just... too damned cute...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on March 10, 2012, 06:24:36 am
Of course, as soon as she releases the audio, it's immediately turned into a flash ;D

Super pumped for the new episode, haven't been on one of the livestreams for a while but might jump into one just for this episode.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 10, 2012, 01:34:38 pm
Oh man, that episode was great~  More like that, please!

Oh Twilight. You're so delightfully OCD. It's adorable and we love you.

I kind of saw where it was going about halfway through, but it was such a fun ride either way. It's fun to watch things like that unfold.

Oh, and of course Pinkie Pie stashes eyepatches all over the place. Why wouldn't she~?

(Plus, Pinkie in rubber catsuit? There's my fetish fuel for the rest of the month~)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 10, 2012, 01:49:23 pm
So am I the only one who was reminded of mayonnaise and Homer when Spike was eating the ice cream and said that the stomach ache was "Future Spike's" problem?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 10, 2012, 02:51:33 pm
Poor Twilight... her OCD is so crippling, and yet so adorable...

Speaking of Twilight and adorableness, I bought 2 pony grab bags today right after the show aired. I got normal Twilight AND the special "hidden" Twilight that's clear and glittery!

My two new figures, posing with the Rainbow Dash I already had:
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w35/trainercardproductions/DSC00148.jpg)
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Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 10, 2012, 04:28:01 pm
Glitter twilight must've used morph magic to turn into astral creature.  Like, something similar to an Ursa Minor/Major, I mean.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 10, 2012, 04:31:21 pm
Glitter twilight must've used morph magic to turn into astral creature.  Like, something similar to an Ursa Minor/Major, I mean.

Come to think of it, that's a fairly accurate description since her body's clear...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 10, 2012, 05:41:30 pm
The new ep was fantastic. That is all.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 10, 2012, 05:59:31 pm
So Fluttershy's taming of Cerberus makes me want to really make up D&D sheets for the main 6. <3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 10, 2012, 06:06:35 pm
I want to make something known, by the by (no, I haven't seen the episode... yet.) and that's that the 'restriction' from when Nappy and IB exploded all over the forums at us is lifted.  Just don't go overboard with macros or pony in other threads.  Nothing huge.

Now that that's out of the way... oy vey, we're dreading the incoming 'Equestrian War' fics and time-travel clopfic that's being written as I type... Luna save us.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on March 10, 2012, 07:30:57 pm
Step 1: Discover time travel spells
Step 2: Have sex with self
Step 3: Absolutely no profit at all, why would you even write that

The fandom confuses me sometimes.

Episode was sweet by the way, the Twilight Plisskin outfit and watching how she gets it was awesome =P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 10, 2012, 07:47:50 pm
I didn't see the new episode yet( I was at work), but it by B-man's new avatar and the spoiler clip I can tell it's going to rock.
BTW, the blind bag mane 6 collection is complete, yesterday I got the Fluttershy I got on ebay, and today AppleJack came in the mail.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 10, 2012, 09:36:55 pm
I didn't see the new episode yet( I was at work), but it by B-man's new avatar and the spoiler clip I can tell it's going to rock.
BTW, the blind bag mane 6 collection is complete, yesterday I got the Fluttershy I got on ebay, and today AppleJack came in the mail.

I can't help but think you probably paid way more for it than you had to collecting it that way. You can cheat to see which figured are in the bags, you know...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 10, 2012, 09:56:38 pm
I didn't see the new episode yet( I was at work), but it by B-man's new avatar and the spoiler clip I can tell it's going to rock.
BTW, the blind bag mane 6 collection is complete, yesterday I got the Fluttershy I got on ebay, and today AppleJack came in the mail.

I can't help but think you probably paid way more for it than you had to collecting it that way. You can cheat to see which figured are in the bags, you know...

I know, but the thing is that none of the toy stores in my area stock the blind bag ponies except for that one time I happened upon Twilight Sparkle,Rarity, Pinkie Pie, and Raindow Dash at the Christmas Tree Shop. I got those 4 for $2 each. I only got AppleJack & Fluttershy through ebay. I didn't have problem winning the AppleJack, but I had to buy the Fluttershy for a little more then I wanted to, but it was better than the crazy bidding that was going on for her.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 10, 2012, 10:02:39 pm
I didn't see the new episode yet( I was at work), but it by B-man's new avatar and the spoiler clip I can tell it's going to rock.
BTW, the blind bag mane 6 collection is complete, yesterday I got the Fluttershy I got on ebay, and today AppleJack came in the mail.

I can't help but think you probably paid way more for it than you had to collecting it that way. You can cheat to see which figured are in the bags, you know...

I know, but the thing is that none of the toy stores in my area stock the blind bag ponies except for that one time I happened upon Twilight Sparkle,Rarity, Pinkie Pie, and Raindow Dash at the Christmas Tree Shop. I got those 4 for $2 each. I only got AppleJack & Fluttershy through ebay. I didn't have problem winning the AppleJack, but I had to buy the Fluttershy for a little more then I wanted to, but it was better than the crazy bidding that was going on for her.

Ah... understandable, then. I kinda lucked out today, and it looked like Wal-Mart had just put a brand new box of the grab-bags (they sell FAST). I'm hoping they'll either have another fresh box or no one notices until Wednesday so I can go back and pick back through to finish the mane cast and the other 2 "special" figures. I saw them all, but really just wanted the Twilight figures today (and only had like $5 of personal money on me).
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 10, 2012, 10:52:17 pm
Am I the only one who noticed that they actually have a hell in this universe?

Granted, it's Greek hell (considering Tartarus is more or less unofficially the "hell" of Hades), but still.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 10, 2012, 10:56:12 pm
Am I the only one who noticed that they actually have a hell in this universe?

Granted, it's Greek hell (considering Tartarus is more or less unofficially the "hell" of Hades), but still.

Well, it didn't sound like an "underworld" so much as like a prison for the creatures too dangerous to leave free. And considering dragons and ursa majors are allowed to live in Equestria, just imagine the kind of power anything deemed dangerous enough to be locked in Tartarus is...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 10, 2012, 11:27:20 pm
They really ought to store Discord's statue there instead of in a garden where little ponies can just walk by, fight, and release him.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on March 10, 2012, 11:30:06 pm
I was under the impression that that row was just a catalyst. He would have broken out eventually. And he will likely break free again sometime in the distant future (but most definitely not Next Tuesday).
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 10, 2012, 11:32:41 pm
Yeah. Celestia explained that what freed him was the fact that she was no longer linked to the Elements of Harmony. So at the very least, Discord is locked up tight until the mane cast start to pass away.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yla on March 11, 2012, 11:53:43 am
Am I the only one who noticed that they actually have a hell in this universe?

Granted, it's Greek hell (considering Tartarus is more or less unofficially the "hell" of Hades), but still.

Well, it didn't sound like an "underworld" so much as like a prison for the creatures too dangerous to leave free. And considering dragons and ursa majors are allowed to live in Equestria, just imagine the kind of power anything deemed dangerous enough to be locked in Tartarus is...
The fandom theory that G4 Equestria is the pacified G1 Dream Valley makes more and more sense..

Saw the episode now, was awesome (Twilight using high-end magic, Flowerpot, Terminator expanding timetravel bubble)

The creator of Friendship is Witchcraft probably felt really weird during this ep.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 11, 2012, 11:59:38 am
Hmm... that's an interesting idea. But I have no clue what it means. I know nothing about MLP aside from the new series. I never liked it as a kid.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 11, 2012, 12:44:44 pm
Finally saw the new episode, I always like OCD Twilight, and I love how they had Cerberus about to mark his territory on that one house
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on March 11, 2012, 01:08:14 pm
Loved the way they had a whole 80’s sense of post-apocalyptic fashion there.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on March 11, 2012, 03:52:13 pm
I wonder how long it will take before people start doing MLP/Escape From New York fics, especially since there is already crossover art featured on EQ.

Breaking out of Ponyville is impossible. Breaking in is INSANE.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on March 11, 2012, 04:02:43 pm
Breaking out of Ponyville is impossible. Breaking in is INSANE.

For naming parallels, I would go with Escape from Manehattan, myself. At the very least, go with Canterlot. Ponyville is still just a small town. Wouldn’t have the right feel.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 11, 2012, 05:18:01 pm
Have Las Pegasus and the other town been mentioned before? I enjoy all of the different towns being added. Puns rock. Whoo hoo!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 11, 2012, 05:21:57 pm
I like how Twilight's board has time dilation equations.  I also like how someone in the fandom spotted and recognized the equations.  I'm not sure which I like more, honestly. XD
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 11, 2012, 05:23:35 pm
Have Las Pegasus and the other town been mentioned before? I enjoy all of the different towns being added. Puns rock. Whoo hoo!

A few have been mentioned before, but that episode did include some new ones.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 11, 2012, 06:00:23 pm
Baltimare got confirmed as canon, after long being fanon.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 11, 2012, 09:50:13 pm
Baltimare got confirmed as canon, after long being fanon.
The review confirmed these for me. Yay EQDaily!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 12, 2012, 01:29:10 am
Well, I found my nightmare fuel (http://askrandombedlam.tumblr.com/post/19166805771) for the week, how about you?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 12, 2012, 02:04:12 am
Well, I found my nightmare fuel (http://askrandombedlam.tumblr.com/post/19166805771) for the week, how about you?

Well, those are just... lovely. I'm going to have terrible dreams about the Twilight one, instead of the hot human Twilight bikini pic Tara Strong posted. Thanks a lot. ;.;
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 12, 2012, 02:16:03 am
Well, I found my nightmare fuel (http://askrandombedlam.tumblr.com/post/19166805771) for the week, how about you?

Well, those are just... lovely. I'm going to have terrible dreams about the Twilight one, instead of the hot human Twilight bikini pic Tara Strong posted. Thanks a lot. ;.;

Ooh, ooh, I can do even better. Play this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4Fqz3P29k0) in the background, then look at the pics.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 12, 2012, 02:29:14 am
Dude, I've watched Cannibal Holocaust. You're gonna have to do better than a photoshop filter and ponies.  ;)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 12, 2012, 02:30:00 am
Well, I found my nightmare fuel (http://askrandombedlam.tumblr.com/post/19166805771) for the week, how about you?

Bleh.  I find this to be mild.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 12, 2012, 02:59:16 am
Dude, I've watched Cannibal Holocaust. You're gonna have to do better than a photoshop filter and ponies.  ;)

I watched Martyrs without flinching. Let's be pals.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 12, 2012, 10:38:01 am
Dude, I've watched Cannibal Holocaust. You're gonna have to do better than a photoshop filter and ponies.  ;)

I watched Martyrs without flinching. Let's be pals.
I'll warn you, I haven't been able to work up the ability to try Human Centipede. I might not be tough enough to be pals.  :P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on March 12, 2012, 06:36:39 pm
Please! Please! We don’t need that kind of Centipede hangin’ around my ponies. :P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 12, 2012, 07:01:11 pm
Please! Please! We don’t need that kind of Centipede hangin’ around my ponies. :P

No kidding... that is the last thing I wanna think about when talking about adorable ponies...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Da Rat Bastid on March 12, 2012, 11:29:35 pm
(http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/263/918/808.gif)

DAT PIXEL.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 12, 2012, 11:34:46 pm
...Was there any genuine point to that?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Da Rat Bastid on March 13, 2012, 01:05:38 am
...Was there any genuine point to that?

*ponders for a few seconds, then shrugs*

No, not really.

If you want something that's on point, though, I just had an interesting thought along the lines of what Mrs. Anitchrist and e13 are discussing, and I could certainly ponify it for the purpose of this thread.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 13, 2012, 02:18:44 am
...Was there any genuine point to that?

*ponders for a few seconds, then shrugs*

No, not really.

If you want something that's on point, though, I just had an interesting thought along the lines of what Mrs. Anitchrist and e13 are discussing, and I could certainly ponify it for the purpose of this thread.
Knowing this fandom, it likely already exists in some form. I'd rather not see it. My ponies (the figures on my shelf) are looking at me aghast enough as it is.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 13, 2012, 02:22:43 am
Speaking of figures, the knowledge that the US still only on the first set of blind-bags of what will very soon be 5 really upsets me. Yeah, I only buy the show-canon ponies, so there's only a handful from each other set I want, but... I want them, damnit! Especially considering set 5 has Celestia and Luna in it...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 13, 2012, 12:55:00 pm
(http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/263/918/808.gif)

DAT PIXEL.

I see Big Mac humping Twilight Sparkle.

As pixels.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 13, 2012, 02:13:45 pm
(http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/263/918/808.gif)

DAT PIXEL.

I see Big Mac humping Twilight Sparkle.

As pixels.
So did I. I was simply hopinh we would ignore and move on... same as with my movie discussion.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on March 13, 2012, 02:46:03 pm
...Was there any genuine point to that?

*ponders for a few seconds, then shrugs*

No, not really.

If you want something that's on point, though, I just had an interesting thought along the lines of what Mrs. Anitchrist and e13 are discussing, and I could certainly ponify it for the purpose of this thread.
Knowing this fandom, it likely already exists in some form. I'd rather not see it. My ponies (the figures on my shelf) are looking at me aghast enough as it is.

Yes it does....

(Warning! NSFW)
(click to show/hide)

Just Google "Ponypede"
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 13, 2012, 03:37:58 pm
Dude, I've watched Cannibal Holocaust. You're gonna have to do better than a photoshop filter and ponies.  ;)

I watched Martyrs without flinching. Let's be pals.
I'll warn you, I haven't been able to work up the ability to try Human Centipede. I might not be tough enough to be pals.  :P

The first Human Centipede film wasn't that cringe-worthy, actually. The second one, on the other hand...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 13, 2012, 04:32:24 pm
for the record with the toys, I just want Luna, Nightmare Moon, Zecora, Trixie, AJ and Dash.  I'm good after that.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on March 13, 2012, 05:30:18 pm
So Fluttershy's taming of Cerberus makes me want to really make up D&D sheets for the main 6. <3

DO EET

I will see if the D&D fan I dated this weekend is interested in adding a furry element.  He DID respond well to the cat ears I bought...


Radiation....WHY?!?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 14, 2012, 12:25:17 am
for the record with the toys, I just want Luna, Nightmare Moon, Zecora, Trixie, AJ and Dash.  I'm good after that.
Dude, you're not going to mane six it? What a waste...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Entertainer13/Rarity_Teary_Eyed.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 14, 2012, 12:29:09 am
I want a custom Derpy and a Trixie, I have the mane 6 in the blind bags

Look what I found, a Derpy Hooves stained Glass art
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Unique-Stained-Glass-My-LIttle-Pony-Art-Derpy-Hooves-Ditzy-Doo-/00/s/ODk2WDEwMDg=/$(KGrHqV,!qsE88gcIyMtBPW2y00!-w~~60_12.JPG)
Awesome...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 14, 2012, 12:43:32 am
for the record with the toys, I just want Luna, Nightmare Moon, Zecora, Trixie, AJ and Dash.  I'm good after that.
Dude, you're not going to mane six it? What a waste...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Entertainer13/Rarity_Teary_Eyed.png)

I'm going to Mane Six, of COURSE!

... it's just that Luna would send me to the moon if I didn't get hers.  And Zecora has voodoo... that's one Zebra I don't want to cross.

Trixie? Well, Twilight has to keep her ego in check...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 14, 2012, 12:53:55 am
I don't think any of the 5 sets include a Zecora one... she's the only zebra in the show, so uses for her mold would be kind of limited. It sadly doesn't seem very likely.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 14, 2012, 12:59:30 am
I don't think any of the 5 sets include a Zecora one... she's the only zebra in the show, so uses for her mold would be kind of limited. It sadly doesn't seem very likely.

Considering they had her shown as part of the Luna/Nightmare Moon/Trixie/Lyra set, I think she's slated for set 6.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 14, 2012, 01:12:53 am
I don't think any of the 5 sets include a Zecora one... she's the only zebra in the show, so uses for her mold would be kind of limited. It sadly doesn't seem very likely.

Considering they had her shown as part of the Luna/Nightmare Moon/Trixie/Lyra set, I think she's slated for set 6.

Did they? I mean... I see all the others (and I'm pretty sure those are all set 5), but haven't seen a Zecora figurine. I'm not doubting you, but you could like link me or something? I'm really interesting in getting one eventually if it's true.

Also, Y U NO AIM?!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 14, 2012, 03:33:18 am
I don't think any of the 5 sets include a Zecora one... she's the only zebra in the show, so uses for her mold would be kind of limited. It sadly doesn't seem very likely.

Considering they had her shown as part of the Luna/Nightmare Moon/Trixie/Lyra set, I think she's slated for set 6.

Did they? I mean... I see all the others (and I'm pretty sure those are all set 5), but haven't seen a Zecora figurine. I'm not doubting you, but you could like link me or something? I'm really interesting in getting one eventually if it's true.

Also, Y U NO AIM?!

*cough* (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/celestia-is-finally-white.html)

Either you don't visit EqD much, or you totally missed this.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 14, 2012, 03:38:33 am
*cough* (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/celestia-is-finally-white.html)

Either you don't visit EqD much, or you totally missed this.

Oh, I remember that one. But I thought we were talking about the blind-bag figures...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 14, 2012, 06:19:20 am
So (http://darkfiretaimatsu.xanga.com/759833075/if-you-like-pony-coladas-and-getting-caught-in-the-rain/), Tai has foolishly inserted himself into the wonderful world of pony ask-tumblrs. Thus, everyone's favourite socially awkward nightmare fetishist Taipony, Pinkie Tai, is available for questioning (http://darkfiretaimatsu.tumblr.com/). I'll answer things whenever I have a mind to~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 14, 2012, 12:19:00 pm
*cough* (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/celestia-is-finally-white.html)

Either you don't visit EqD much, or you totally missed this.

Oh, I remember that one. But I thought we were talking about the blind-bag figures...

We probably were, and I was just tipped off by the mention of a few ponies and a zebra. ;)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 14, 2012, 07:26:08 pm
Tai? I've long beat you to it.  Noble Cause, at your service.  Cookie? Donut? They're fresh from Sugarcube Corner!

http://asknoblecause.tumblr.com/

Yae:  I've been busy! ... On the upside? I have work again! Temporary, but I have work again!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on March 16, 2012, 11:11:06 pm
New Episode of FiW!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKBevaIttKA
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 17, 2012, 01:15:28 am
Oh man, you guys. I am one figure away from finishing this blind-bag set. Let me tell you, it's pretty exciting. (Not counting the mane six, since those are already done due to that one big box of 12 with the other exclusives in it. Though I have gotten the mane six at one time or another in the bags, but I send them to friends because technically they're still duplicates.)

You watch, this will be the one figure that eludes me forever, while I build up an ever-growing army of sparkly Rainbow Dashes.

The rainbow dash pile doesn't stop from getting taller!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 17, 2012, 02:04:40 am
That's cool Tai.
And guess what fellow pony freaks, I brought a custom Derpy blindbag the other day, I can't wait for it to come so I can add it to my collection.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 17, 2012, 02:39:59 am
That's cool Tai.
And guess what fellow pony freaks, I brought a custom Derpy blindbag the other day, I can't wait for it to come so I can add it to my collection.
I was taught hair braiding by a girl at my comic shop a few weeks back. All so I could personalize the look of "Blossomforth," a non-canon pony I bought simply because
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90L2tzp4dqI

Just thought its interesting that it took ponies to get me back into buying toys and customizing.

Also, for those who care, she also drew Blossomforth for me, in regards to how she should look after completion:

(click to show/hide)

Yeah, she's awesome. The pony, I mean. And the artist. Whatever.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 17, 2012, 01:35:20 pm
Well, if you like dragons, this episode's for you~

It did get a few chuckles out of me, too. ^-^ I especially liked that the red dragon from "Dragonshy" was visible a few times. And it seems Fluttershy hasn't forgotten her lessons in assertiveness, either.
Twilight's still putting ranks in Teleport, it seems. I can't blame her, it's a power I've always wanted myself.

Crackle is clearly kind of the dragons, no foolin'.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 17, 2012, 04:13:13 pm
Anyone complaining about Spike keeping the egg I have noticed some animals do not take their young back if they are touched
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 17, 2012, 05:07:40 pm
Interesting how the younger dragons are more anthropomorphic than the older dragons.

I'm just hoping that the one clutch of bullies isn't too indicative of dragons in particular.

(Considering how one of the initial reactions to the idea of stealing the baby phoenixes was a moment of shock, I'm betting it isn't.)

Didn't quite like how Spike referred to himself as a "pony".  But I understand the sentiment.

Also, new member of the family?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 17, 2012, 06:01:42 pm
Liked the aesop, liked the episode. Rarity coming to Spike's defense was adawwwwwable. Yay!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 17, 2012, 06:09:32 pm
Anyone complaining about Spike keeping the egg I have noticed some animals do not take their young back if they are touched

Actually, that was just stuff people made up to stop kids from picking up baby birds and trying to take care of them. Birds do not suddenly decide their children are worthless if a human touched one. In fact, most birds don't even have much in the way of a sense of smell, so they can't even tell if you've touched their babies.

In this case, the phoenixes' nest was destroyed, and they flew off with all their hatched young. It's very probable they weren't coming back, considering the egg either a lost cause or a dud. And considering Twilight has a teacher who owns a phoenix, she's likely able to find the information on how to properly care for a baby one.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 17, 2012, 06:28:11 pm
Ok, I have a question, why didn't spike grow wings in that episode when he got all greedy and "grew" up?? The other dragons kind of acted as if all dragons get wings when they grow up.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on March 17, 2012, 07:18:29 pm
Presumable because he was just getting bigger, and not actually growing up.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on March 17, 2012, 07:33:39 pm
Today's episode seemed kinda meh, especially compared to last weeks. also, Fluttershy is dragon-racist. but since they all seem to be dickbags I guess it's fine :P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 17, 2012, 08:22:23 pm
Today's episode seemed kinda meh, especially compared to last weeks. also, Fluttershy is dragon-racist. but since they all seem to be dickbags I guess it's fine :P
Considering its apparently commonplace for dragons to destroy towns, kill bird children, steal and hoard everything in sight, I really wouldn't call her racist. Just rightfully scared. Prejudiced is as far as I'd go. If she was truly racist, she would assume Spike would grow up to be the same and treat him with the same fear.

