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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #270 on: January 30, 2012, 03:36:22 am »
So I'm sure most of you have seen the "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

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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

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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.

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.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #271 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.




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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #272 on: January 30, 2012, 03:17:20 pm »
Just saw the new episode, I think Rainbow Dash likes Cider just a little too much.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #273 on: January 30, 2012, 04:50:26 pm »
Just saw the new episode, I think Rainbow Dash likes Cider just a little too much.



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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #274 on: January 30, 2012, 08:12:56 pm »
I'll just, uh... leave this here. >.>
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #275 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...
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #276 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.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #277 on: January 30, 2012, 11:54:06 pm »
I want some of those epic cupcakes...

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #278 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."
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #279 on: January 31, 2012, 08:49:50 pm »
Saw Baby Cakes. This is part of the reason I hate babies.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #280 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*
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #281 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.  ::)
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #282 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...
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #283 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.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #284 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. 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 )
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