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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #345 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.
  • 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.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #346 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.


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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #347 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.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #348 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.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #349 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.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #350 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.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #351 on: February 06, 2012, 06:56:46 pm »
Twilight Sparkle is best snarker. ;)
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #352 on: February 06, 2012, 10:35:52 pm »
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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 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.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #353 on: February 06, 2012, 10:56:31 pm »
Here's the pony I made to basically represent myself:


And here's another I made for a character in a MLP-based D&D game I'm a part of:

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #354 on: February 06, 2012, 11:23:19 pm »
Wait, is there a site where we can just make ponies for the lulz?
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #355 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.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #356 on: February 07, 2012, 12:00:02 am »
Specifically, follow this link.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #357 on: February 07, 2012, 12:30:11 am »
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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 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

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #358 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
(Also hilarious: this comic from 2008: http://somethingpositive.net/sp05282008.shtml)
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #359 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…
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