As far as calling all the mane cast dick bags... well, other than exaggerations for comedic affect, if what they do is being a dick bag, than pretty much everyonepony is.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on March 17, 2012, 08:59:21 pm
Today's episode seemed kinda meh, especially compared to last weeks. also, Fluttershy is dragon-racist. but since they all seem to be dickbags I guess it's fine :P
Considering its apparently commonplace for dragons to destroy towns, kill bird children, steal and hoard everything in sight, I really wouldn't call her racist. Just rightfully scared. Prejudiced is as far as I'd go. If she was truly racist, she would assume Spike would grow up to be the same and treat him with the same fear.

As far as calling all the mane cast dick bags... well, other than exaggerations for comedic affect, if what they do is being a dick bag, than pretty much everyonepony is.

I guess I should have been more clear, I was referring to the dragons  ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 17, 2012, 09:13:34 pm
Yeah, I wouldn't really consider Fluttershy's fear "racist" either. Not even prejudiced, when you consider that she not only is friends with Spike, but was more interested in talking to the dragon than the new pony in town. She was more put off by her own kind than a dragon. She's just absolutely terrified of the raw power and violent natures of adult dragons.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 17, 2012, 09:20:39 pm
Today's episode seemed kinda meh, especially compared to last weeks. also, Fluttershy is dragon-racist. but since they all seem to be dickbags I guess it's fine :P
Considering its apparently commonplace for dragons to destroy towns, kill bird children, steal and hoard everything in sight, I really wouldn't call her racist. Just rightfully scared. Prejudiced is as far as I'd go. If she was truly racist, she would assume Spike would grow up to be the same and treat him with the same fear.

As far as calling all the mane cast dick bags... well, other than exaggerations for comedic affect, if what they do is being a dick bag, than pretty much everyonepony is.

I guess I should have been more clear, I was referring to the dragons  ;D
The dragons were definitely jerks. I was going to give them a pass before they descended to, you know, murder.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 17, 2012, 09:25:53 pm
Anyone complaining about Spike keeping the egg I have noticed some animals do not take their young back if they are touched

Actually, that was just stuff people made up to stop kids from picking up baby birds and trying to take care of them. Birds do not suddenly decide their children are worthless if a human touched one. In fact, most birds don't even have much in the way of a sense of smell, so they can't even tell if you've touched their babies.

In this case, the phoenixes' nest was destroyed, and they flew off with all their hatched young. It's very probable they weren't coming back, considering the egg either a lost cause or a dud. And considering Twilight has a teacher who owns a phoenix, she's likely able to find the information on how to properly care for a baby one.
Maybe it only applies to mammals
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 17, 2012, 11:24:01 pm
Oh yeah, Crackle is the best dragon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB6g8od2K-4
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 17, 2012, 11:36:48 pm
Anyone complaining about Spike keeping the egg I have noticed some animals do not take their young back if they are touched

Actually, that was just stuff people made up to stop kids from picking up baby birds and trying to take care of them. Birds do not suddenly decide their children are worthless if a human touched one. In fact, most birds don't even have much in the way of a sense of smell, so they can't even tell if you've touched their babies.

In this case, the phoenixes' nest was destroyed, and they flew off with all their hatched young. It's very probable they weren't coming back, considering the egg either a lost cause or a dud. And considering Twilight has a teacher who owns a phoenix, she's likely able to find the information on how to properly care for a baby one.
Maybe it only applies to mammals
I wouldn't think so. I mean, I usually touch a squirrel baby, squirrel mom is all up in my face, chomping away. Same seems to go with most mammals.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 17, 2012, 11:54:35 pm
Anyone complaining about Spike keeping the egg I have noticed some animals do not take their young back if they are touched

Actually, that was just stuff people made up to stop kids from picking up baby birds and trying to take care of them. Birds do not suddenly decide their children are worthless if a human touched one. In fact, most birds don't even have much in the way of a sense of smell, so they can't even tell if you've touched their babies.

In this case, the phoenixes' nest was destroyed, and they flew off with all their hatched young. It's very probable they weren't coming back, considering the egg either a lost cause or a dud. And considering Twilight has a teacher who owns a phoenix, she's likely able to find the information on how to properly care for a baby one.
Maybe it only applies to mammals
I wouldn't think so. I mean, I usually touch a squirrel baby, squirrel mom is all up in my face, chomping away. Same seems to go with most mammals.
Weird my dad said that about bunnies in my yard
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 18, 2012, 12:33:44 am
Anyone complaining about Spike keeping the egg I have noticed some animals do not take their young back if they are touched

Actually, that was just stuff people made up to stop kids from picking up baby birds and trying to take care of them. Birds do not suddenly decide their children are worthless if a human touched one. In fact, most birds don't even have much in the way of a sense of smell, so they can't even tell if you've touched their babies.

In this case, the phoenixes' nest was destroyed, and they flew off with all their hatched young. It's very probable they weren't coming back, considering the egg either a lost cause or a dud. And considering Twilight has a teacher who owns a phoenix, she's likely able to find the information on how to properly care for a baby one.
Maybe it only applies to mammals
I wouldn't think so. I mean, I usually touch a squirrel baby, squirrel mom is all up in my face, chomping away. Same seems to go with most mammals.
Weird my dad said that about bunnies in my yard
Probably didnt want you going around absconding with baby bunnies.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on March 18, 2012, 12:39:59 am
Is there a clip of the “usually just into fashion” line from Rarity up yet?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 18, 2012, 01:31:15 am
Is there a clip of the “usually just into fashion” line from Rarity up yet?
I almost screen capped her pose and made it my new avatar. Then I found RariJedi!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 18, 2012, 04:11:38 am
I enjoyed today's episode.  I found it amusing.  Also, think about this.  Think about how far the group traveled. From the looks of it near the end of the episode, Twilight transported them from the middle of nowhere to the edge of the Everfree Forest in Ponyville.  The girl is freaking powerful! :D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 18, 2012, 10:29:01 pm
I like how she initially failed her Teleport.  Almost like a nice nod to D&D.  Almost.

Of course, good thing it didn't end up teleporting them 500 feet in the air, and instead just fizzled.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on March 20, 2012, 04:37:09 pm
So we got a new preview clip for the upcoming Fluttershy episode. is your body ready?

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 20, 2012, 05:53:42 pm
Finally, a good Flutterdash episode, with some good Twi in there for flavor.  I'm excited!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 20, 2012, 07:43:15 pm
How do you know? You don't know! There's just a strange grey box, you crazy loons! Y'all crazy!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: MadCatTLX on March 21, 2012, 02:16:49 am
I haven't read the thread yet, so I'm sorry if this is a repeat. I'm going to post these pony political posters.

Twilight http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152658?search=politics (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152658?search=politics)
Rainbow Dash http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152473?search=politics (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152473?search=politics)
Pinkie Pie http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152667?search=politics (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152667?search=politics)
Applejack http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152649?search=applejack (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152649?search=applejack)
Fluttershy http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152659?search=politics (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152659?search=politics)
Rarity http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152675?search=politics (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152675?search=politics)

The Twilight one is most interesting because of the discussion it spawned on the page. I have to agree with the commenter who goes by DeeperMadness, "That is the most appalling use of Twilight I've seen since Stephanie Meyer discovered word processing programs."

Also

(http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/3eebc48e76f30e5524df9138db78721a/110266%20-%20boot_to_the_head%20meta%20not_a_pony%20no_but_its_Vermin%20politics%20vermin_supreme.png)
 
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on March 21, 2012, 12:07:53 pm
I think the Rainbow Dash one is more interesting for the .gifs the commentators posted than the actual image :P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: MadCatTLX on March 21, 2012, 02:36:43 pm
I think the Rainbow Dash one is more interesting for the .gifs the commentators posted than the actual image :P

Yeah.

(http://i.imgur.com/fHN9Z.gif)

Scootaloo imitating what she saw Rainbow doing the other night.

(http://www.nickutopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Nigel-Thornberry-Bonjour.gif)

And here's Rabbit's new sig.

Then you have these three. (NSFW)
(click to show/hide)

Then we have the awesome gifs on this page (also NSFW) http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152577?search=applejack (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152577?search=applejack)  I agree with the Rainbow Dash gif.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 21, 2012, 03:31:11 pm
Regarding the Twilight poster, I think users "CronoM" and "PhilSrobeighn" need to learn how to mind their own business, and that there still many kids who are in the foster care system without adoptive parents to call their own, and sometimes spend their whole childhoods without a home to call there own. With bans on adopting out to certain couples, because of their sexual orientation, it makes it more harder to find a home. If they really don't like abortion, than they should start giving money to decent sex ed, and not this "don't have sex until you are able to care for a kid" bs.

Also its about time you started posting in here, MadCat
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on March 21, 2012, 06:31:19 pm
I haven't read the thread yet, so I'm sorry if this is a repeat. I'm going to post these pony political posters.

<snip>

(http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/3eebc48e76f30e5524df9138db78721a/110266%20-%20boot_to_the_head%20meta%20not_a_pony%20no_but_its_Vermin%20politics%20vermin_supreme.png)
 

Rarity's is also interesting.

Also, Newt Gingrich 2012, so we can send dangerous villains to the Moon.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 22, 2012, 12:53:45 am
I don't even know what the episode's about this week.  Please don't spoil it or I will find you and shit in your mailbox. I just hope none of you have scat fetishes! ;)

I just came here to say two thing:

1.  Thank you for using spoilers, Dakota Bob!
2.  I just realized that I'm at 899 posts, and I wanted #900 to be in the pony thread. :D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 22, 2012, 02:21:29 am
http://valkyrie-girl.deviantart.com/art/Wonder-Filly-291653924

Just some fan art I'd think we all could enjoy.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 22, 2012, 05:07:21 am
Oh god, I love ponyblogging so much~  Updating my tumblr makes me feel fulfilled somehow. >w>

I don't even know what the episode's about this week.  Please don't spoil it or I will find you and shit in your mailbox. I just hope none of you have scat fetishes! ;)

Aaaaaaaand then I thought about Sweetiepoo again. D=
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 22, 2012, 05:07:53 am
I haven't read the thread yet, so I'm sorry if this is a repeat. I'm going to post these pony political posters.

Twilight http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152658?search=politics (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152658?search=politics)
Rainbow Dash http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152473?search=politics (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152473?search=politics)
Pinkie Pie http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152667?search=politics (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152667?search=politics)
Applejack http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152649?search=applejack (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152649?search=applejack)
Fluttershy http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152659?search=politics (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152659?search=politics)
Rarity http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152675?search=politics (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/152675?search=politics)

The Twilight one is most interesting because of the discussion it spawned on the page. I have to agree with the commenter who goes by DeeperMadness, "That is the most appalling use of Twilight I've seen since Stephanie Meyer discovered word processing programs."

Also

(http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/3eebc48e76f30e5524df9138db78721a/110266%20-%20boot_to_the_head%20meta%20not_a_pony%20no_but_its_Vermin%20politics%20vermin_supreme.png)
that twilight one was so goddamn poorly written I couldn't tell if prolife or choice
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 22, 2012, 04:40:30 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlZh-BcgYVg

BEHOLD.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 22, 2012, 05:24:18 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlZh-BcgYVg

BEHOLD.

(http://alltheragefaces.com/img/faces/png/surprised-rainbow-face.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 22, 2012, 11:35:44 pm
Guess who owns a Dashie from McDonald's now!

P.S.:  Her cutie mark reminds me of gatorade. :P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 22, 2012, 11:53:35 pm
Friggin' McDonald's. My cow-orkers actually went to McDonald's last week while on break to get me a Happy Meal with a pony in it, and it turns out they didn't have any ponies, so it was a waste of time~

To add insult to injury, there were empty pony toy wrappers in the trash at work today.
At least it was only a Cheerilee wrapper. If it had been Pinkie Pie or Rainbow Dash, I would've graduated from "disappointed" to "angry". Friggin' kids.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 22, 2012, 11:54:32 pm
Guess who owns a Dashie from McDonald's now!

P.S.:  Her cutie mark reminds me of gatorade. :P

I was depressed that McDonald's was doing ponies when I have no car.

Then I saw the actual figures, and I was no longer depressed. I think I'd be more depressed to own one than to not.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 23, 2012, 12:04:15 am
Just so you know, I got the toy for $1.49.  So it's not erfect, but not only is it small and portable, but it's also relatively cheap and if you have a friend who's good or a steady hand and some supplies, you can modify them.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 23, 2012, 12:09:24 am
I got my custom Derpy blind bag the other day  ;D
It was worth it too, because it's Derpy...
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/100_0381.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 23, 2012, 12:12:09 am
Just so you know, I got the toy for $1.49.  So it's not erfect, but not only is it small and portable, but it's also relatively cheap and if you have a friend who's good or a steady hand and some supplies, you can modify them.

Well, I'm a 40k player, so I'm used to painting minis. But sadly, I haven't had the funds for paint in a while--and honestly, it'd cost me more paint than the figures are worth to fix them. I'd have to buy a ton of colors just for Rainbow, never mind anypony else. And with colors running somewhere around $3 per pot, it'd go up. Sure, I could use the paint for other stuff, but I don't have a use for a lot of those colors in my army.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 23, 2012, 12:20:10 am
I got my custom Derpy blind bag the other day  ;D
It was worth it too, because it's Derpy...
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/100_0381.jpg)

Huh... they did a pretty good job mixing the right colors.

Also, what book is that posed on?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 23, 2012, 12:24:48 am
Just so you know, I got the toy for $1.49.  So it's not erfect, but not only is it small and portable, but it's also relatively cheap and if you have a friend who's good or a steady hand and some supplies, you can modify them.

Well, I'm a 40k player, so I'm used to painting minis. But sadly, I haven't had the funds for paint in a while--and honestly, it'd cost me more paint than the figures are worth to fix them. I'd have to buy a ton of colors just for Rainbow, never mind anypony else. And with colors running somewhere around $3 per pot, it'd go up. Sure, I could use the paint for other stuff, but I don't have a use for a lot of those colors in my army.

You could always cover the cost by doing it for other bronies for a small fee.  Of course, I'm not sure how many bronies there are in your area and such...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 23, 2012, 12:27:52 am
Penguin Classics' first H.P. Lovecraft collection The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 23, 2012, 12:31:08 am
Penguin Classics' first H.P. Lovecraft collection The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

Ah. Thanks. I had shown it to my girlfriend, and she was curious what the book was because she thought she may have it. I guess the covers of a lot of Penguin Classics books look similar, since it was a different one.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 23, 2012, 12:34:08 am
Penguin Classics' first H.P. Lovecraft collection The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

I thought this was the wrong thread, and I thought I had sent a message (although er...it's not in my sent list).

Then I remembered the context and went "Derp!"
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 23, 2012, 12:35:26 am
I was just starting to reply to you, B-man...lol
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 23, 2012, 12:48:59 am
Yay for custom Derpy, because Derpy is always good~ I'd want one of my own, if I could get one. Some custom Pinkie Tai and Random Bedlam figures would be nice, too~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: MadCatTLX on March 23, 2012, 04:57:59 am
I've seen, and loved, this guy's work before(check his Pirates theme cover). I just found out he did a metal cover of the MLP theme. I can't describe how awesome it sounds to me. Like a fucking orgasm in my ears man!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSVBcm_BZRs

The comment I left on YouTube: You sir, ARE A GOD!

When I have more time I'll post my favorite brony made songs, they're awesome.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 23, 2012, 06:10:19 am
I've seen, and loved, this guy's work before(check his Pirates theme cover). I just found out he did a metal cover of the MLP theme. I can't describe how awesome it sounds to me. Like a fucking orgasm in my ears man!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSVBcm_BZRs

The comment I left on YouTube: You sir, ARE A GOD!

When I have more time I'll post my favorite brony made songs, they're awesome.

I'll see your video and raise you a hard rock cover of Art of the Dress.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJAWk2mz_oc
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 23, 2012, 03:21:57 pm
I'm still waiting for ponified Blind Guardian, myself.

*goes back to listening to Voice in the Dark and working on his fic for Conversion Day today*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 23, 2012, 05:57:51 pm
So by the way.  I learned how to add my Dashie to my keychain last night, after looking at the slip that came with the toy.  That's another selling point for the McDonald's ponies - they're portable via keychain or backpack or whatever you clip them too.  Furthermore, the ring that you use to secure it doubles as a comb for the brushable tail.  Oh, and while the pony doesn't have an accurate cutie mark, the comb kinda does.  Well, it's only one lightning bolt, but it comes out of a cloud.  Back to Dashie's mark for a moment, I think it reminds me of the prototype mark they were going to give her, although it is not colored properly, of course.  Like I said.  I think it reminds me of Gatorade.

Dashie drinking Gatorade needs to be a meme, or at least a comic/picture. XD
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 23, 2012, 06:33:33 pm
We have preview clip for an episode coming on the 21st of April
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 24, 2012, 12:24:32 am
Rainbow Dash is the only athlete I need endorsing my Gatorade. I would buy so much of it if that were a true thing.

I already have some pony keychains. The crystally ones made of clear plastic and are pretty show-accurate? Yeah, I have those. They're appropriately clipped to my awesome shoulder bag (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/andsean/Blog%20Pics/X-masween11006.jpg).

Also, I finally got a blind-bag of Minty, so now my collectionis currently complete~
*stands over the army of 30+ 2-inch ponies and cackles maniacally*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: MadCatTLX on March 24, 2012, 04:30:45 am
Sorry if this has already been covered, I haven't read the whole thread.

I haven't had time to watch past the late first season yet so I just recently found out Derpy had a speaking apperance. I found out looking for a pony sparta remix for my 300th post(see angry dome). Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GoVh0p3UnQ

In the description I saw a link to this (http://www.change.org/petitions/save-derpy-and-hasbros-creative-process), a petition to save Derpy. It appears after the episode first aired someone complained and they edited Derpy's name out. I looked it up on the MLP wiki to check if this was true, and it was. I RAGE'd the hardest I have in a while.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVu949oYnXg

 I continued reading and it seems that they put the original back in the DVD and recent reruns. It didn't say if the Itunes version was changed back, though I watch the episodes on YouTube so it doesn't matter to me.

Can anyone confirm if they did undo the changes? If not, then see the second video.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 24, 2012, 05:15:14 am
I can definitely confirm that the DVD has the true and original Derpy voice and name inclusion, at the very least. It's pretty awesome.

It's pretty awesome that episode's on the DVD at all, because it's one of the all-time greats.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 24, 2012, 01:34:15 pm
Aw, that was a sweet episode. Fluttershy is so lovable. I really like the way Rainbow Dash encouraged her gently instead of her usual way. It speaks a lot of their friendship, I think.

But creepy overmuscled pony scares me. D=
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 24, 2012, 04:34:56 pm
But creepy overmuscled pony scares me. D=

You're not the only one, remember kids ponies and steroids don't mix well.

@MadCat, Derpy was only changed on the Itunes version, the episode on the reruns and the DVD are as they originally appear, sadly too many broines acted as if the world was ending for little reason, even so to troll and leave horrible messages behind on someone's DA page, blaming them for the whole Derpy mess.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: MadCatTLX on March 24, 2012, 05:15:40 pm
But creepy overmuscled pony scares me. D=

You're not the only one, remember kids ponies and steroids don't mix well.



Here's a real horse that's muscled out. Not sure if it's real but I think it is.

(http://equineink.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/kids-classic-style-running_sm-copy.jpg)

And here's a dog that has been confirmed as not being 'shopped by snopes. I think they said it was some kind of genetic thing.

(http://a2.img.mobypicture.com/f6971a48bc38f6617861cb0c284d998a_view.jpg)

Also, Horseforum.com (http://www.horseforum.com/) (Where i got the first picture, it appears to be a massive site.) y u no haz My Little Pony thread? I checked out of curiosity.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 24, 2012, 05:33:37 pm
The Horse photo isn't that creepy (maybe because the horse is larger in size), but the dog sure is.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 24, 2012, 06:40:43 pm
Wow.  I was busy with other stuff today and forgot today was pony episode day.  I just saw it on YT.  That was amazing even by FiM's already high standards, I think.  Tears weren't running down my cheeks, but my eyes were a bit watery by the end.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: MadCatTLX on March 24, 2012, 06:43:55 pm
The Horse photo isn't that creepy (maybe because the horse is larger in size), but the dog sure is.

And like I said, the dog one is real.


I just found this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg-_HeVNYOk

I almost cried.

This video here sums up my thoughts pretty well on the whole Derpy matter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB_cb5ELYII

Is the name Ditzy really any better than Derpy? Does this shit mean we're never gonna hear Derpy speak again? If so then I'm a tad pissed off.

 As the video said, what about Spongebob and Patrick? I remember plenty of episodes that made fun of Patrick being stupid, and that was completely intentional.

On a lighter note:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0l28Qmj9MY
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 24, 2012, 06:56:16 pm
I just watched the ending again.  Okay.  The tears are running down my cheeks.  This episode did it.  I cried.  I haven't cried from any of the other episodes, but this one?  Totally made me cry.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on March 24, 2012, 07:39:55 pm
Fluttershy is such a badass, she can totally wreck your shit. a great episode, and some of the best Dash moments of the season to boot.

Also, that LSD moment was freaky as hell. if you've seen the episode, you'll know what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 24, 2012, 07:41:51 pm
yyyyep, looks like I need to marathon pony.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 24, 2012, 08:06:05 pm
Steroid Pony is the best pony....YEEEAAAAAAHHH!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LCkACnhvXI
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 24, 2012, 11:24:06 pm
Well... that episode was really great. In a lot of ways, I think it taught us more about Rainbow Dash than it did about Fluttershy.

And it just had to come out while I'm trying to write an AppleDash fic... now I can think of is how tender Rainbow was being to Fluttershy...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 25, 2012, 02:03:46 pm
Is Rainbow Dash... actually going through character development... without being the focus of an episode?

GG, storywriters.  G fucking G.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 25, 2012, 10:14:32 pm
Ok, what has everypony's favorite song of the season so far??
Mine is Smile, Smile, Smile, but I'm a sucker for a Pinkie Pie song..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czOlT05QABk
 ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 25, 2012, 10:23:52 pm
Ok, what has everypony's favorite song of the season so far??
Mine is Smile, Smile, Smile, but I'm a sucker for a Pinkie Pie song..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czOlT05QABk
 ;D

I agree, this is probably pretty much the best song ever. Warm fuzzies~

The Flim Flam Brothers' song probably takes second.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 25, 2012, 10:30:52 pm
For this season? Hmm... I kinda wanna say the song from May The Best Pet Win, but I'm kind of a sucker for anything with Rainbow Dash.

Though Winter Wrap-Up is easily the best song of all time.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: SkyTrekTower on March 25, 2012, 10:30:57 pm
^Beat me to it.

My favorite is the "Find a Pet" song, followed by "Smile, Smile, Smile" and then the Flim Flam Brother's song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtAVuyBlwsk
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on March 25, 2012, 10:37:48 pm
3:24 freaks me out.

I like winter wrap up.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 25, 2012, 10:41:52 pm
My list for this season is:
1. Smile, Smile, Smile
2. Find A Pet
3. Becoming Popular(The Pony Everypony Should Know)
4. The Flim Flam Bros song
5. The Pinkie Pie Piggy song (the one from "Baby Cakes")

My all time favorite is Art Of The Dress
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 26, 2012, 12:57:25 am
Becoming popular and Flim Flam Bros since it reminds me of the monorail song
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 26, 2012, 11:56:04 am
Becoming popular and Flim Flam Bros since it reminds me of the monorail song

The Flim Flam bros. song is a rip off of the Monorail Song from the Simpsons, which in itself a rip off of Ya Got Trouble (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qam1fbQmA_s&feature=related) from The Music Man
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 26, 2012, 01:33:40 pm
Becoming popular and Flim Flam Bros since it reminds me of the monorail song

The Flim Flam bros. song is a rip off of the Monorail Song from the Simpsons, which in itself a rip off of Ya Got Trouble (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qam1fbQmA_s&feature=related) from The Music Man
Fun fact said song got many bronys to check out the music man
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 26, 2012, 03:30:37 pm
Becoming popular and Flim Flam Bros since it reminds me of the monorail song

The Flim Flam bros. song is a rip off of the Monorail Song from the Simpsons, which in itself a rip off of Ya Got Trouble (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qam1fbQmA_s&feature=related) from The Music Man
Fun fact said song got many bronys to check out the music man

Speaking of ponies getting me to check other things out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDVFuC6yXNA

Yeah, I know this is from Sunday In The Park With George from Sondheim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-836TtoF_5I

Of course, the pony version is with Rarity. <3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSbXGsysAAk

Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 27, 2012, 06:27:35 am
So I caved.  I bought the entire McDonald's set tonight.  At my McDonald's, that means the following.

Keychain Rarity
Keychain Applejack
Keychain Fluttershy
Keychain Lily Blossom - I made up a brief history for her.  According to me, she's a horticulture specialist from Manehattan with her own private garden on top of a skyscraper with no roof access.  She is a pegasus pony, after all.
Keychain Pinkie Pie
Stand Rarity
Stand Celestia

I understand that a few of the toys are from last year.

Oh, and don't forget about Dashie.  I have her linked to the sub-chain that holds my car keys. XD  If I had a custom Cerberus keychain, he'd go on the house key ring.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 27, 2012, 06:57:14 am
I know there should be a Cheerilee in there somewhere, because I found the bag for her in one of the trash cans at work...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 28, 2012, 05:56:51 pm
They had to start the new shipment to get her.  I now own her, and have spent..um, a decent amount of money on ponies.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Iczerfour on March 28, 2012, 11:17:08 pm
*remembers He know some one with a plotter*  I'm gonna ask a friend if i can use his plotter to print a giant picture of twilight sparkle. 
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on March 29, 2012, 07:00:11 am
Put me down for “Find a Pet” as well.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on March 29, 2012, 06:34:34 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuMA_D9axKI
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 29, 2012, 11:00:51 pm
After much research and repairs by the greatest scientific minds in ponydom...

(http://pinkie.ponychan.net/chan/files/src/133115985027.png)

...my computer now works! The panicking can cease, I have returned, ready to give my opinion on the latest episode, and...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Entertainer13/SorryDash.png)

...I see. Anypony, I really enjoyed the episode, despite the lack of fabulousity. No Rarity, but my toy-only pony is now canon!

(http://i.neoseeker.com/mgv/60953-Shadow%20of%20Death/953/117/blossomforth_display.png)

...I return to the internets, and here I am. Not the hairstyle I'd chosen, but adorable freckles, BUT the cause for massive sickness, the tricky little filly! Overall, happy to see she exists. She's not the somewhat shy artist I'd made her, but I can work with spunky lil' pony just fine.

In other pony news, I still can't get Dash, Twilight or Miss Rarity from McDonalds. ~sigh~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 30, 2012, 12:43:56 am
Good to see you back, E13! *flutteryay*

Major question for everypony! As I will be attending Bronycon as a member of Equestria Daily staff, along with our bad-flank wolf sysadmin Keiro, is ANYPONY else coming? There are plans to have Miles and Vormir (Miles' mate) there as well! Anypony at all?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 30, 2012, 01:18:46 am
Sadly, I live way too far away to attend on my budget.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 30, 2012, 01:53:19 am
I could live right next door to it and be unable to attend due to lack of finances D:
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on March 30, 2012, 02:11:14 am
I could totally make it if I wanted to spend all my tax rebate. Instead, that's going to my comp and my Vegas trip this July.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Entertainer13/Concerned_Diamond_Tiara_S2E12.png)
Sorry!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 30, 2012, 02:16:00 am
Addendum for those that DO want to come:  As friends of Equestria Daily staff, we could get you in the door for free, if it helps.

But I do understand about finances.  I need to find work before I can go!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 30, 2012, 02:19:53 am
Addendum for those that DO want to come:  As friends of Equestria Daily staff, we could get you in the door for free, if it helps.

But I do understand about finances.  I need to find work before I can go!

Unless that includes in the door of an airplane for free as well, I'm afraid I'm stuck in Florida during the con. ^^;
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 30, 2012, 02:55:48 am
I'm actually in Wisconsin.

Dunno where it is or how far it is, but to be honest, I doubt I'd come anyways because I hate crowds :S
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 30, 2012, 03:49:33 am
Man, I'd totally go to places if I didn't have to pay, didn't have to travel myself, and didn't have to work five days a week~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on March 30, 2012, 10:24:35 am
Addendum for those that DO want to come:  As friends of Equestria Daily staff, we could get you in the door for free, if it helps.

But I do understand about finances.  I need to find work before I can go!

Unless that includes in the door of an airplane for free as well, I'm afraid I'm stuck in Florida during the con. ^^;

Florida?  How did I miss that you lived down here too?

You'll have to count me out too.  I'm probably going to hit FL Supercon instead.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Iczerfour on March 30, 2012, 03:27:53 pm
im in Florida too...  I have no money at the moment... :(
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 30, 2012, 04:46:35 pm
Icezer, L and Yae all in the same state? I know another pony down there, a fellow pre-reader... I smell a meet and greet possible!

(on that same note, how a con hasn't started in Florida yet, I do not know.  That'd be awesome)

For the others:  Bronycon June is taking place in New Jersey at a rather nice convention center, just over the border from New York.  It's about a four hour drive for me.  I'm gonna need a full tank...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 31, 2012, 12:48:56 am
Hey, if anyone wants to pick me up and let me be a freeloader, I'd be happy to go~  I just need time to take off work and save some money.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 31, 2012, 11:51:59 am
Priesting, I would love to go, and you can pick me upon the way since I live an hour away from you, I don't know what dates it is on so I can request those days off.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on March 31, 2012, 01:33:22 pm
Well, that was an interesting episode. Though that photo of Rainbow in the paper made her look less like a "softie" and more like a "porn star".

The AJ/Big Mac role reversal had me laughing so hard.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 31, 2012, 05:24:14 pm
 So many fandom nods.  Oh my goodness.

Oh, and let's see...oh yeah!

My life is complete! (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/foxtrot-features-ponies.html) ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on March 31, 2012, 07:35:03 pm
Big Mac getting super mad at the CMC made me have many feels. Also, the NyanDash poster made a re-appearance in this episode.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on March 31, 2012, 07:48:56 pm
I missed this episode again...was in a psych hospital.

What did I miss and what is the episode called so that I can look it up?

Also, Priestling, I'm jealous. I so want to attend but I have no finances as well, I only wish they would have a MLP convention in my city.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on March 31, 2012, 08:13:51 pm
I missed this episode again...was in a psych hospital.

What did I miss and what is the episode called so that I can look it up?

Also, Priestling, I'm jealous. I so want to attend but I have no finances as well, I only wish they would have a MLP convention in my city.

S02E23 "Ponyville Confidential"
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on March 31, 2012, 08:37:02 pm
I missed this episode again...was in a psych hospital.

What did I miss and what is the episode called so that I can look it up?

Also, Priestling, I'm jealous. I so want to attend but I have no finances as well, I only wish they would have a MLP convention in my city.

S02E23 "Ponyville Confidential"

Thanks, I'll look it up but I'll watch later.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on March 31, 2012, 09:11:55 pm
Cute episode, I always love seeing Rarity get mad, and seeing Diamond Tiara get whats coming to her.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 31, 2012, 09:50:00 pm
Episodes like this are why I bought that set of Cutie Mark Crusader toys~  That's all I can really say.

Next week: another Pinkie Pie episode? Buck yes. <3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on April 01, 2012, 12:48:55 am
I love those crusdaders! Rarity was delightful, too!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on April 01, 2012, 02:51:50 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1bf6phrOv1qjqw9ko1_500.png)

Can't wait!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on April 01, 2012, 05:34:19 pm
I can see some people thinking of this episode as a little heavy-handed, but I didn't mind.

I also like how they subverted the "reverse blackmail" trope.  I don't know the name or if there's a page, but they did.  Rightfully so too.  Not only was it a good moral lesson, but sensible.  After all, getting Diamond Tiara wouldn't have solved shit.  Everypony would still not trust them, and even less so if they didn't want to fix things.  Bravo, CMC.  CMC are best fillies.

On another note:  There's a lot of nonstandard character design going on this season.  Featherweight is a key example.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on April 01, 2012, 08:11:23 pm
On another note:  There's a lot of nonstandard character design going on this season.  Featherweight is a key example.

Another good example is the Steroid Pony from the last episode
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_qaWhnxsMA

I'm sorry, I like him.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on April 04, 2012, 03:27:05 pm
Ah, Roid Pony... he was one of the best parts.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on April 04, 2012, 05:34:18 pm
You know, as the end of the season looms, I find myself wishing that A Canterlot Wedding was going to be shown over two weeks instead of both at once. Not because I don't want to see how it ends, but because it would mean one less week of drought before season 3 starts.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on April 04, 2012, 07:56:28 pm
Ah, Roid Pony... he was one of the best parts.

YEAH!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on April 04, 2012, 10:43:27 pm
Yae:  We survived the last drought, we'll survive this just fine.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on April 04, 2012, 10:59:57 pm
Yae:  We survived the last drought, we'll survive this just fine.

But at what cost? Good ponies are going to die when magic runs low. If not directly by starvation, then by others looking to horde friendship.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on April 04, 2012, 11:47:25 pm
I could never feel a drought, not while I'm ponyblogging~

Seriously, answering that one ask I get a week is probably the most fulfilling feeling I've ever felt. >w>
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on April 05, 2012, 09:47:50 am
haybales, Tai, I don't even get an ask once a week... more like once a month if I'm lucky... but y'know what? I still love my tumblr.

Wouldn't trade the social love I have for the folks on there for all the bits in Equestria.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on April 05, 2012, 04:00:55 pm
Once a week was probably generous, I admit. I don't really have any perspective, I've only been doing it a couple weeks at best~

And either way, I'm disallusioned by how many questions Bedlam gets, so... ^-^
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on April 05, 2012, 05:55:40 pm
Once a week was probably generous, I admit. I don't really have any perspective, I've only been doing it a couple weeks at best~

And either way, I'm disallusioned by how many questions Bedlam gets, so... ^-^

You should see Raikissu, or Carni... as in the My Little Chubbies and Ask Velvet tumblrs, respectively.  Never mind John Joseco (Ask Molestia and the bad motherbucker that gives us The Lounge webcomic)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on April 05, 2012, 06:23:39 pm
And...Blossomforth is sold out of the stores. XD I should have seen this coming.

Time to call Toys 'R Us about ordering in some ponies... >.>
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on April 05, 2012, 06:32:47 pm
And...Blossomforth is sold out of the stores. XD I should have seen this coming.

Time to call Toys 'R Us about ordering in some ponies... >.>
She hasn't been regularily available for some time, having come from the first wave waaaaaay back. I had to go to ebay when I bought her a good two months before she became canon.

EDIT

I spent a good two days trying to make Blossomforth's hair just how I wanted it before giving up and letting an actual girl handle her. (She's been bragging to the other's about it ever since!). Sadly, I went a different direction than the show.

I also discovered some "Squinkies" for five bucks that had a decent white cat that isn't clinging to a basket. The rest of the litter have been adopted by Fluttershy.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Entertainer13/Photo48.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on April 05, 2012, 11:42:27 pm
So guys...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9zI2B8jKCQ

Not only that, but...

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/04/ponies-takes-top-place-on-netflix.html

Fuck yeah!  Oh, and as of this post, ponies have been on Netflix for only 4 days.  It hasn't even been a fucking week and it's exploded in popularity.  Oh, and...

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/07/18/netflixs-european-vacation.aspx

Netflix is growing.  Bronies the world, rejoice!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on April 06, 2012, 12:03:41 am
Does anyone have any idea how to make Pinkie Pie's hair poofy, like it is on the show??
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on April 06, 2012, 12:21:01 am
Show her some rainbooms.

Alternately, the plastic toys seem to interpret her hair as "like, a million swirls", so perhaps try some curlers.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on April 06, 2012, 01:15:05 am
Thanks
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on April 06, 2012, 01:22:27 am
One strategy could be to wrap the hair around some pencils or some such, then give it a blast from a hair drier. Just be careful not to let the hair melt entirely. But the heat should help set the plastic hair strings to a new shape.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on April 06, 2012, 02:50:22 am
What Yae said.  I remember my sister and cousins using that trick when I was a colt.  Tight-wrapped curls for Pinkie, a loose spiral for Rarity.  Three, four seconds, tops, and that should do it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on April 06, 2012, 09:22:31 am
Saw this video with a bunch of criticisms of Brony culture and I thought it had valid points. Just wondering what everybody else thought.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrH5Ht47yAg
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on April 06, 2012, 11:05:44 am
Saw this video with a bunch of criticisms of Brony culture and I thought it had valid points. Just wondering what everybody else thought.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrH5Ht47yAg

Maybe it does make some valid points.

However, when the thumbnail has subtitles asking how you can "out-asshole" a fucking terrorist, then I have a hard time wanting to spend 40 minutes of my time listening to it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on April 06, 2012, 11:13:33 am
I believe at that point in the video he is referring to his experiences with 4Chan.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on April 06, 2012, 12:20:57 pm
I agree there are way too many assholes in the fandom.
On the subject of the inconsistencies,
1. Doesn't Twilight keep on refering to Nightmare Moon, as the Mare in the Moon in pilot, so it is possible that part of the legend was lost over time, it does happen IRL.
2. Twilight was an asocial bookworm, when she attended Celestia's school, so it's very possible she didn't go out much, so it's possible the upper crust of Cantorlot don't know about her. Also IRL, people seem to have short memories, so according the show it seems to be the same with ponies.

About the origin of the fan base it may have started with 4chan for many, but I'm sure many have different stories, I've never been on 4chan, and I started watching it out of nostalgic reasons(I loved G1 MLP as a kid) and if it wasn't for my mom telling me that MLP was on, I probably would have not found out about it until later.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on April 07, 2012, 03:38:03 am
Every fandom has assholes. The bigger the fandom, the bigger the assholes.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on April 07, 2012, 04:55:40 am
I plan to get to bed soon so I can watch ponies with my girlfriend on livestream.  If Burger King fucking carried The Hub, I'd watch it there, but they don't so they can bugger off.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on April 07, 2012, 01:32:22 pm
Tahaha, that was a great episode~  Pinkie Pie, you are an effervescent fountain of delight, and I love you very much. ^-^

Oh, and the parodies~ I don't think I've laughed so hard in quite a while.

A Pinkie Pie episode being excellent? Wow, what a surprise. =3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on April 07, 2012, 02:21:15 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95_1fPf2dhs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzozSSGETJo

Part of me doesn't want to deride these people merely because of their age, but another part is saying, "Pfft, teenagers.  What the fuck do they know anyway?"  There's like one kid who's a brony, at least.  The rest of them range from somewhat cool to just plain annoying douches who've been shaped by all that stupid narrow minded boy/girl segregation shit their whole life.

I do like the one line about the girl who mentions that nobody gets in her face for liking Buzz Lightyear.

And here's their reaction:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O3tAhQVU3k
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on April 07, 2012, 04:43:03 pm
I don't think I've laughed as hard as I did at a FiM episode than at that Bond parody "Here, hold my drink, gotta go destroy a cake"
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on April 07, 2012, 05:12:39 pm
The Bond bit really was the best part of the show. I had many lulz.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on April 07, 2012, 07:05:42 pm
Is it bad that 5 minutes into the episode I had to get something sweet to eat??
The Bond part was too funny, especially seeing the Berry Punch & Carrot Top being his groupies
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on April 08, 2012, 01:02:56 pm
So I caught 3/4 of the pony part of today's Marathon.

1st:  Dunno.  New episode re-air perhaps.
2nd: Sweet and Elite
3rd:  Baby Cakes
4th:  A Friend In Deed
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on April 08, 2012, 08:19:05 pm
So, as one of the few ponies not to help ruin the cake, Applejack again shows she has the least to learn about being a friend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz7dtIE6kQA
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on April 09, 2012, 12:45:32 am
So I know not everyone has The Hub, but this question is for those who do.

Did you catch the pony part of the marathon?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on April 09, 2012, 01:19:54 am
I have the Hub, but I forgot about pony marathon
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on April 09, 2012, 03:03:58 am
Here is Tai's rather modest pony collection, because I can:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/andsean/Bedroom/PonyCollection001.jpg)

Yep, that's a full set of blind bags, less the mane cast (they're over here (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/andsean/Bedroom/TaisRoomUpdatePlus002.jpg), from the box set). Even that custom Meanie Belle (http://askmeaniebelle.tumblr.com/) is hanging around! I should've included my keychains, but oh well~

Never enough Pinkie Pie merch. Never.

I really can't wait until Nightmare Moon is added to this collection...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on April 10, 2012, 12:45:05 pm
My new Opalesence and my two MLP DVDs aren't in it, but here's the rest of my collection.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2flC4acZ1Vo
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on April 10, 2012, 03:44:30 pm
Well, I didn't mention it back when it happened, but I did finish getting the entire mane cast and the 3 special figures from the blindbags.

(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w35/trainercardproductions/DSC00155.jpg)

Sadly, those are all the pony toys I have. I just don't have the money to sink a whole lot into it, and honestly, aside from the blind bag figures of important characters, the only things that would interest me are plushies.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on April 10, 2012, 09:04:54 pm
My new Opalesence and my two MLP DVDs aren't in it, but here's the rest of my collection.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2flC4acZ1Vo

It says it’s private. And of all possible bad things, that is the WORST! THING! EVER!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on April 11, 2012, 08:12:32 am
My new Opalesence and my two MLP DVDs aren't in it, but here's the rest of my collection.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2flC4acZ1Vo

It says it’s private. And of all possible bad things, that is the WORST! THING! EVER!
I meant unlisted. Fixed!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on April 11, 2012, 10:34:55 pm
Magic.MOV is here! And it's awesome!

SWAG!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGFIumhNiM0
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on April 13, 2012, 06:59:11 am
I seriously can't stop laughing at Stoner Spike, I don't know why.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on April 13, 2012, 12:41:25 pm
I honestly can't decide if I like these or not... :-\
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on April 13, 2012, 12:56:46 pm
I honestly can't decide if I like these or not... :-\

I have no such problem. I just genuinely dislike that video.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on April 13, 2012, 01:57:41 pm
So my classmate said he saw ponies for the first time on Netflix the other day with his wife after spying my wallpaper.  He thought it was okay and his wife liked it. :D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on April 15, 2012, 08:09:09 pm
Glad he enjoyed it. :)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on April 15, 2012, 11:06:52 pm
I honestly can't decide if I like these or not... :-\

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/528427_312211402177720_265174720214722_791732_1043137230_n.jpg)

It probably means you like them.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on April 16, 2012, 03:44:55 am
So guys.  I was at Perkins watching stuff on hubworld.com with my girlfriend - I take issue with watching YouTube on public wifi - and without even watching the clip, I came across a massive huge amazing spoiler.  Yeah.  The thumbnail for a Royal Wedding clip has something that's a gigantic spoiler.  I'm serious, and not just trolling/trying to use reverse psychology.  Anyone who doesn't care about spoilers can back me up on this.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on April 16, 2012, 12:42:05 pm
Here's my pony collection
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/100_0392.jpg)
Yes, that is a custom Derpy, and I also have the 2 Dvds.  ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on April 16, 2012, 07:18:12 pm
Here's my pony collection
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/100_0392.jpg)
Yes, that is a custom Derpy, and I also have the 2 Dvds.  ;D
I find your lack of Crusaders... disturbing... :p ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on April 18, 2012, 07:27:29 pm
Quick toy question: You know that Rarity with the butterfly wings?  Are those wings removable?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on April 18, 2012, 10:29:18 pm
Quick toy question: You know that Rarity with the butterfly wings?  Are those wings removable?
They're built in from what I can see when I handle her at work. Besides, the only reason you'd want that is for canon modding, right? RIGHT?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8y-Z2kFvRY
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on April 19, 2012, 12:35:34 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8y-Z2kFvRY

I always loved how Rarity laughs in that episode...too funny
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on April 19, 2012, 07:03:01 am
Hay, that laugh made it into the soundboard, so it's doubly awesome.

Also, I need to get to work, oh muffins.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 19, 2012, 09:21:15 pm
So I just watched the newest episode of "World's Dumbest..." on TRUtv when I noticed something that almost made me spit out my drink laughing. John Enos was wearing a shirt that had a picture of himself in pony form. Not sure what to make of this.

I honestly can't decide if I like these or not... :-\

I liked APPLE.MOV and I sorta like SHED.MOV, but I didn't like DRESS.MOV. Having just watched MAGIC.MOV, it reminded me of several things. The first being that the R-DASH-4000 reminded me both of a couple incarnations of Metal Sonic from Sonic The Hedgehog, and also of the episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force were they kill Carl and try to bring him back to life, including a a robot.

(Skip to 9:54)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pkcgw9K894

The other thing is Spike reminding me of my friend(the one with a bitch ex-girlfriend I discussed in the chat a while back for those that were there) when he said, "Give me a break, my girlfriend's trying to get me to quit weed". Which was rather odd in retrospect, because all 4 times they broke up(because she cheated on him with I-have-no-how-many-people, including her step brother) he went back to smoking weed, cigs, and drinking. I can see myself as mad scientist Twilight too.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on April 19, 2012, 11:34:06 pm
Double-checked. Yeah, the wings are hinged in, so they can flap and stuff.  ::)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: kefkaownsall on April 20, 2012, 06:39:55 pm
Newest Dr Whooves ep  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-dy48WshQw
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on April 21, 2012, 08:25:32 am
Today's the day! the final is here =D the livestreams are definitely gonna be packed today.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on April 21, 2012, 08:44:50 am
Screw your livestreams, I have a television. =3

And also muffins.

And also yet another Pinkie Pie toy~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on April 21, 2012, 02:09:12 pm
Two words: Bucking epic~

Gyah, I don't even remember everything to write... Off the top of my head:

For some reason "My Big Brother Best Friend Forever" made me start to cry. I have no idea why. But I got my big Twilight plush and held her for a while.

Words I spoke at the end of part one: "Holy shit, did she just send Twilight to hell??" >w>

Changling Queen? Best design ever? Yes. Very yes. Please tell me those holes in the legs are a viable toy design, please please please~

Celestia actually doing something! Will wonders never cease??

I admit, I had no idea what you could do with an episode called "The Royal Wedding" and make it two parts, but, this is pretty much exactly what you do.

O hai, Luna. You didn't do much, but it was nice to see you again.

In summation, there is no way you could make this episode 20% cooler, no matter how hard you tried. It's pretty much awesome already~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on April 21, 2012, 02:50:38 pm
Luna: "Did I miss anything?"

YES LUNA YOU MISSED SO MUCH

HOLY SHIT

Edit: the scene with Celestias crown coming off and her lying on the floor, defeated. was not expecting that, goddamn.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on April 21, 2012, 04:17:16 pm
We have our theories, as pre-readers.  If anypony's interested, I'll lay a few of them out.

Also, needed moar Luna (can you say combat magic?) and Scratch.

Also also, Twilight Gatling Mage Cannon is now a thing, and effectively canonizes the Fighting Is Magic crew's work.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on April 21, 2012, 10:06:35 pm
I was very happy with the episode. I don't think it was better than the other two-parters, but it was a solid finale. I enjoyed that they didn't brony-cater too much, and held firm to themes targeted more towards the actual target audience. I sometimes get worries we, as a fan base, influence the team too much. Thankfully, this has never been fully proven.

Did I miss Derpy at all? I didn't see her.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on April 21, 2012, 11:16:48 pm
I saw Derpy once or twice, but I wasn't able to note if she was derped at the time.

Oh, that was the other thing I wanted to mention: Combat Party Cannon.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on April 21, 2012, 11:19:54 pm
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmt3qdRJXT1qafrh6.jpg)

It's nice to know that Pinkie's Party cannon is not only good for making instant parties, but also fighting against changlings
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on April 22, 2012, 12:12:36 am
I think it's a shame that they only had two episodes to tell the story. I mean, they did an excellent job, but they were kinda pressed for time to resolve everything.  I think they could've had more awesome if they had more time.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 22, 2012, 01:29:24 am
I don't see how they could've made it longer, actually, without making it drag on.

As it is... holy crap, this was MOVIE quality work.

(click to show/hide)

In short...

/)^3^(\ SO AWESOME!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on April 22, 2012, 02:03:14 am
I saw Derpy once or twice, but I wasn't able to note if she was derped at the time.

Oh, that was the other thing I wanted to mention: Combat Party Cannon.

I saw her with derp eyes in the background.  I don't remember where, but I saw it.  I'll find it again.  I found it again!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on April 22, 2012, 02:28:07 am
Going to copy and paste from the pre-reader e-mail thread discussion I started after the episode aired.  Bear in mind, this was really, really hard to write, as a member of the biggest muffin pony fansite out there.

"Ironically, despite me being the one to start this thread, and initially enjoy the two-parter, and on some level still do... there's just too many problems with this season finale for me to enjoy the show, in a sense.

I realize, this is a cartoon made to sell toys to little girls.  I understand that.  But when you go so wildly off-course from S1E1 of "Celestia and Luna are Goddesses" to S2E25/26 where Celestia's getting beaten with... not much in the way of trouble, no sign of the massive amounts of Royal Guards shown earlier, no sign of Luna save for those three brief moments and lines, and no explanation as to how Cadence became an alicorn, or where she's from (is she from outside Equestria? if so, then does each province have an alicorn ruler? if THAT'S the case, then the whole 'all-powerful-deities' canon from the VERY FIRST EPISODE is thrown out the window) or any other details beyond 'she foal-sat Twilight'.  Shining Armor? why didn't we see him in Cutie Mark Chronicles? Why wasn't Twilight writing letters to him, if they were so close?

There's so many holes here that you could fly the entire Wonderbolts squadron through, backwards, blindfolded, and pulling simultaneous Rainbooms.


... ... what happened to the show I knew and loved? Maybe... I don't know.  If this is the way the show's going, I don't know if I'll even have much interest in season three."
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on April 22, 2012, 02:48:59 am
Going to copy and paste from the pre-reader e-mail thread discussion I started after the episode aired.  Bear in mind, this was really, really hard to write, as a member of the biggest muffin pony fansite out there.

"Ironically, despite me being the one to start this thread, and initially enjoy the two-parter, and on some level still do... there's just too many problems with this season finale for me to enjoy the show, in a sense.

I realize, this is a cartoon made to sell toys to little girls.  I understand that.  But when you go so wildly off-course from S1E1 of "Celestia and Luna are Goddesses" to S2E25/26 where Celestia's getting beaten with... not much in the way of trouble, no sign of the massive amounts of Royal Guards shown earlier, no sign of Luna save for those three brief moments and lines, and no explanation as to how Cadence became an alicorn, or where she's from (is she from outside Equestria? if so, then does each province have an alicorn ruler? if THAT'S the case, then the whole 'all-powerful-deities' canon from the VERY FIRST EPISODE is thrown out the window) or any other details beyond 'she foal-sat Twilight'.  Shining Armor? why didn't we see him in Cutie Mark Chronicles? Why wasn't Twilight writing letters to him, if they were so close?

There's so many holes here that you could fly the entire Wonderbolts squadron through, backwards, blindfolded, and pulling simultaneous Rainbooms.


... ... what happened to the show I knew and loved? Maybe... I don't know.  If this is the way the show's going, I don't know if I'll even have much interest in season three."

Seen through the eyes of a true prereader, eh?  In defense of the show's crew, they only have about 44 minutes to tell the story, man.  They can only fit in so much detail.  The fandom will fill in the gaps, I'm sure.

This is why I mentioned that they could've done more if they had more time than just two episodes.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 22, 2012, 02:49:37 am
I've got a few things to address about that, actually.  I'm not saying you're wrong to hold that opinion, by the way.

1. The Power of Love is so powerful that not even a physical goddess can fight it... even when it's used as a weapon by a villain.  The fact that even Queen Chrysalis was shocked by this is hugely telling.  Also, it wasn't "without much effort"... it's just that in a beam war, it doesn't take too long to actually resolve.

Unless you're Dragon Ball Z.  Taking 20 minutes to resolve a beam war is just not fun.

2. Luna's nocturnal.  She was asleep.  If you notice, she doesn't appear again until the night.

3. The guards were all outside, because they all thought the threat was still outside.  As you can see in a snippet, the changelings were easily capable of overpowering the guards.  VERY easily.

4. I think it's been stated that Cadence is Celestia's (great-great-great-great-great-great) Niece.  As for how she became an Alicorn, well... that's The Question, isn't it?

5. The letters were probably being written off-screen.  That being said, it's quite possible that Shining Armor was invented for this episode.  That doesn't make it bad.  As for why he wasn't at Twilight's entrance exam, well, he was probably in the middle of training.

I'm actually kinda sad that you're disappointed with this episode :( Not because I think you're wrong, but because it just seems so... depressing to have enjoyed this episode greatly and find that it caused another such anguish.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on April 22, 2012, 12:00:31 pm
I've got a few things to address about that, actually.  I'm not saying you're wrong to hold that opinion, by the way.

1. The Power of Love is so powerful that not even a physical goddess can fight it... even when it's used as a weapon by a villain.  The fact that even Queen Chrysalis was shocked by this is hugely telling.  Also, it wasn't "without much effort"... it's just that in a beam war, it doesn't take too long to actually resolve.

Unless you're Dragon Ball Z.  Taking 20 minutes to resolve a beam war is just not fun.

2. Luna's nocturnal.  She was asleep.  If you notice, she doesn't appear again until the night.

3. The guards were all outside, because they all thought the threat was still outside.  As you can see in a snippet, the changelings were easily capable of overpowering the guards.  VERY easily.

4. I think it's been stated that Cadence is Celestia's (great-great-great-great-great-great) Niece.  As for how she became an Alicorn, well... that's The Question, isn't it?

5. The letters were probably being written off-screen.  That being said, it's quite possible that Shining Armor was invented for this episode.  That doesn't make it bad.  As for why he wasn't at Twilight's entrance exam, well, he was probably in the middle of training.

I'm actually kinda sad that you're disappointed with this episode :( Not because I think you're wrong, but because it just seems so... depressing to have enjoyed this episode greatly and find that it caused another such anguish.

^^ This.

  If this is the way the show's going, I don't know if I'll even have much interest in season three."

Don't mean to sound like a bitch, but stop the dramatics...as someone who's part of the Star Wars fandom, I see a whole lot of this "I'm not going to be a fan anymore because of_____, ______ &______. And it's ANNOYING to no end. It only serves to make someone look like a whine baby. I'm not saying, you can't have complaints, just don't start the whole "I'm not going to be a fan anymore" bs. It's very unflattering looking.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on April 22, 2012, 06:47:41 pm
It's mostly the fact that S2E25/26 has sharply veered from the actual SHOW CANON that was used in S1E1.  That's my main beef.  To somepony that started with the show (all the way back in G1, mind you), that's watched all the episodes four times each at least, helped run and worked at major pony cons... it really, really bothers me that they've taken established canon and made it... a shadow of its former self.


In other news, thought I'd share the pain of THIS little gem of a fic.  Bring brain bleach and booze.  You'll need both:  http://www.fimfiction.net/story/22075/1/The-Gospel-According-to-Twilight-Sparkle/
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 22, 2012, 07:07:10 pm
It's mostly the fact that S2E25/26 has sharply veered from the actual SHOW CANON that was used in S1E1.  That's my main beef.

Errr.... no.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on April 22, 2012, 07:10:19 pm
It's mostly the fact that S2E25/26 has sharply veered from the actual SHOW CANON that was used in S1E1.  That's my main beef.  To somepony that started with the show (all the way back in G1, mind you), that's watched all the episodes four times each at least, helped run and worked at major pony cons... it really, really bothers me that they've taken established canon and made it... a shadow of its former self.

Such as??? Examples would be great, because I fail to see where you're coming from.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on April 22, 2012, 07:25:17 pm
In other news, thought I'd share the pain of THIS little gem of a fic.  Bring brain bleach and booze.  You'll need both:  http://www.fimfiction.net/story/22075/1/The-Gospel-According-to-Twilight-Sparkle/
(http://i.imgur.com/5PrVb.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on April 22, 2012, 08:18:56 pm
I liked the wedding episode.

I don't think it veered unacceptably from canon, especially since the fairy tale at the beginning is old pony folklore, from a time somewhere in between "Luna is banished" and "Luna's origins are forgotten and she becomes a bogeymare a la Nightmare Night."  It's very possible that, as the alicorns are very long-lived (possibly immortal) and unusually powerful, that other ponies might have thought they were gods when they weren't.  And lest we forget, even gods aren't all-powerful, necessarily--they're just waaaaay more powerful than most mortals.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 22, 2012, 09:37:25 pm
I still see Celestia and Luna as physical goddesses.

and as Season 1, Episode 1 and 2 showed us, physical goddesses can be defeated.  Celestia was sealed in the sun by Nightmare Moon.  Nightmare Moon was defeated by the power of harmony.

In Season 2, Episode 26, a villain wielding the Power of Love was able, with no small effort, to defeat Celestia.  What is Love if not the complete Element of Harmony?  It contains friendship, loyalty, honesty, laughter, and kindness.

In short, Nightmare Moon > Celestia, Elements of Harmony > Nightmare Moon, Love = Elementals of Harmony, therefore, Love > Celestia.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Iczerfour on April 22, 2012, 11:12:18 pm
this episode was awesome! we saw a filly twilight, Lyra talked!, they had some good songs, and Luna was there!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on April 22, 2012, 11:47:05 pm
The point of "Embellishment for the sake of the story" was also raised in the pre-reader IRC.  Thinking on it, it's a valid interpretation.  I'm still bothered because I've come to see Celestia and Luna both as nigh-omnipotent Goddesses, and... I don't know, maybe it's that view, plus time constraints on the show, that bothers me.  Several of the other pre-readers are also of the opinion that it could possibly have warranted a movie unto itself.

I'm feeling better and less... depressed, perhaps? over the episode.  It still bothers me, but I can see where some of the issues lie, and why, now.

Sorry to be such a downer, everypony.


Also, Phoe, one of the three blogponies, went nuclear with happy when Lyra spoke :3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: kefkaownsall on April 22, 2012, 11:59:22 pm
That was an amazing episode I do wish though more Vinal Scratch.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on April 23, 2012, 12:02:08 am
The only thing that bothered me about the episode is that we've seen in past episodes that Twilight can not only teleport herself, but her with other ponies. When they going to get the elements, and ended up fighting with the changlings, she should've used a teleportation spell on herself and the rest of the mane 6, in order to get the elements.

The point of "Embellishment for the sake of the story" was also raised in the pre-reader IRC.  Thinking on it, it's a valid interpretation.  I'm still bothered because I've come to see Celestia and Luna both as nigh-omnipotent Goddesses, and... I don't know, maybe it's that view, plus time constraints on the show, that bothers me.  Several of the other pre-readers are also of the opinion that it could possibly have warranted a movie unto itself.

I'm feeling better and less... depressed, perhaps? over the episode.  It still bothers me, but I can see where some of the issues lie, and why, now.

Sorry to be such a downer, everypony.


*Hugs* I'm sorry I came off as somewhat of a bitch, in my one earlier post.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 23, 2012, 01:41:22 am
^ Though in her defense, she's been shown to fail at teleporting under pressure, and probably wanted to save all of her power for the fight.

However, I would be remiss if I didn't say that the thought had occurred to me as well.

No offense, Priestling, but I've never come to see them as nigh-omnipotent.  They raise the sun and the moon, but can be defeated.  Otherwise, Nightmare Moon would've been impossible to defeat in the first two episodes.

That being said, they are still very powerful beings, and very ancient.

And I'm glad you're less depressed. :D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on April 23, 2012, 12:30:55 pm
^ Though in her defense, she's been shown to fail at teleporting under pressure, and probably wanted to save all of her power for the fight.

Good point, her magic does seem to be a bit wonky when under a lot of pressure. The best example being her story of the entrance exam in The Cutie Mark Chronicles.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 23, 2012, 03:50:45 pm
(http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-just-read-the-darn-thing.png)

Also, as for why she didn't teleport herself and real-Cadence out of the caves, I imagine that has to do with the fact that she didn't actually know where they were related to Canterlot.  All she knew was that it was "under", but being skilled in magic, she would probably know that doing a blind teleport would be a bad thing... after all, ending up entombed in stone is not a pleasant way to go.

It also could've been that Cadence, as an alicorn, was simply too powerful to be teleported safely at Twilight's current magical level - and it didn't seem like Cadence was an adept at magic herself, specializing precisely in love magic.

Speaking of which, have you ever noticed that the only time you see her use that spell is on people who are already in love?  Nice touch, MLP staff.  It's not a spell that makes people fall in love... it's a spell that tempers and strengthens the already existing love.  Enough to make a couple forget a silly argument and remember that they love each other.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on April 23, 2012, 08:09:53 pm
The point of "Embellishment for the sake of the story" was also raised in the pre-reader IRC.  Thinking on it, it's a valid interpretation.  I'm still bothered because I've come to see Celestia and Luna both as nigh-omnipotent Goddesses, and... I don't know, maybe it's that view, plus time constraints on the show, that bothers me.  Several of the other pre-readers are also of the opinion that it could possibly have warranted a movie unto itself.

I'm feeling better and less... depressed, perhaps? over the episode.  It still bothers me, but I can see where some of the issues lie, and why, now.

Sorry to be such a downer, everypony.

Meh, you're not bringing me down, dear.  Besides, as you said, the Princesses are "nigh-omnipotent," not completely so.  ;)

Plus, everybody's going to have an episode or two of a favorite show that rubs them the wrong way.  Doesn't keep you from being a fan. :3


Speaking of which, have you ever noticed that the only time you see her use that spell is on people who are already in love?  Nice touch, MLP staff.  It's not a spell that makes people fall in love... it's a spell that tempers and strengthens the already existing love.  Enough to make a couple forget a silly argument and remember that they love each other.

Awesome CS Lewis quote, Zach.  Totally appropriate. :3

And yes, this is the way ALL love spells should be written in fiction, or at least the ones that are portrayed as actually being a good idea.  (See also:  Hearts and Hooves Day).
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 23, 2012, 10:38:19 pm
Actually, I forgot that Twilight teleported herself and Cadence closer to the entrance.

Well, there's still the whole "Teleportation is done respective to current location - you can't just teleport to Canterlot, you need to know where Canterlot is located in relation to your current position" idea.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on April 24, 2012, 12:55:39 am
Epic Wub Time!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sob1t-iUCmE
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on April 24, 2012, 03:28:08 am
It also could've been that Cadence, as an alicorn, was simply too powerful to be teleported safely at Twilight's current magical level - and it didn't seem like Cadence was an adept at magic herself, specializing precisely in love magic.

Nope.  Remember how she teleported them to that cliff top?  I mean, maybe you meant with great distances, but that's now how you seem to be saying it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 24, 2012, 05:27:52 am
It also could've been that Cadence, as an alicorn, was simply too powerful to be teleported safely at Twilight's current magical level - and it didn't seem like Cadence was an adept at magic herself, specializing precisely in love magic.

Nope.  Remember how she teleported them to that cliff top?  I mean, maybe you meant with great distances, but that's now how you seem to be saying it.

Actually, I forgot that Twilight teleported herself and Cadence closer to the entrance.

Well, there's still the whole "Teleportation is done respective to current location - you can't just teleport to Canterlot, you need to know where Canterlot is located in relation to your current position" idea.

Read thread b4 replying kthxpl0x
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 25, 2012, 03:09:43 am
...Pardon if my attempt at humorous snark ended up offending.

Here, have a song in apology: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6524573/
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on April 25, 2012, 02:29:48 pm
Here, everypony, bask in the fabulousity of Miss Rarity!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Tf1rjBGQHE
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on April 25, 2012, 06:46:33 pm
Now that the season's over I now feel kind of sad, am looking forward to next season though.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on April 25, 2012, 10:52:17 pm
Watch Legend of Korra! Forget your troubles!  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAwpK34ook8
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on April 25, 2012, 11:26:56 pm
I wonder how many times I'm going re-watch both seasons before the new season?? LOL

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/277/e/a/pinkie_pie_approved_by_ambris-d4brtm4.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on April 26, 2012, 04:14:11 am
I'm not saying it was changelings, but...

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m32ffxOjZb1r2qb68o1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on April 26, 2012, 11:14:52 am
I thought Derpy was the mlp ancient aliens guy??

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSxRIN8o1bG2rt_pKrt4e9uk_jt6WAoZtiW7aEUUgTvpWlFRM2_)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on April 26, 2012, 07:56:46 pm
we pre-readers are in agreement, Chrysalis is the 'cute monster girl' of MLP, easily.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 26, 2012, 08:39:41 pm
I more or less agree...

...except when she first reveals her true form.

She goes from a pouty spoiled girl to slenderpony to OH GOD WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT

And then it goes normal.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on April 27, 2012, 12:07:16 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYk1DgaeZC8

meh...silly, Rainbow Dash is more of a Han Solo rather that a Luke Skywalker.
though this comment from the comment section is a definite win:
Twilight: "FRIENDSHIP! UNLIMITED...FRIENDSHIP!!!" LOL
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on April 27, 2012, 02:56:25 am
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/04/season-2-finale-sets-rating-records.html

Hells to the yeah.  Damn, I think it's safe to say that My Little Pony is the flagship series for The Hub.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on April 27, 2012, 02:47:30 pm
It is indeed extremely popular. I didn't think I was going to be a fan of the show myself and here I am in this thread.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yla on April 28, 2012, 12:47:28 pm
A whole week late, I finally found the time to watch the finale. I skipped over some bits (yes, Cadence is a bitch to the others, I get it), but it is indeed awesome. Chrysalis lampshading the 'Power of Love' as a ridiculous concept got a chuckle out of me. In every other show, she'd be right. Though the ending had still a small taste of Deus ex Machina (after they had to put Dea Celestia in the machine earlier), it made sense.

For my fanfic, if Chrysalis hadn't been introduced in this episode, I would have to have invented her. I was lacking a more personal villain and she fits the bill perfectly. Now I have to get around to write it.

Re: canon, I too was worried earlier about Cadence being an alicorn breaking previously established canon, It does, but it's handled very unobtrusively and I'm not annoyed about it. If it's a problem to you, just think of her as a unicorn.


Pony-related anecdote from German politics: A few days ago, FDP president Philipp Rösler railed against the Greens in a speech, accusing them of trying to outlaw everything not fitting into their worldview with a list of made-up examples. After he mispoke "Ponyreiten"[pony riding] as "Ponywerbung"[pony ads], the Greens did [EDIT: Has since been changed. 'Twas a large pink pony (not in the FiM style) to the right of the content, with a "Ponywerbung" sign] on their homepage.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on April 30, 2012, 05:29:39 pm
So who has Netflix, and when is Season 2 coming up on it?  I mean, I don't have Netflix, but I'm curious.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on May 01, 2012, 05:01:08 pm
So who has Netflix, and when is Season 2 coming up on it?  I mean, I don't have Netflix, but I'm curious.

I have Netflix, but no clue when Season 2 will be available.  Also waiting for Season 4 of FMA Brotherhood, now that I've finished 1 - 3.

Oh well, at least I still have loads of Avatar and SG-1.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on May 02, 2012, 06:05:09 pm
So apparently this thing is going on (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/05/introducing-brony-thank-you-project.html)

A bunch of people have managed to raise a ton of money to run some kind of "thank you" ad on the Hub. Feeling kinda apprehensive about this to be honest but eh, maybe it'll turn out well.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on May 03, 2012, 10:01:34 am
Some people are just very grateful to the creative team. I see nothing wrong with that, but I've also bought a herd of merchendise and will continue to do so. Helping their paycheck is my thanks, so I feel no need to contribute at this time.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on May 08, 2012, 11:30:45 am
So I have to wonder who here is part a regional group and who here has gone to a meetup or two.

I'm a yes on the former and a no on the latter.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on May 08, 2012, 11:55:55 am
no to both questions
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on May 08, 2012, 01:58:39 pm
I'm part of a facebook group I don't participate in. I haven't gone to any meetups, because frankly, that's a lot of gas and money for events that usually boil down to, "Cake and watch and episode."

But, I'm spoiled and have a couple of fellow bronies to fan-gasm with, so meeting "others like me" isn't an issue.



Random topic: I'm uncomfortable with the term "pegasister." I liked the idea of having one term so as to be inclusive and not have "boys on this side, girls on that side, and you others can find a table somewhere else."

The use of "pegasister" obviously stems from the origin of the word brony coming from the term "bros." It also, however, references the birth place of the periphery demographic, in the bowels of the internet, /b/ channel of 4chan.org (b+pony). The term "brony" is only exclusive if one allows it to be. It boggles my mind, considering I've seen movements to drop terms such as "actress" and "stewardess" so as to put women on equal footing with men.

Perhaps, though, I'm overthinking. Perhaps this is merely a term some women like to rally around so as to intentionally differentiate, due to the male domination of the "bronies." I don't know. Just my thoughts, but as usual in cases like these, people can call themselves whatever they want. No skin off my nose, at the end of the day.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on May 08, 2012, 03:11:39 pm
Personally, I don't even use "brony". I'm just a pony fan~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on May 08, 2012, 11:45:04 pm
Personally, I don't even use "brony". I'm just a pony fan~
I like having a term to differentiate from the target demographic. Those kids don't need to be lumped in with the likes of us.  :P
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on May 09, 2012, 01:00:32 am
I thought "brony" was a gender-neutral term?? I prefer "brony" to "pegasister", I have no problem being on equal footing with the boys.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on May 12, 2012, 01:04:54 pm
It also, however, references the birth place of the periphery demographic, in the bowels of the internet, /b/ channel of 4chan.org (b+pony).

But it is channel /b/, not channel /br/. Though I suppose the phrase “hangin’ out with my fellow bonies” might result in a different sort of reaction… :)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on May 12, 2012, 02:22:49 pm
Well, the original nomenclature was /b/rony, so there you go.

Also, the lack of episodes is starting to get to me, even as a pre-reader (the really bad fic submissions we're getting are NOT helping), and I might have to have a pony marathon soon, at this rate.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on May 12, 2012, 02:27:38 pm
Well, the original nomenclature was /b/rony, so there you go.

Also, the lack of episodes is starting to get to me, even as a pre-reader (the really bad fic submissions we're getting are NOT helping), and I might have to have a pony marathon soon, at this rate.

I know, I'm kinda going nuts over here not having something to look forward to every weekend so that I can have something to watch.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on May 12, 2012, 05:37:42 pm
Well, the original nomenclature was /b/rony, so there you go.

Also, the lack of episodes is starting to get to me, even as a pre-reader (the really bad fic submissions we're getting are NOT helping), and I might have to have a pony marathon soon, at this rate.

I know, I'm kinda going nuts over here not having something to look forward to every weekend so that I can have something to watch.

I recommend Legend of Korra. But I hear that the planned seasons are running short, so I think there will be a gap between that and MLP season 3.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on May 12, 2012, 06:10:41 pm
The episode drought hasn't gotten to me yet. I'm so entrenched in Tumblr canon, I can go for months~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Iczerfour on May 12, 2012, 08:25:08 pm
The episode drought hasn't gotten to me yet. I'm so entrenched in Tumblr canon, I can go for months~

same thing here..  it keeps me sane during the Episode Drought.. *Twitch*  Mostly...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on May 13, 2012, 12:11:28 am
I listen to the music of the show in my car every day. That's my favorite part of the series, anyway, so I'm good. Friendship is Witchcraft has some catchy tunes as well, and adding them to my increasing playlist has helped.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on May 13, 2012, 03:36:44 pm
@ Plume:  specifically, Thiessen mentioned at Bronycon September that only the first 13 episodes would be mentioned.  The rest of season 3 is a mystery that Hasbro refuses to tell us.

Speaking of Tumblr... *goes to check if LMR has updated or not, even if he's getting weirded out by it finally*

Also, DAMN I wish we'd stop getting terrible fics.  Two seasons, with canon to back us up, and we're still getting 'Dash-loses-her-wings-and-gets-suicidal' as well as 'Twilight-fucks-up-a-spell' fics.  This is making me really want to make the moon cannon BIGGER.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 13, 2012, 05:13:11 pm
How about "Twilight casts a spell and it succeeds" and "Twilight becomes an Alicorn" fics?  Are those at all common?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on May 13, 2012, 05:37:01 pm
The former we've gotten with 'She succeeds TOO well' and something goes wrong, and the latter... yeah, we've gotten one or two a week for the last... six months? at least?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 13, 2012, 08:02:21 pm
Are at least 10% of them good?  The Alicorn ones, I mean.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on May 15, 2012, 12:27:28 am
No, not really.  I think we've gotten two in the last three months that were any decent.  Lemme look... yeah, here's the last good one we've had:  http://www.fimfiction.net/story/16375/Sharing-the-Night
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on May 21, 2012, 03:57:49 pm
So, after some thought, I thought I'd offer something, as a pre-reader.

For all those that read fic or listen to music, I'm going to extend the offer and do a little horn-work for you.

Give me what you most enjoy, either in writing or music, and I'll find you something that you'd enjoy, and you can go from there.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Flutters on May 29, 2012, 05:32:41 am
Okie, so Priestling (http://forums.fstdt.net/profile/Priestling/) invited me to join in this threadie, so here I am~!

My name's Pinkie Pie or Matty Jei; whichever you prefer~  I've been involved with the Brony community since August of 2011 but only massively involved and somewhat popular within it since late March of 2012~  I run several things: 


I also am a member of Minnesota Bronies and all their subsidiaries and a representative to groups in the greater Midwest, the Lake Michigan area, St. Louis (Missouri), United States overall and Zagreb, Croatia~

I'm pretty active and busy in the fandom, as you can all see~  Admittedly, I am vehemently proud to call myself a Brony and I will forever be grateful to what the fandom stands for~  The Brony community has brought me peace and fulfillment; it was a huge factor in eradicating my chronic depression, it gave me a community of people where I was finally able to discover how to be real with others and with myself, it was a community that followed ethical standards that run counter to society's 'Look Out for Number One' mentality and it has--last but certainly not least--given me something I've craved my whole life: the capacity and chance to bring smiles, happiness and fulfillment to countless people...~   I grew up watching Care Bears religiously~ I thought they had the best job in the world and the best life in the world; what could be better than making a living off of love~? I get to live that dream now in the Brony fandom~!  Love, acceptance and tolerance are best ethics~

It's nice to see a threadie here for Bronies~  It's great to see a group of ponies here working to point out social, cultural and political issues like I do~  That having been said, I passionately embrace the concept of friend-making and meeting new ponies; I always welcome the opportunity to share my positivity with others. Be warned: I breed positive chaos and perpetuate a whirlwind of crazypants~ However, I find that my unashamed presentation of myself attracts more people than it scares away, so come on in; there's lots of room in my tornado of awesomeness~


EDIT:  Got the name and profile wrong for the member who invited me...sorries~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on May 29, 2012, 05:43:08 am
You're named after my favourite pony, you have a personal philosophy and world view similar to mine, and we even share the same typing quirk~

If this isn't the magic of friendship coming into play, I dunno what is~

Let's be best friends~
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4rdu9Gxjp1rtiq0xo1_400.gif)
Forever~ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4Fqz3P29k0)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Flutters on May 29, 2012, 05:49:50 am
You're named after my favourite pony, you have a personal philosophy and world view similar to mine, and we even share the same typing quirk~

If this isn't the magic of friendship coming into play, I dunno what is~

Let's be best friends~
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4rdu9Gxjp1rtiq0xo1_400.gif)
Forever~ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4Fqz3P29k0)

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/9805/mlfw477pinkkiliikaasoke.gif)

OMIGOD YES~  I love making new friendies and you're the pony who PM'd me before I even said anything~!  ;D

New Friendie FTW~!  Nice to meetcha, DarkfireTaimatsu~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on May 29, 2012, 05:56:11 am
You're named after my favourite pony, you have a personal philosophy and world view similar to mine, and we even share the same typing quirk~

If this isn't the magic of friendship coming into play, I dunno what is~

Let's be best friends~
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4rdu9Gxjp1rtiq0xo1_400.gif)
Forever~ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4Fqz3P29k0)

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/9805/mlfw477pinkkiliikaasoke.gif)

OMIGOD YES~  I love making new friendies and you're the pony who PM'd me before I even said anything~!  ;D

New Friendie FTW~!  Nice to meetcha, DarkfireTaimatsu~

You can just call me Tai for short. ^-^

Or, alternately, Pinkie Tai (http://darkfiretaimatsu.tumblr.com/)~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Flutters on May 29, 2012, 06:07:05 am
Okie, Pinkie Tai~  You can call me Pinkie Pie or Matty Jei~  Most ponies prefer to call me Pinkie Pie~

Also, I see what you did there~  Consider yourself watched, Pinkie Tai~!  ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 29, 2012, 07:08:38 am
I think I just got a cavity ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on May 29, 2012, 12:37:48 pm
Too much pink. Not enough fabulosity.

(http://img-cache.cdn.gaiaonline.com/5394f6155efe2aa28c0fce4db532e3e6/http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n302/KujaTheDarkOne/FancyWine.png)
Title: Re: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Flutters on May 29, 2012, 03:46:24 pm
Too much pink. Not enough fabulosity.

(http://img-cache.cdn.gaiaonline.com/5394f6155efe2aa28c0fce4db532e3e6/http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n302/KujaTheDarkOne/FancyWine.png)
Hehehe~  Cute piccie there~  Wish I could post a piccie, but I'm on my DROID and Tapatalk's buggy with piccie hosting...~

Anyway, nice to meetcha, e13~!  ;D


Sent from my LGL45C using Tapatalk 2
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on May 29, 2012, 05:20:24 pm
'ello there, Pinkie Pie. Welcome to the forums.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on May 30, 2012, 03:09:44 pm
Apparently there will be a Derpy toy (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/popcandy/post/2012/05/exclusive-preview-the-2012-special-edition-my-little-pony/1#.T8ZYj9VYvni).

I'm not sure Hasbro will be prepared for the amount of money that will be thrown at them.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on May 30, 2012, 04:01:21 pm
Making it a con exclusive is simultaneously both the most brilliant and most disappointing news I've heard in a while.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on May 30, 2012, 04:47:30 pm
I knew this thread would get a jump start for this :3

And rumor is that the Derpy toy is a test, to see how much she's actually bought up.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on May 30, 2012, 04:55:32 pm
My prediction is "insanely". That's how much.

(http://arch.413chan.net/shut_up_and_take_my_money-%28n1299989040607%29.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on May 30, 2012, 05:17:01 pm
They'll make exactly as much money off it as they do every other exclusive. They only make so many of the things, and only sell them for that one day at that one place.

There's only so much profit to make that way. It's more about motivating the fanbase than actually turning a profit off that specific toy.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on May 30, 2012, 05:30:06 pm
Oh, I'm motivated. Motivated enough to kill.

=3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on May 30, 2012, 06:53:33 pm
Apparently there will be a Derpy toy (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/popcandy/post/2012/05/exclusive-preview-the-2012-special-edition-my-little-pony/1#.T8ZYj9VYvni).

I'm not sure Hasbro will be prepared for the amount of money that will be thrown at them.

SO FULL OF AWESOME!!!! IT EVEN HAS MUFFINS ON THE BOX!!! SO WANT IT.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on May 30, 2012, 09:24:22 pm
Apparently there will be a Derpy toy (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/popcandy/post/2012/05/exclusive-preview-the-2012-special-edition-my-little-pony/1#.T8ZYj9VYvni).

I'm not sure Hasbro will be prepared for the amount of money that will be thrown at them.

OMFG, I am ordering the fuck out of this.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on May 31, 2012, 09:20:46 pm
Making it a con exclusive is simultaneously both the most brilliant and most disappointing news I've heard in a while.
The "weird, for adults" toys tend to be convention exclusives. I believe long-time pony-fans have been given one ever couple years.

I'll likely pay out the nose on ebay for it. :p

EDIT: Now seeing the dates, I am happy. I'm on vacation that week and can hopefully try and time buying it on-line. I'll have to check with my toy-collector guru at the comic shop for tips. He has to fight for those He-Man exclusives.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on June 02, 2012, 04:31:48 am
Today I bought the mane 6 ponies in blindbag form, and then gave one to each of my cow-orkers, telling them why they were like that pony and why they were good to work with.

I kept Pinkie for myself, because I like to make people smile. And I sure did that today~

I decided to cross-post this item in this thread as well, since it's relevant.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on June 02, 2012, 07:40:25 am
Am I the only one who thinks Shining Armour is a bloody stupid name?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 02, 2012, 08:51:08 am
Am I the only one who thinks Shining Armour is a bloody stupid name?

I think it's a cheesy name.  Which is why I like it :D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on June 03, 2012, 03:38:12 pm
Am I the only one who thinks Shining Armour is a bloody stupid name?
Pinkie Pie
Twilight Sparkle
Fluttershy
Big Macintosh
Fancy Pants
Princess Luna
Princess Celestia
Rarity
Applejack
Yanky Doodle
Scootaloo

MLP isn't exactly known for it's "tough" and "badass" names. Personally, the more whimsical, the better.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on June 03, 2012, 04:31:08 pm
Am I the only one who thinks Shining Armour is a bloody stupid name?
Pinkie Pie
Twilight Sparkle
Fluttershy
Big Macintosh
Fancy Pants
Princess Luna
Princess Celestia
Rarity
Applejack
Yanky Doodle
Scootaloo

MLP isn't exactly known for it's "tough" and "badass" names. Personally, the more whimsical, the better.

With one notable exception (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AwesomeMcCoolname):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/andsean/Blog%20Pics/71458_-_rainbow_dash_sunglasses.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on June 03, 2012, 04:36:24 pm
I dunno... when you consider that Applejack is a type of liquor, it's not quite as "whimsical" as some of the others...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on June 03, 2012, 05:40:28 pm
Well, it's hardly a thought-out list.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 03, 2012, 06:48:26 pm
Most of the stuff around AJ is booze-related... 'Applejack' itself, as mentioned, 'Appletini' in Bridle Gossip, the effects of cider...

So, she doesn't do Berry Punch any favors, is what I'm saying.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on June 03, 2012, 08:07:42 pm
Am I the only one who thinks Shining Armour is a bloody stupid name?
Pinkie Pie
Twilight Sparkle
Fluttershy
Big Macintosh
Fancy Pants
Princess Luna
Princess Celestia
Rarity
Applejack
Yanky Doodle
Scootaloo

MLP isn't exactly known for it's "tough" and "badass" names. Personally, the more whimsical, the better.

True...But for some reason Shining Armour struck me. Maybe it's just because I got used to the other names.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on June 03, 2012, 08:27:09 pm
Berry Punch is the best drunk in all of Equestria

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/231/c/1/berry_punch_vector_by_axlewolf-d476ykb.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on June 03, 2012, 08:38:24 pm
Berry Punch is the best drunk in all of Equestria

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/231/c/1/berry_punch_vector_by_axlewolf-d476ykb.png)

I agree, I had fun drawing her. Even if I actually probably drew her sober when I drew her, because she was the barkeep instead of a bar patron. (Who else in Ponyville would own a bar, though?)

Heck, in one pic (http://darkfiretaimatsu.tumblr.com/post/23538946633/continuing-the-bar-theme-i-seem-to-have-going), she's downright rational~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on June 07, 2012, 04:01:48 pm
Am I the only one who thinks Shining Armour is a bloody stupid name?

I think it's cheesy how the job he has is related to his name. Were his parents expecting him to be a guard, like what I assume the Apple family does.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on June 07, 2012, 04:19:13 pm
Am I the only one who thinks Shining Armour is a bloody stupid name?

I think it's cheesy how the job he has is related to his name. Were his parents expecting him to be a guard, like what I assume the Apple family does.

But almost everypony has a name directly related to what their talent is. The only exceptions I can really think of at the moment are Pinkie Pie and Apple Bloom.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 07, 2012, 04:31:00 pm
Am I the only one who thinks Shining Armour is a bloody stupid name?

I think it's cheesy how the job he has is related to his name. Were his parents expecting him to be a guard, like what I assume the Apple family does.

"Shining Armor" is a blatant reference to "knight in shining armor", which invokes the image of a noble, selfless knight who helps others in need.  So, in essence, they named their son after a positive trait.  Just like people today do.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 07, 2012, 04:34:40 pm
"Shining Armor" is a blatant reference to "knight in shining armor", which invokes the image of a noble, selfless knight who helps others in need.  So, in essence, they named their son after a positive trait.  Just like people today do.
Case in point: If I ever have a son, I intend to name him "Enormous Penis".

...And no, I don't know why I'm reading the pony thread.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 07, 2012, 04:57:50 pm
"Shining Armor" is a blatant reference to "knight in shining armor", which invokes the image of a noble, selfless knight who helps others in need.  So, in essence, they named their son after a positive trait.  Just like people today do.
Case in point: If I ever have a son, I intend to name him "Enormous Penis".

...And no, I don't know why I'm reading the pony thread.

LOL

Someone, somewhere, is going to make a porn star Pony OC named precisely that.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 07, 2012, 05:00:30 pm
LOL

Someone, somewhere, is going to make a porn star Pony OC named precisely that.
Considering pony porn even has its own name and subculture surrounding it, I'd be bloody surprised if it hadn't already been done long ago.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on June 07, 2012, 05:16:25 pm
Must... avoid... terrible... "hung like horses" joke...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 07, 2012, 05:24:50 pm
Must... avoid... terrible... "hung like horses" joke...

Such a thing was implied ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 07, 2012, 06:15:36 pm
Well, there's the legendary Weaver himself, with Ice Pack, Haikuoezo with Honey Dip... JJ with Ask Molestia, of course... I can keep going.  Heh.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on June 08, 2012, 12:31:28 am
What I've been wondering is, was Granny Smith still called Granny when she was a filly?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 08, 2012, 01:03:52 am
probably.  It IS a type of apple...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on June 08, 2012, 07:53:35 pm
Finished watching the 1986 movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypfhIE9gsH4
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on June 08, 2012, 10:28:05 pm
Am I the only one who thinks Shining Armour is a bloody stupid name?

I think it's cheesy how the job he has is related to his name. Were his parents expecting him to be a guard, like what I assume the Apple family does.

No, I got where the name and came from and why, but it's just very stupid and corny.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on June 08, 2012, 11:09:06 pm
Is his last name Sparkle?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on June 08, 2012, 11:22:02 pm
Is his last name Sparkle?

Ponies don't really seem to have last names as we understand them. They may have a "family name" of sorts that fits the predominate talent that runs in their blood, such as "Apple Family" for Applejack and her relatives. But I seriously doubt her name is actually "Applejack Apple". However, the family name may often be worked into the name itself.

Even if Twilight's wider family are known as the Sparkles, he wouldn't be known as "Shining Armor Sparkle". He's just "Shining Armor", who comes from the Sparkle Family.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on June 09, 2012, 05:03:35 pm
We might get more clarity if Pinkie's family showed up, considering she was called Pinkemina Diane Pie.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on June 09, 2012, 05:17:49 pm
Don't forget the Cakes.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 09, 2012, 05:24:46 pm
I'm still waiting for AJ and Dash's parents...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on June 09, 2012, 05:37:12 pm
I'm not. My head-canon says that pegasuseseseses are raised communally, and AJ's parents are dead.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 09, 2012, 08:07:55 pm
this is what I'm hoping for with Dash:

http://equestriaboy.deviantart.com/art/RAINBOW-FAMILY-253667639 (http://equestriaboy.deviantart.com/art/RAINBOW-FAMILY-253667639)

I just want some concrete info on AJ one way or the other.  She's REALLY gotten the short end of the stick in both seasons.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on June 09, 2012, 08:14:18 pm
I think the worst thing with Applejack is that she doesn't have a song to herself yet.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 09, 2012, 08:15:13 pm
That'd be nice too, yes!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on June 09, 2012, 09:45:27 pm
You only need a song if you have something to learn, and as AJ always proves,...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz7dtIE6kQA
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on June 10, 2012, 12:19:46 am
Didn't know where else to put this, I think my supervisor is a brony. Tonight while closing he called one of the Sephora girls(Sephora is the makeup store within the store itself) "Fluttershy" over the walkie radio.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 10, 2012, 12:25:14 am
that's AWESOME, Nick!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on June 10, 2012, 12:51:33 am
Hah, that is pretty cool.

Maybe next time I get employed, I'll tell them to call me Rainbow Dash. I'll make wherever I work about 20% cooler.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on June 10, 2012, 12:54:09 am
Aw, it's like you guys missed my earlier post (http://forums.fstdt.net/fstdt-lounge/anything-good-happen-today/msg62514/#msg62514). At least, nobody commented on it.

Whatever, work/pony related, so re-linking~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on June 10, 2012, 01:18:18 am
Aw, it's like you guys missed my earlier post (http://forums.fstdt.net/fstdt-lounge/anything-good-happen-today/msg62514/#msg62514). At least, nobody commented on it.

Whatever, work/pony related, so re-linking~

What did your coworkers think? Are they even familiar with MLP?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on June 10, 2012, 01:21:21 am
Aw, it's like you guys missed my earlier post (http://forums.fstdt.net/fstdt-lounge/anything-good-happen-today/msg62514/#msg62514). At least, nobody commented on it.

Whatever, work/pony related, so re-linking~

What did your coworkers think? Are they even familiar with MLP?

Familiar enough to know they're ponies, I guess. =3
They all seemed touched anyway, at least.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 10, 2012, 03:24:20 pm
Well, Tara Strong is awesome.

http://www.dailydot.com/society/tara-strong-twilight-sparkle-phone-call/

Quote
A mother’s well-timed Facebook comment meant the difference between disappointment and happiness for her brony son with disabilities.

Fifteen-year-old Dragon, who goes by his middle name, was looking forward to meeting My Little Pony voice actress Tara Strong at the Knoxville Comic and Anime Show. But when Strong canceled her appearance, his mother, Rebecca Andrews, wasn’t sure what to do.

On May 31, she wrote on the convention’s cancellation announcement on Facebook:

“Thanks for posting. Just wish she'd cancelled before I paid for the vip pass. Now I have to figure out how to tell my disabled son he won't be meeting Twilight. :(“

Little did she know that Strong herself was reading the post. Strong quickly contacted Andrews to arrange a phone call with Dragon. In a follow-up posted on the convention’s Facebook page and on a LiveJournal’s EquestriaMLP, Andrews posted some of the highlights:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yVy9kNKQ3r0/Tn4hyAGCHNI/AAAAAAAAAKw/1AlSB5jxumA/s1600/manly+tears+discord3.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on June 10, 2012, 03:39:04 pm
Tara Strong was already awesome. This brings her more to like, goddess level.

And I'm way too girly for manly tears. I bawled like a baby reading that.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on June 13, 2012, 11:22:16 pm
(http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-y-u-no-like-apple-bloom-and-sweetie-belle.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 14, 2012, 12:40:31 am
Because Faust said so, ham.  That's enough.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on June 15, 2012, 12:34:55 am
Specifically, it was because they only wanted mostly positive sibling portrayals (Oh, Rarity!), and they thought that RD would not be a positive older sister role model. Seriously.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on June 16, 2012, 03:58:14 am
(http://cdn.smosh.com/sites/default/files/bloguploads/pizza-box-drawing-princess-luna-1.jpg)

Pizza Hut is my favourite restaurant forever.

FOREVER~!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 16, 2012, 04:31:40 am
Suddenly, I don't mind our only decent pizza place being Pizza Hut.  Nice one, Tai!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on June 16, 2012, 04:53:00 am
Lucky you, even ponies can't make the half-cooked piece of shit Pizza Hut we have here decent.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on June 16, 2012, 12:39:51 pm
I'd be worried that if I wrote that down, they'd go "Princess who-the-fuck?" and leave me un-Luna'd.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 16, 2012, 02:53:28 pm
At least they wouldn't send you to the sun, e13.

This is why I try to stay on BOTH of their good sides...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on June 16, 2012, 07:42:20 pm
The only reason I have any idea what the screencap portion says is the context of the resulting pizza box. The text is too damn small. (It is like the inverse of the rent (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-rent-is-too-damn-high-jimmy-mcmillan).)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 16, 2012, 09:25:05 pm
Nom:  All you need to do to expand the size of images and text is to hold down ctrl (on a windows machine) and scroll up on your scroll wheel.  To get it back where it was, just do the same and scroll down.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on June 16, 2012, 11:00:57 pm
Nom:  All you need to do to expand the size of images and text is to hold down ctrl (on a windows machine) and scroll up on your scroll wheel.  To get it back where it was, just do the same and scroll down.

Which just zooms in on an already-too-small resolution picture. Now it is just a blob of over anti-aliased pixels.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on June 20, 2012, 08:59:17 pm
Look what I found in the Kid's clothing area at my job(JCPenney's)
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/IMG_0030.jpg)

It's a shame they don't have it in at least in the Juniors sizes
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 20, 2012, 10:13:52 pm
As I'll be going to Bronycon, does anypony want me to get cards of the folks selling merch, so y'all can buy stuff?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on June 22, 2012, 07:12:16 pm
As I'll be going to Bronycon, does anypony want me to get cards of the folks selling merch, so y'all can buy stuff?
Yes, please!

Edit: Just had some hard cider. Sadly it was not from Apple Farms.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on June 23, 2012, 08:36:38 pm
Edit: Just had some hard cider. Sadly it was not from Apple Farms.

I've been mildly obsessed with apple juice lately. It's weird because I haven't drunk it in, like, 15 years. And then I started reading the Jappleack (http://ask-jappleack.tumblr.com/) archives, and BAM! Apple juice all the time, forever. FOREVER!
I guess if I had to get addicted to something, though, there's worse things than apple juice.

Forget you, I can drink all these apples!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 24, 2012, 01:42:51 am
And it's good for you anyway :3

... note to self, pick some up next store run.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on June 24, 2012, 02:02:53 am
Hecks yeah it is. The bottle keeps saying "120% daily recommended Vitamin C". I drink bottles of this stuff per week. I'm gonna have so much Vitamin C, I could release cover versions of "Vacation (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Vacation)".
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 24, 2012, 02:15:47 am
Hay, you're making AJ proud! I don't think that's anything to be ashamed of :3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yla on June 24, 2012, 04:09:00 am
Edit: Just had some hard cider. Sadly it was not from Apple Farms.

I've been mildly obsessed with apple juice lately. It's weird because I haven't drunk it in, like, 15 years. And then I started reading the Jappleack (http://ask-jappleack.tumblr.com/) archives, and BAM! Apple juice all the time, forever. FOREVER!
I guess if I had to get addicted to something, though, there's worse things than apple juice.

Forget you, I can drink all these apples!
When you say apple juice, do you mean filtered or unfiltered?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 24, 2012, 04:20:16 am
For me, unfiltered, if I can get it.  Just doesn't taste right otherwise.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on June 24, 2012, 04:21:17 am
I have absolutely no idea~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yla on June 24, 2012, 01:40:47 pm
Relatively easy to determine: is it clear or opaque?

Speaking of apple juice, between the last post and this, I let a bottle of it drop. Ugh.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on June 24, 2012, 06:04:26 pm
I don't pay that much attention to it, but I think in general it's clear.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 24, 2012, 07:27:41 pm
that's filtered cider.  It's okay, but... it changes the flavor a bit.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on June 25, 2012, 10:36:55 pm
This should cap things off, I suppose:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssl1RxwMWNA
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on June 25, 2012, 11:40:54 pm
I love that song, but it's hard for me to keep up with singing it out loud~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 26, 2012, 02:48:33 am
Well, it kinda is meant to be a bit of a duet...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on June 26, 2012, 03:13:28 am
The problem is that it's really fast, especially the speaking bits. I'm good with voices, I don't have any problems doing "May The Best Pet Win" by myself.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on June 26, 2012, 09:45:04 am
Has nobody else noticed that Season 2 is now on Netflix?

Seriously, it's been up for weeks.

Yay for finally being able to watch the Discord episodes on a real TV~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 26, 2012, 01:00:51 pm
... I really need to mention this sort of thing when it hits EqD, don't I?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on June 26, 2012, 09:46:54 pm
As Nom reminds me, everypony doesn't go there.

As far as the Flim Flam brothers song goes, you gotta work up to it. Get a transcript of the lyrics, read through them slowly, and then continue to build speed as you become more and more comfortable. Some voice exercises for ennunciation can also help.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on July 01, 2012, 07:41:50 pm
Finally! It's time to PAR-TAY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vXNTCpM6rE
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on July 01, 2012, 07:50:28 pm
I'll see your new PONY.MOV, and raise you a new Friendship is Witchcraft:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_f6pDBkNlo
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on July 01, 2012, 08:02:55 pm
Now my day is 20% more awesome!

And they can say Apple again!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 03, 2012, 12:44:43 am
Okay, for those interested, I have a stack of business cards so folks can look at art and such, and maybe commission these awesome pones.

On another note... Bronycon was on fire briefly on Saturday.  Literally on fire.  An electrical contact in one of the overhead lights melted, sending flaming plastic down onto the concrete below.  Had to call in the fire department and reschedule things and everything.  It wasn't major, but it was a headache for the staff.

The socializing? awesome.  We literally partied all night.  I bartended every night, too, meeting artists like Buttercup Saiyan (who does rule 34 art and BEAUTIFUL SFW watercolor paintings), Carnifex (of the Ask Velvet tumblr), WillDrawForFood (as in Ask Surprise), Boiler3 (whose tumblr is awesome), got downright snuggly with Fetchbeer (the resident boozing zebra, who's a total sweetheart), SmittyG (who does amazingly well-detailed art in general, even if his talent lie more in the realm of Rule 34 as well) and Lil Miss Jay (of Ask Lil Miss Rarity).

Did I mention that the mousepads one of the pre-readers was selling sold out in an hour and banked him 1200? He'll be attending next con with 200, rather than just 80.


And for the writers panel (that I was on, natch)... well, once it's up on Youtube, I'll link it here.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on July 03, 2012, 12:55:56 am
Ooh, hearing about art is a good thing. I have a pal who wants to start a satirical Tumblr pony askblog, but he is no good at arting. I told him I'd put out some feelers to my contacts in ponyland and see if anypony wants to collaborate for him.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on July 03, 2012, 03:24:57 am
Of all the footage I've seen, the most amusing thing for me was the following tweets by Tara Strong:

Quote from: tara strong ‏@tarastrong
Me & @MMeghanMcCarthy kidnapped a Brony!....details to follow

Confusion followed, but then all was explained.


Quote from: tara strong ‏@tarastrong
gave him a ride to the hotel cuz he knew not how long his friends would b & couldn't leave him @ airport, Bronynapped!

I was amused. :)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 03, 2012, 05:01:46 am
Yeah, Tara Strong was apparently made of win and badass.  Was a BITCH and a half trying to meet any of the celebs though, compared to January.  the lines were brutal for autographs, as I understand it.  Three hours, kind of lines.  At $20 a pop, minimum, times several hundred ponies...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on July 04, 2012, 01:21:42 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93kBPeH1w8c
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 04, 2012, 03:48:20 pm
Man, we were SO swag, y'all got NO idea.

*/swag*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on July 04, 2012, 08:28:42 pm
I'm going to come clean, I'm not a big fan of the PONY.MOV videos. They just rub me the wrong way for some reason.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 04, 2012, 08:59:18 pm
I'm going to come clean, I'm not a big fan of the PONY.MOV videos. They just rub me the wrong way for some reason.

Same.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on July 04, 2012, 09:52:52 pm
I'm going to come clean, I'm not a big fan of the PONY.MOV videos. They just rub me the wrong way for some reason.

I'm still going to send you SWAG.MOV when it comes out  8)

But, the style and humor of PONY.MOV is much different thatn MLP:FiM. But have you checked out the Jappleack blog? It's building a strong story.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on July 04, 2012, 10:05:13 pm
I prefer Friendship Is Witchcraft, and Epic ____ Time videos.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 06, 2012, 03:51:01 am
Oh, by the way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay_1IZGxMaA

Better have an hour to spare, because this video is LOOOOOONG
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 06, 2012, 02:47:17 pm
We watched it at Bronycon, and just about everypony's in agreement:  It needed to be split into two or three vids.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on July 06, 2012, 03:16:19 pm
(http://iambrony.jsmart.web.id/mlp/gif/130500886300.gif?1316730590)

This picture is full of adorable, but then sometimes it breaks my heart because I can't reach in and pull her through the screen, no matter how close she gets. >w>
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 06, 2012, 04:12:18 pm
That's Pinkie for you, Tai.  I know the feeling well.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on July 06, 2012, 04:28:38 pm
That's Pinkie for you, Tai.  I know the feeling well.

Every Pony fan knows the feeling, and that's because Pinkie is the Best.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 06, 2012, 05:15:59 pm
We watched it at Bronycon, and just about everypony's in agreement:  It needed to be split into two or three vids.

Perhaps so, but it was an epic watch.

Also, for me, Youtube tends to save my progress, so I could literally pause the video, click it off, do something else, re load the video, and start in the vicinity of where I left off.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on July 07, 2012, 09:55:10 am
That's Pinkie for you, Tai.  I know the feeling well.

Every Pony fan knows the feeling, and that's because Pinkie is the Best.
You spelled Rarity wrong, but that's all right, common mistake.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on July 07, 2012, 11:54:08 am
That's Pinkie for you, Tai.  I know the feeling well.

Every Rarity fan knows the feeling, and that's because Pinkie is the Best.
You spelled Rarity wrong, but that's all right, common mistake.

Fix'd.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 07, 2012, 01:36:36 pm
You both fail at spelling 'Luna' correctly, it seems.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 07, 2012, 02:57:28 pm
It's spelled "Spike"

Seriously, guys, the spelling errors in this thread are astounding ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 07, 2012, 02:59:14 pm
... I'll let that one slide, Zach.  We need more Spike episodes.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on July 07, 2012, 07:57:20 pm
I saw some fellow bronies at the mall today, one of them even had a DJ P0N-3/Vinyl Scratch felt hat on.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 07, 2012, 08:35:47 pm
~Wub~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on July 09, 2012, 01:05:02 pm
I'm fucking insane, I just spent money on a limited editon Derpy Hooves from Comic con on ebay... Damn Ponies... lol
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on July 09, 2012, 03:38:23 pm
Tom is best pony.

Anyways, lets WMG about season 3.

Sea Ponies.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 09, 2012, 04:11:24 pm
Tom is best pony.

Anyways, lets WMG about season 3.

Sea Ponies.

If sea ponies exist in season 3, I'll quit as a pre-reader.

Also, it was pretty much 'confirmed with not-confirming' that Trixie IS coming back for S3.  No telling on what the plot of that episode will be though...

I'm still waiting for my Canterlot-specific episode, myself.  Luna hitting Celestia with a snowball in the middle of Summer Court, the Royal Guards out shopping, that kinda thing.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on July 09, 2012, 04:31:52 pm
Tom is best pony.

Anyways, lets WMG about season 3.

Sea Ponies.

If sea ponies exist in season 3, I'll quit as a pre-reader.

Also, it was pretty much 'confirmed with not-confirming' that Trixie IS coming back for S3.  No telling on what the plot of that episode will be though...

I'm still waiting for my Canterlot-specific episode, myself.  Luna hitting Celestia with a snowball in the middle of Summer Court, the Royal Guards out shopping, that kinda thing.

Yeah, I'm not big on the Sea Ponies, they creeped me out as a kid, and more so as an adult. I really don't understand why so many want them to be included in MLP:FIM.
Also FUCK YEAH, Trixie's coming back...I love the bitch.
We need a Scootaloo episode.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on July 09, 2012, 04:58:28 pm
Quote
I'm still waiting for my Canterlot-specific episode, myself.  Luna hitting Celestia with a snowball in the middle of Summer Court, the Royal Guards out shopping, that kinda thing.

Shining Armor forgetting his anniversary. Or vice versa.

Yeah, I'm not big on the Sea Ponies, they creeped me out as a kid, and more so as an adult. I really don't understand why so many want them to be included in MLP:FIM.

Because ocean.

I hope we can see RD's and Fluttershy's family. Also, should Spike and the CMC grow through the seasons?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 09, 2012, 06:05:05 pm
Quote
I'm still waiting for my Canterlot-specific episode, myself.  Luna hitting Celestia with a snowball in the middle of Summer Court, the Royal Guards out shopping, that kinda thing.

Shining Armor forgetting his anniversary. Or vice versa.

Yeah, I'm not big on the Sea Ponies, they creeped me out as a kid, and more so as an adult. I really don't understand why so many want them to be included in MLP:FIM.

Because ocean.

I hope we can see RD's and Fluttershy's family. Also, should Spike and the CMC grow through the seasons?

I could see the Shining Armor thing...

And unless we're getting a beach and swimsuits episode, I don't think it's going to happen with the sea ponies.

I do want to see Spike get some 'normal' growth, rather than greed...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 09, 2012, 06:35:50 pm
SHOO BE DOO
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 09, 2012, 06:38:52 pm
SHOO BE DOO

Don't make me come over there!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 09, 2012, 06:41:13 pm
SHOO BE DOO

Don't make me come over there!

Please do, I could use the company.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 09, 2012, 06:47:58 pm
SHOO BE DOO

Don't make me come over there!

Please do, I could use the company.

Oh yeah, I keep forgetting that's not a threat with you...

... on that note, I do plan to stockpile some cash once I have work again, specifically so I can get folks over here for visits, or me over to them...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on July 09, 2012, 08:47:01 pm
SHOO BE DOO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJzRTeMgQF0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPfEiqSjr_8
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on July 09, 2012, 08:52:20 pm
You know though I happen to find the Sea Ponies to be creepy, I have to admit, I like the song, and it's a total earworm.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on July 10, 2012, 09:08:35 am
"You guys drowning? Oh, that's cool. Take a breather while we sing a song. Then, BAM!, back to the surface with ye!"

Their introduction was sudden, confusing, and thankfully, brief.

I will accept this from the old guard, however:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inaOz64_Q5k
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on July 10, 2012, 10:56:38 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inaOz64_Q5k

Why have I not heard this song before?? This song is so full of win. I love silly ponies, though I do prefer them to be cross-eyed pegasi.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 10, 2012, 03:17:31 pm
oh dammit, E...

And Nick, it's from an old sing-a-long tape released in the UK back in G1.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on July 10, 2012, 03:30:44 pm
oh dammit, E...
Oh, just pick your favorite pony song and listen to it a couple times. That'll get it out of your head, and soon you can just smile, smile, smile!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Entertainer13/MLP/pinkie_pie_approved_by_ambris-d4brt.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 10, 2012, 03:32:23 pm
Argh argh argh argh!

That's it! I've had it! Earworm for all of you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Rl_gxFSOuY
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on July 10, 2012, 10:17:51 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inaOz64_Q5k

Why have I not heard this song before?? This song is so full of win. I love silly ponies, though I do prefer them to be cross-eyed pegasi.

Now I have an excuse to post this PONY.MOV picture!

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lw3mgfbK931r5tr09o1_1280.gif)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on July 12, 2012, 07:33:05 pm
Yeah, I'm just going to post this here so we can bask in glory of pony toys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoU7DgMTa1I
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 12, 2012, 07:46:10 pm
Speaking of, the Zecora toy pre-orders went up on Toys R Us.  They were gone in five minutes.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on July 12, 2012, 08:31:12 pm
Well, I'm going to be a owner of both a Trixie and a Derpy
me gusta...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 12, 2012, 08:39:42 pm
Well, I'm going to be a owner of both a Trixie and a Derpy
me gusta...

All of my jealousy...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on July 13, 2012, 03:21:44 pm
Maybe I can get Pickpocket (http://askpickpocket.tumblr.com/) to steal that Derpy from you...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 13, 2012, 03:44:17 pm
I think Pickpocket's a little occupied, Tai... at least, last time I checked The Crop...

Also, for those interested in season 3 info, I've got the stuff leaked on EqD under a spoiler here:

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on July 13, 2012, 04:49:24 pm
Also, for those interested in season 3 info, I've got the stuff leaked on EqD under a spoiler here:

(click to show/hide)

(http://i.imgur.com/3mJlx.png)
My body wasn't ready.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on July 13, 2012, 05:02:39 pm
I think Pickpocket's a little occupied, Tai... at least, last time I checked The Crop...

Also, for those interested in season 3 info, I've got the stuff leaked on EqD under a spoiler here:

(click to show/hide)

(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/134/453/7-rainbowdash.png?1308091056)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 13, 2012, 05:10:43 pm
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Iczerfour on July 13, 2012, 05:16:12 pm
I think Pickpocket's a little occupied, Tai... at least, last time I checked The Crop...

Also, for those interested in season 3 info, I've got the stuff leaked on EqD under a spoiler here:

(click to show/hide)

I can't wait!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on July 14, 2012, 12:48:09 am
All These Posts:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Entertainer13/MLP/rarity_approved_by_ambris-d4cdq6y.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on July 14, 2012, 12:50:36 am
Speaking of, today I went out and bought one of the wedding sets, so now I have a Rarity who doesn't have big giant butterfly wings growing from her back.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 14, 2012, 02:25:27 am
>Twilight and Spike Duet
>Just listened to it

*foams at the mouth*

*falls over*

*gives thumbs up before dying*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 14, 2012, 02:28:56 am
Want to know something even better? we have a new meme:

"Making Einstein's Theory of Relativity our bitch since 2010"

Why, you may ask?

Because that duet was remixed and posted to Youtube inside of eight hours.  A song that hasn't even been officially released yet has already been remixed.  Think about that.  Then realize the sheer amount of awesome one fandom can produce.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 14, 2012, 03:49:03 pm
GUYS.

http://www.hubworld.com/hubworld/specials/mlp8bit/

CODE TO INPUT: HUBMLP8BIT

GUYS.

GUYS.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 14, 2012, 04:19:51 pm
yes, the game is as fun as expected :3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on July 14, 2012, 06:49:51 pm
Oh, no. A Hydra.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on July 14, 2012, 07:11:31 pm
Redemption code?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on July 14, 2012, 07:12:22 pm
Oh, no. An Iron Will.

(Okay, that is better than the hydra, just because of the gratuitous article.)

Unfortunately, Discord took Fluttershy down with him. Fortunately, it wasn’t her last life and the win counted.

Love the weaponized Party Canon.

And of course, Rainbow Dash’s special ability? Dash. It’s so rainbow!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 14, 2012, 07:16:36 pm
Redemption code?

MLPHUB8BIT , I believe
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on July 20, 2012, 06:44:07 pm
Awwww Yeah bitches. My The Great and Powerful Trixie Lulamoon came today. Now she isn't for sale quite yet, but on ebay(and other sites like ebay) you can snag one for a reasonable price.

(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/100_0397.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on July 21, 2012, 12:50:10 am
This is what happened today:

>The "Royal Pony Wedding" DVD: *hangs out on the store's shelf, even though Amazon saying it wouldn't be out until August*

>Me: "...This day is going to be perfect~"
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 21, 2012, 02:37:48 am
Mmm... Chrysalis <3  If I weren't so devoted to Luna...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magico
Post by: e13 on July 21, 2012, 06:33:06 pm
Honestly, all of your obsessions with such vulgar and pompous ponies makes one wonder sometimes. One should always seek fabulousity!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 21, 2012, 06:45:08 pm
Says the forumite with the passion for the pony with more OCD than Twilight...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on July 21, 2012, 07:37:19 pm
And at least Twilight's OCD is endearing...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on July 22, 2012, 01:21:36 am
Miss Rarity is endearing. I honestly have no idea how you could think otherwise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVLewkB9iJs
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on July 22, 2012, 01:28:17 am
Speaking of Rarity, I'd like to promote my friend's tumblr~  He's been ponyblogging for all of 20 minutes, but he's heard about it for weeks from me. He needs attention, and also an artist. An artist would be very helpful. Anyway, you should probably go bother Trailer Trash Rarity (http://trailertrashrarity.tumblr.com/)~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on July 22, 2012, 02:24:30 pm
Tai, that is so delightfully WRONG. XD

Also, gender-issues blog wrote about bronies.  Enjoy. (http://goodmenproject.com/uncategorized/bronies-2/)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on July 22, 2012, 06:12:39 pm
Speaking of Rarity, I'd like to promote my friend's tumblr~  He's been ponyblogging for all of 20 minutes, but he's heard about it for weeks from me. He needs attention, and also an artist. An artist would be very helpful. Anyway, you should probably go bother Trailer Trash Rarity (http://trailertrashrarity.tumblr.com/)~
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_0zAaILUZU
 Corrected!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys8gg-NKdD0

Seriously though, your pal's tumbler is very creative. ;)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: largeham on July 23, 2012, 03:19:00 am
(http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-theyre-just-going-to-change-it-anyway.gif)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on July 23, 2012, 08:15:11 am
So it's my birthday~

I know birthdays are about having fun with friends, not getting lots of stuff, but when the stuff you get is pony-based, it's still pretty great~

Specifically, now I have T-shirts featuring Nightmare Moon, Chrysalis, and R-Dash 5000.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on July 23, 2012, 05:08:14 pm
MUFFINS!!! My Derpy Hooves came today, YAY!!

(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/100_0399.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on July 23, 2012, 05:15:42 pm
MUFFINS!!! My Derpy Hooves came today, YAY!!

(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/100_0399.jpg)
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/258/098/560.png)

I jelly.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on July 23, 2012, 06:45:33 pm
Damn. That pony’s perfect Me Gusta face still creeps me out.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on July 23, 2012, 07:36:44 pm
He looks like he's going to ask some filly to get in his van.  There's candy in his van, you know.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on July 23, 2012, 07:44:56 pm
He looks like he's going to ask some filly to get in his van.  There's candy in his van, you know.

Jelly-filled candy.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 23, 2012, 08:14:41 pm
A special white jelly.

Okay, I just went too far.

So, um, if you want to banish me, and then lock me in a dungeon in the place you banished me to, then that's what I deserve.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 23, 2012, 08:43:31 pm
Luna and Celestia both apparently like you, Zach, so no.  It was just in bad taste.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 23, 2012, 10:54:32 pm
Luna and Celestia both apparently like you, Zach, so no.  It was just in bad taste.

They do? :D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 24, 2012, 08:26:19 pm
Luna and Celestia both apparently like you, Zach, so no.  It was just in bad taste.

They do? :D

So they tell me, in my dreams... and since dreams are Luna's territory... I'm inclined to think it's actually Her, and not my brain reinforcing delusions.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 30, 2012, 04:09:05 am
So... I know it's short notice, but for any of the writers here, I'm starting up NaPoWriMo again for this year.  August 1st through 31st.  Unless you're submitting to EqD, in which case those submission guidelines apply, there's no real content restriction.  Simply try for 50,000 words in 31 days.

Anypony interested?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on July 30, 2012, 11:04:39 am
So... I know it's short notice, but for any of the writers here, I'm starting up NaPoWriMo again for this year.  August 1st through 31st.  Unless you're submitting to EqD, in which case those submission guidelines apply, there's no real content restriction.  Simply try for 50,000 words in 31 days.

Anypony interested?
...what on earth does NaPoWriMo mean? o.o;
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on July 30, 2012, 12:52:04 pm
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/7/27/HVZSVGvtvEK7YLR0ZL4GgQ2.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 30, 2012, 05:21:45 pm
So... I know it's short notice, but for any of the writers here, I'm starting up NaPoWriMo again for this year.  August 1st through 31st.  Unless you're submitting to EqD, in which case those submission guidelines apply, there's no real content restriction.  Simply try for 50,000 words in 31 days.

Anypony interested?
...what on earth does NaPoWriMo mean? o.o;

National Pony Writing Month!

It's based off of National Novel Writing Month, which takes place in November and of which I'm a 13-year participant.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on July 31, 2012, 12:18:51 pm
Ok, this is going to be a semi-rant. Are you happy now (http://forums.fstdt.net/entertainment-and-television/tv-shows-that-need-to-die/225/), Priestling?? I love you dude, but people who don't like the show don't give a rat's ass who does the voices on the show, and nothing will change their minds. Now we have what looks like a stupid thread derailment, and someone who decided to label  fans "man-children"(which some do act that way, to be fair). Did we not learn anything from ponygate, some months ago??

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/277/6/6/derpy_approved_by_ambris-d4bv8qn.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 31, 2012, 03:20:13 pm
So are we blaming people for others overreacting to them?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on July 31, 2012, 05:13:27 pm
I'm not blaming anyone, but Priestling should know that non pony fans don't give a flying rats ass about the show or any of the voice actors attached to the show and should at least know that non pony fans can be dicks about the show, and like to label most fans as being douchebags. I don't mean to come off as a bitch.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 31, 2012, 05:44:26 pm
I just ignore it, Nick.  Love and tolerate, that's all I do :3 If I show the show to a friend and they don't get into it, I don't badger them about it, and I limit my pony references around them to keep the annoyance to them down.  I don't hold it against anypony.  They're entitled to their opinions, even if they happen to be semi-hostile about it.  I treat them like I would Trixie, Gilda, or Blueblood.  Smile, nod, be pleasant, and don't let them bother you.  I've rather taken up the policy 'what would Celestia do?'
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on July 31, 2012, 07:14:53 pm
Priestling isn't being obnoxious with the references.  If other people want to be obnoxious with their responses, that is not his problem.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 31, 2012, 07:16:37 pm
Seriously, it's like you can't even mention the word "pony" outside of this thread without people whining for several posts about how it's being shoved down their throat.

Kinda telling when one post is met with 9 posts of complaint.  Meaning the dislikers are actually talking about it more than the likers ;D
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 31, 2012, 09:12:24 pm
If it helps, that means more press for us because folks will watch to see what all the fuss is about, and we just smile and nod and ignore the hate.  Either they'll give up, or we win them over with love and tolerance.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on July 31, 2012, 09:22:14 pm
So the show is now on during Prime Time, although I think it's just Tuesdays.  I think that's kinda neat, personally.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on August 01, 2012, 01:47:05 am
AWESOME FAN MUSIC VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDdL4z5qfr4
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on August 01, 2012, 09:58:36 am
Someone dissed MLP.
Someone defended it.

I don't see the issue? Did some posts get deleted? The thread discusses people's opinions on shows that should be cancelled. I don't read it since I got annoyed after two pages, but isn't the point of such threads to sometimes have a little back and forth. I don't believe a handfull of posts on the subject of the quality of a show in a relevant thread constitutes a "derail." I'd definately watch out to make sure it doesn't become too focused, but it turned to a few jokes rather quickly, so... not seeing the dealy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz2hsvByNno
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on August 01, 2012, 11:42:38 am
Yeah, I make a mountain out of a molehill sometimes, but I don't like to step on people's toes over trivial matters. I'm one of those people who can be a worrywart about how people view me IRL and it does spill over onto the internet sometimes( funny, eh??), it's really something I have to work on. So, I'm sorry.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on August 01, 2012, 04:06:01 pm
You know, I have two ideas for fanfictions tha tI want to mention, although I don't know if they'll ever go anywhere.

The first would involve Scootaloo and Fluttershy and somehow relate to Scootaloo's inability to fly.

The second would use some kind of plot point to turn Rainbow Dash, Twilight, and Pinkie into like, astral versions of themselves or something.  I dunno.  I guess the my idea would be taking the glittering pony blind bags and putting them in a canon story.

As you can see, the fanfics are in rough idea territory right now.  Also, I've never really completed other fanfic ideas and worked them good enough to be their own stories, so I doubt these will ever get off the ground.  Bleh, this is why I'm not really a fanfic writer.

Although I do think it would be interesting if a Scootaloo issue focused on her inability to fly.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on August 01, 2012, 04:22:29 pm

Although I do think it would be interesting if a Scootaloo issue focused on her inability to fly.

I don't really get why she can't fly. Is it only her? Pound Cake would fly and he's a baby.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on August 01, 2012, 04:29:46 pm

Although I do think it would be interesting if a Scootaloo issue focused on her inability to fly.

I don't really get why she can't fly. Is it only her? Pound Cake would fly and he's a baby.

My personal guess with that is that it's because Pound Cake's a baby. Scoots is a lot bigger than Pound Cake, but their wings are still about the same size. Thus, it's harder to move Scoots around than Pound Cake.

Alternately, it's another wild magic (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WildMagic) thing. Pumpkin Cake was using magic instinctually, but when was the last time you saw Sweetie Belle do any magic?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on August 01, 2012, 05:36:21 pm

Although I do think it would be interesting if a Scootaloo issue focused on her inability to fly.

I don't really get why she can't fly. Is it only her? Pound Cake would fly and he's a baby.

My personal guess with that is that it's because Pound Cake's a baby. Scoots is a lot bigger than Pound Cake, but their wings are still about the same size. Thus, it's harder to move Scoots around than Pound Cake.

Alternately, it's another wild magic (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WildMagic) thing. Pumpkin Cake was using magic instinctually, but when was the last time you saw Sweetie Belle do any magic?

Linking to TV Tropes?  Curse you! XP
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 01, 2012, 06:13:27 pm
And Word of Faust/Thiessen is that the Cake foals' abilities are temporary, and they'd likely end up... well, like Scoots and Sweetie.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on August 01, 2012, 07:12:15 pm
FUCK YEAH!!

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/425108_10151145182376694_2131184409_n.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on August 02, 2012, 12:17:10 am
Rainbow Dash is not a horse.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: N. De Plume on August 02, 2012, 06:50:36 am
What isn’t Rainbow Dash. Just a Rainbow Dash wannabe.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: e13 on August 04, 2012, 11:11:49 pm
Needed to reaffirm the pony. Found this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-z1J2yKQJU

As Tara Strong says, bad day? Doesn't matter. Why? 'Cause pony!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 08, 2012, 05:52:33 pm
So, for those interested in the collectibles... there's this:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/08/spa-pony-set-invades-toywiz-for-pre.html

and this...

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/08/tons-of-mini-translucent-figures.html
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on August 11, 2012, 10:12:19 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCEfftT7ois

I love when things I was thinking of already exist~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on August 11, 2012, 10:18:29 pm
Ok, I can't take it any longer, Does anyone have any idea when the new season starts??
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 11, 2012, 10:21:04 pm
Last I've heard, VERY rumor-ish, September 29th.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on August 11, 2012, 10:28:30 pm
Meh, it's better than no news, I guess.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on August 12, 2012, 11:30:55 am
If you think this is a brutal waiting period, the break between Season 1 and 2 was way worse. everybody was freaking out at the fact that Faust left and that the show would suddenly start sucking.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on August 12, 2012, 11:45:23 am
For some weird reason the break between Season 1 & Season 2 didn't really effect me that much, unlike this break is...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 12, 2012, 02:57:46 pm
it's because you're hooked, and there's worries that S3 really WILL suck... Faust didn't leave in an official capacity until S2 was actually done, storyboarded, voice work, and all that.  Me? I'm glad they're bringing back things like
(click to show/hide)
, along with
(click to show/hide)
, among other things.  Now if only we could hit all the idiots with crowbars in the EqD comments...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on August 12, 2012, 05:02:45 pm
I am hooked...lol. I'm not worried it will suck, I can't wait to see Trixie back, and Fluttershy turned into a dragon.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 12, 2012, 05:12:43 pm
I am hooked...lol. I'm not worried it will suck, I can't wait to see Trixie back, and Fluttershy turned into a dragon.

This is what I'm looking forward to the most.

This, and perhaps a possible return of Gilda.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on August 12, 2012, 05:27:23 pm
I would like to see an Applejack song, out of the mane 6, she hasn't gotten a song of her own yet. Also we need more Scootaloo, it seems that Sweetie Belle & Apple Bloom get way more air time than poor Scoots.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 12, 2012, 05:28:34 pm
I'm very sad to say, but Flutterdragon was Jossed, last I checked.  It was a joke.

... though, knowing the show creators, it's possibly a double fake out.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on August 12, 2012, 05:33:04 pm
AWWW THAT SUCKS!!! I was so looking forward towards it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on August 13, 2012, 11:48:38 pm
Things I want to see in season 3:

Things I'd want to see in season three that are statistically unlikely to ever happen, so I won't be disappointed when they don't:
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 14, 2012, 04:40:49 am
Story of the Blanks is NOT happening...

... for one thing, referencing anything that came purely from fandom is a lot of legal trouble.  For two? try pitching that to Hasbro, I DARE YOU! Do you realize how fast it'd ruin them?!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on August 14, 2012, 12:58:16 pm
I would die a happy person if there was a full episode dedicated to Derpy. Cross-eyed ponies are the best.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on August 14, 2012, 04:28:51 pm
Story of the Blanks is NOT happening...

... for one thing, referencing anything that came purely from fandom is a lot of legal trouble.  For two? try pitching that to Hasbro, I DARE YOU! Do you realize how fast it'd ruin them?!

Well, obviously~  That's why it's in my second column.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 14, 2012, 06:50:46 pm
Admittedly, Nick and Tai, a Derpy episode could be doable... it'd just have to be handled delicately... and Hasbro's pretty much dedicated to just keeping her in the background after The Last Roundup backlash...

That being said? I've heard rumor that villains (as in, not Trixie) will be making a return.  Maybe more NMM? More Discord? Chrysalis being a recurring pain in the plot? who's to say?

... I'm voting for all three, for the record.  It'd be nice to have some hamminess from the Darkness, the Chaos, and the Cute Monster Girl of the baddies.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on August 16, 2012, 12:44:15 am
Lol, look what I found.

http://powet.tv/powetblog/2011/05/12/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-gets-snubbed-in-emmy-nominations/

Why can't we just get along?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on August 16, 2012, 12:53:25 am
I would love for Discord to come back, he's my favorite villian in the show, and plus he's hamtastic, I love hammy villians (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EvilIsHammy).
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 16, 2012, 04:53:08 am
Lol, look what I found.

http://powet.tv/powetblog/2011/05/12/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-gets-snubbed-in-emmy-nominations/

Why can't we just get along?

Because internet, Lexi.


And Nick? De Lancie's said outright that he's doing A voice for S3... he just didn't mention any characters.  So, possible guest star sorta thing.

Also, Weird Al may pop up in S3 as well.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on August 16, 2012, 11:56:43 am
And Nick? De Lancie's said outright that he's doing A voice for S3... he just didn't mention any characters.  So, possible guest star sorta thing.

Also, Weird Al may pop up in S3 as well.

(http://i3.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/005/742/sweetjesus.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Askold on August 16, 2012, 12:42:34 pm
This in case you haven't already discussed it: (I did check a few pages back but didn't notice it.)

Spoiler for size.
(click to show/hide)

Summary:

1. Bioware puts a picture of a Shepard/pony fandrawing on their facebook page because they thought it was cute.
2. People get furious, several fans start flaming the page and unfriend Bioware and even declare that they will sell the games. (Apparently Mass effect has now been "tainted" by ponies or something.)
3. Bioware replies with love and tolerate message.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on August 16, 2012, 01:12:13 pm
The Pony hate is really annoying, there are a few on this message board that I would personally smack the shit out of them for being dicks about hating it(I'm not naming names here but if you pm me, I might).  Hey, if it's not your cup of tea, fine. You have a problem with some of the assholes in the fandom, fine, I do too. But don't be a fucking dick about it, and grow the fuck up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaH4wFL7P8c
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 16, 2012, 04:49:04 pm
The Pony hate is really annoying, there are a few on this message board that I would personally smack the shit out of them for being dicks about hating it(I'm not naming names here but if you pm me, I might).

I'm not even sure you need to name names about it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Radiation on August 16, 2012, 05:43:15 pm
Yes, I'm very well aware of some of the haters on this very forum about the whole pony thing. Quite frankly, it's kinda sad. It's sad that there is a lot of hate over a show and that people who enjoy it are being lambasted, censored and derided all over the internet over MLP. Shouldn't someone who likes a show, a game, etc be allowed to make artwork, discuss etc about the subject?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 17, 2012, 02:18:16 am
Also, Bill and Ted reference.  "be good to one another"... ah, memories.  Back when Keanu could act and Carlin was alive, the magnificent bastard.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on August 19, 2012, 11:40:53 pm
I haven't found the Nightmare Moon set yet, but today I went out to Target and picked up the brushables for Lyra and the Great and Powerful Trixie (*fanfare (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHQHPAdOdtU)*). My collection is looking pretty awesome at this point.

...Trixie needs a hat.


Update: Here's a picture of my whole herd as a bonus.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/andsean/Bedroom/PonyCollection002.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 20, 2012, 05:31:50 pm
... WHY do you have Pinklestia, Tai?!

also, still waiting on my proper Chrysalis figurine...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on August 20, 2012, 06:45:34 pm
... WHY do you have Pinklestia, Tai?!

also, still waiting on my proper Chrysalis figurine...

I have a Pinklestia.  Albeit it's the McDonald's edition that I got from the first edition when I asked for ALL the toys the last time they were available.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 20, 2012, 07:06:09 pm
I think you both need to have a lunar vacation... ugh ugh ugh...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 20, 2012, 07:11:06 pm
I think you both need to have a lunar vacation... ugh ugh ugh...

Hey now, we can't have imprisoned-banishment threats on this forum :P

That'll be a two bit fine.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 20, 2012, 08:03:15 pm
*plunks down 200 bits* being in good with Luna gets you little stipends from the Royal Treasury :3 and besides, I work for EqD, which means I have access to BOTH the Sun and Moon cannons!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on August 20, 2012, 11:46:11 pm
I have Pinklestia because that's what the store had~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 21, 2012, 04:48:22 am
... fair enough.  No trip to the moon for you.  Valid reason.


That being said... here, Tabitha St. Germain (Rarity and Luna) wrote an open letter for after she attended Everfree Northwest.  I think you guys would enjoy it.

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/08/an-open-letter-from-tabitha-st-germain.html#more
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on August 21, 2012, 10:36:07 pm
You know, even though my collection is a bit limited, I do have all of you beat out, because I have a limited edition SDCC Derpy Hooves...MUFFIN!!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on August 21, 2012, 11:56:50 pm
You know, even though my collection is a bit limited, I do have all of you beat out, because I have a limited edition SDCC Derpy Hooves...MUFFIN!!

Yes, and I'll be looting your corpse for that sooner or later~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: RinellaWasHere on August 21, 2012, 11:58:03 pm
I own absolutely no pony toys, and that saddens me. I do have two shirts, though.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on August 22, 2012, 12:03:40 am
You know, even though my collection is a bit limited, I do have all of you beat out, because I have a limited edition SDCC Derpy Hooves...MUFFIN!!

Yes, and I'll be looting your corpse for that sooner or later~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0B_UZNtEk4
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on August 22, 2012, 11:43:05 pm
You know, even though my collection is a bit limited, I do have all of you beat out, because I have a limited edition SDCC Derpy Hooves...MUFFIN!!

Yes, and I'll be looting your corpse for that sooner or later~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0B_UZNtEk4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp0I9qLE0VA
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 26, 2012, 02:33:35 am
I think I finally figured out just what it is that caused Friendship is Magic to develop such a following.

The kinds of people that are fans of the show were also fans of 80s and 90s cartoons when growing up.  Quite frankly, most of what is released today absolutely pales in comparison to what was released back then.  In fact, "good cartoon" has become an oxymoron lately.

And there's another thing.  Just because we're adults doesn't mean we magically stopped being fans of cartoons.  Cartoons helped raise us.  They're a part of our identity, our culture.

Friendship is Magic is rare in that it's a cartoon that doesn't suck nowadays.  It's nothing too innovative (other than being the first girl's cartoon since She-Ra to not suck) but in a way, that's why it appeals to us.

It is what we have been missing.  A decent cartoon for us to enjoy.  To remind us of the Age of Imagination that has faded away.

Quite honestly, except for nostalgia channels, Friendship is Magic is superior to most cartoons on television today.  It actually manages to be more clever, witty, and funny than shows that are actually directed at adults (when cartoons aimed at adults are dumber and less mature than a show aimed at little kids, there's something fucked up in the world)

...It's kinda odd, but MLPFIM is actually more mature and intelligent than a lot of cartoons today (and, to an extent, more intelligent than a lot of other shows, too.)  Which is part of why it's so good - it's not condescending towards its target audience.

It is an oasis in a desert of bad television.  And animals all like to gather together at the watering hole.

That being said, I still miss the Age of Imagination, but Friendship is Magic helps a bit with that.

Now... is it a show aimed at little kids?  Yes.  We bronies are a periphery demographic.  Should we feel ashamed for watching it?

Nope. C. S. Lewis said it best.

Quote
Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.

"On Three Ways of Writing for Children" (1952)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on August 26, 2012, 03:15:15 am
Well, I kinda thought most of that was obvious, Zachski.

I mean... it's really not hard to see the difference between modern cartoons and the ones from, say, the early 90s. They've been, as a whole, getting dumber and dumber for years. Most don't even try to be intelligent or tell a story anymore. They just throw random bullshit at kids in the hopes of making them laugh.

In the end, I think a lot of it boils down to perception. People automatically associate anything animated with children. Very few people are willing to looking at "cartoon" as a medium that can be used to express a multitude of different things, rather than a singular genre. For instance, Avatar: The Last Airbender was the first US cartoon in years that actually used animation to tell an epic story, rather than as a delivery vehicle for slapstick comedy.

Now we have MLP:FiM that tries to fall somewhere between Avatar and a more traditional cartoon. It tells a cohesive story, but in a far more episodic manner, and with lots of funny stuff mixed in. But there's still a solid story in there being told.

That's really, at the end of the day, what so many modern cartoons lack. Any kind of actual story. They spend all their time displaying random events that never actually lead anywhere. Maybe that's fine when your target audience is 7 year olds, and the next year it's the new batch of 7 year olds and you don't care about the ones who are 8 now. But it doesn't lead to anything resembling a fanbase, because the people who enjoy the show change as the old audience grows bored and a new one takes its place until it grows bored too.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 26, 2012, 03:46:13 am
That's the problem... cartoons today treat 7 year olds like they're stupid.

When I was 7, I loved Pirates of Darkwater.  That was an epic show with epic storytelling.

Best of all, it didn't talk down to the kids.  It told a story for the purpose of entertainment.  It gave us adventure, which is what we wanted.

Television today, outside of imported cartoons, tends to be stupid.  I mean, granted, there were some good shows between 2000 and 2010, but they were the kinda showed that got axed halfway through in favor of pushing more mind-numbing crap through.  (Dragon Booster, American Dragon Jake Long, etc.)

Honestly, I'm not even sure what passes for cartoons today.  Thundercats 2011 was GREAT, being basically the new Avatar in storytelling equivalency.  However, it doesn't seem like it's going to continue past the second season, despite being in the middle of the story.  (This is one thing I would be glad to be proven wrong on)

I think Legend of Korra is the only other good cartoon nowadays...

So many cartoons that lack adventure.  Even FiM has more adventure than 90% of TV today, and it's a fucking slice of life cartoon XD
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 26, 2012, 12:50:18 pm
A few other cartoons that got axed in favor of dreck? Megas XLR, Life and Times of Juniper Lee, and Samurai Jack.

Seeing MLP not only survive, but THRIVE in this day and age? Luna's Night, that makes me proud.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on August 26, 2012, 01:28:17 pm
1. I will never stop loving cartoons
2. I will never stop loving "kid stuff".
3. Samurai Jack was an awesome cartoon, but I like a lot of Genndy Tartakovsky's work, such as Dexter's Laboratory, and Star Wars:Clone Wars(though I wish the episodes were a little longer, I didn't like that the episodes were only 15 minutes long).
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 26, 2012, 02:32:29 pm
For those interested in pony-related games, here's a little promo for what seems like a grimdark-ish game...

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/08/welcome-to-ponyville-act-1-announcement.html#more
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on August 26, 2012, 04:58:25 pm
The Lyra part about humans existing and Celestia covering it up, cracked me up.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 29, 2012, 10:43:46 pm
Apparently, that Derpy in-joke isn't just restricted to the show anymore...

(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/8/28/ulFaj38DME6IpP__Y1EAmA2.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on August 29, 2012, 10:56:37 pm
That's because Derpy is the best background pony.

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/277/6/6/derpy_approved_by_ambris-d4bv8qn.png)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on September 01, 2012, 12:36:07 am
Speaking of background ponies, I guess I can post my even more updated collection:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/andsean/Bedroom/PonyCollection003.jpg)

I am currently satisfied with this set~

And the extra Pinkie, Rainbow Dash, and Trixie I got are currently decorating the area around my computer now.

So many friggin' unicorns...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on September 02, 2012, 04:20:55 pm
OMFG NIGHTMARE MOON IS OUT??

Is Zecora out too?  Want.  Zebra.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on September 02, 2012, 07:00:42 pm
OMFG NIGHTMARE MOON IS OUT??

Is Zecora out too?  Want.  Zebra.

Zecora's out, glows in the freaking dark, and is sold at Toys R Us.  Shall I get you one, lovely?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on September 03, 2012, 10:28:43 pm
OMFG NIGHTMARE MOON IS OUT??

Is Zecora out too?  Want.  Zebra.

Zecora's out, glows in the freaking dark, and is sold at Toys R Us.  Shall I get you one, lovely?

I think I'll stop by after work soon. :3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on September 06, 2012, 01:41:04 pm
We don't have a Toys'RUs in my town.  Not that I'd be able to afford to order online or whatever anyway.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on September 07, 2012, 02:57:43 pm
Oh, wow

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/376807_495439400469383_1635979846_n.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on September 07, 2012, 09:49:42 pm
We don't have a Toys'RUs in my town.  Not that I'd be able to afford to order online or whatever anyway.

You would shit bricks if I told you how much I spent on the limited edition Derpy from Comic Con.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on September 17, 2012, 03:47:04 pm
This real?

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AY5u-Fc2bSY/UEkd26YMS5I/AAAAAAAA21o/6qAzV4MneAs/s320/81Dl3R3XEdL._AA1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on September 17, 2012, 04:12:27 pm
Apparently yeah. it's an upcoming DVD release.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on September 17, 2012, 04:40:05 pm
Must order it...
Also Season 1 is available for pre-order
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51U3oHpQH%2BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

ME GUSTA...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on September 17, 2012, 04:45:36 pm
It's fun that we have DVD release dates for Season 3 episodes when we don't have airdates for them yet. >w>
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on September 17, 2012, 04:54:01 pm
Priestling told me that he believes it's airing the 29th of this month...if that's true that is so full of win(according to me) given that is the same day when season 5 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars airs.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on September 17, 2012, 11:37:30 pm
I'll mark my calendar just in case this is true~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on September 18, 2012, 04:57:52 am
the 25th is the rumor, yes.  Unfortunately, we really haven't gotten anything CONCRETE since then.

I'm also hearing October, and I'm hearing early November.  The sooner the better, though.  I need my pony fix!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on September 18, 2012, 09:26:23 pm
the 25th is the rumor, yes.  Unfortunately, we really haven't gotten anything CONCRETE since then.

I'm also hearing October, and I'm hearing early November.  The sooner the better, though.  I need my pony fix!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KXf3kwjKQ0

...I am officially a horrible person.  Sweet Celestia....
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on September 18, 2012, 10:02:33 pm
the 25th is the rumor, yes.  Unfortunately, we really haven't gotten anything CONCRETE since then.

I'm also hearing October, and I'm hearing early November.  The sooner the better, though.  I need my pony fix!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KXf3kwjKQ0

...I am officially a horrible person.  Sweet Celestia....

I need the name of this anime, that's too bizarre to pass up.
 Also I'm in need of some new pony.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on September 19, 2012, 12:20:11 am
the 25th is the rumor, yes.  Unfortunately, we really haven't gotten anything CONCRETE since then.

I'm also hearing October, and I'm hearing early November.  The sooner the better, though.  I need my pony fix!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KXf3kwjKQ0

...I am officially a horrible person.  Sweet Celestia....

I need the name of this anime, that's too bizarre to pass up.
 Also I'm in need of some new pony.

Full Metal Panic - Fumoffu

You'd probably wanna watch Full Metal Panic itself before Fumoffu, but the original is far more straight-laced.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on September 20, 2012, 12:03:42 am
So this was on the back of my Ghostbusters comic I bought today:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/andsean/Blog%20Pics/IDW-PoniesAreComingResized_zps2826f2d1.jpg)

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty excited. I love comics, I love ponies, two great things that go great together. You're damn right I'll be buying every dang issue~  I haven't been this excited by new comics since, well, Ghostbusters got a monthly title (though both the Adventure Time comics have been pretty sweet, too). IDW, you sure know how to make me happy~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on September 20, 2012, 12:15:43 am
SWEET!!! The funny thing is that as a comic reader(though I only really read Star Wars comics), I often felt that there should be an official MLP:FIM comic. This pleases me greatly... 

On Edit: I just pre-ordered mine from the  comic book shop (http://www.tfaw.com/) I like to order from over the internet.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on September 20, 2012, 04:40:16 am
For the others, in case you don't get it:  There actually IS an FIM comic coming out.  There's two issues done and going to the printers as I type.  They're working on #3 and 4 now.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on September 20, 2012, 11:31:08 pm
For the others, in case you don't get it:  There actually IS an FIM comic coming out.  There's two issues done and going to the printers as I type.  They're working on #3 and 4 now.

Can I assume from the cover that the comic is going to be hand drawn?  No lazy vector stuffs, right?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on September 20, 2012, 11:52:18 pm
For the others, in case you don't get it:  There actually IS an FIM comic coming out.  There's two issues done and going to the printers as I type.  They're working on #3 and 4 now.

Can I assume from the cover that the comic is going to be hand drawn?  No lazy vector stuffs, right?

This is what the first cover is going to look like:
(http://images.tfaw.com/covers_tfaw/200/SE/SEP120300E.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on September 21, 2012, 03:05:03 pm
So, if you go to Reddit right now the usual image of Snoo is replaced by a pony version, in honour of r/mylittlepony raising a fuckton of money for charity and donating 124 years of CPU time to scientific endevours.

EDIT: also, I'm not sure why this exists
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w18SpBREdfo
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on September 21, 2012, 03:50:38 pm
yes, the covers for the comics are hoof-drawn.  Also, YAY for Reddit bronies!

Reminds me, must poke one of the other pre-readers, now that Humble Bundle 6 is out.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on September 22, 2012, 06:00:17 am
Well, the toy store has purple blindbags now, so there goes my paycheck for a while~
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Iczerfour on September 22, 2012, 10:24:29 am
I will take your Twilight with bees and raise you a singing duck!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DyauAgit0E
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on September 25, 2012, 08:30:54 pm
Hey everypony? season 3 announcement.  You may now commence squeeing:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/09/possible-season-3-announced-on-italian.html


*Royal Canterlot Voice* FOR THE GLORY OF EQUESTRIA! HUZZAH! */RCV*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on September 25, 2012, 08:56:05 pm
It's about fucking time...I need my pony fix.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: tempus on September 25, 2012, 11:04:09 pm
I'll just leave this here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U0QDt8wiCs

For the record, there's at least six episodes on Youtube--look for "PierceSmoulder."  All of them will be animated, eventually.   

If you liked the Dr. Who audioplays, you might find these to your liking. 
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on September 26, 2012, 11:45:20 pm
Well, my comic shop got 20% cooler. They're selling blindbags there now. The blue ones, which is the set where everypony is sparkly. The toy store doesn't even have those. So that's fun~

They also have a few of those three-packs, which I might pick up there because it's more convenient.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on September 27, 2012, 04:51:25 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9QE7LRjF54

Yay for Tai!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on September 28, 2012, 04:28:19 am
Luna really needs to appear in more episodes. <3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on September 28, 2012, 01:09:52 pm
We really do need more Luna, she's the best Princess.

Just going to put this here, beacuse this is so full of win

(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/9/26/5aBywFvvs0-7pE1d8BtwGg2.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on October 01, 2012, 04:19:31 pm
So... November, eh?
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on October 01, 2012, 04:25:45 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/285132_394426567295172_1593878396_n.jpg)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on October 01, 2012, 06:48:39 pm
So... November, eh?

Yeah, hearing early to mid-November...

... you know what this means, right? Pony marathons on Thanksgiving!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on October 01, 2012, 11:40:17 pm
November?? I have to wait until November for new ponies??
(http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/5/58937/1865425-wtf_is_this_shit_piccard.jpg)

BTW: I'm totally look like my avatar right now, I'm totally pissed...Someone is gonna die...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 02, 2012, 04:25:50 am
No... no new ponies for my birthday?

HASBRO THOU HAS FAILED ME FOR THE LAST TIME.

...Nah.  I'll wait.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Yaezakura on October 02, 2012, 04:30:47 am
My birthday is on the 7th... I'll have to settle for a My Little Pony birthday cake.

...Also Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2, since they launch on my birthday. But still...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on October 02, 2012, 04:41:09 am
Don't worry, everypony... it's gonna be good.  At least, if the teasers are any indication.  Remember that big story arc magical girl thing that Faust was originally wanting to do? From what I'm seeing, S3... could be it.  Or, at least the big story arc.

... I can't wait to see the teleport dancing bit again.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on October 02, 2012, 07:32:41 pm
But I want ponies NOW!!!! *makes pout face, with some sad puppy dog eyes*
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on October 02, 2012, 08:59:57 pm
But I want ponies NOW!!!! *makes pout face, with some sad puppy dog eyes*

Y'all ain't no Apple Bloom!

Don't make me go get Zecora...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on October 02, 2012, 09:26:55 pm
Yes, I am...
(http://iambrony.jsmart.web.id/mlp/gif/62747___safe_animated_apple-bloom_big-macintosh_sad_friendship-is-magic.gif)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on October 03, 2012, 12:40:16 am
So guess who has the three season 2 posters and a pony calendar now? :3
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on October 03, 2012, 12:35:48 pm
That remindes me, I have to order the pony calendar for next year, I'll do it in a couple weeks, I have to pay off some my credit card first.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on October 03, 2012, 05:46:54 pm
ahem... it's official:  http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/10/season-3-announced-for-november.html

You may now commence squeeing fit to make Pinkie proud.


If you'll excuse me, I'll be hunkering down with my Luna plushie and hoping my Night Goddess gets more screentime.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on October 04, 2012, 12:14:26 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adS-nvDQ4o4
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on October 05, 2012, 04:31:48 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ebha1NW5t0

My world view has been validated.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on October 05, 2012, 04:54:21 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ebha1NW5t0

My world view has been validated.

on that note:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkCrKBoiX40
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 05, 2012, 10:32:48 pm
Oh my god YES.

(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/2/koPYJkcqpUKCNgpPj-Adlw2.jpg) (http://cheezburger.com/6632793600)

This needed to be said.  This is the text that goes along with it:

"I see memes on MLB [My Little Brony] all the time about how great we are, yet I never see any meme about what we DO that makes us so good. Why don't we see any memes about the community's charity work instead of more self-praise?"
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on October 06, 2012, 12:25:12 am
... actually, I don't know why that is.  Between humble bundle, and bronies for good, and all the rest...
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 06, 2012, 12:42:21 am
Seriously, alot of MLB memes lately boil down to

"They be hatin', but we be toleratin', they can't touch us"

...But that is expressly the opposite of what I see.  Bronies get pissed off by trolls ALL of the time, just like any fandom gets pissed off by trolls.

This "patting yourself on the back for something that's not really happening" bullshit is annoying the fuck out of me.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on October 06, 2012, 06:06:27 pm
People like feeling self-important.

Unrelated piece of news, but somebody put together the beginnings of a Pony programming language (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/10/editorial-fim-pony-programming-language.html)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on October 07, 2012, 11:07:09 am
Found this at my local Spencer's:
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/001-2.jpg)

EPIC CUPCAKE TIME!!!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: TheL on October 07, 2012, 10:46:28 pm
Found this at my local Spencer's:
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/001-2.jpg)

EPIC CUPCAKE TIME!!!

Obligatory.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx4ymmAahBw
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on October 08, 2012, 10:47:18 pm
Seriously, alot of MLB memes lately boil down to

"They be hatin', but we be toleratin', they can't touch us"

...But that is expressly the opposite of what I see.  Bronies get pissed off by trolls ALL of the time, just like any fandom gets pissed off by trolls.

This "patting yourself on the back for something that's not really happening" bullshit is annoying the fuck out of me.

One of the more prominent trolling episodes that comes to mind is the whole "Jerry Springer" fiasco.  People overreacted, which led to the people who went on the show to provoke bronies further.  He's even set up a blog space in which he's gloating of how proud he is that he pissed off so many people.

On that note, I do find the attention-whoring, ego-fapping nature of the guy to be both disgusting and sad.  Of course, I find the fact that he was fed so heavily to kind of be sad, too.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on October 09, 2012, 04:33:09 am
On that same note, one of my BROTHERS is getting shit from bronies.

Why? Because he genuinely does NOT like the show.  He tried, for the sake of his boyfriend, and didn't like it.  I've had more than one discussion with him about how he sees the characterization of the Mane Six compared to, well, me.  There's a mental block there that will not budge, and I don't bucking HOUND HIM over it.

But apparently, that doesn't mean that other bronies won't be complete COCKS to him when he says "I don't like it, and I don't really understand WHY people like this show."

As a result, I'm gonna have to smack a few bitches.  And I don't mean D Dogs.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 09, 2012, 05:22:26 am
Please do.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: kefkaownsall on October 09, 2012, 08:34:04 am
I dunno why they went on Springer thought they would have learned their lesson from Springer
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 09, 2012, 02:38:18 pm
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/7/TbB5yLY1q06i7niT1cw45A2.jpg)

HSSSSSSSSSSSSS

AAAAAAAAAGH
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on October 12, 2012, 12:33:17 pm
so, uh... news.  LOTS of news.  Season 3 SPOILERS kinda news! Under the cut, for those that don't want to see it...

(click to show/hide)

And some more here: 
(click to show/hide)

and here's the NY Comic Con MLP panel:  http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/10/full-new-york-comic-con-2012-panel.html#more

And by the way? those comics? they've pre-sold OVER 90,000!!! *Scouter breaks* http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/10/mlp-comic-sells-over-90000-copies.html
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: nickiknack on October 12, 2012, 06:35:02 pm
And some more here: 
(click to show/hide)

and here's the NY Comic Con MLP panel:  http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/10/full-new-york-comic-con-2012-panel.html#more

 :'( :'( :'( WHY WHY WHY??? I SO WANT TO GO, BUT I CAN'T BECAUSE I FOUND OUT ABOUT IT TOO LATE...and the worse part is that I live like 1 1/2 to 2 hours away by train from it. First Palpatine, now ponies, WHY WHY WHY???
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on October 12, 2012, 07:40:51 pm
Damn these spoilers. D:<

I think people are posting spoiler pics on Memebase/KYM.  That makes me angry.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cerim Treascair on October 12, 2012, 08:53:18 pm
and this is why I put it under a spoiler cut if you DIDN'T WANT TO KNOW.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on October 14, 2012, 07:55:13 am
THE MOST GLORIOUS THING (http://www.roborg.co.uk/derpy/index2.html)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: RinellaWasHere on October 14, 2012, 02:03:21 pm
I watched Feeling Pinkie Keen on Vicodin last night. Duuuuuude.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on October 16, 2012, 05:05:56 am
Looks like FIM++ is coming along nicely (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/10/fim-update.html)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Cataclysm on October 16, 2012, 10:36:39 am
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Dakota Bob on October 16, 2012, 11:00:10 am
Might wanna hide that under spoilers.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on October 16, 2012, 10:58:38 pm
Might wanna hide that under spoilers.

Yeah, that would be nice. :/
Title: Re: My Little Pony: