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Title: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: AvestheFox on April 07, 2011, 11:13:04 PM
Its true... there's something called the 'Pony' craze that's slowly swallowing the internet whole.

My Little Pony - Friendship Is Magic

Youtube it if you dare...

 But be warned, it can get addicting... like a drug... you may actually crap rainbows and love it! Some people are immune to it (and hate it)... but there are many who may not be so fortunate...

Why has this cartoon gained so much attention you may ask? Because it was created by Lauren Faust... who happens to be married to the same guy who did The Power Puff Girls. Her animation style on this cartoon is something to behold! Even if it is a flash-style cartoon. Its ultra cute... even to the point that there had been billions of image macros made of it in such a short amount of time. Its a huge meme.. its also one hell of a internet fad.

I've witnessed men of military status go completely batty over this cartoon. Not only that, but I've also seen some of the most sadistic /b/tards (the ones that you'd normally see raiding certain forums with horrible pictures of gore, porn and other atrocities) suddenly become the friendliest most innocent, caring people to grace the internets.

Hell, there's even an imageboard devoted to it!
Ponychan... its like 4chan's alternate (good) twin sister... literally!

I'm just surprised it hasn't crept up into these forums yet... its like a virus...

well shi-  ...I just let that virus loose in here, didn't I?... o_0
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Scribblesense on April 08, 2011, 09:53:42 PM
After watching the first episode, I can honestly say I like the clippy-cloppy sound their hooves make when they walk.  ;D
The foley department must have went through a lot of coconuts.

It's certainly beyond cute, and has a level of quality I did not know existed in little girl's cartoons. I thought it would be something like a direct-to-DVD Barbie movie, but instead of being driven purely by spectacle (as in, the only selling point is that it has Barbie in it) it feels as if they are really trying to set up characters with both strengths and flaws as well as some "interesting" pony-lore that they'll hopefully stick to. I'd definitely say it has the level of quality that other Hasbro toy line TV series have - GI Joe and Transformers, and if that continues they'll have a definite hit on their hands. It comes off as a bit more mature than the lucrative sugary cereal crowd (6-10 year olds) that I would expect them to be aiming their merchandise at, and appears to be for the preteen/tween market.

It's very interesting that Hasbro seems to have mined a formula out of their TV shows (GI Joe and Transformers) and are now applying it to My Little Pony as well - and it seems to be working, if older male viewers are as obsessed with this show as I am lead to believe. Whatever coven of warlocks Hasbro hired as their market research team must be making extra sacrifices to their dark gods in celebration of their continued success. Mattel could certainly learn a thing or two.

I also laughed out loud (or "LOL'd", if you will) that the apparent main character's name is Twilight Sparkle (voiced by the lovely and talented Tara Strong). She's an antisocial pony (I'm pretty close to loathing myself for using that word) who spends all her time reading. So when she turns down some other ponies (self-loathing achieved) who want to hang out because she needed to go to the library, it was more than appropriate that I thought to myself "Can't socialize, obsessed with crappy book series!"

Is that a coincidence? I don't think so. ;)

I don't think I'll continue viewing this show (it just doesn't hold my interest) but if I you happen to know any preteen girls, I'd recommend this show to them if I were you.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: AvestheFox on April 08, 2011, 10:27:18 PM
Its one thing to parody the Twilight series.. but its another thing when they parody Dr. Who!
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lin4ugoWEQ1qiq96ko1_500.png)
Meet Dr. Hoof... no, that pic is not directly in the cartoon, but he does exists in the cartoon canon... :P

Proof?
(http://files.sharenator.com/180px_Doctor_Whooves_id_bronies-s180x180-152669-580.png)

eeyep, that's a direct screen grab from one of the episodes... He has just a few measly lines and only counts as an extra. But in the script he holds the title of Dr. Hooves...

Edit: fans and followers of this character often dub him 'My Little Time Lord'

Here's a massive version of that first image:
http://www.deviantart.com/download/200492680/doctor_whooves_final_by_inkwell_pony-d3bd954.png

Let the insanity begin! :O
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 08, 2011, 11:30:43 PM
Apparently the Twilight name is a bit of a coincidence, as it's based on the name of one of the older versions of the My Little Ponys, Twilight Twinkle. Still, it is a happy coincidence.

Anyway, I love this show (put it on my LoC list, no less). Excellent writing, great humor, and I really like that style of animation. I totally love the character of Fluttershy, and some of the music is really catchy (Winter Wrap-Up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG9Of5CHzHE) is constantly ringing around me head). I've watched all the episodes, and eagerly await new ones.

It manages to be one of those shows that's really appealing to everyone, whatever their age or gender. For an example of this, two good friends of mine are even bigger fans than me (they actually introduced me to this), and they're a current and retired marine respectively. They even draw fanart for the show. How's that for cross-demographics ;)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Scribblesense on April 09, 2011, 02:22:59 PM
Well, it looks like both Craig and Lauren are fans of sneaking in little pop culture references into their shows - reminds me of all the HHGTTG references that were in Foster's. Well, there were like three total, but they were pretty awesome.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 09, 2011, 05:41:39 PM
I think there was an episode where that pony did speak, and it was with an American accent. Still, nothing a little retcon in a future episode won't fix.

Also, the best reference in Foster's Home was clearly this:
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l4pnlpVE3X1qb9mldo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: CJones on April 10, 2011, 06:20:59 PM
I think there was an episode where that pony did speak, and it was with an American accent. Still, nothing a little retcon in a future episode won't fix.

Also, the best reference in Foster's Home was clearly this:
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l4pnlpVE3X1qb9mldo1_500.jpg)

If this is a HHGttG reference, I don't get it. (And if it's not I still don't get it)

And yeah, I watched the pilot for Friendship is Magic, thanks to you AvestheFox. Really brings back memories of playing My Little Pony and Transformers with my little sister (yes we actually did that). I remember the old MLP cartoon from the 80's. While usually I would say that 80's cartoons are the best (excepting some Loony Tunes and Disney), in this case, the modern version is definitely the better of the two. 
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Scribblesense on April 10, 2011, 07:03:56 PM
I think there was an episode where that pony did speak, and it was with an American accent. Still, nothing a little retcon in a future episode won't fix.

Also, the best reference in Foster's Home was clearly this:
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l4pnlpVE3X1qb9mldo1_500.jpg)

If this is a HHGttG reference, I don't get it. (And if it's not I still don't get it)

It's a reference to The Big Lebowski. I've never seen it (shame on me!), but the three guys in front of the counter are supposed to be Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi (his likeness is creepily spot on), and John Goodman.

This reference is still infinitely better:

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/volcanoloserkid/FostersHitchhikers.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: CrowTeeRobot on April 11, 2011, 12:54:56 PM
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l4pnlpVE3X1qb9mldo1_500.jpg)

What makes it even better is the grab that that episode is from is called "The Big Lablooski"
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on April 12, 2011, 04:25:21 PM
Well, it looks like both Craig and Lauren are fans of sneaking in little pop culture references into their shows - reminds me of all the HHGTTG references that were in Foster's. Well, there were like three total, but they were pretty awesome.

Well they did base of the MLP episodes on "The Trouble With Tribbles" Star Trek episode.

And the Doctor Who jokes have been gold.

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_liunjp6tjo1qcxq33o1_500.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Fluttershy on April 13, 2011, 12:02:12 PM
Uh, um it's really quit good. Everypony enjoys it once they're given the chance to watch it.
You should too, that is,uh, if you don't have anything else to do.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 18, 2011, 08:04:48 PM
I had not heard of this thing until a couple of months ago, where a friend showed it to me after hearing that it had a HUGE cult following.  And frankly, I just don't get it.  It's not bad or anything, but aside from being better than most cartoons aimed at girls, it did nothing for me.  If I was 10, I think I would enjoy it, but would keep my enjoyment of it secret.  But I'm not sure why it's so popular amongst adults.  If I had a kid over who was watching it, I could tolerate it without difficulty, I suppose, which is more than I can say for a lot of children's cartoons.

Strangely, I do have a recollection of enjoying the 80's Ponies cartoon.  If I remember correctly, it had a serial element to it and it shared timeslots with glowworms and Mr. Potato Head Kids cartoons.  Also, I think there was fencing bees.  Am I the only one who remembers that?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on April 18, 2011, 08:25:15 PM
I had not heard of this thing until a couple of months ago, where a friend showed it to me after hearing that it had a HUGE cult following.  And frankly, I just don't get it.  It's not bad or anything, but aside from being better than most cartoons aimed at girls, it did nothing for me.  If I was 10, I think I would enjoy it, but would keep my enjoyment of it secret.  But I'm not sure why it's so popular amongst adults.  If I had a kid over who was watching it, I could tolerate it without difficulty, I suppose, which is more than I can say for a lot of children's cartoons.]

Think part of it comes form the people involved.  Kind of like how people get giddy over everything with the name Pixar on it.  Things like Dexter's Laboratory and Powerpuff girls were great.  I think it's because it's a bit more simple, it's not throwing pop culture references in your face every few seconds, and the ones it does throw out are very subtle, and done in a way where if you get it, great and if you don't, you're unaware you missed something.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: TTYT on May 24, 2011, 03:40:42 PM
Finally got around to watching the first episode (after the urgings of many of my meme-loving friends...)

And I quite enjoyed it, to my surprise. Think that partially has to come from the pedigrees of the creators (I also quite liked The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends - but it's also well-written and well-acted, if utterly cheesy in concept. And as an animation fan, I must say it's some great animation, too - Flash has certainly come a long way...

Sure, it's just a toy-selling tie-in. But so was Gi Joe and Transformers, and look at the reverence those shows have amongst some of us who watched them as a kid.

And honestly, considering the crap that's most TV shows nowadays, I'm not surprised this has gotten so popular amongst adults.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 24, 2011, 04:07:11 PM
Glad to have another convert 8)

Some of the other members of the MLPM (http://www.furaffinity.net/user/mlpm) and I had a marathon on Saturday of all the episodes in a row. Was good fun, since I hadn't seen some of the episodes in quite a while. Was also fascinating to watch some aspects of the show evolve over time, especially the animation (I thought it was pretty slick to begin with, but they really go a long way throughout the course of the series, especially with the expressions). I really do love this show, it's become one of those cartoons that I completely latch onto (I get one of these every few years, always nice). I even did something I've never done for any other fandom, and started looking into the shipping fics (OK, I've only read one, but it was a pretty damn good read (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-party-has-ended.html), if I do say so myself). Uncharted waters for me, but that's the general case of Ponies for most folks, whatever it is they see in it :P
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Cosmic Muse on May 26, 2011, 05:55:33 AM
Okay, now you've done it! I watched the first episode of this show and i just can't stop the urge to watch more! Why, oh why did no one listen to Twilight Sparkle?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 26, 2011, 11:25:10 AM
Well, all the other ponies in town *are* crazy...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: AvestheFox on May 26, 2011, 07:21:35 PM
I just got a weird notification stating that this topic had been split or something... yet I dont see what it was split into o.o

what exactly happened here?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: TTYT on May 26, 2011, 07:25:00 PM
I just got a weird notification stating that this topic had been split or something... yet I dont see what it was split into o.o

what exactly happened here?

Mods deleted a spammer post.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 26, 2011, 09:31:20 PM
Okay, now you've done it! I watched the first episode of this show and i just can't stop the urge to watch more! Why, oh why did no one listen to Twilight Sparkle?

I liked the Onion AV club review.
http://www.avclub.com/articles/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic,55168/
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: AvestheFox on May 26, 2011, 09:46:38 PM
Okay, now you've done it! I watched the first episode of this show and i just can't stop the urge to watch more! Why, oh why did no one listen to Twilight Sparkle?

I liked the Onion AV club review.
http://www.avclub.com/articles/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic,55168/

An awesome review indeed!

though most the comments there are so bitter and hateful... :P

Oh well, not everyone's gonna like the show.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 28, 2011, 12:51:46 PM
That's why you don't read the comments.  Same goes for Youtube.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: AvestheFox on May 28, 2011, 01:17:34 PM
As of yesterday (May 27, 2011) the entire Internet shat rainbow colored bricks!

It seems Hasbro and The Hub has finally acknowledged the entire brony fanbase in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPqjKk_xCo&feature=player_embedded warning: extremely girly and may cause you to puke rainbows and hallucinate cute frilly pink hearts floating around your room (or office).

So why all the hype over this video? In the lyrics have the words 'bronies' (twice) and 'DJ Pon 3' which are both words originating from the internet fandom.. the word 'brony' originally came from 4chan from the /co/ boards starting as '/b/rony' and 'DJ Pon 3' was a fan-made name to the DJ Pony from Episode 14 'Suited for Success' (I could be wrong) ... So the mention of those two words alone has caused the fandom to completely spazz out.

The video was sent to Equestria Daily (a FiM Fan blog site) as an exclusive aimed at the fandom. You can find out more information here: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/extended-equestria-girls.html#comments

it also seems that video is quickly becoming a kind of meme and also a new kind of Rick Roll... (aka Pony Rolled)

The full video will be aired on the hub after their family movie time (they're playing Garfield the Movie of all things.... ) and there may be more shout-outs to the brony fandom.

Just posting this bit of information here to anyone who's actually interested B)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 28, 2011, 09:47:24 PM
I was one of the ones super excited to see that clip the other day. It's very excited that Hasbro is taking into account the more aged members of the fandom. Can't wait for season 2!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 28, 2011, 10:08:49 PM
I hope they don't do anything other than these minor references and shout outs.  I'll be disappointed if they start trying to change the show to appeal to the new fanbase, I like the show as it is now.

Never pander to the fans, they're idiots.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 28, 2011, 11:01:56 PM
Very true, especially for a show like this. Still, I'm not too worried, as it's still a kids show (and the largest audience is still, believe it or not, little kids), so they know what level to keep things at.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Cosmic Muse on May 30, 2011, 03:58:27 AM
You know, I think I, a 38 year old white female, have developed a liking of this show. As you know, my generation grew up with the original My Little Ponies cartoon which was your typical 80's overly sugar coated saccharine affair. It was truly vomit inducingly girly with no sense of reality whatsoever. I just watched Transformers or GI Joe instead. All the ponies were basically your typical Friendship Speechifying, Goody Goodies with no real personalities to them whatsoever.  But this newest incarnation, it seems to have some kind of brains behind it. Compared to the 80's cartoon all the ponies are quite distinct, and more identifiable. To me all of their personalities are pretty much appealing in that they're very genuine and distinct. Plus the humor is completely self aware of the sillier things that the old 80's show was rife with, like Pinkie Pie always breaking into song, which is more or less addressed with disbelief.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 31, 2011, 06:49:41 PM
You know, I think I, a 38 year old white female, have developed a liking of this show. As you know, my generation grew up with the original My Little Ponies cartoon which was your typical 80's overly sugar coated saccharine affair. It was truly vomit inducingly girly with no sense of reality whatsoever. I just watched Transformers or GI Joe instead. All the ponies were basically your typical Friendship Speechifying, Goody Goodies with no real personalities to them whatsoever.  But this newest incarnation, it seems to have some kind of brains behind it. Compared to the 80's cartoon all the ponies are quite distinct, and more identifiable. To me all of their personalities are pretty much appealing in that they're very genuine and distinct. Plus the humor is completely self aware of the sillier things that the old 80's show was rife with, like Pinkie Pie always breaking into song, which is more or less addressed with disbelief.

You watched the old show?  Do you remember the story arc with the bees?  Cause I'm trying to make sure it wasn't all in my head.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: AvestheFox on May 31, 2011, 07:01:50 PM
You know, I think I, a 38 year old white female, have developed a liking of this show. As you know, my generation grew up with the original My Little Ponies cartoon which was your typical 80's overly sugar coated saccharine affair. It was truly vomit inducingly girly with no sense of reality whatsoever. I just watched Transformers or GI Joe instead. All the ponies were basically your typical Friendship Speechifying, Goody Goodies with no real personalities to them whatsoever.  But this newest incarnation, it seems to have some kind of brains behind it. Compared to the 80's cartoon all the ponies are quite distinct, and more identifiable. To me all of their personalities are pretty much appealing in that they're very genuine and distinct. Plus the humor is completely self aware of the sillier things that the old 80's show was rife with, like Pinkie Pie always breaking into song, which is more or less addressed with disbelief.

You watched the old show?  Do you remember the story arc with the bees?  Cause I'm trying to make sure it wasn't all in my head.

This looks like a job for YOUTUBE!!!1111

okay... okay... I couldnt find an actual episode but I did find this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_EaSnIF1Mg is this anywhere near what you were talking about? o.o its... uh... trippy
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 01, 2011, 06:25:11 PM
Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnno.  What I'm talking about is from way back in the 80's.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Cosmic Muse on June 04, 2011, 06:13:31 AM
You watched the old show?  Do you remember the story arc with the bees?  Cause I'm trying to make sure it wasn't all in my head.

I watched that and the old Care Bears cartoon with my sisters. But that doesn't mean I enjoyed it. And you can look up My Little Ponies on IMDB and check the episode descriptions I suppose. Only thing I can remember is that Sandy Duncan did the voice of one of the ponies.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: TTYT on June 14, 2011, 09:16:41 AM
YOU CANNOT ESCAPE THEM!

http://www.youtube.com/v/IWoJ_uuPCXA
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: AvestheFox on June 14, 2011, 10:48:11 AM
YOU CANNOT ESCAPE THEM!

http://www.youtube.com/v/IWoJ_uuPCXA

Eeee-yeah.... I always took Princess Celestia to be just like Pearl Forrester

xD
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 14, 2011, 01:53:19 PM
Poor Celestia.  The fandom's such a jerk to her.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 14, 2011, 03:39:31 PM
She brings it on herself: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dZtW1csWsKA/TZU56acrx-I/AAAAAAAAC3g/39XiSxvOsqM/s1600/Won%2527t+Get+Foal+Again.png  :P
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 14, 2011, 05:32:13 PM
She brings it on herself: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dZtW1csWsKA/TZU56acrx-I/AAAAAAAAC3g/39XiSxvOsqM/s1600/Won%2527t+Get+Foal+Again.png  :P

Counter with Flawless Victory!
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/161/a/9/luna__s_cutie_mark_by_egophiliac-d3ik5nl.jpg
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: AvestheFox on June 14, 2011, 05:49:32 PM
She brings it on herself: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dZtW1csWsKA/TZU56acrx-I/AAAAAAAAC3g/39XiSxvOsqM/s1600/Won%2527t+Get+Foal+Again.png  :P

Counter with Flawless Victory!
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/161/a/9/luna__s_cutie_mark_by_egophiliac-d3ik5nl.jpg

There's another one of those by the same artists that's twice as heart warming. Its floating around on Equestria Daily somewhere but I'm feeling too lazy to look for it right now :P
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 14, 2011, 09:10:25 PM
She brings it on herself: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dZtW1csWsKA/TZU56acrx-I/AAAAAAAAC3g/39XiSxvOsqM/s1600/Won%2527t+Get+Foal+Again.png  :P

Counter with Flawless Victory!
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/161/a/9/luna__s_cutie_mark_by_egophiliac-d3ik5nl.jpg

There's another one of those by the same artists that's twice as heart warming. Its floating around on Equestria Daily somewhere but I'm feeling too lazy to look for it right now :P
There's a couple really sweet Celestia/Luna ones, and I love them to pieces. Doesn't stop the ones where they fight from being any less funny, of course. Like so (this is the actual response to the one I posted): http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VfZ3py-2cSI/TZln3ggkagI/AAAAAAAADDk/U6vZZI63vGs/s1600/luna%2527s_vengance-%2528n1301890719937%2529.png
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: TTYT on June 14, 2011, 09:52:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/rktsTnKsZYA
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Scribblesense on June 21, 2011, 01:46:59 PM
My Little Pony: Fighting is Magic

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/111190-My-Little-Ponies-Throw-Down-in-Fan-Made-Fighter

http://www.youtube.com/v/CSlnZxvi37s?version=3&hl=en_US

A work-in-progress fan-made fighting-game-based-on-My-Little-Pony. Honestly, this was inevitable.

As the article discusses... I would love to see a fighting game with Hasbro's full lineup, because it would settle a question I've been wondering about for ages: who would win in a fight, Snake Eyes or Uncle Pennybags?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: TTYT on June 25, 2011, 10:01:30 AM
Oh man.... It is I! Turkey Volume Guessing Pony!

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6315/crowponytest1.png)

And now I only kind of want to see Pony Servo - seeing as it'd probably be more disturbing than funny.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: AvestheFox on June 25, 2011, 11:03:54 AM
Oh man.... It is I! Turkey Volume Guessing Pony!

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6315/crowponytest1.png)

And now I only kind of want to see Pony Servo - seeing as it'd probably be more disturbing than funny.

Did you make that or did you find it somewhere on teh interwebs?

either way I'ma save it for my next MST3K related thread on Ponychan :P
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on June 25, 2011, 12:19:57 PM
As usual, I wish I'd made that... (yes, it's me - just switched to the nickname I use everywhere else.)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: vultar on June 25, 2011, 03:01:45 PM
You watched the old show?  Do you remember the story arc with the bees?  Cause I'm trying to make sure it wasn't all in my head.


Maybe the End of FlutterValley mini-series?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xRP0WexZgI&feature=related.  That's the 5th part of it, but it's the first one I found with the bees in it. 

Beyond that, personally, I love the new MLP.  I normally can't handle new versions of cartoons I used to watch as a kid, but as far as I'm concerned, this is how you reboot a series. 
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 25, 2011, 09:26:11 PM
Oh man.... It is I! Turkey Volume Guessing Pony!

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6315/crowponytest1.png)

And now I only kind of want to see Pony Servo - seeing as it'd probably be more disturbing than funny.

I think the fanartists have gone too far...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on June 26, 2011, 02:16:05 PM
I think the fanartists have gone too far...

You haven't seen the Dead Space universe crossover pics, then.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on June 26, 2011, 04:30:03 PM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/news_feeds/icons/original/000/000/655/ponies.jpg?1308606941)

Courtesy of Know Your Meme

(I was looking up info on Tourist Guy there.)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 26, 2011, 05:04:04 PM
I think the fanartists have gone too far...

You haven't seen the Dead Space universe crossover pics, then.

Some of them are quite awesome: http://cdn0.knowyourmeme.com/i/000/104/744/original/DeadSpace.jpg?1299737355

Though as far as crossover pics go, I think I like this one best: http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=pony+repo#/d3i407h
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on June 26, 2011, 05:53:59 PM
You haven't seen the Dead Space universe crossover pics, then.

Some of them are quite awesome: http://cdn0.knowyourmeme.com/i/000/104/744/original/DeadSpace.jpg?1299737355

http://i.imgur.com/sbipn.jpg
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 26, 2011, 06:59:24 PM
You haven't seen the Dead Space universe crossover pics, then.

Some of them are quite awesome: http://cdn0.knowyourmeme.com/i/000/104/744/original/DeadSpace.jpg?1299737355

http://i.imgur.com/sbipn.jpg
And the creepy, gory one for the win (not exactly safe for work): http://d.facdn.net/art/idlecil/1303865664.idlecil_dd.jpg
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 27, 2011, 02:37:46 PM
Better one, in that it's actually (apparently) official advertising that will go up on LA billboards:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Glad to see Hasbro is continuing to fully embrace the alternate fandom to this show.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Scribblesense on June 27, 2011, 04:24:25 PM
Better one, in that it's actually (apparently) official advertising that will go up on LA billboards:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Glad to see Hasbro is continuing to fully embrace the alternate fandom to this show.

I don't see why. They're not the ones buying toys.

Or are they?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: AvestheFox on June 27, 2011, 04:47:18 PM
Better one, in that it's actually (apparently) official advertising that will go up on LA billboards:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Glad to see Hasbro is continuing to fully embrace the alternate fandom to this show.

I don't see why. They're not the ones buying toys.

Or are they?

have a little waltz through this board on Ponychan: http://www.ponychan.net/chan/merch/
and then when your done read through this section of EqD: http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Toys

In short, yes. Bronies are buying Pony related merchandise.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: AvestheFox on June 27, 2011, 04:58:51 PM
Oh, and Adult Swim recognized the fandom last night in one of their commercial bumpers.

Apparently we're more or equally as creepy as furries and the word "moist"

Now we just need to get Mike Nelson and gang to comment on how creepy we are. lol
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 27, 2011, 06:02:01 PM
Better one, in that it's actually (apparently) official advertising that will go up on LA billboards:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Glad to see Hasbro is continuing to fully embrace the alternate fandom to this show.

There's something very wrong with Rarity's head (or lack of neck)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 27, 2011, 06:25:41 PM
Better one, in that it's actually (apparently) official advertising that will go up on LA billboards:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Glad to see Hasbro is continuing to fully embrace the alternate fandom to this show.

I don't see why. They're not the ones buying toys.

Or are they?
Well, I did just order these: http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HLP29657 :)

And the common sentiment I see is that we're more than willing to buy stuff from them, they just need to supply stuff that actually looks like the current ponies do (like the set above). The vast, vast majority of the toys and merch is the older-style pony bodies and whatnot, with color changes for the new cast. Which aren't even always right (I believe they have a purple Celestia). One of the things I really like about the current show is the art style (I find the older generations to be pretty ugly and borderline creepy), and Hasbro really needs to start going with it in their wares.

And ponies will never be creepier than furries, try as they might ;)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 27, 2011, 09:35:08 PM


And ponies will never be creepier than furries, try as they might ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/lPORz.gif)

Bronies would just form another main branch.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on June 27, 2011, 09:58:24 PM
Woot! Still just one layer below John Ringo!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 28, 2011, 07:08:05 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/BEraL.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: daltysmilth on June 29, 2011, 07:05:58 PM
Just watched the first episode.  One thing I'm struck by is how much the characters are like characters in a fantasy story that was written with a more specifically male audience in mind.  Why?  Because most of the principle characters spent little if any time talking about or thinking about the opposite sex.  Consider Lord of the Rings, for example.  In that, the majority of main protagonists, i.e. the Fellowship, are male.  How many times do anyone in the Fellowship even mention females when there are not females specifically present?  Aragorn sings a song about an elf lady, and Gimli pines over Galadriel for a little bit, but only immediately after leaving Lothlorien, and that's about it.  Well, and Gollum mentions Shelob before they meet her, but since Shelob is a spider that eats people, she doesn't really count. 

Anyway, back to My Little Pony, (which is a sentence I never thought I'd ever write), in fact the lead characters don't talk about or do a lot of things that are stereotypically female.  I don't recall any of them mentioning shopping, and there's only one character who talks about things like clothes and fashion and makeup and that kind of stuff, and that's only because she's that kind of character, and probably would be that kind of character even if she were a male.  It's an intelligent, witty fantasy series with a group of strong* three-dimensional non-stereotypical female characters.  I like it, but the cynic in me wonders how long it'll be before the writers are forced to dumb it down and make the characters more stereotypical and shallow, all for the sake of "appealing to a larger audience".

*Even Fluttershy has a sort of quiet strength when she needs it.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: AvestheFox on June 29, 2011, 07:10:40 PM
Just watched the first episode.  One thing I'm struck by is how much the characters are like characters in a fantasy story that was written with a more specifically male audience in mind.  Why?  Because most of the principle characters spent little if any time talking about or thinking about the opposite sex.  Consider Lord of the Rings, for example.  In that, the majority of main protagonists, i.e. the Fellowship, are male.  How many times do anyone in the Fellowship even mention females when there are not females specifically present?  Aragorn sings a song about an elf lady, and Gimli pines over Galadriel for a little bit, but only immediately after leaving Lothlorien, and that's about it.  Well, and Gollum mentions Shelob before they meet her, but since Shelob is a spider that eats people, she doesn't really count. 

Anyway, back to My Little Pony, (which is a sentence I never thought I'd ever write), in fact the lead characters don't talk about or do a lot of things that are stereotypically female.  I don't recall any of them mentioning shopping, and there's only one character who talks about things like clothes and fashion and makeup and that kind of stuff, and that's only because she's that kind of character, and probably would be that kind of character even if she were a male.  It's an intelligent, witty fantasy series with a group of strong* three-dimensional non-stereotypical female characters.  I like it, but the cynic in me wonders how long it'll be before the writers are forced to dumb it down and make the characters more stereotypical and shallow, all for the sake of "appealing to a larger audience".

*Even Fluttershy has a sort of quiet strength when she needs it.

Well so far they've managed to hold their characteristics for a whole season

and some of the staff who works on the cartoon claim that season 2 is going to be even better.

so yeah :)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 29, 2011, 08:14:45 PM
Just watched the first episode.  One thing I'm struck by is how much the characters are like characters in a fantasy story

Fantasy story you say?

http://www.youtube.com/v/cv-2gSlEG34

Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on June 29, 2011, 10:34:16 PM
*Even Fluttershy has a sort of quiet strength when she needs it.

Oh, it's not quiet down the line of episodes.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 29, 2011, 10:45:46 PM
Just watched the first episode.  One thing I'm struck by is how much the characters are like characters in a fantasy story that was written with a more specifically male audience in mind.  Why?  Because most of the principle characters spent little if any time talking about or thinking about the opposite sex.  Consider Lord of the Rings, for example.  In that, the majority of main protagonists, i.e. the Fellowship, are male.  How many times do anyone in the Fellowship even mention females when there are not females specifically present?  Aragorn sings a song about an elf lady, and Gimli pines over Galadriel for a little bit, but only immediately after leaving Lothlorien, and that's about it.  Well, and Gollum mentions Shelob before they meet her, but since Shelob is a spider that eats people, she doesn't really count. 

Anyway, back to My Little Pony, (which is a sentence I never thought I'd ever write), in fact the lead characters don't talk about or do a lot of things that are stereotypically female.  I don't recall any of them mentioning shopping, and there's only one character who talks about things like clothes and fashion and makeup and that kind of stuff, and that's only because she's that kind of character, and probably would be that kind of character even if she were a male.  It's an intelligent, witty fantasy series with a group of strong* three-dimensional non-stereotypical female characters.  I like it, but the cynic in me wonders how long it'll be before the writers are forced to dumb it down and make the characters more stereotypical and shallow, all for the sake of "appealing to a larger audience".

*Even Fluttershy has a sort of quiet strength when she needs it.

Yup, it's a show that passes The Bechdel Test (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheBechdelTest) quite nicely. The characterizations work best because they make actual, you know, characters out of them. They show a very wide range throughout the series (Fluttershy definitely included; she's actually pretty badass on several occasions), and it really makes you stick to them. They can also be quite (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/f3d5b25b7006835ae2f9c6c13a75d4c0/11732%20-%20applejack%20comic%20flutterage%20fluttershy%20pinkie_pie%20rainbow_dash%20rarity%20twilight_sparkle.jpg) crazy (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/3afef2a3082f58d5603c66b2ae9a0e23/11389%20-%20applejack%20demotivational%20flutterage%20fluttershy%20foreshadowing%20pinkamena_diane_pie%20pinkie_pie%20rainbow_dash%20rarity%20twilight_sparkle.png), but that just adds to the charm.

Keep with the show, and do tell us what you think of it all!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on July 03, 2011, 01:55:58 AM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a374/Kalindshepard/130583921387.jpg)

And no, "In a bindle" is not the correct answer.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: AvestheFox on July 03, 2011, 02:35:06 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a374/Kalindshepard/130583921387.jpg)

And no, "In a bindle" is not the correct answer.

The answer is simple...

Its magic!

we aint gotta explain $#!t  ;)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on July 03, 2011, 04:07:26 PM


The answer is simple...

Its magic!

we aint gotta explain $#!t  ;)

Magic?  From a muggle pony?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: AvestheFox on July 03, 2011, 04:10:47 PM


The answer is simple...

Its magic!

we aint gotta explain $#!t  ;)

Magic?  From a muggle pony?

well why not?

I believe even Lauren Faust said that the simple earth ponies had a certain kind of limited magic about them. It would explain how they're able to pick up objects without the use of thumbs
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on July 03, 2011, 06:12:28 PM
For the haters - and any Game of Thrones fans out there:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on July 09, 2011, 11:31:04 PM
Apparently the Space Shuttle wanted to go out...WITH A SONIC RAINBOOM!

(http://i.imgur.com/lHZDe.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on July 10, 2011, 07:45:40 AM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/142/925/Ponyrage.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on August 22, 2011, 02:50:25 PM
So, we have the Season 2 premiere episode description confirmed:

Quote
Episode 1: The Return of Harmony
Synopsis: Discord escapes from his stone prison and Twilight and her friends act quickly to find the Elements of Harmony to stop him.

One wonders why they have to find the Elements again, but whatever...

Season 2 is rumoured to start September 17th - but that hasn't been confirmed.

And we got 3 seconds of new footage from a Hub Fall lineup commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/v/mYnZ5y_IOWg

Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: AvestheFox on August 22, 2011, 03:33:59 PM
Aw shnap! Celestia's angry. Shit be gettin' real bro
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on August 22, 2011, 08:24:05 PM
Saturday Morning Cartoons Are Back!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on August 22, 2011, 09:53:53 PM
Confirmed for September 17th!

http://www.nickandmore.com/2011/08/22/the-hub-updates-my-little-pony-family-game-night-haunting-hour-2nd-seasons-game-of-life-scrabble-showdown-premieres/

Quote
Fan-favorite and breakout hit My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic will kick off its second season on Saturday, September 17 (time TBA). In the premiere episode “The Return of Harmony – Part 1,” Discord escapes from his stone prison and Twilight and her friends act quickly to find the Elements of Harmony to stop him.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on August 23, 2011, 02:19:31 PM
The episode better open with something along the lines of "The elements of harmony can help us!" "The what?", for all the mention they got in every episode past the first last season :P

Still, the announcement gets a big YESYESYESYESYESYES!

It would be even bigger if they also announced a Blu-Ray for Season 1 or proper merchandise finally being released, but oh well, one thing at a time.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on September 08, 2011, 07:32:16 PM
Just to warn some folk - I set my DVR for next week...The S2 premiere was set for 6am on my feed. So West Coasters, be warned. It doesn't repeat later in the day, either.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 08, 2011, 11:23:00 PM
As I am without the channel, I will have to wait for the upload onto YouTube (my current eta for such a thing is about 20 minutes after the episode airs).

Excitement is building up for it, moreso than any other television show I've ever watched (I think I'm more swept along with the fanbase for this one). Of course then there will be another week of the waiting game for Part II of the episode to air. Then I've got to get around to downloading both episodes to put onto a flashdrive and ship overseas to a buddy of mine (because it there's on thing our armed forces need more of, it's ponies).

Also relevant to me: My new laptop came pre-loaded with all the season one episodes in HD, courtesy of my tech friend. He earned himself a hug next time I see him :D
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: AvestheFox on September 09, 2011, 04:23:46 AM
As I am without the channel, I will have to wait for the upload onto YouTube (my current eta for such a thing is about 20 minutes after the episode airs).

Excitement is building up for it, moreso than any other television show I've ever watched (I think I'm more swept along with the fanbase for this one). Of course then there will be another week of the waiting game for Part II of the episode to air. Then I've got to get around to downloading both episodes to put onto a flashdrive and ship overseas to a buddy of mine (because it there's on thing our armed forces need more of, it's ponies).

Also relevant to me: My new laptop came pre-loaded with all the season one episodes in HD, courtesy of my tech friend. He earned himself a hug next time I see him :D

Its so delightfully amusing how Ponies have changed us all in some way :3

to think, a year ago we'd turn our noses up whenever 'My Little Pony' was mentioned

And here we are now going insane for the next season of a little girl's cartoon

or is it really for little girls anymore? xD
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on September 09, 2011, 07:22:39 AM
If you don't have the channel, Bronystate is apparently going to try streaming the episode as it airs.

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/live-hub-stream-stress-test-from-brony.html
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on September 09, 2011, 12:10:33 PM
Today's Season 2 image from the MLP Facebook:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I'm...kinda not sure I wanna know what's going on there.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 09, 2011, 12:15:19 PM
The pony septic system is a fickle thing. Not one to drop a cherry bomb down, that's for sure.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on September 09, 2011, 03:07:09 PM
And unconfirmed officially, but it looks like there will be a 3rd season: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/third-season-confirmed.html
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on September 12, 2011, 12:23:34 PM
...Wired posted a clip of Discord.

I...must...resist!

For those who can't:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: David on September 12, 2011, 02:58:54 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on September 12, 2011, 06:06:16 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/DrForester/StarTrek-DejaQ.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Henry88 on September 12, 2011, 07:36:02 PM
the only way i will watch this  is if they put  some Smooze doo-wopping!

http://www.badmovies.org/multimedia/moviesv/mylittlepony1.mpg

(http://www.badmovies.org/movies/mylittlepony/mylittleponyvid1-ic.jpg)

Smooze!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on September 12, 2011, 09:40:10 PM
Man this fandom is fast.

http://willdrawforfood1.deviantart.com/art/Discord-and-Picard-258126968

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5DE6xrCgLA
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on September 13, 2011, 08:32:58 AM
Discord's voice actor has been confirmed -
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
I'm now very interested, though I am avoiding watching the clip.

EDIT: And I called it! Set my DVR for next week - description for part 2 of the season opener mentions
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Hah!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on September 13, 2011, 05:15:47 PM
Facebook pic of Season 2 for today:

(http://i.imgur.com/Uam6ks.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/8Soyi.jpg)

Wat.

Also, interview with Jayson Thiessen, supervising director and current showrunner: http://www.pifro.net/host/ponycast/JaysonFinalMastered.mp3 (http://www.pifro.net/host/ponycast/JaysonFinalMastered.mp3)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on September 15, 2011, 01:15:27 PM
Facebook page pic from yesterday:

(http://i.imgur.com/FF6UQs.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/FF6UQ.jpg)

And spoilered pic from today - don't click if you want Discord's design spoiled for you:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on September 16, 2011, 12:33:55 PM
Final Facebook page teaser pic!

(http://i.imgur.com/U0ssml.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/U0ssm.jpg)

Less than 24 hours now....
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 16, 2011, 12:45:50 PM
Folks seem to be expecting some Labyrinth references with this one. I'd be down for that, no not as much as an Overlook dig...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Henry88 on September 16, 2011, 05:41:29 PM
i guess i can add this to my list of Cartoons that i did not think would make it

pass week one.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on September 17, 2011, 07:06:42 AM
...and that was awesome. Worth avoiding spoilers for, and worth getting up at 5:45 am for.

Though I'll never be able to look at unicorn horns the same way again. Thanks for that, Princess Celestia...

EDIT: For those who missed it, follow this post - it'll update throughout the day as links go up: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/season-2-episode-1-return-of-harmony.html
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on September 17, 2011, 07:45:05 AM
Funniest thing is that this episode was a hold-over from season 1 by HUB.  They made this before the fandom.  Without any fandom input they just thought "What if we had Q on our show?"
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on September 17, 2011, 07:54:39 AM
Funniest thing is that this episode was a hold-over from season 1 by HUB.  They made this before the fandom.  Without any fandom input they just thought "What if we had Q on our show?"

Actually, no, in the interview with Equestria Daily ( http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/exclusive-season-2-audio-interview-with.html ), Jayson Thiessen - the Supervising Director and now Showrunner - mentioned that it was always intended for Season 2. It's just they got the greenlight for Season 2 before Season 1 was over, and because they wanted to keep a lot of the crew the same, they went straight into producing Season 2 after finishing Season 1.

Although you are right about no fandom input. Lauren Faust told ED that they were already working on this premiere episode when the Brony thing started to take off (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/exclusive-season-1-retrospective.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/exclusive-season-1-retrospective.html).)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on September 17, 2011, 02:40:29 PM
My mistake, must have misread it.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 17, 2011, 02:45:31 PM
Great opening episode. My girl Fluttershy still shows she's resistant as can be to everything; Discord had to flat out get frustrated and cheat on her (kinda sorta Rainbow Dash as well, but he didn't seem to be trying as hard with that one). And Discord made for an excellent villain, probably my favorite of the show so far. He's got the perfect voice and style for it, even if I don't much care for his physical appearance (and full disclosure, I'm not a Star Trek watcher and had no idea who the actor was before I watched the episode). Also, CMC's ruin everything. As usual.

Like everypony else, I can't wait for next week now.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on September 17, 2011, 04:48:43 PM
(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z190/no_name65/art/discordanimated.gif)

Also, this is cool - especially the end:

http://www.youtube.com/v/vAjhwvv-_Do

If you don't get the ending: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/magneto.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/magneto.html)

And remastered theme song coming with Episode 3: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/remastered-theme-coming-with-episode.html
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on September 18, 2011, 09:39:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/WgvOi.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on September 24, 2011, 10:18:10 AM
So that was awesome. Flutterbitch is my new favourite character.

Episode is up in 720p, commercial-free on ponyarchive: http://ponyarchive.org/seasons/s2.php
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on September 24, 2011, 03:46:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/k4wh4FnwiAg

They even did the correct wipe at the end.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on September 29, 2011, 09:26:50 PM
Next new episode won't air until October 15th, apparently, but in the meantime - Rumoured future Season 2 screenshots! Holy crap!

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 29, 2011, 10:33:52 PM
(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x207/RelaxingDragon1/lunas_gonna_loon_by_egophiliac-d4aykli.png)

Seriously though, good to finally see her again. Now all we need is a good reason for her season-long absence.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on September 29, 2011, 10:50:42 PM
Looks like ED just took the source link for that down and won't post any more of the rumoured screenshots they have until they confirm completely that they're accurate. *sigh* http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/regarding-rumored-images.html

These may turn out to be fake,
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 29, 2011, 11:05:25 PM
Well, the first one is random enough to the point where I don't care much about it. A new Luna appearance, though,.. really hoping that happens.

I recall that the showrunners said Luna is confirmed for the next season, as well as something to do with Derpy (who was in episode II, albeit with normal eyes). Just gotta do what we always do: wait and see.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: David on September 30, 2011, 12:10:04 AM
Here's your Derpy cameo.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on September 30, 2011, 11:13:41 AM
Rumoured details of the Luna episode have surfaced on ED - from their same source who correctly tagged the Discord episode information and S2's start date. But still, rumours. Either way:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on September 30, 2011, 05:24:25 PM
They really can't win with Luna.  The fandom has such, high expectations and chances are she won't be anything like the personalities the fandom has forced on her.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 30, 2011, 06:29:35 PM
They really can't win with Luna.  The fandom has such, high expectations and chances are she won't be anything like the personalities the fandom has forced on her.

That's pretty much the case with any of the background character (especially Derpy. Or, may except Derpy), but yeah, Luna is one we've constructed an entire history behind. Though ultimately, whatever they have for her is only going to screw with the fic writers.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on October 04, 2011, 03:36:23 PM
So, interested in what Lauren Faust is working on now? Nope. Not that Milky Way Girls thing.  This:

From a DC/Cartoon Network announcement regarding a new DC Universe block in 2012 featuring the CGI "Beware the Batman", a Doom Patrol animated series, yes a frigging Doom Patrol series. Wow. And also this:

Quote
showrunner Lauren Faust working on a series of shorts starring Wonder Girl, Supergirl and Batgirl titled “Super Best Friends Forever.”

Yay?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on October 04, 2011, 04:56:23 PM
LUNA EPISODE CONFIRMED!

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/luna-episode-no-longer-rumor.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/luna-episode-no-longer-rumor.html)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tcauZ77F9SA/TouaaYdHXJI/AAAAAAAANQM/-pwsbSNPsYA/s1600/mail.google.com.jpg)

Airs the 22nd. Whoo!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on October 09, 2011, 11:04:00 AM
Apparently starting with episode 4 and on, new episodes are gonna premiere an hour later on Saturdays, at 10:00 AM EST (7:00 AM PST) now. Adjust your DVRs accordingly!

http://www.nickandmore.com/2011/10/06/the-hub-changes-their-weekday-line-up-again-starting-october-17/ (http://www.nickandmore.com/2011/10/06/the-hub-changes-their-weekday-line-up-again-starting-october-17/)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on October 09, 2011, 01:43:48 PM
EDIT: Rumoured Synopsis for Episode 5:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on October 10, 2011, 12:06:07 AM
Additional synopsis for the Luna episode:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/more-nightmare-night-luna-stuff.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/more-nightmare-night-luna-stuff.html)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xXyhVc5kAig/TpIihSMLiEI/AAAAAAAANl0/4HcRXEyY1cU/s1600/Clipboard01.jpg)

All I have to say is...interesting cutoff.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on October 12, 2011, 03:20:21 PM
Some friends of mine have released a concept demo of their new point and click CMC game.

http://www.mediafire.com/?etc4s958pdwxoez
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on October 12, 2011, 09:40:58 PM
And then, apples:

http://www.youtube.com/v/xxAJqvslV7M?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on October 13, 2011, 06:32:43 AM
And then, apples:

(http://i.imgur.com/plbvS.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Henry88 on October 13, 2011, 09:49:12 PM
man i thought the borg were good at assimilation, the pony's will
have most of the net by the end of 2012 (that is my opinion)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on October 14, 2011, 08:49:00 PM
man i thought the borg were good at assimilation, the pony's will
have most of the net by the end of 2012 (that is my opinion)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/FuzzyNecromancer/Flutterborg.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Henry88 on October 14, 2011, 09:02:34 PM
man i thought the borg were good at assimilation, the pony's will
have most of the net by the end of 2012 (that is my opinion)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/FuzzyNecromancer/Flutterborg.jpg)

well there you have it then it's time i think *goes to hang him self*
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on October 15, 2011, 12:06:53 AM
But you have so much to live for! D:

At least wait until the Luna episode comes out? ;-;
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on October 15, 2011, 06:47:09 AM
New episode was adorkable.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on October 15, 2011, 01:00:53 PM
They went completely overboard on the expressions in this one. I love it.

Super-OCD, dangerously-unhinged Twilight Sparkle is best Twilight Sparkle.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on October 15, 2011, 01:35:03 PM
Season 2, Episode 3 720p download is already up on ponyarchive.org: http://ponyarchive.org/seasons/s2.php (http://ponyarchive.org/seasons/s2.php)

And 1080p no commercials link on youtube, thanks to Equestria Daily's discussion thread:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Also, thoughts on the new episode:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on October 15, 2011, 02:17:58 PM
Yeah, this season's gonna rock something solid. So excited for it all.

(http://pinkie.ponychan.net/chan/files/src/131869877622.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on October 16, 2011, 07:13:53 PM
Adorkable indeed. ^^

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on October 16, 2011, 09:56:48 PM
It's a rather nice message, in that you should always take notice to a friend's problem, even if it doesn't seem important. I know I freak out over a lot of stuff that other folks would dismiss as trivial and inconsequential. And sure, I'll admit that a lot of it is just that, but that doesn't make it affect me any less.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on October 17, 2011, 11:45:00 AM
Looks like we got our rumoured synopsis for Episode 6:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on October 22, 2011, 11:47:18 AM
Rumoured Episode 7 synposis:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Also, on the new episode:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on October 22, 2011, 12:24:46 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

EDIT:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

When is it OK to stop with the spoilers? I know there's only a few folks on this board who would be concerned with them, and I like to think they've all seen the episode by now.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on October 22, 2011, 06:11:50 PM
Apparently Rarity was just cut.

(http://i.imgur.com/ds5QW.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on October 23, 2011, 09:31:22 AM
Ep. 4 download links are up now ponyarchive.org, by the way: http://ponyarchive.org/seasons/s2.php (http://ponyarchive.org/seasons/s2.php)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on October 28, 2011, 09:18:40 AM
Longer synopsis for Episode 5:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/sisterhooves-social-alternate-synopsis.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/sisterhooves-social-alternate-synopsis.html)

Quote
Sweetie Belle comes up with a way to celebrate sisterly unity in an impromptu party with not much planning, and when Rarity decides not to be part of the celebration, Sweetie Belle becomes angry and disowns her as a friend.

And yes, that's me mentioned in the article as the source.  I got mentioned on ED, and NONE OF YOU HAVE! :P
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on October 28, 2011, 10:09:59 AM
And yes, that's me mentioned in the article as the source.  I got mentioned on ED, and NONE OF YOU HAVE! :P

Well good for you Trixie...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on October 28, 2011, 10:55:39 AM
And yes, that's me mentioned in the article as the source.  I got mentioned on ED, and NONE OF YOU HAVE! :P

Well good for you Trixie...

That's The Great and Powerful Trixie, and don't you forget it!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on November 01, 2011, 09:08:35 AM
Y'know, I just realized a little bit of fridge horror regarding Luna Eclipsed yesterday: While all the fanfics have imagined a massive, brutal war between Celestia and Nightmare Moon - the show put it rather bluntly (though without directly stating it) that Nightmare Moon was a roving pony cannibal.

Enjoy your TV-Y, kids.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on November 05, 2011, 07:58:18 AM
And with the appearance of Rarity and Sweetie Belle's parents, I'm calling the Bobby's World crossover fics now before they appear...

Nice little episode. Hope we have more eps focusing on just a few ponies like this one down the line. The Mane Six don't have to appear in every episode.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 05, 2011, 02:42:50 PM
It is nice to get some bottle episodes like this. Especially since that means a Fluttershy-specific episode must be coming ;D
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on November 05, 2011, 03:19:56 PM
By the way, rumoured synopses for episodes 8 and 9:

Episode 8:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/rumor-season-2-episode-8-mysterious.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/rumor-season-2-episode-8-mysterious.html)

Quote
Season 2, Episode 8
Date: 11/26/11 10:00am
Title: The Mysterious Mare Do Well
Synopsis: There is a new hero in Ponyville who is masked and stealing Rainbow Dash's thunder.

Episode 9:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/season-2-episode-9-sweet-and-elite.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/season-2-episode-9-sweet-and-elite.html)

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Season 2, Episode 9
Date: 12/3 10:00am EST
Title: Sweet and Elite
Synopsis: Rarity must choose between her friends and important social connections in Canterlot.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on November 06, 2011, 02:40:49 PM
Leaving this hear till youtube takes it down. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdvVWa4XYSs
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on November 06, 2011, 03:34:39 PM
Watermark free download of Ep. 5 up now on ponyarchive.org (The 720p torrent option):  http://ponyarchive.org/seasons/s2.php (http://ponyarchive.org/seasons/s2.php)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on November 06, 2011, 05:57:50 PM
Leaving this hear till youtube takes it down. 

Might wanna remove the link now.  Hub asked ED to remove it. Guess it's an official song. That's a pretty long one, though. Wonder what it's for.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 06, 2011, 06:18:25 PM
I didn't listen to it, I want to be surprised by these things. Looking forward to whatever it is, though. Partly because new Pony music is always a good thing, and partly because I've become badly addicted to youtube remixes (which are in dire need of some new material. There's only so many ways to remix Winter Wrap-Up).
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on November 06, 2011, 09:39:32 PM
Might wanna remove the link now.  Hub asked ED to remove it. Guess it's an official song. That's a pretty long one, though. Wonder what it's for.

My money is pinkie is a Candy Striper at the hospital next week and sings to all fillies sick with cutie pox.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: shodan on November 07, 2011, 09:37:09 AM
Might wanna remove the link now.  Hub asked ED to remove it. Guess it's an official song. That's a pretty long one, though. Wonder what it's for.

My money is pinkie is a Candy Striper at the hospital next week and sings to all fillies sick with cutie pox.
*vomits uncontrollably*

....
*dies from internal hemorrhaging*
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 07, 2011, 12:10:15 PM
Pinkie's activities in the hospital are entirely wholesome, I assure you:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: shodan on November 07, 2011, 12:15:38 PM
Pinkie's activities in the hospital are entirely wholesome, I assure you:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
*rises from the dead*
*commits seppuku*
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on November 10, 2011, 07:41:03 AM
It would certainly appear we have a Season 3:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/tara-strong-confirmed-season-three.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/tara-strong-confirmed-season-three.html)  - The interview link is to "The NSFW Show," so I would say the audio portion is NSFW - but this popped up in their IRC chat:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ISTHV2PUUBY/TroXV1lXPQI/AAAAAAAATds/vs_Y0oIYDzk/s1600/Capture.JPG)

Later, ED posted this information, which is listed as rumoured at the moment because it hasn't been officially confirmed. I'll just post the link for now

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/more-season-three-information.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/more-season-three-information.html)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: shodan on November 10, 2011, 09:53:05 AM
good god why won't this thing just die.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 10, 2011, 10:51:25 AM
We now head to our correspondent Pinkie Pie, with the question: how long will this show go on for?

http://www.youtube.com/v/h1zZAyLemrI?version=3&hl=en_US

Thanks, Pinkie. Somewhat off-topic but right as always.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on November 10, 2011, 03:07:45 PM
good god why won't this thing just die.
Magic...

And friendship.

Which are apparently the same thing now.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on November 12, 2011, 10:41:27 AM
It's....


The Dude.....

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on November 12, 2011, 11:23:49 AM
Did not expect bowling. Pony technology advancement confuses me still.

Still, great ep.

Also, Episode 10 rumour:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/season-2-episode-10-secret-of-my-excess.html

Quote
Title: Secret of my Excess
 Synopsis: Spike gets greedy on his birthday and has a huge growth spurt that could decimate Ponyville.
 Air Date: December 10, 2011
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on November 12, 2011, 11:50:54 AM
good god why won't this thing just die.

It didn't stop them.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on November 12, 2011, 12:44:34 PM
Youtube link to Ep. 6 for now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqxMT24V0IE&hd=1
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 12, 2011, 01:05:03 PM
It's....


The Dude.....

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

And also The Jesus!

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

My Little Lebowski... yeah, my life's pretty complete right now 8)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on November 17, 2011, 10:25:38 AM
Lauren Faust explains her version of what happened re: Nightmare Moon:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-x9Ta9OF7I-w/TsTk1yHpPqI/AAAAAAAAUhw/_zBj85My5uI/s1600/1.JPG)

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/lauren-fausts-nightmare-moon-banishment.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/lauren-fausts-nightmare-moon-banishment.html)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 17, 2011, 10:50:26 AM
That Luna apparently stayed NMM while banished is going to mess with so many fan comics.

But then, those are already outrageously non-canon, so maybe not:

http://www.youtube.com/v/kVBshMiXQ3Y?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on November 18, 2011, 07:50:45 AM
Oh jeezus...I just realized the joke about Twilight's "Star Swirl the Bearded" costume in Luna Eclipsed.

She says he's the "father of the amniomorphic spell."

For anyone who's as stupid as I am:

Amnio=Bowl

Morphic=Morph

So apparently pony magic owes a lot to a hairy potter pony. (http://i.imgur.com/KXInN.gif)



Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on November 19, 2011, 08:13:01 AM
FIRST SONG OF THE NEW SEASON!

Oh man, that episode was awesome.

And Derpy in the chicken coop:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Also, rumour on the 11th - or 13th? - episode:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/season-2-episode-11-13-hearths-warming.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/season-2-episode-11-13-hearths-warming.html)

Title: Hearth's Warming Eve
Synopsis: The six friends are in a play about the founding of Equestria for the Hearth's Warming Eve's holiday pageant.
Air Date: December 17th, 2011
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on November 19, 2011, 06:54:59 PM
♪Dash's pet is really neat!♪
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on November 19, 2011, 07:46:33 PM
It's just a stupid old turtle.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on November 21, 2011, 07:16:18 AM
So Shout Factory apparently handles MLP:FiM releases in North America - and Brian from the company has just given a very calm, collected and unfortunately probably pretty true explanation on their forums of why we'll probably only see single-disc releases of the show with only 4 or 5 episodes on them at a time:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/more-in-depth-information-on-mlp-dvd.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/more-in-depth-information-on-mlp-dvd.html)

Quote
I encourage you guys to peruse the forum through and through to find the number of times people have told me that the scope was far bigger than we could possibly imagine, only to find that we'd taken the chance and that the hundreds of thousands they promised resulted in hundreds...or...a couple thousand.

 But okay.

 For the sake of argument... For a four-disc complete first season, we'd probably need somewhere in the realm of 30,000-50,000 "sold through" for there to be the chance of a second full-season volume.  That means we didn't just sell them to stores (because they can return their copies for a complete refund anytime they want; and the more they return, the fewer they buy of the next volume--if any, at all), but we sold them to stores and the stores then sold them to you, the consumers.

 This is when you say, "Oh, there are WAY more than 30,000-50,000 fans! Piece of cake!"

 Okay.

 I have no problem with this.  I'm also a big fan of Community, but I don't need to own it.  And I'm a DVD/Blu-ray collector!  Just because there are incredible fans, their numbers don't traditionally translate to guaranteed sales.  There are a few notable exceptions to this rule: Star Wars and Star Trek have particularly large followings that also sell a lot of product.  But even with all of the merchandise those franchise have sold, imagine the number of people who love them without ever having bought an action figure or book or collectible lithograph, etc.  The percentage of Brony fans willing to BUY a $29.99-$39.99 complete season set must be high enough to warrant us spending the thousands of dollars it takes to produce, manufacture and market the set.

 Here's the biggest catch of all.

 Every one of those sets need to have been sold within North America.  We are only the North American distributor for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.  Hasbro has accepted our offer of an advance to license this show.  But they also have the option of accepting advances for licenses in every other territory in the world.  Again, while they're clearly creative and love the content, they're also a business that needs to profit in order to stay in business.  One of the best ways to do that is to break up the rights between territories.  Pesky to you, I understand.  But necessary to people like us.  After all, we don't want companies from other countries encroaching on what we paid a high price for.  So why should we encroach on another's territory?  Does that mean you can't buy it from Amazon or whatever?  Probably not.  From what I understand, Amazon couldn't care less where you live.  But we can't sell it to you directly, which is why...

 "...can't you just make it available online for fans?"

 There's another reason why we can't do this.  For starters, we don't have some lowly temp here to burn DVDs upon your request.  We manufacture everything we produce.  So that means there's a minimum number that has to be manufactured and, believe it or not, the fewer you make, the more expensive it is.  While I have no doubt there are enough Bronies out there to warrant a complete first season, are there enough that are A.) aware of the internet-only release? B.) Willing to buy an internet-only release?  C.) living in North America and willing to buy the internet-only release?  Again, believe it or not, not all Bronies hang out on the internet forums dedicated to My Little Pony.  Not all Bronies even realize they're called "Bronies."  If we can't get to them to let them know one of their favorite shows is available on DVD, how are we going to sell enough to validate spending the money and then expressly going against the wishes of the retailers, who've requested single discs releases that now have direct competition with a complete season set that's only available online?

 There's also the question of digital rights.  We're not guaranteed digital rights to every property we license.  We try.  God knows we try.  But studios are eager to keep those for themselves.  After all, it's yet another source of revenue for them.  Makes perfect sense.  I have no idea if we have the digital rights to these.  It's not my department.  If we do, maybe you'll see them appear on iTunes or something.  Not sure.  But, again, it would likely only be the episodes we're releasing at any given time.  Why would we want to compete with ourselves by providing you with the full season digitally, if we're in need of selling a high number of single-disc releases in order to continue making them??

 There are TONS of factors fans don't think about.  They just walk into Best Buy or Target and get upset when they see single-disc sets.  Or they don't see anything at all and that makes them even more upset.  They don't understand the money that goes into producing the series and they don't understand the money we need to make back in order to KEEP producing the series.

 Hasbro created a series for very young audiences.  Turns out adults like it, too.  But this isn't The Clone Wars.  Or even Transformers: Prime.  I'm sorry, gang.  But I just don't see a high liklihood that a "collectible" set for adult fans is going to get made anytime soon.  I'll happily cross my fingers for ya'.  I'm enjoying the show and would love to work on a more complete version.  But until something like that happens, I hope you enjoy the single disc releases as they're made available.

 Hope this helps answer some questions.

 Brian

It's a bit downing to hear, but kudos to him for being so honest.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: daltysmilth on November 24, 2011, 08:56:37 AM
So Shout Factory apparently handles MLP:FiM releases in North America - and Brian from the company has just given a very calm, collected and unfortunately probably pretty true explanation on their forums of why we'll probably only see single-disc releases of the show with only 4 or 5 episodes on them at a time:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/more-in-depth-information-on-mlp-dvd.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/more-in-depth-information-on-mlp-dvd.html)

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I encourage you guys to peruse the forum through and through to find the number of times people have told me that the scope was far bigger than we could possibly imagine, only to find that we'd taken the chance and that the hundreds of thousands they promised resulted in hundreds...or...a couple thousand.

 But okay.

 For the sake of argument... For a four-disc complete first season, we'd probably need somewhere in the realm of 30,000-50,000 "sold through" for there to be the chance of a second full-season volume.  That means we didn't just sell them to stores (because they can return their copies for a complete refund anytime they want; and the more they return, the fewer they buy of the next volume--if any, at all), but we sold them to stores and the stores then sold them to you, the consumers.

 This is when you say, "Oh, there are WAY more than 30,000-50,000 fans! Piece of cake!"

 Okay.

 I have no problem with this.  I'm also a big fan of Community, but I don't need to own it.  And I'm a DVD/Blu-ray collector!  Just because there are incredible fans, their numbers don't traditionally translate to guaranteed sales.  There are a few notable exceptions to this rule: Star Wars and Star Trek have particularly large followings that also sell a lot of product.  But even with all of the merchandise those franchise have sold, imagine the number of people who love them without ever having bought an action figure or book or collectible lithograph, etc.  The percentage of Brony fans willing to BUY a $29.99-$39.99 complete season set must be high enough to warrant us spending the thousands of dollars it takes to produce, manufacture and market the set.

 Here's the biggest catch of all.

 Every one of those sets need to have been sold within North America.  We are only the North American distributor for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.  Hasbro has accepted our offer of an advance to license this show.  But they also have the option of accepting advances for licenses in every other territory in the world.  Again, while they're clearly creative and love the content, they're also a business that needs to profit in order to stay in business.  One of the best ways to do that is to break up the rights between territories.  Pesky to you, I understand.  But necessary to people like us.  After all, we don't want companies from other countries encroaching on what we paid a high price for.  So why should we encroach on another's territory?  Does that mean you can't buy it from Amazon or whatever?  Probably not.  From what I understand, Amazon couldn't care less where you live.  But we can't sell it to you directly, which is why...

 "...can't you just make it available online for fans?"

 There's another reason why we can't do this.  For starters, we don't have some lowly temp here to burn DVDs upon your request.  We manufacture everything we produce.  So that means there's a minimum number that has to be manufactured and, believe it or not, the fewer you make, the more expensive it is.  While I have no doubt there are enough Bronies out there to warrant a complete first season, are there enough that are A.) aware of the internet-only release? B.) Willing to buy an internet-only release?  C.) living in North America and willing to buy the internet-only release?  Again, believe it or not, not all Bronies hang out on the internet forums dedicated to My Little Pony.  Not all Bronies even realize they're called "Bronies."  If we can't get to them to let them know one of their favorite shows is available on DVD, how are we going to sell enough to validate spending the money and then expressly going against the wishes of the retailers, who've requested single discs releases that now have direct competition with a complete season set that's only available online?

 There's also the question of digital rights.  We're not guaranteed digital rights to every property we license.  We try.  God knows we try.  But studios are eager to keep those for themselves.  After all, it's yet another source of revenue for them.  Makes perfect sense.  I have no idea if we have the digital rights to these.  It's not my department.  If we do, maybe you'll see them appear on iTunes or something.  Not sure.  But, again, it would likely only be the episodes we're releasing at any given time.  Why would we want to compete with ourselves by providing you with the full season digitally, if we're in need of selling a high number of single-disc releases in order to continue making them??

 There are TONS of factors fans don't think about.  They just walk into Best Buy or Target and get upset when they see single-disc sets.  Or they don't see anything at all and that makes them even more upset.  They don't understand the money that goes into producing the series and they don't understand the money we need to make back in order to KEEP producing the series.

 Hasbro created a series for very young audiences.  Turns out adults like it, too.  But this isn't The Clone Wars.  Or even Transformers: Prime.  I'm sorry, gang.  But I just don't see a high liklihood that a "collectible" set for adult fans is going to get made anytime soon.  I'll happily cross my fingers for ya'.  I'm enjoying the show and would love to work on a more complete version.  But until something like that happens, I hope you enjoy the single disc releases as they're made available.

 Hope this helps answer some questions.

 Brian

It's a bit downing to hear, but kudos to him for being so honest.

It's funny how he mentions Community, yet Community has two full-season DVD sets. 
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on November 29, 2011, 10:07:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIFcLYCqx_s
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on December 10, 2011, 02:21:39 PM
So...Loved the new episode. Especially when William Anderson started to go all James Horner with the chase music. Also, Twilight technically using portals on Spike, and the return of the SQUEE noise.

Ep. 12 synopsis rumour:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/12/season-2-episode-12-family-appreciation.html

Episode Title: Family Appreciation Day
Synopsis: Apple Bloom doesn't want Granny Smith to embarrass her by speaking in her class.
Air Date: January 7th
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 11, 2011, 10:16:50 AM
Was disappointed at the start of the episode, with the element of generosity using manipulation to get that ruby.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 11, 2011, 10:25:01 AM
I think people are overplaying Rarity's action there. The important part is that Spike was willing to give it to her. And it's not like she just squandered it when she got it, she made that necklace thing. It obviously meant a lot to her, since she was willing to keep it (and defend Spike for it) even when a massive dragon was carrying her up a mountain.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on December 11, 2011, 10:33:22 PM
oh, here we go: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/12/get-daniel-ingram-emmy-event.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/12/get-daniel-ingram-emmy-event.html)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on December 14, 2011, 07:04:57 AM
Another alicorn is coming, apparenrly:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Let the fanfic writers scream!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 14, 2011, 12:38:40 PM
Luna's canon self didn't mess things up too much. I don't see this new girl doing too much either, assuming she's more on the one-shot side of things. A new, permanent addition to the royal family though, yeah, that'll mess things up a bit :P
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 14, 2011, 01:42:09 PM
Celestia's the only princess that matters.

Well, and Luna, but what has she done recently.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 14, 2011, 07:01:48 PM
Overstepping her boundaries, that what she's done:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on December 15, 2011, 07:03:47 PM
So the little compliation DVD is coming out soon - and apparently has this saturday's episode on it, plus another new episode that hasn't been mentioned yet ("The Last Roundup.") Interesting.

http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257652
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 16, 2011, 03:37:18 AM
Trying to figure out a link between those episodes (difficult, given that we don't know the last one and I've yet to spoil myself on the fourth one). Maybe they're just doing it like the Adventure Time DVD, mostly a random spread.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on December 20, 2011, 09:03:18 AM
EDIT: Episode 13 revealed:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/12/s2e12-episode-name-and-title-revealed.html

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S2 Ep. 13

Title: Baby Cakes
Airdate: January 14, 2012
Synopsis: Pinkie Pie tries babysitting Cake's twin toddlers but finds it harder than she thought.

Now that's gonna be interesting.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 20, 2011, 10:21:39 AM
Will it get us that leaked Pinkie song, though?

I had a discussion with someone over that recently *by which I mean mid November), who was quite adamant that such a song didn't really sound like something that would work in an actual episode, and was more something you'd find on an official soundtrack. I, having only hear it on accident and, not wanting to be spoiled, didn't listen very closely, didn't have much to refute it with other than the continual official statement that any sort of official soundtrack is so tied up in rights issues and red tape that it probably won't happen/

Point is, I need some sort of real release of that song to settle this matter. And because, from what little I did pay attention to, it's an awesome song.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: David on December 20, 2011, 10:29:22 AM
EDIT: Episode 13 revealed:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/12/s2e12-episode-name-and-title-revealed.html

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S2 Ep. 13

Title: Baby Cakes
Airdate: January 14, 2012
Synopsis: Pinkie Pie tries babysitting Cake's twin toddlers but finds it harder than she thought.

Now that's gonna be interesting.

Probability of leaked song being in this ep: Very high.
Also, where have the Cakes been hiding their kids all this time?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on December 24, 2011, 07:37:45 AM
The second new episode on that DVD volume has been exposed:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/12/season-2-episode-13-kind-of-last.html

Season 2 Episode 14
Title: The Last Roundup
Synopsis: Applejack disappears and the friends set out on a journey to find her
Air Date: January 21st, 2012
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on December 24, 2011, 12:26:32 PM
For the holidays:

http://www.youtube.com/v/H7rcfXZcUGI
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rattrap007 on December 24, 2011, 04:50:38 PM
For the holidays:

http://www.youtube.com/v/H7rcfXZcUGI
Pure awesome..
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 24, 2011, 09:14:35 PM
For the holidays:

http://www.youtube.com/v/H7rcfXZcUGI

From the comments:

Quote
Pinkie does not use a computer to do this. She just runs around turning all the light's on and off.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on December 30, 2011, 09:56:56 AM
Unconfirmed rumour on Episode 15:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/12/season-2-episode-15-super-speedy-cider.html

Quote
Season 2 Episode 15
Airdate: 1/28/12
Title: The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
Description: The Flim Flam brothers challenge the Apples to a Cider Making Contest for the farm.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 30, 2011, 12:59:42 PM
We need a Scootaloo episodes ASAP.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on December 30, 2011, 02:03:35 PM
I hear the Hub's starting a late night anime bloc that scootie will be perfect for:

http://www.youtube.com/v/VwZwuXeygyk?version=3
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on December 31, 2011, 02:24:28 AM
So, someone got a tour of the Italian Hasbro office or something and apparently dropped this hint about the end of Season 2:


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And lastly, i've asked her something was very surprised nobody told me to ask in my previous post. But she asked me not to tell it for the moment.


I will only tell you to keep an eye for episodes 26/27/28 of the second season of FIM.
And yes, there will be *o** *r** **i* c***a***r*.

So, someone got a tour of the Italian Hasbro office or something and apparently dropped this hint about the end of Season 2:


Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Also, interesting straight-maned Dash pic from the tour:

(http://i.imgur.com/JSCWB.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 31, 2011, 11:47:57 AM
From reading the ED comments last night, at least part of *o** *r** **i* c***a***r* appears to translate into More *r** **i* Characters.

Could be way off, it just seems to fit. And I haven't looked back, for all I know it's been solved by now.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on January 06, 2012, 07:42:46 AM
So, yeah... I made this (language warning for those who are slacking off at work. Also, seizure warning - some strobing in this):

http://www.youtube.com/v/GFFDZ8lq2_8

720p is best quality.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 07, 2012, 01:51:33 AM
New episode coming tomorrow, so that means one thing: anypony got a good downloading spot now that Ponyarchive bit the dust?

...am I allowed to ask that?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on January 07, 2012, 01:53:46 AM
Sorry. I'm not going to answer that. But you can probably find someplace. Equestria Daily always has youtube links up pretty fast in the episode dicussion post pretty quickly after an airing.

Anyways, we got another Dash episode coming up.

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/01/season-2-episode-16-read-it-and-weep.html

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Season 2 Episode 16: Read It and Weep
Summary:  Rainbow Dash secretly discovers the joys of reading when she's laid up in the hospital.
Air Date: February 4, 2012
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 07, 2012, 01:56:57 AM
So I figured. I get them off iTunes for myself, but I've found myself getting them to someone who otherwise has no access as well, hence my desire for easier downloads.

Also, where the devil is my Scootaloo episode?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on January 07, 2012, 10:53:57 AM
I think Family Appreciation Day will probably end up being my favourite episode of this season. Not because I thought it was fantastically original - though the zap apples and timberwolves thing was rather creative - but due to a huge emotional bias, with it airing so close to the time my Grandma Adah died last year. Having only one grandparent left now, this was a great reminder on just how awesome they are.

Also because of that utterly blunt potshot they took at Wal-Mart with Filthy Rich's speech in the classroom. As a Portlandian who's seen more than one battle to keep those stores out of our neighbourhoods, that had me rolling on the floor. Kudos, writers. Kudos.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 07, 2012, 02:14:33 PM
Loved the Timberwolves, that was very cool. This show can get pretty freaky with the monster designs.

Good episode overall too, had a nice moral. Always nice when the joke elderly characters actually get some worthwhile depth.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on January 08, 2012, 05:21:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/sPvt8ZYSEAc

http://www.youtube.com/v/6vhNWzK_yGA
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on January 14, 2012, 04:00:39 PM
Unicorns can fly with their magic...Of course unicorns can fly with their magic.

Lovely episode, that was.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 14, 2012, 06:14:31 PM
Didn't care too much for it myself, but that's mostly because I really don't care for babies and things/humor related to them. That said, I did like the creepy hallway bit (with Trainspotting reference! Because why not), and the apparent weirdness of Pony genetics (sleeping-around comments to be ignored here).
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on January 15, 2012, 09:52:56 AM
Didn't care for it.  It was all sight gags and not much substance.  I like Pinkie in small doses, but really think she can't carry an episode well.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on January 17, 2012, 06:09:53 AM
Well, we have our Valentine's Day episode:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/01/episode-update-hearts-and-hooves-day.html

Episode: Hearts and Hooves Day
Summary: The Cutie Mark Crusaders make Miss Cheerilee and Big Macintosh fall in Love.
Air Date: February 11, 2011
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 17, 2012, 10:14:00 AM
Canon straight shipping? Fandom's going to go crazy for it :P
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on January 17, 2012, 10:22:51 PM
Canon straight shipping? Fandom's going to go crazy for it :P

You must be new here.  Under what possible conditions can you see a plan by the CMC working?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 17, 2012, 11:17:30 PM
Canon straight shipping? Fandom's going to go crazy for it :P

You must be new here.  Under what possible conditions can you see a plan by the CMC working?

I actually think they have a good shot of it working by accident.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 21, 2012, 11:43:28 AM
January 21, 2012: the day the fandom was validated:

http://www.youtube.com/v/geTCP666Yf4?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on January 21, 2012, 02:17:00 PM
Why did they have to go and make her a total idiot.  She's much better as a background character and not being confirmed as the village idiot.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 21, 2012, 05:03:04 PM
In her previous scene appearances she had already been portrayed as a bit of a dunce (see: pulling the tub plug on Nightmare Night, dropping a piano on Twilight's head), so it's actually keeping with her characterization thus far. All they've done here is officially name/voice her.

And I say, good for them. I think she turned out splendidly. I do hope she isn't overused in the future (and really, really hope there's nothing by way of a Very Special Episode involving her), but as it stands I'm quite excited that she's turned out this way.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on January 28, 2012, 12:17:41 PM
Okay, this is just getting scary.

From Hewlett Packard: (http://hewlettpackard.deviantart.com/)

Quote
Now, what we've all been waiting for *Drum Roll*:  HP is proud to announce that Hasbro/Hewlett-Packard operations are now in full swing, there's no going back now!  The famous little ponies that you all love have been approved for distribution and will appear on HP brand merchandise in the very near future.  My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic©  is the flagship brand of our partnership, so here's to a long partnership between the fine people at Hasbro and the fine people here at HP.  Hoping to make a more innovative world where families can "Get on and Pony on".  Only from Hewlett-Packard and Hasbro.

Keep a close eye on our gallery, and we'll be sure to upload some nice renders and photos of what we have in mind.  In light of the partnership, we are encouraging every person who sees the image to pass ideas on (tell us what they like and don't like about it), tell us how the product could affect and help families, and just elaborate on what they see.

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/028/6/9/sparkle_by_hp_by_hewlettpackard-d4nufzm.jpg)

Tech stat wise, it's supposed to have 2 gigs of memory, a 320 GB HD and a DVD drive, and a retail of $150-ish. (It's clearly an entry-level computer for just websurfing and DVD play,) I'm just boggled that they're now branding computers to tie into this line.

Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 28, 2012, 02:20:03 PM
Fancy, but a bit much for something that's so basic (unless you're the sort who has several computers of varying strength lying about).

Couple stickers works just as well, and they're about 2% the cost:

(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x207/RelaxingDragon1/LaptopStickers.png)

EDIT: Also, it ain't real: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/01/hewlett-packard-fim-laptops.html
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on January 28, 2012, 08:01:31 PM
Watched the new ep.

Dat song...

Though the best part was the Friendship letter: "I didn't learn anything!"
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on January 28, 2012, 09:23:36 PM
..am I hearing things or did they sneak the MST3K theme song in there?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF03LwE87Og#t=1m44s
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on January 28, 2012, 09:25:04 PM
No, you're hearing The Music Man in there, because that's what it's similar to.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on January 28, 2012, 09:33:07 PM
No, you're hearing The Music Man in there, because that's what it's similar to.

Well yes, I get that for a song as a whole.  That one small segment just reminded me of the MST3K theme.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 29, 2012, 12:50:41 PM
And also:

http://www.youtube.com/v/c0yxN0ZnQug?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 03, 2012, 07:47:57 AM
No time for Pony Doctor Jones!

http://www.movieweb.com/tv/TEmvPLDjFYpgqq/exclusive-indiana-jones
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on February 04, 2012, 07:21:15 AM
Upcoming episode:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/upcoming-episode-putting-your-hoof-down.html

Air date: March 3rd
Title: Putting Your Hoof Down
Synopsis: Iron Will helps Fluttershy become assertive.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on February 04, 2012, 09:05:48 AM
New episode thoughts:

This is probably gonna be another one of my favourite season 2 episodes. Anyone who's ever spent more than a day or two in a hospital knows just how spot-on Dash's boredom at the beginning was. The quick Bloefeld homage was cute, too.

And for a moment, I thought that crazy barking pony near the end was Trixie...

Good, solid episode.

Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on February 05, 2012, 03:07:23 PM
Bronies, do not let Bieber or Cyrus win this! http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/equestria-daily-nominated-for-shorty.html
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 09, 2012, 06:09:44 AM
iTunes accidentally leaked "Hearts and Hooves Day" early last night, it's down now, but of course it's everywhere.  People think it might have been a calculated move by Hasbro to see how much money they'd make.


Episode was great.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 09, 2012, 09:33:04 AM
I heard about that, and I think I read a spoiler on it in a comment thread as well. I'm still holding off until Saturday, purist that I am.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on February 11, 2012, 01:12:07 AM
New episode announcement:

Title: It's About Time
Air Date: March 10, 2012
Summary: Twilight receives a warning from her future self and drives herself crazy with worry.

If they don't have Dr. Whooves in this episode...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 11, 2012, 06:27:47 AM
They finally admitted that it was an intentional Doctor Who nod in Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 with him being the time keeper,
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Coragale on February 11, 2012, 09:29:16 PM
I'm glad I decided to poke my nose around the other boards. Best show in the history of anything ever, and that includes all those things that never existed.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 13, 2012, 04:02:21 PM
New episode announcement:

Title: It's About Time
Air Date: March 10, 2012
Summary: Twilight receives a warning from her future self and drives herself crazy with worry.

If they don't have Dr. Whooves in this episode...

More I think about it,the more I expect this to be a M.A. Larson episode and be entirely based on some episode of Star Trek.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on February 15, 2012, 10:18:16 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/3KoqV.jpg)

http://willheim.deviantart.com/art/working-brony-285318905 (http://willheim.deviantart.com/art/working-brony-285318905)

That is the composer for the show. William Anderson is awesome.

And he also apparently revealed some things about the end of the season:


http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/dhx-employees-confirmed-for-badass.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/dhx-employees-confirmed-for-badass.html)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on February 16, 2012, 01:24:47 PM
Finally watched the new episode. Very cute. The pet names thing was hilarious.

More interesting to me, though, was that they officially confirmed death happens in the pony world. I wonder if that means they've been given leeway to do an episode about what happened to Applejack's parents (since Lauren Faust has said she'd like to say they died, but that that was just too sad for such a kid's show)?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Slacker on February 16, 2012, 01:54:49 PM
I don't watch the show, but I'd like to Thank every brony that plays modern warfare online for making my day a little less filled with unintelligible profanity.

Thank you.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on February 16, 2012, 11:19:43 PM
for those who care, the ponies have apparently beaten 4Chan: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/we-dont-really-post-4chan-news-much.html
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 17, 2012, 12:20:28 AM
I've never used 4Chan before, and I don't plan to start. I'll stick to Ponychan, thanks :P
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on February 17, 2012, 08:43:06 AM
Full synopsis of upcoming Fluttershy episode:

Quote
When Fluttershy becomes tired of being pushed around for too long, she decides to seek some assertiveness training from self-help guru Iron Will.  With the help of her new teacher, she quickly transforms her unsure ways.

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/extended-synopsis-of-putting-your-hoof.html
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on February 18, 2012, 08:57:28 AM
Haven't watched new episode (I literally just woke up and am about to embark back into Skyrim for the day after eating breakfast), but there was a new episode announcement last night:

Episode: Dragon Quest
Air Date:  March 17, 2012)
Synopsis: Spike joins the Great Dragon Migration to discover his true identity, but it might not be what he really needs.

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/episode-announcement-dragon-quest.html
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on February 18, 2012, 12:11:18 PM
Sorry for triple post - but apparently there will be another schedule change: Starting March 3rd, new episodes will air at 1:00 PM EST, 10:00 AM PST.

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/scheduling-change-for-friendship-is.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/scheduling-change-for-friendship-is.html)

EDIT:  Wait...Now new eps conflict with DC Nation block on CN on West Coast...dammit.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 18, 2012, 06:40:27 PM
Absolutely adored the new episode, it was one of those ones that worked with me on a personal level. I'm the sort who a) loves making others happy (really, nothing gives me more of a satisfying ego boost), b) who can be profoundly irritating without quite realizing it, and c) mess things up quite by mistake. Also, that song's probably my new favorite of the show, usurping Winter Wrap Up and Find a Pet (glad it finally arrived, I've been waiting ages so I could stop worrying about the leak). Loved all the weird Pinkie animations in this one as well, especially the art shift in her head.

Good stuff all around. Also, Jayson Thiessen was at Animation on Display in SF today, so I got to hear him talk about the show (and again tomorrow, he's got a second panel). Met him for a short period a little later (he signed my Comic Con poster), he's a wonderfully nice dude.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 19, 2012, 10:01:43 PM
Episode reenforced Pinkies crippling abandonment issues.  Was a good episode, song was enjoyable.  One annoyance was a far to convenient resolution.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on February 20, 2012, 05:04:47 PM
EDIT: All fake. Dammit.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 20, 2012, 07:23:53 PM
I only skimmed the interview, but in regards to there being a Scootaloo episode, someone did ask Jayson that at the panel on Saturday. He just responded with "Gotta wait and see" :P
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 24, 2012, 09:16:17 PM
"The Last Roundup" finally made it to iTunes, and Derpy's name has been removed, and lines redubbed.

http://www.youtube.com/v/X2CRjPO73Dg

Don't really like that they removed the name drop, but considering Tabitha thought she was voicing a guy, I really don't mind the new voice.  Kind of like it.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on February 24, 2012, 09:21:57 PM
The hell?! Why would they do that? It was such a great nod to the fans. Boo.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 24, 2012, 09:36:24 PM
(http://dash.ponychan.net/chan/files/src/133014265347.gif)

But seriously, deep breaths first. Mixed feelings on the voice (old one sounded fine, gender issues and all), but the lack of the name drop (and they fixed her eyes too I believe) is most aggravating. Of course, the many YouTube editions and Torrents still have the original version, and I think the upcoming DVD release is unchanged as well, but still... if this has become Hasbro's official stance on the issue, then it's a darn shame. Especially if folks within the fandom whining are what caused it to begin with.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on February 25, 2012, 12:42:04 AM
http://kreoss.deviantart.com/journal/Derpy-287023334 (http://kreoss.deviantart.com/journal/Derpy-287023334)

A message from an animator. Derpy survives. She just probably won't be named. And remain a background pony.

And yes, the DVD will remain unchanged. Hopefully.

But seriously. This is a background character. The fans who are bitching should shut up. I know I got a bit uncomfortable hearing the voice. Having been around disabled kids a lot, I could tell instantly that it might not gel with those sensitive to the disabled. We older fans need to remember that we don't control the show. Unless there's an episode planned with a positive focus on Derpy and whatever condition she has, it's not right for us to scream and whine about this.

Because then we sound like ignorant children. And that's not what the show is about.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on February 25, 2012, 08:14:42 AM
In other words - holy shit, another Fluttershy episode is coming!

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/episode-hurricane-fluttershy.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/episode-hurricane-fluttershy.html)

Title: Hurricane Fluttershy
Air Date: March 24, 2012
Synopsis: Fluttershy needs to overcome her self consciousness in order to help Rainbow Dash and the other pegasi with the Rainy Season.[/
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 25, 2012, 05:51:47 PM
http://kreoss.deviantart.com/journal/Derpy-287023334 (http://kreoss.deviantart.com/journal/Derpy-287023334)

A message from an animator. Derpy survives. She just probably won't be named. And remain a background pony.

And yes, the DVD will remain unchanged. Hopefully.

But seriously. This is a background character. The fans who are bitching should shut up. I know I got a bit uncomfortable hearing the voice. Having been around disabled kids a lot, I could tell instantly that it might not gel with those sensitive to the disabled. We older fans need to remember that we don't control the show. Unless there's an episode planned with a positive focus on Derpy and whatever condition she has, it's not right for us to scream and whine about this.

Because then we sound like ignorant children. And that's not what the show is about.

The supremely negative reaction is rather disheartening, considering all the "Love and tolerance" we've branded ourselves with. But it's sort of an understandable gut reaction: that entire scene was something that, for lack of a better term, belonged to us. Whole rest of the show was the whole rest of the show, as usual, but for those few minutes, it was for the Bronies. It was ours, we crafted that, we took Derpy to become the fan mascot. I don't think any of us had any serious expectations that she would stick around as a voiced character in future episodes (she does work best as a background nod; I think m favorite recent appearance was of her in the snowglobe), but it was still nice to get that little treat. And now it seems to be gone, or at least rescinded in a way that takes that magic back (and, from a practical standpoint, really disrupts the flow of the scene). And then our reaction is such that it puts us in a bad light and takes away chances of ever getting such little nods again.

It's a mess all around, and I say that as someone who didn't even think about the mentally disabled thing until people started pointing it out (do I need to play my personal credentials here? I'd really rather not). I just saw her as Derpy being Derpy.

None of the above is meant in a hostile way, by the way, since I largely agree with you (especially that last sentence; can't stress that one enough), and the animator's statement was a good nerve-calmer :)
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Post by: The Lurker on February 25, 2012, 07:17:21 PM
The editing didn't seem to be very thorough.  You can still see her classic eyes in some frames
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on February 29, 2012, 04:19:56 PM
Hopefully this finally puts the whole Derpy flutter to freaking rest - from the writer of the episode: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/amy-keating-rogers-response-to-derpy.html
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Post by: Raefire on March 01, 2012, 03:11:41 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on March 05, 2012, 09:18:57 AM
Loved the Pinkie ep - haven't watched the new Fluttershy ep yet...

In the meantime, we got another future episode synposis:

Quote
Title: Season 2 Episode 23 - Ponyville Confidential
Air Date: March 31, 2012
Summary: The Cutie Mark Crusaders start a gossip column under the name Gabby Gums, but find it might not be worth the pain the stories cause other ponies.
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Post by: Raefire on March 06, 2012, 05:31:26 PM
Rumoured Season finale synopsis!

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/rumor-season-finale-synopsis-twilight.html

Quote
Not everything is rainbows and gumdrops in this two-part special that finds unicorn Twilight Sparkle digging up a wedding shocker as her brother Shining Armor prepares to get hitched.


...brother?

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120120224811/mlp/images/b/b3/Shining_Armor_and_Princess_Cadence_display.png)

Well, actually, yeah...That star on the cutie mark does look similar.

Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 06, 2012, 06:19:37 PM
I'm all for them expanding on the cast's family. Whatever it takes to get them to give us an explanation for Applejack's parents and Scootaloo's whatever-she's-got.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on March 07, 2012, 12:37:06 PM
I'm all for them expanding on the cast's family. Whatever it takes to get them to give us an explanation for Applejack's parents

I'm still wondering if that coffin in Hearts and Hooves Day was to prepare us for a possible explanation on the parents. I mean, Faust did say this a while back:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/12/lauren-fausts-animation-faq.html

Quote
Q:  Where are Applejack's parents?

 To put it bluntly, we just never figured it out.  I just liked the feeling of them living with their Granny, but keeping the family dynamic tight and small.  To be honest, I would like to simply say that they passed away somehow, but it's just too sad for a kids' show and I don't think it would have ever been approved.  There was brief discussion of them being traveling salesponies or explorers, but since we never needed the information in an episode, nothing was ever made official.  So it will have to remain a mystery until someone decides to define it.

With the show so popular now, the Education and Information tag being taken off of it with season 2, and the slight more leeway the staff has, I wouldn't be surprised if they did an episode about AJ's parents being dead now. I mean, they could argue that there are a lot of their target audience who've lost one or both of their parents, and that if handled right, mentioning something like that could make for a powerful episode.

Or they could just say "Hey, Disney kills a parent all the time, and the kids don't seem to mind. Harry Potter's parents are dead, too."

Either way, as sad as it is, I kinda hope that's where they lead us. Again, if done right, something like that could probably be one of the best episodes of the series.

Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: David on March 08, 2012, 01:48:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/4igWjESBpsg
This is why I'm a fan of My Little Pony.  8)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 08, 2012, 02:32:29 PM
There's like half a dozen Star Trek episodes that this could be based on...

Please be a MA Larson episode.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on March 08, 2012, 03:50:37 PM
"Is there some kind of epic pony war going in the future?"

You hear that? That's the sound of all the fanfic writers squeeing.

Whooves better make a cameo in this episode...Even just walking by in the background.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 10, 2012, 07:48:38 PM
Equestria is neat and time paradox free!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on March 11, 2012, 09:12:22 AM
Upcoming episode announcement:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/episode-announcement-mmmystery-on.html

Quote
Title: MMMystery on the Friendship Express
Air Date: April 7, 2012
Summary: A cake Pinkie Pie is guarding for a contest is ruined on the way to Canterlot and an investigation begins.

This better have David Suchet as a guest star.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 11, 2012, 03:53:36 PM
Equestria is neat and time paradox free!

Loved this episode. Time-related/changing-your-fate stuff always makes me giddy.

Also, this marks at least the second Twilight episode that's about teaching her not to worry about things she can't understand or change. I think somepony's trying to tell her something.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 11, 2012, 04:59:56 PM
I'm now convinced that Cerberus is Luna's pet.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 13, 2012, 08:36:02 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Eh5y6.jpg)

Coincidence, or second Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy joke in the show?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 13, 2012, 08:45:25 PM
It's possible a flower pot is just a flower pot.

Now, if it were a whale...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on March 14, 2012, 08:27:55 AM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_luy8vaxmpM1qhejp9o1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1331825132&Signature=ZFlIEJT8SOet1shUB5HgWUE55HQ%3D)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 19, 2012, 12:23:15 PM
Clips for this weeks episode, lots of new Pegasus models, including one very big white Pegasus, that needs a space Mutiny name (I say Big Mclargehuge)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvCk0n7Ggdo

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1463030084001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAocraEwE~,3x9DnTXoVWYTjOYco_elvChHdiuw8n1b
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Coragale on March 19, 2012, 12:44:19 PM
Clips for this weeks episode, lots of new Pegasus models, including one very big white Pegasus, that needs a space Mutiny name (I say Big Mclargehuge)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvCk0n7Ggdo

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1463030084001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAocraEwE~,3x9DnTXoVWYTjOYco_elvChHdiuw8n1b

Big McLargehooves?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on March 19, 2012, 12:50:09 PM
Bob Johnson.

Oh, wait...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on March 20, 2012, 07:28:02 PM
Just a note for the pony fans.

Spring begins today in the northern hemisphere.  Which means Winter is over, so cue the song.

And this also means that once again, winter is coming...
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on March 21, 2012, 05:38:29 PM
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html

Quote
A few weeks back at the Toronto Comic Con, John De Lancie popped up on a panel to answer a few questions from the audience.  Someone jokingly asked him if he would continue voicing for animation, and his response is... interesting to say the least:
Quote
"I've actually done another my little pony, which is coming out".

 :o
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on March 23, 2012, 02:12:38 PM
Someone found a preview for the season finale after watching Dragon Quest OnDemand. Sadly, he has a horrible camera.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 23, 2012, 02:45:49 PM
Post the nice quality one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v22MtrcPgig


Clones.... It's going to be like the end of the Pokemon movie and I'm going to be in tears...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on March 23, 2012, 02:55:33 PM
The nice quality one wasn't up when I posted that...

TWILIGHT MAGIC GUN WTF
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on March 23, 2012, 03:12:49 PM
EqDers caught this:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: David on March 23, 2012, 06:20:01 PM
This is how Friendship is Magic does little girly frou-frou wedding episodes.
(http://i.imgur.com/FXJsG.gif)
 8)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on March 25, 2012, 06:06:11 PM
Fuck all you Australians..

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/full-dvd-set-coming-to-australia-for.html

Bloomin' bastards.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 25, 2012, 10:56:32 PM
Fuck all you Australians..

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/full-dvd-set-coming-to-australia-for.html

Bloomin' bastards.

Don't even have the decency to be like their British pseudo-cousins and make it Region 0.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on March 27, 2012, 11:38:54 AM
Welp, I suppose it's time to out myself...

My name's Raefire, and I'm a fanfic writer.

-http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2971/Night-of-the-Shy-(Revamp) (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2971/Night-of-the-Shy-(Revamp)) My current fic, a big, dark, epic action fic (revamped from the horrible original version that I've since taken down...)

-http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2074/Dimension-Twist%3A-The-Cut-Sequence (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2074/Dimension-Twist%3A-The-Cut-Sequence) My Kim Possible crossover. Featured on Equestria Daily a few months back!

I've got a third one-shot, but as it's inspired by the infamous Cupcakes...yeah. Find it yourself.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on March 27, 2012, 11:47:04 AM
No no no, back in with you. Baaack it on in.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Coragale on March 27, 2012, 11:59:26 AM
My only fanfiction experience is Yu-Gi-Oh Fanfiction and my own Waldorf Salad Fanfic. Between those two, I'd say my view is skewed, to say the least.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: David on March 27, 2012, 01:55:26 PM
I've got a third one-shot, but as it's inspired by the infamous Cupcakes...yeah. Find it yourself.
:gouge:
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 27, 2012, 02:01:06 PM
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/12/story-first-week-of-winter.html

Eat your heart out, folks :P
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on March 27, 2012, 04:54:42 PM
SEASON 3 SPOILER TWEETED BY TARA STRONG!

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Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 27, 2012, 06:48:45 PM
Sooo many spoilers in this thread, all of which I avoid like the plague. Can't I just be surprised for once?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 27, 2012, 07:08:54 PM
Sooo many spoilers in this thread, all of which I avoid like the plague. Can't I just be surprised for once?


With hub doing a full month long marketing blitz to promote the finale...

no.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 27, 2012, 07:44:25 PM
Sooo many spoilers in this thread, all of which I avoid like the plague. Can't I just be surprised for once?


With hub doing a full month long marketing blitz to promote the finale...

no.

I've been pretty good about avoiding that one, actually, mostly since I never watch TV (or get that channel anyway).
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on March 28, 2012, 03:12:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/At6O6.jpg)

Pegasi wings are freaking STRONG.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 28, 2012, 03:23:11 PM
Quite possibly the best pony fanfic-related site ever: http://wtfponyfanfiction.tumblr.com/ (beware! Contains clop and the mocking thereof)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on March 31, 2012, 11:35:00 AM
My friend was talking about this, how popular it was and that the male fans are called Bronys.

Hilarious, I'm gonna have to check this out.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on March 31, 2012, 05:51:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/At6O6.jpg)

Pegasi wings are freaking STRONG.

Well, to be fair, we don't know what it's 1000 of...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 31, 2012, 06:04:17 PM
Tomorrow's Foxtrot.

(http://i.imgur.com/8U41S.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on March 31, 2012, 08:05:29 PM
So...Don't visit Fimfiction.net until after tomorrow. They just changed the font to Comic Sans and all the pony names in stories to the G1 counterpart names...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Tripe on March 31, 2012, 08:42:01 PM
Tomorrow's Foxtrot.

(http://i.imgur.com/8U41S.jpg)

I don't know, he seems like he'd be among the core group of young male fans really.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Darth Geek on March 31, 2012, 08:49:18 PM
Tomorrow's Foxtrot.

(http://i.imgur.com/8U41S.jpg)

I don't know, he seems like he'd be among the core group of young male fans really.
No, Jason rejects girlie stuff on principle.

Great strip, I love Foxtrot!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Tripe on March 31, 2012, 08:57:24 PM
But that's kind of the case with the bronies themselves anyway, isn't it?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Coragale on March 31, 2012, 10:17:35 PM
I'm not sure what you're trying to say, bro. I think Jason's reaction would be how it is; outrage at a "corruption" of something he loves.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Darth Geek on April 01, 2012, 06:33:20 AM
I'm not sure what you're trying to say, bro. I think Jason's reaction would be how it is; outrage at a "corruption" of something he loves.
Yeah. Jason could get into it if he gave it a chance, but he doesn't. He's really very sexist that way.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on April 01, 2012, 07:53:12 AM
Guild Wars update notes: http://www.guildwars.com/support/gameupdates/default.php Under Elementalist: "All magic damage is now based on rank in the Friendship attribute."

On Bethesda's forums, almost all the threads have "My Little Pony" in front of them... http://forums.bethsoft.com/forum/18-community-discussion/

Also this: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/04/new-welovefine-product-hoof-hands.html
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on April 01, 2012, 08:51:51 AM
...and fimfiction.net's back to normal.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on April 01, 2012, 01:51:37 PM
A Brony with lots of resources is working on the first full fan episode. He has an orchestra and everything. He's released a sneak peek of his animatic. Looks pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-Ne10kapKNw
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 02, 2012, 08:10:54 PM
Since it's now on Neftlix streaming I've watched a few episodes, can't say I'm hooked but I will probably watch more. 
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on April 02, 2012, 08:21:36 PM
Since it's now on Neftlix streaming I've watched a few episodes, can't say I'm hooked but I will probably watch more. 

That's what I said after the first few episodes... last night I went to McDonalds just to get a MLP toy... THEY DIDN'T HAVE THEM.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on April 02, 2012, 09:05:49 PM
Since it's now on Neftlix streaming I've watched a few episodes, can't say I'm hooked but I will probably watch more. 

By episode 7 most people know if it's for them or not. 
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Coragale on April 02, 2012, 09:34:58 PM
I knew by episode 1. Episode 2 really got me, though. "You little foals"... Pony puns are the greatest.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 03, 2012, 12:07:10 AM
When you get to a point where you see something like this in your dreams (and react accordingly), that's when you know you've arrived.
(http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k383/science-fox/ohgodno.gif)

Or when you get to Dragonshy. Whichever comes first.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on April 03, 2012, 12:27:00 AM
So far I've only watched about half of the first episode.  (I was watching with my wife, and she decided she was done.)  I'm still curious enough to finish, just now I know it'll have to be on my own time, and I can no longer have the excuse of there being a female in the room.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on April 03, 2012, 07:37:56 AM
So, my new oneshot story is out now: Family & Friends (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/18822/Family-%26amp%3B-Friends)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on April 04, 2012, 07:08:22 PM
...I'll just leave this here:

http://www.youtube.com/v/YPjFavgKO5I

The comments on this are cracking me up so much. Oh, haters...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 08, 2012, 06:06:45 PM
I'm up to 10 or so episodes, really needed to watch some stuff like this show this weekend. 

The writing does have it's moments, I kind of hope Netflix get's more seasons.

The cute parasite show cracked me up, poor ponies, needing some of this:
(http://www.bimedaus.com/media/k2/items/cache/56dab2b3675237b0ba79395c67ee9ae4_XL.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on April 08, 2012, 09:12:55 PM
I'm up to 10 or so episodes, really needed to watch some stuff like this show this weekend. 

The writing does have it's moments, I kind of hope Netflix get's more seasons.

The cute parasite show cracked me up, poor ponies, needing some of this:
(http://www.bimedaus.com/media/k2/items/cache/56dab2b3675237b0ba79395c67ee9ae4_XL.jpg)
They've already said that season 2 will be added sometime after the season 2 finale, which is in two weeks.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on April 08, 2012, 09:29:24 PM
Just finished up season one (after already watching what's available of season 2). Man, near the end, season one is really great... possibly better than season 2. I thought "Over a Barrel" was really funny in particular. "Owl's Well That Ends Well", although not really an original plot, actually made me tear up since I have a bit of a fear of being replaced as well as jealousy issues.

There's a sense of impending doom as season two comes to a close... I've grown to love this show and I need MOAR PONIES.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on April 08, 2012, 09:44:23 PM
So I didn't care much for this last episode.  Much like Mare Do Well, I thought you had a bunch of characters acting way out of character.  None of them would destroy something that meant so much to Pinkie and the Cakes.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 08, 2012, 10:04:45 PM
I actually loved this past episode. I will admit those moments were a tad out of character (though they work better when you realize the three girls were operating independently and without knowing the others were in on it. They also wisely left Applejack out of the proceedings. Plus, as the ending of the episode shows, ponies in general just seem to have poor self control when it comes to sweets), but the overall comedy that comes from it being a Pinkie episode more than made up for it. The three flashbacks Pinkie has when she's accusing the other bakers -the vaudeville, the Bond, and the ninja- were pretty much brilliant. Plus the entire mystery section was great, Sherlock hats and all. This one will probably end up in my Top 10 for the show.

Down to the wire now, though. Just one two-part season finale away from months and months of no new ponies (the horror).
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on April 08, 2012, 10:13:17 PM
Thoughts as I watch the new episode.

Not too excited about the premise... there's not much that hasn't been done with the train mystery plot. That plus the fact that I don't think Pinkie can carry an episode (with a few exceptions) makes me wary.

BOO! Bubble pipes suck. EVERY. SINGLE. CARTOON. There's ALWAYS a Sherlock episode and there's always a damned bubble pipe.

Standard progression for this plot so far...

They are really milking the bubble pipe.

Lifting up Gustav's feathers was good

I also don't really buy that
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Overall, a disappointing and needless take on this tired formula.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on April 09, 2012, 08:57:16 AM
This is old but I just now found it.
(http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/tumblr_lgq1e20m131qeuz19)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on April 14, 2012, 04:11:01 PM
Got another new oneshot fic. Enjoy: http://www.fimfiction.net/story/20808/The-Alicorn
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 15, 2012, 02:12:16 PM
I got up bright and early yesterday, despite having gotten very little sleep the night before, because I thought the season finale started airing then. But it's actually next week. And they then showed the Derpy-less version of The Last Roundup, which made me sad.

And that's my pony story of the weekend.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on April 21, 2012, 10:33:44 AM
Pony Hell is a real place apparently.  @_@
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 21, 2012, 11:06:54 AM
Or at least Canterlot's got a lot of forgotten, unused cavern space.

Dug this episode, definitely felt like a good and proper season finale (as opposed to the first season). And while I was sorta hoping for a Discord appearance, I'll take another new villain/monster any day. Plus, this episode had about three songs, which is always appreciated (and DJ-P0N3! As someone who dodged all the previews, that was a nice surprise).

So, thus ends another season of them ponies. Good stuff. Gonna have to list out my top 5 for the season or some such thing now I guess.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on April 21, 2012, 03:54:39 PM
I was a bit disappointed with Cadance and Shining Armor.  They ended up being very forgettable characters in a  series that has produced a ton of interesting one-off characters.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 21, 2012, 10:09:18 PM
I finished up season 1, waiting for Netflix to get season 2.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Coragale on April 21, 2012, 11:22:39 PM
Daily Motion has the majority of it, I believe.

I really liked the finale. One of the funniest things I've seen was
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.

I thought it was a good ending, and I enjoyed the characters. I'm finding it hard to say anything without spoilers. -_-
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on April 23, 2012, 08:14:38 PM
AV Club did a fantastic review of the finale.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-royal-wedding,72535/
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on April 26, 2012, 06:16:59 AM
Not going to lie, I wish this was how the season ended.  Just at the end of part 1, do a season ending cliffhanger.  Twilight's sent to pony hell, ominous music playing.  Then the happy, bubbly theme song and a 4 month wait.

http://www.youtube.com/v/HrKAJU7UDV0

(http://i.imgur.com/tTrPm.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 26, 2012, 11:08:50 AM
I can picture riots in the street. Colorful, slightly perplexedly-aged riots.

When I watched it I did think that the Part 2 segment wouldn't be airing until the following Saturday. Good thing I didn't turn the TV off right away I guess.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Coragale on April 27, 2012, 07:31:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Fp32TigGfZk

This makes me chuckle. And want these mods.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on April 28, 2012, 02:52:49 PM
Revised one of my fics, and now it's the second fic of mine to make it to EqD: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/04/story-family-friends.html
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on April 28, 2012, 03:46:46 PM
Revised one of my fics, and now it's the second fic of mine to make it to EqD: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/04/story-family-friends.html

Yeah, I saw that on the front page. I don't read fanfics... except for hilariously bad ones, but congrats on that.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 28, 2012, 11:03:41 PM
Revised one of my fics, and now it's the second fic of mine to make it to EqD: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/04/story-family-friends.html

Just saw that, Kudos dude. I'll add it to my freakishly long to-read queue.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on May 01, 2012, 10:13:31 PM
Must post because it's great:

http://www.youtube.com/v/y-1dyaFyDLk
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Bastard Poetry on May 02, 2012, 02:29:11 AM
adecoy95 makes great videos.

My favorites are these two:

Pinkie Pie Breaks the Fourth Wall For the Last Time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXIHH6C61I0

Game of Ponies Intro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMqz_vc22_g

Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on May 02, 2012, 12:05:45 PM
That Game of Ponies one is amazing...Makes me wish I still had After Effects.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Bastard Poetry on May 02, 2012, 10:33:36 PM
If they were to open Season 3 with that intro, my nerd-pants would rip free of the suspenders and explode.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on May 03, 2012, 06:29:54 PM
...video games are canon:

http://www.youtube.com/v/7URogxWx_aE
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Gandalf Lundgren on May 05, 2012, 09:39:03 PM
I know it's really popular but i've never watched it.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 06, 2012, 08:59:26 AM
Season 1 is on Netflix.   Give it a try.

(http://i.imgur.com/tTrPm.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: monstermoviefanchicknj on May 06, 2012, 12:06:10 PM
I know it's really popular but i've never watched it.

Neither have I.  I'm not really sure I can dredge up enough interest to see it though.  I'll have to see if YouTube has it.  I don't get that TV channel, to my knowledge anyway.

Edit:  Couldn't last 5 minutes without shutting that godawful pain parade off.  Twilight Sparkle!?  Are you kidding me?  Thanks but no thanks.  Too cutesy and nauseating for me.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 06, 2012, 12:12:06 PM
I know it's really popular but i've never watched it.

Neither have I.  I'm not really sure I can dredge up enough interest to see it though.  I'll have to see if YouTube has it.  I don't get that TV channel, to my knowledge anyway.

Youtube doesn't deserve the hits. Use this:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xjx63z_my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-episode-1-the-mare-in-the-moon-pilot-part-1-2_shortfilms (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xjx63z_my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-episode-1-the-mare-in-the-moon-pilot-part-1-2_shortfilms)

There's the first part of the first episode. That channel has all of them. If that episode doesn't grab you, I'd suggest checking out the first episode of season two, which is called "Lesson Zero" (I believe). It kind of showcases the OTHER side of MLP. If you hate both of those, I doubt you'll like any of them.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 06, 2012, 01:43:38 PM
I know it's really popular but i've never watched it.

Neither have I.  I'm not really sure I can dredge up enough interest to see it though.  I'll have to see if YouTube has it.  I don't get that TV channel, to my knowledge anyway.

Edit:  Couldn't last 5 minutes without shutting that godawful pain parade off.  Twilight Sparkle!?  Are you kidding me?  Thanks but no thanks.  Too cutesy and nauseating for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk6mI2QQsyg

Try the season 2 premier.  Has John de Lancie all but reprising the role of Q.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 06, 2012, 01:48:24 PM
Oh, I didn't notice who I was talking to. There's no point talking to this person, really.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Coragale on May 06, 2012, 02:29:21 PM
You have terrible taste.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on May 07, 2012, 03:08:44 PM
Mares and gentlecolts, I give you one badass fanart:

(http://i.imgur.com/S9uCV.jpg)
http://ziom05.deviantart.com/#/d4yqucb (http://ziom05.deviantart.com/#/d4yqucb)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on May 07, 2012, 06:51:02 PM
Mares and gentlecolts, I give you one badass fanart:

(http://i.imgur.com/S9uCV.jpg)
http://ziom05.deviantart.com/#/d4yqucb (http://ziom05.deviantart.com/#/d4yqucb)

That's just asking to be made into a T-shirt.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 09, 2012, 09:25:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/F6BDvfgRF4s

Eeyup.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on May 09, 2012, 11:13:33 AM
Two songs nominated for Daytime Emmy! http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/05/daniel-ingram-nominated-for-outstanding.html
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 10, 2012, 09:42:35 AM
Those two songs are good choices. I was hoping it wasn't "Smile Smile Smile". Everybody but me seems to love that song. For me, starting with "my name is _____ and I'm here to say" is a HUGE strike against a song. Also, using "turn that frown upside down" is a huge no-no.

Becoming Popular isn't bad. It's probably one of the better songs lyrically, although I don't really dig the style of music. Find A Pet Song, though, is awesome. The instrumentation is very impressive, and "may the games begin" gives me shivers.


Oh, and season two is now on Netflix, apparently.

EDIT: I guess these nominations are for 2011 only, so the last half of season one and the first half of season two were eligible. That would mean Art of the Dress and At the Gala would be eligible. I think those two are better than the nominated songs. At the Gala is by far my favorite MLP song. It's a great homage to Into the Woods' finale, while surpassing it handily IMO.

This Day Aria will be eligible next year, and I hope it's nominated. Lyrically, it's a bit shaky, but it deserves recognition for the incredibly clever chord structure. When the fake Cadance is singing her verses, the chord structure implies a certain chord will come next, but does something different, which in music is called deceptive cadence. So, yeah. That's awesome.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 10, 2012, 09:57:41 AM

Oh, and season two is now on Netflix, apparently.


I just checked and yup, season 2 is up...  No Phillies game on tonight so I guess I'll watch a few...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 10, 2012, 09:58:56 AM
I just checked and yup, season 2 is up...  No Phillies game on tonight so I guess I'll watch a few...

Fillies beat Phillies every time.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 10, 2012, 10:05:02 AM
I just checked and yup, season 2 is up...  No Phillies game on tonight so I guess I'll watch a few...

Fillies beat Phillies every time.

Don't remind me how poorly the Phillies have been playing... :'(
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 10, 2012, 10:33:25 AM
Those two songs are good choices. I was hoping it wasn't "Smile Smile Smile". Everybody but me seems to love that song. For me, starting with "my name is _____ and I'm here to say" is a HUGE strike against a song. Also, using "turn that frown upside down" is a huge no-no.

Becoming Popular isn't bad. It's probably one of the better songs lyrically, although I don't really dig the style of music. Find A Pet Song, though, is awesome. The instrumentation is very impressive, and "may the games begin" gives me shivers.


Oh, and season two is now on Netflix, apparently.

EDIT: I guess these nominations are for 2011 only, so the last half of season one and the first half of season two were eligible. That would mean Art of the Dress and At the Gala would be eligible. I think those two are better than the nominated songs. At the Gala is by far my favorite MLP song. It's a great homage to Into the Woods' finale, while surpassing it handily IMO.

This Day Aria will be eligible next year, and I hope it's nominated. Lyrically, it's a bit shaky, but it deserves recognition for the incredibly clever chord structure. When the fake Cadance is singing her verses, the chord structure implies a certain chord will come next, but does something different, which in music is called deceptive cadence. So, yeah. That's awesome.

Smile Smile Smile is actually my favorite pony song, in the sense that it's so freakishly enjoyable that I don't have any sort of quibbles with the how the lyrics are made up. It just cheers me right up to here it, especially when the first chorus starts up.

That said, I'm very glad that May the Best Pet Win got the nomination, as that's a great song. Very well put together, like something out of a real musical. As for Becoming Popular, yeah, At the Gala or (especially) Art of the Dress would've been better options. But most award shows have no memory of anything that happened prior to August of a given year, so those were likely to be forgotten anyway.

Meanwhile:
http://www.youtube.com/v/IugE2hfYxm0?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 10, 2012, 10:57:47 AM
Find a pet also gets a boost by being a master race duet. 

Smile isn't at the top of my list, but it was very catchy.  Top 3 songs in s2 would be Find a Pet, This Day Aria, and the Flim and Flam song.  Hearts and Hooves Day song was also great.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on May 10, 2012, 01:01:13 PM
Smile Smile Smile is actually my favorite pony song, in the sense that it's so freakishly enjoyable that I don't have any sort of quibbles with the how the lyrics are made up. It just cheers me right up to here it, especially when the first chorus starts up.

I'll admit, I've warmed to it because it is catchy. If a song has lyrics, though, I'm picky about them. If they're there, they should say something, say it well, and it shouldn't be so cliched.

Quote
Meanwhile:
http://www.youtube.com/v/IugE2hfYxm0?version=3&hl=en_US

I can't watch this enough.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 10, 2012, 03:44:26 PM
bookmark
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on May 14, 2012, 01:57:06 PM
John DeLancie is fucking awesome: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/257527888/bronycon-the-documentary
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 14, 2012, 08:43:08 PM
John de Lanice has been around Trekkies for 30 years, Bronies are far more grounded and normal.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 15, 2012, 09:04:42 AM
I'm about half way through season 2 on Netflix.  Didn't think the start of the season had much to offer older audience folks, but has been getting better.
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Post by: Coragale on May 15, 2012, 09:05:49 AM
I'm about half way through season 2 on Netflix.  Didn't think the start of the season had much to offer older audience folks, but has been getting better.

I think Discord was appropriate for all the fans. On of my favorites in the series. And let's not forget insane Twilight.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 17, 2012, 10:19:22 PM
Finished season 2.

The MMMmystery one was pretty cool, I doubt the target age group has seen the movies they parodied in that one.  I guess they relaxed the standards a bit for the finale, wasn't expecting the bad guys to be that nasty.

Noticed one in season 1 I don't think was on Netflix before (the one with the buffalo vs. the settlers), either that or I somehow missed it.  Guess I'm officially hooked, after that I went and watched Sonic Rainboom again....
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 17, 2012, 11:13:09 PM
Finished season 2.

The MMMmystery one was pretty cool, I doubt the target age group has seen the movies they parodied in that one.

Guess I'm the only one who thought those parodies were weak and uninspired. It's probably my least favorite episode.

Anyway, yeah, once you go back and rewatch one, there's no going back. You're a brony, dude.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Coragale on May 17, 2012, 11:24:39 PM
So, if any of you bros are cool, you should download LackeyCCG, get the MLP:CCG plugin, and play it. You can go to mlpccg.com to check out the sorta rules, and then you can build a deck and play. From 12:00 am Friday to 12:00 am Saturday, there's Friday Night Friendship, where you play and report wins and losses.

Also, from what I understand, the new update *sh/could* be on Saturday, so then new cards will be playable.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Darth Geek on May 18, 2012, 05:14:25 AM
So, if any of you bros are cool, you should download LackeyCCG, get the MLP:CCG plugin, and play it. You can go to mlpccg.com to check out the sorta rules, and then you can build a deck and play. From 12:00 am Friday to 12:00 am Saturday, there's Friday Night Friendship, where you play and report wins and losses.

Also, from what I understand, the new update *sh/could* be on Saturday, so then new cards will be playable.
:spammer:
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on June 02, 2012, 10:42:21 PM
I guess they relaxed the standards a bit for the finale, wasn't expecting the bad guys to be that nasty.

The bad guys were nasty? Frikkin' Twilight cracks one of the changeling's heads over her knee! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRFNPsH0ZT4&t=0m44s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRFNPsH0ZT4&t=0m44s)

I enjoyed the finale, but it should've been a 3-parter. It just felt like it moved way too fast for me.

Still excited for season 3.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 03, 2012, 11:54:55 AM
Both the opening episodes and the finale of season 2 should've been drawn out into 3-parters. Kudos to the show for being ambitious, but things just got too rushed when they were forced to contain it within less than 45 minutes.

Or they should go for broke and get the feature length movie going. Because really, all the other generations of pony got movies. When does G4 get its shot at the Smooze?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 03, 2012, 01:10:59 PM
Should have seasoned ended after part one, and go for a full summer cliffhanger.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on June 08, 2012, 08:17:49 PM
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/160/e/a/what_is_friendship__by_tweevle-d52vhk4.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 09, 2012, 12:19:23 AM
Pinkie's looking seriously intense back there.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 13, 2012, 05:18:07 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1ADRs4FR5DI/T9kOzgEeCwI/AAAAAAAAtK8/nXtkRY9Mk2M/s400/andrew-wk-pony-640.jpg)

Apparently Andrew WK's favorite pony is Pinkie Pie. Makes sense, as they are both largely one-dimensional and obsessed with partying. :P
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on June 17, 2012, 10:31:29 AM
Ponibooru's going dark on August 17th. They stopped upload capability today. Everyone transition to Derpibooru (http://derpiboo.ru/) and http://Bronibooru.com (http://Bronibooru.com)!

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/06/ponibooru-shuts-down.html#idc-container (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/06/ponibooru-shuts-down.html#idc-container)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Raefire on June 20, 2012, 06:58:03 PM
Okay, random observation question time after an episode rewatch:

...What the hell was a sea serpent doing so far upriver in Everfree? There's no visible sea anywhere nearby. Are they like salmon or something?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on June 20, 2012, 08:44:04 PM
Everfree doesn't follow the rest of Equestria's rules. IT'S CRAZY!!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 30, 2012, 01:31:30 PM
Faust panel livestream from Bronycon  (4:00-5:00 EST)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Darth Geek on June 30, 2012, 01:33:20 PM
Faust panel livestream from Bronycon  (4:00-5:00 EST)
There is a deal with the Devil involved in becoming a Brony? I KNEW IT!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 30, 2012, 01:49:22 PM
Forgot the link and it's almost over.  Sorry.

http://www.livestream.com/everfreemedia
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 30, 2012, 10:04:10 PM
Doctor Whooves official name is Time Turner, and they dropped a Doctor who joke on the back of the card.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R57hcia53Wk/T--lIb5OnUI/AAAAAAAAu4M/T9nZwTwdg7k/s320/1.jpg)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6gklyfYfQ1r83frqo2_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on July 01, 2012, 02:40:43 PM
Happy Canada Day from the Ponies!

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/3608/canadaponies.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Darth Geek on July 01, 2012, 04:06:01 PM
Happy Canada Day from the Ponies!

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/3608/canadaponies.png)
I may not be a Brony, but that is fucking funny!

And I'm sure they do an adorable rendition of Uncle Fucker.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: David on July 01, 2012, 04:18:19 PM
Happy Canada Day from the Ponies!

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/3608/canadaponies.png)
I may not be a Brony, but that is fucking funny!

And I'm sure they do an adorable rendition of Uncle Fucker.


Oh but you must see the whole thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Ay_1IZGxMaA#t=3629s
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Darth Geek on July 01, 2012, 04:19:57 PM
Happy Canada Day from the Ponies!

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/3608/canadaponies.png)
I may not be a Brony, but that is fucking funny!

And I'm sure they do an adorable rendition of Uncle Fucker.


Oh but you must see the whole thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Ay_1IZGxMaA#t=3629s
No. No, I really mustn't.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Bastard Poetry on July 02, 2012, 05:02:17 PM
My wife and I watched the whole thing, and we were in tears from laughing so hard!

1:05:30 was the point where I stopped breathing.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on July 02, 2012, 07:04:48 PM
My wife and I watched the whole thing, and we were in tears from laughing so hard!

1:05:30 was the point where I stopped breathing.

Say what you want about the Bronies, but they have some awesome AV skills. And speaking of saying about the Bronies...

(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/9029/mikebrony1.png)

Okay, I'll be heading to the bomb shelter before the folks at EQD get here...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on July 02, 2012, 08:14:18 PM
Clearly a brilliant marketing ploy to get the attention of the bronies, and then release a rifftrax of the first few episodes.

It's the perfect plan!
(http://i.imgur.com/dy3yF.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Coragale on July 02, 2012, 09:24:00 PM
Even if it's a joke, KINDA pissed about it.
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Post by: Tupin on July 02, 2012, 10:51:12 PM
I honestly think both sides took it a little bit too seriously. Incredibly ironic to both, too.

I would buy a Rifftrax of the episodes. I think many people would. At least Mike acknowledged he could do better joke-wise.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on July 03, 2012, 07:10:01 AM
At least Mike acknowledged he could do better joke-wise.

That was the thing that bothered me. And it's the reason I haven't bought a rifftrax in many a moon: he seems to go for the low-hanging fruit too quickly.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on July 03, 2012, 08:35:17 AM
That tweet definitely rubs me the wrong way, probably because the joke doesn't seem to be that "chubby little pervs" is an overreaction. That part seems to be the straight set-up for the space colony bit.

I'm just kind of getting sick of people ignorantly judging bronies. I don't think it'll ever be funny to me anymore. It may be a joke, but it's usually also really what they think, and I've put up with enough of that already.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on July 03, 2012, 04:04:57 PM
Come on everyone. Group hug.
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4lzwlrOtG1r20q4to1_500.png)
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Post by: Darth Geek on July 03, 2012, 04:34:38 PM
Come on everyone. Group hug.
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4lzwlrOtG1r20q4to1_500.png)

I'm feeling a sensation altogether new to me. And I love it!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on July 03, 2012, 04:37:15 PM
Spurred on my this discussion, I did finally finish watching the pilot episodes on Netflix.

...spurred, get it?  See what I did there?  ...ahem.

What did I think?  Thank you for asking, invisable reader from the future.  Well I liked it enough to start watching the next episode before I had to get ready for work.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on July 03, 2012, 05:15:00 PM
I tell people the pilot isn't the best representation of the show, but it's kind of required viewing. I'm glad you enjoyed it enough to continue. After I watched the pilot, my position was that it was a great show for girls, but it didn't grab me. It was only after seeing an episode my friend just happened to be watching that I got really interested. Then I watched "Lesson Zero" and knew I would be watching the entire series within the next few days.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on July 03, 2012, 05:19:02 PM
I loved the pilot, it was a prefect intro to the series,and the characters.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on July 03, 2012, 05:41:32 PM

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4lzwlrOtG1r20q4to1_500.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/6IdJC.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Coragale on July 03, 2012, 06:08:57 PM
This line is what convinced me:

Quote
"You little foals..."

That, plus all of the everypony and the like got me hooked.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on July 03, 2012, 07:34:49 PM
I tell people the pilot isn't the best representation of the show, but it's kind of required viewing. I'm glad you enjoyed it enough to continue. After I watched the pilot, my position was that it was a great show for girls, but it didn't grab me. It was only after seeing an episode my friend just happened to be watching that I got really interested. Then I watched "Lesson Zero" and knew I would be watching the entire series within the next few days.

I never judge a show based on the pilot alone, I know it takes most shows some time to find its stride.

Stride!  Ha!  I just keep throwing them out there.

Anyway, yeah, I always look at the pilot as a neccessity, but its never the height of a show, nor should it be.

Now I'm part way through "The Ticket Master" and I do like it better so far, if for no other reason than I haven't guessed the ending yet.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on July 03, 2012, 08:19:34 PM
The episode after Ticket Master is one of my favorites: Applebuck Season.
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Post by: Coragale on July 03, 2012, 09:46:38 PM
Suited For Success is mah favorite
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 03, 2012, 10:09:19 PM
At the moment I'd go with Luna Eclipsed, Sonic Rainboom, and The Mysterious Mare Do Well as my favorites.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Tupin on July 07, 2012, 04:45:05 PM
At the moment I'd go with Luna Eclipsed, Sonic Rainboom, and The Mysterious Mare Do Well as my favorites.
Don't hear people like The Mysterious Mare Do Well too often. Most of the time, people call it the worst episode of the series. I just thought it was okay.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on July 07, 2012, 04:46:23 PM
"Mmmystery", "Luna Eclipsed" and "Dragon Quest" are I think the only ones I don't like.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Coragale on July 07, 2012, 05:04:36 PM
Luna Eclipsed is the shit, and I had no problem with Mmmystery. Bad taste, sir. Bad taste.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on July 07, 2012, 05:08:26 PM
The resolution of Luna Eclipsed was lame. "We're scared of you, but we like to be scared!" Still pretty damn dickish to flee from her without telling her that.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 07, 2012, 07:24:06 PM
The resolution of Luna Eclipsed was lame. "We're scared of you, but we like to be scared!" Still pretty damn dickish to flee from her without telling her that.

Uh, first, it's a show for little kids, and second, for the most part it was little kids running away from her.  The fact that Luna didn't "get it" was done pretty well I thought.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on July 07, 2012, 09:45:32 PM
The resolution of Luna Eclipsed was lame. "We're scared of you, but we like to be scared!" Still pretty damn dickish to flee from her without telling her that.

Uh, first, it's a show for little kids, and second, for the most part it was little kids running away from her.  The fact that Luna didn't "get it" was done pretty well I thought.

Shows for little kids can't be lame? I've seen it done. Seriously, though, compared to the rest of the series, it was on the lame side. It was one of the episodes that felt like a little kids' show.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on July 07, 2012, 10:06:46 PM

Don't hear people like The Mysterious Mare Do Well too often. Most of the time, people call it the worst episode of the series. I just thought it was okay.

My problem with "Mare Do Well" was that everyone acted like a jerk.  Rainbow Dash got a big head, and certainly needed to be shown some humility, but rather than talk to her, they all troll her and then brag about themselves.  it just felt really out of character.  In the end they all come out looking worse than Ranbow Dash ever did. 

I had a similar problem with "MMMystery on the Friendship Express", as it seemed out of character for anyone to ruin the cake when it meant so much to Pinkie and the Cakes.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 07, 2012, 10:53:26 PM
The resolution of Luna Eclipsed was lame. "We're scared of you, but we like to be scared!" Still pretty damn dickish to flee from her without telling her that.

Uh, first, it's a show for little kids, and second, for the most part it was little kids running away from her.  The fact that Luna didn't "get it" was done pretty well I thought.

Shows for little kids can't be lame? I've seen it done. Seriously, though, compared to the rest of the series, it was on the lame side. It was one of the episodes that felt like a little kids' show.

My point was about saying they were acting like dicks, that's ascribing grown up characteristics to little kids.  Little kids act like that all the time because they don't know better and don't understand things, not because they are "dicks".  Adults are supposed to understand that but Luna didn't.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on July 08, 2012, 06:42:41 AM
My point was about saying they were acting like dicks, that's ascribing grown up characteristics to little kids.  Little kids act like that all the time because they don't know better and don't understand things, not because they are "dicks".  Adults are supposed to understand that but Luna didn't.

It's been a while since I watched it, but I was pretty sure all the ponies were scared of her. It wasn't just children. It was the whole town cowering, and that's what seemed dumb when it was revealed that everybody was just pretending essentially. I was expecting the point to be about putting the past behind you and not letting what somebody used to be like keep you from seeing what they're like now, which would be a great message, but instead we got something more like "being scared can be fun!"
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Coragale on July 08, 2012, 06:52:13 AM
My point was about saying they were acting like dicks, that's ascribing grown up characteristics to little kids.  Little kids act like that all the time because they don't know better and don't understand things, not because they are "dicks".  Adults are supposed to understand that but Luna didn't.

It's been a while since I watched it, but I was pretty sure all the ponies were scared of her. It wasn't just children. It was the whole town cowering, and that's what seemed dumb when it was revealed that everybody was just pretending essentially. I was expecting the point to be about putting the past behind you and not letting what somebody used to be like keep you from seeing what they're like now, which would be a great message, but instead we got something more like "being scared can be fun!"

Pretending? Not really. They WERE scared of her. You'd be scared if the Man in the Moon came down and started Nazi-ing up the place. Pinkie was instigating everything by shouting things at inopportune times. It's the kind of thing that people go through to play Amnesia, or go to (good) scary movies. It's fun to be scared, and they didn't MIND it. Pinkie is the only one who knew that she wasn't actually doing anything. Nopony else.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on July 08, 2012, 07:00:05 AM
See, that's the thing. It's only fun to be scared if in the back of your mind you know you're safe. If you're actually frightened for your life, it's not fun. If these ponies were actually scared, they should have resolved that, but they didn't. What you leave with is nothing, because there is nothing to be taken from the episode. It isn't true to life or human nature and is kind of pointless (aside from a few laughs).
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 08, 2012, 10:14:31 AM
You're still focusing on the "fun to be scared" part, focus more on the "Luna is a few thousand years out of touch" parts of that episode.  And the fact that it's Twilight that understands that Luna isn't going to deal with it well.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on July 08, 2012, 02:23:22 PM
What you leave with is nothing, because there is nothing to be taken from the episode.

This is the main thing. It was a throwaway episode. If it had been half as long, it would have been okay.

It also doesn't help that "Luna Eclipsed" is totally eclipsed by "Lunar Slander." (As almost always happens when comparing Friendship is Magic to Friendship is Witchcraft).
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 09, 2012, 03:27:15 PM
The resolution of Luna Eclipsed was lame. "We're scared of you, but we like to be scared!" Still pretty damn dickish to flee from her without telling her that.

To be fair, it's also pretty dickish for the ponies to still be holding that holiday once Luna officially, noticeably returned the year before. Sure, her initial appearance in the night wasn't helping matters, but still...

And for the record, I'm a Dragonshy, Fall Weather Friends, Lesson Zero, Hurricane Fluttershy, and Return of Harmony kind of guy.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Coragale on July 09, 2012, 04:51:44 PM
Too lazy to go back a page, but I'm not sure if I mentioned mine: Boast Busters, Luna Eclipsed(COME AT ME) and Suited for Success.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on July 09, 2012, 06:49:31 PM
1.  Hurricane Fluttershy
2.  Swarm of the Century
3.  Sonic Rainboom
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Bastard Poetry on July 09, 2012, 10:42:31 PM
It also doesn't help that "Luna Eclipsed" is totally eclipsed by "Lunar Slander." (As almost always happens when comparing Friendship is Magic to Friendship is Witchcraft).

You, sir, have led me down a path of uproarious mirth and/or merriment!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 10, 2012, 12:25:52 AM
It also doesn't help that "Luna Eclipsed" is totally eclipsed by "Lunar Slander." (As almost always happens when comparing Friendship is Magic to Friendship is Witchcraft).

You, sir, have led me down a path of uproarious mirth and/or merriment!

Take us home, Gypsy Pinkie:
http://www.youtube.com/v/E8McbJ75MU4?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on July 12, 2012, 05:10:20 PM
Bill turns traitor:

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3039/corbbrony.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on July 12, 2012, 07:14:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/H5mi6.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Bastard Poetry on July 12, 2012, 08:01:19 PM
Kristian Nairn is simultaneously Hodor, Dave ! Yognaught, Irish, AND a brony !?!?

He's about as cool as they get, I'd say.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 12, 2012, 09:30:38 PM
Crap, I like that shirt...

  ....And bought.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 17, 2012, 11:05:58 AM
OK, I watched the first two episodes.  Good show.  Beautiful animation, cute...

But I still don't get why people are so obsessed with it.  I was a little kid in the 80s, I played with the original My Little Pony.  Had a bunch of them, including the Waterfall, the Ballet school, and much more.  I loved my ponies, still have them.

It really befuddles my mind
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on July 17, 2012, 11:19:38 AM
You'd really just have to watch more to understand. There's a lot the show has to offer that either isn't on display in the first two-parter, or isn't well-represented. Of course, the show just might not appeal to you as it does to hardcore bronies.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 17, 2012, 11:24:47 AM
It actually is a rather interesting question, really, and one that doesn't have the most satisfying answer. It isn't that this is the best cartoon currently airing (I honestly don't believe it is), or even the one with the largest fanbase (I think that, at the end of the day, something like Adventure Time has a much larger group of fans). The Pony fanbase is just a remarkably vocal, obsessive one, and also one that spends a great deal of its time pumping out an absurd amount of art, music, and general whatnot in relation to the show. It's a lightning-in-a-bottle fan movement, and I really can't explain how it got to where it is so fast and so noticeably.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 17, 2012, 11:35:04 AM
OK, I watched the first two episodes.  Good show.  Beautiful animation, cute...

But I still don't get why people are so obsessed with it.  I was a little kid in the 80s, I played with the original My Little Pony.  Had a bunch of them, including the Waterfall, the Ballet school, and much more.  I loved my ponies, still have them.

It really befuddles my mind

Yeah, I said the same thing:

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=21067.msg710233#msg710233

Watch 4 or 5 more, if you get past Boastbusters and Dragonshy and still don't want to watch more then I'd say it's not for you.


It actually is a rather interesting question, really, and one that doesn't have the most satisfying answer. It isn't that this is the best cartoon currently airing (I honestly don't believe it is), or even the one with the largest fanbase (I think that, at the end of the day, something like Adventure Time has a much larger group of fans). The Pony fanbase is just a remarkably vocal, obsessive one, and also one that spends a great deal of its time pumping out an absurd amount of art, music, and general whatnot in relation to the show. It's a lightning-in-a-bottle fan movement, and I really can't explain how it got to where it is so fast and so noticeably.

I don't get the obsession thing either, I know I just posted about buying that tee but that was because I liked the design, not because it had anything to do with the show.  But that could be said about any show, why people get obsessed with them is pretty random, and with the internet those people can feed off each others obsession very easily.

Oh, and I'd say the best animated show currently on (well, between seasons at the moment) would be Legend Of Korra.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Darth Geek on July 17, 2012, 11:42:47 AM
I would also guess that it has to do with the novelty. Think about it, they are making a TV show for little girls, about ponies, and yet it's not the insipid dreck that TV aimed at that group implies. Rather it's (apparently) clever, smart and does interesting things with it's premis. I think had it been aimed at a different audience (and not about ponies) the better writing, character developemnent and conflicts would have been taken much more for granted.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on July 17, 2012, 11:48:41 AM
I would also guess that it has to do with the novelty. Think about it, they are making a TV show for little girls, about ponies, and yet it's not the insipid dreck that TV aimed at that group implies. Rather it's (apparently) clever, smart and does interesting things with it's premis. I think had it been aimed at a different audience (and not about ponies) the better writing, character developemnent and conflicts would have been taken much more for granted.

I think you may have nailed it there. Really even if you hear about it, the fact that it's good still hits you as a surprise because of the source.

It really is smart though, and it doesn't talk down to kids. I was really impressed with the episode with the griffin I just saw (title escapes me at the moment). Most kids shows that involve pranks would end with the message that pranks are bad, don't do them. This one had a theme of pranks can be fun, make them harmless and dont be mean with them.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 17, 2012, 11:53:27 AM
The novelty thing might work for folks who like it in an ironic sense, but there are far, far more fans who sincerely love the show for what it is, regardless of content. I mean, Powerpuff Girls was super popular, and I don't recall it ever being considered unusual to like that sort of show (I admit the target audience of that cartoon was much more broad than MLP, but the basic idea of the show still works for my analogy).
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Invader_quirk on July 17, 2012, 12:01:08 PM
Part of it is that, as strange as this may seem, the ideals of the show have changed a lot of peoples' lives. I've heard many stories of cynical people who had lost hope in humanity finding the show and being instilled with new optimism.

I mean, Powerpuff Girls was super popular, and I don't recall it ever being considered unusual to like that sort of show (I admit the target audience of that cartoon was much more broad than MLP, but the basic idea of the show still works for my analogy).

I was teased for liking Powerpuff Girls. I don't know if it was as common, but it definitely happened to me.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on July 17, 2012, 12:17:38 PM
I would also guess that it has to do with the novelty. Think about it, they are making a TV show for little girls, about ponies, and yet it's not the insipid dreck that TV aimed at that group implies. Rather it's (apparently) clever, smart and does interesting things with it's premis. I think had it been aimed at a different audience (and not about ponies) the better writing, character developemnent and conflicts would have been taken much more for granted.

That's more than novel. Any time a show rises above the mediocrity associated with its genre, it's awesome. Really, anything done well is good, and people will appreciate it, regardless of content, genre, audience, etc. I think we're in an era where people care more about who's making a show, and it's clear that Friendship is Magic is being produced by some awesome people who take pride in what they're doing.

Also, "premise" has an e at the end. I wasn't going to say anything until you did it five times, but that number has now been reached.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Darth Geek on July 17, 2012, 12:58:41 PM

Also, "premise" has an e at the end. I wasn't going to say anything until you did it five times, but that number has now been reached.
D'oh!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 17, 2012, 01:10:44 PM

Also, "premise" has an e at the end. I wasn't going to say anything until you did it five times, but that number has now been reached.
D'oh!

(http://theeestory.com/avatars/ha-ha_2.gif?1240533138)

Did the image resize code change?  Tried to make that gif smaller but couldn't.
Edit: Found it, seems only the width command works now.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on July 17, 2012, 02:02:00 PM
Did the image resize code change?  Tried to make that gif smaller but couldn't.
Edit: Found it, seems only the width command works now.

Did you by any chance write "heighth"?

If so:

(http://theeestory.com/avatars/ha-ha_2.gif?1240533138)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 17, 2012, 07:03:12 PM
Meanwhile, a few pony cosplayers from Comic Con (this isn't even close to all of them, I was just too slow on the draw with my camera sometimes):
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Gotta be honest: that one at the end is kinda my favorite. Just such a surreal way to do it (nice guy, too).
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: David on September 19, 2012, 06:32:03 PM
So anyone going to Canterlot Gardens?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 21, 2012, 09:30:28 AM
Season 3 announcement in less than 30 days (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/09/30-days-away-from-season-3-announcement.html).

Be ready!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on October 03, 2012, 01:57:54 AM
...is it November 21st yet?


...how about now? >_>


<_< Now?


Tara Strong is cosplaying as Twilight Sparkle: http://www.themarysue.com/tara-strong-cosplay/
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on October 03, 2012, 03:12:44 AM
I think it's kinda weird they're starting the new season so late into the year, especially if it's to be the same length as the others. It either means they're going to be running later into 2013, or they're going to pull a South Park and split the season, some at the start and some at the end.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on October 03, 2012, 06:16:27 AM
There's still no confirmation that season 3 will be more than 13 episodes.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on October 14, 2012, 12:33:13 PM
There's still no confirmation that season 3 will be more than 13 episodes.

I thought it was going to be short because they're making a movie too.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on October 15, 2012, 04:44:53 PM
There's still no confirmation that season 3 will be more than 13 episodes.

I thought it was going to be short because they're making a movie too.

I was at a meet recently and that was the rumor going around (and I'm working on the assumption that the Crystal Empire thingamajig isn't that movie. Because, in my eternal no-spoilers-whatsoever quest, I'm still not sure what that is). In theory it would make sense, considering all the other generations of the show got one. But that'd be a tough thing to keep a secret if true (since it'd be well into production right now), and there's been nary a sign of such, on either pony sites or regular film sites.

Still, we can dream. All I know for sure is, the midnight release of the movie would probably draw one of the enjoyably annoying crowds I'll ever sit in.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: David on October 15, 2012, 06:23:01 PM
He's talking about this DVD.
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/09/friendship-is-magic-movie-on-horizon.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/09/friendship-is-magic-movie-on-horizon.html)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on October 16, 2012, 04:19:32 AM
He's talking about this DVD.
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/09/friendship-is-magic-movie-on-horizon.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/09/friendship-is-magic-movie-on-horizon.html)

Ah yeah, now I remember that. Still, be nice to see some confirmation about that as well.

Not that that kills my dream of a theatrical movie. Stranger things have made it to the big screen, after all.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on October 16, 2012, 06:59:37 AM
He's talking about this DVD.
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/09/friendship-is-magic-movie-on-horizon.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/09/friendship-is-magic-movie-on-horizon.html)
Ah yeah, now I remember that. Still, be nice to see some confirmation about that as well.

Not that that kills my dream of a theatrical movie. Stranger things have made it to the big screen, after all.

If He-Man and She-Ra could make it to theaters with just kids watching, then MLP has a damn good shot.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on October 21, 2012, 04:49:45 AM
Everypony ready?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A5gMI9GCUAAge_5.jpg:large)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on October 21, 2012, 07:28:10 AM
Woo Hoo!

(http://www.ascendancy.net/arashi/Ponies/FlimFlamDance.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on October 21, 2012, 09:38:48 AM
Well, there's timing for you. Just finished season 2 last night. My wife finally asked the other day "have you become a Brony now?" and I had to say yes.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 21, 2012, 09:59:36 AM
He's talking about this DVD.
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/09/friendship-is-magic-movie-on-horizon.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/09/friendship-is-magic-movie-on-horizon.html)
Reading the comments is pretty funny, people obsessing over the 66 minute time.  If it is a direct to DVD movie, of course they would want to be able to break it up so it could be shown as half hour episodes.

Picking 66 minutes so it could be split into 3 would be the best choice, the Futurama movies were not as good as they could have been because they had to be written so they could be split into 4, that kind of messed up the standard 3 act structure movies should have.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 21, 2012, 11:20:38 PM
This thread just made me think of Raefire.   :(
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on October 22, 2012, 07:51:32 PM
Here, think about Princess Leia instead:

(http://static03.mediaite.com/themarysue/uploads/gallery/custom-my-little-ponies/ponystarwars4.jpg)

I think Rae would approve.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Sideswipe on October 23, 2012, 12:02:19 AM
Sweet zombie Jesus!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on October 23, 2012, 03:40:42 AM
I like to think he also would've accepted a Xenomorph:

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs20/f/2007/274/0/0/My_Little_Xenomorph__Dark_Star_by_eruna.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Sideswipe on October 23, 2012, 11:56:58 PM
That definitely puts the xeno in xenophobic.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Henry88 on October 25, 2012, 05:10:28 PM
any hope of seeing the smooze?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on October 25, 2012, 05:17:27 PM
any hope of seeing the smooze?
Depends on whether or not he was affected by the rights issue that happened with most of the G1 characters.  Other than that, it's anyone's guess.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Henry88 on October 25, 2012, 05:30:07 PM
any hope of seeing the smooze?
Depends on whether or not he was affected by the rights issue that happened with most of the G1 characters.  Other than that, it's anyone's guess.

i hope it dose show with all it's doo wopping horror

Quote
Reeka and Draggle:
Something bad is coming down - have you heard the news?
Smooze:
Listen up!
Reeka and Draggle:
Get inside...better run and hide - nothing can stop the Smooze
Smooze:
You can't stop me!
Reeka and Draggle:
See the way it slithers forth - spewing gobs of ooze henceforth
Smooze:
I love ooze!
Hydia
Here is comes!
Reeka and Draggle:
Right now!
Hydia, Reeka, and Draggle:
Nothing can stop the Smooze!
Smooze:
No way!
Reeka, Draggle, and Smooze:
You can't escape it...you can't escape it - you haven't got a chance. Yeah!
Hydia:
That evil goo is a witch's brew
Reeka and Draggle:
No matter what you do, it's gonna get to you
Anyone who tries to fight is guaranteed to lose
Smooze:
Guaranteed!
Reeka and Draggle:
You can't win!
Hydia:
You oughtta pack it in
Hydia, Reeka, Draggle, and Smooze:
Nothing can stop the Smooze
Smooze:
Don't even try!!
Reeka and Draggle:
Here comes the Smooze cruisin' along singin' it's funky, gunky song!
Hydia:
Just ain't no way to stop...
Hydia, Reeka and Draggle:
Our gooey, gooey glop! Ooh!
When it comes to witches brews, Smooze is what we choose
We won't stop - nothing else can top our ......... unstoppable Smooze
Smooze:
I love to Smooze!
Reeka and Draggle:
Smooze...nothing can stop the Smooze
Smooze:
Smooze...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on November 04, 2012, 06:34:24 AM
So Egophiliac, a popular fan artists just finished a comic about Luna's adventures on the moon.  I liked this touch at the end.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcyi1pFMlq1r757rdo1_500.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on November 10, 2012, 08:51:41 AM
Not as good as the S2 premier, but5 it was a fun solid episode.

Also.


(http://i.imgur.com/zvMqt.png)
(http://borgdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/khan-mask-and-turban.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on November 10, 2012, 11:20:14 AM
So... I hear that Gak is back.

http://www.youtube.com/v/mgQ60DoNRJs?version=3
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on November 10, 2012, 11:24:41 AM
Not as good as the S2 premier, but5 it was a fun solid episode.

Yeah. The villain wasn't that interesting, but it had a lot of good character moments.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on November 10, 2012, 04:29:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RPYhO.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 10, 2012, 04:46:47 PM
Not as good as the S2 premier, but5 it was a fun solid episode.

Yeah. The villain wasn't that interesting, but it had a lot of good character moments.

Even more than uninteresting, he was basically a non-presence. He just sort of happened, in the sense that he was there and he was evil and then he was stopped.

I'm a bit torn on the openers, and it will actually depend on where the season goes from here that really decides how it will hold up. Because on the one hand, it's a big adventure episode that introduces a brand new, totally unknown land and stakes in the first scene, then has it all wrapped up and moved on from 40 minutes later. It's attempting for a grand scope, but it all just feels slight, mostly because it's trying to pack a lot in (and spends most of the first episode on party-planning). It feels like it wants way too much, and as a result it doesn't really deliver or have any real heft behind it.

On the other hand, as you said, there are a number of excellent character moments. I liked that the whole cast was given stuff to do for the party, and constantly featured doing. Pinkie pretty much killed it with everything (especially the Fluttersuit. Ditto Fluttershy's reaction to it seconds later), and as overpowered as Twilight is, her powers are always a treat to watch. That gravity bit was fantastic. Speaking more dramatically, while Twilight's "worst fear" was fairly predictable, I admit Spike's rather got to me (the quick shot of his tears went a long way).

Finally, the brief line about taking Twilight to the "next level of your studies" line and that black book Luna takes out at the very end definitely raise some intriguing questions, and touches back on what I said before about where this season decides to go having a factor in how the premier stands the test of time. If they really decide to do an actual arc with Twilight (or at least have it come up a few more times), that will definitely be something cool. It's quite obvious Twilight is the most gifted non-royal magical user in Equestria (all the other unicorns have basic levitation as the max of their abilities, it seems), and it's about time they really started to address that. Even if her super powerness keeps driving the fic writers up the walls finding ways to justify weakening her.

Anywho, I liked it, but I didn't love it (and a good bit of excitement came from the "Yes! New ponies!" aspect of it all). The next few episodes, from what quick flashes I saw of them in the commercials, look pretty interesting though (especially the one next Saturday). Going to be fascinating season, for sure 8)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on November 11, 2012, 11:41:58 AM
Not as good as the S2 premier, but5 it was a fun solid episode.

Yeah. The villain wasn't that interesting, but it had a lot of good character moments.

Even more than uninteresting, he was basically a non-presence. He just sort of happened, in the sense that he was there and he was evil and then he was stopped.

You know, though the discussions I've had about it elsewhere, I've actually come around on that. I think his character design was poor in that it made people expect him to be, you know, a character. But I don't think he was ever really supposed to be a character, but rather something more along the lines of fear incarnate. Actually, his name would suggest that he is more accurately a ponification of depression. The only way to keep him at bay is the emitting of positive energy, which is eventually exhausting if you're doing it alone. You need friends working together to really do the trick.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on November 11, 2012, 12:15:51 PM
Oh and this has nothing to do with Crystal Empire, but Quirk and I made this shirt:

(http://ih0.redbubble.net/image.12867137.3743/fig,army,mens,ffffff.jpg)

(http://ih3.redbubble.net/image.12867137.3743/fc,550x550,army.jpg)

http://www.redbubble.com/people/asbestosbill/works/9573743-propane-and-propane-accessories-are-magic (http://www.redbubble.com/people/asbestosbill/works/9573743-propane-and-propane-accessories-are-magic)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 11, 2012, 12:26:16 PM
You know, though the discussions I've had about it elsewhere, I've actually come around on that. I think his character design was poor in that it made people expect him to be, you know, a character. But I don't think he was ever really supposed to be a character, but rather something more along the lines of fear incarnate. Actually, his name would suggest that he is more accurately a ponification of depression. The only way to keep him at bay is the emitting of positive energy, which is eventually exhausting if you're doing it alone. You need friends working together to really do the trick.

I've seen this defense a few times since I typed up my bit, and I can certainly see where it's coming from. The trouble is that the show doesn't seem to be quite sure where it wants to go with him. It designs and designates him as an actual character, but then he keeps acting more like that oppressive force (I've seen a couple folks refer to him as a pony Sauron). Though I like the interpretation you came up with, the point still remains that Somber wasn't nearly as well executed as he could've been (I think he might've actually be improved by removing all his lines and keeping him totally silent. When he speaks, even if it's just a little bit, that right there drags him back to pony character territory).

Also, love that shirt.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on November 11, 2012, 03:02:33 PM
For the first time I'm watching a recent episode, woo!

Overall, I liked it.  I got the Sauron feel right away from Somber, right down to his presence extending from between two dark spires of crystal.  I agree that he would have been better without any lines.  If you aren't going to have any kind of banter (and really, you can't top banter from John DeLancie in season 2 anyway) then making him silent would have made him seem stronger.  Compare it to the episode of the Masters of the Universe reboot that showed Hordak.  He didn't say a word and barely even moved, and in moments was firmly established as the biggest badass in that show's run. 

I'm glad we're seeing more of Luna as time goes on.  I was kind of frustrated with season 1 that she seemed forgotten throughout everything.  Even now, she hasn't figured in much outside of the Nightmare Night episode other than to show up to remind us she's still here.  I'm getting a vibe, especially with the opening of this season and the look she gave Twilight as she left, that she's going to be more important from here out.  Maybe this next stage of Twilight's training will be under her tutelage?  With a name that implies the space between night and day it'd be symbolically fitting to learn from both sisters.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on November 11, 2012, 03:17:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RPYhO.gif)

Every now and then you come across a problem you can only solve by throwing your wife at it.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on November 11, 2012, 08:44:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RPYhO.gif)

Every now and then you come across a problem you can only solve by throwing your wife at it.

Alternatively:

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq194/Eeveexpert/148992__UNOPT__safe_animated_princess-cadance_shining-armor_fail_the-crystal-empire.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Darth Geek on November 11, 2012, 08:48:23 PM
This is the first thing that comes to mind when I see that clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/mhJEpa-Gb2I
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: AmandaGal on November 12, 2012, 03:59:59 AM
Anyone playing the MLP Gameloft game?  It's pretty fun (kind of like SimCity for ponies). Nightmare Moon is the villain, so it's kind of a rehash.  Here's a review, kind of:

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/11/quickadvice-mlpfim

I'm sure I'll get bored of it soon enough, because it looks like Rainbow Dash is going to cost actual money (or lots of leveling). 
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on November 13, 2012, 09:20:59 AM
I think I got my sister-in-law hooked last night.  Turned on "Its About Time" and she started coming around and seeing the awesome.  Before I knew it we'd watched like six episodes and she was the one picking most of them.  By the time she watched "The Best Night Ever" and saw Fluttershy's "YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE ME" breakdown she was laughing her ass off.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 13, 2012, 10:42:08 AM
I think I got my sister-in-law hooked last night.  Turned on "Its About Time" and she started coming around and seeing the awesome.  Before I knew it we'd watched like six episodes and she was the one picking most of them.  By the time she watched "The Best Night Ever" and saw Fluttershy's "YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE ME" breakdown she was laughing her ass off.

Ah, the sweet sweet warm fuzzies that a new conversion always brings 8)

The time will come soon for her to pick Best Pony, of course. Luckily she seems to be leaning towards the correct answer (re: Fluttershy. Fluttershy is Best Pony).
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on November 13, 2012, 12:03:11 PM
I think I got my sister-in-law hooked last night.  Turned on "Its About Time" and she started coming around and seeing the awesome.  Before I knew it we'd watched like six episodes and she was the one picking most of them.  By the time she watched "The Best Night Ever" and saw Fluttershy's "YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE ME" breakdown she was laughing her ass off.

Ah, the sweet sweet warm fuzzies that a new conversion always brings 8)

The time will come soon for her to pick Best Pony, of course. Luckily she seems to be leaning towards the correct answer (re: Fluttershy. Fluttershy is Best Pony).

She also seems partial to Pinkie Pie though.  Myself, I'm torn between Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash.  Two opposite ends of the spectrum, both resulting in great stories.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on November 14, 2012, 06:48:52 PM
Wife chucking: now a fun home-game! (http://futzi01.deviantart.com/art/Cadance-Toss-337732858)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on November 15, 2012, 03:09:01 PM
Eeyup, it's taken hold.  My sister in law now watches MLP when I'm not even around.  Success!  Another recruit in the ranks.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 20, 2012, 11:42:43 PM
Couldn't resist the latest DVD while shopping at Target tonight, (Adventures in the Crystal Empire). 

Pretty good choice of episodes, the The Crystal Empire Parts 1 and 2, It's About Time, Sonic Rainboom, and Luna Eclipsed.

If the new season was on Amazon I'd buy it, but it seems to only be on iTunes, so I'll be catching new stuff on youtube as people post episodes or waiting till it hits Netflix.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on November 22, 2012, 07:17:56 PM
(http://www.midtowncomics.com/images/PRODUCT/FUL/1236545_ful.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 24, 2012, 12:56:25 PM
Just gonna leave this here:
(http://i.imgur.com/nZj6h.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on November 24, 2012, 04:32:27 PM
Great episode. They got a little lazy with the crowd ponies at the parade, though. Bon Bons everywhere...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 24, 2012, 06:10:11 PM
Bon Bon's just found her way into the mirror pool is all. I'm sure Lyra's plenty excited.

Enjoyable enough episode, as the CMC ones usually are (well, they walk the fine line between enjoyable and annoying). Though the bully episode is one that all cartoons tackle eventually, I rather like the way they handled it here, in the sense of the final message just being "tell someone". Because seriously, nuts to all that snitch malarkey, that's the hardcore answer. Go get help. Always works. The true nature of Babs was also nicely foreshadowed with her always covering her flank and looking to Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon (who apparently just hang around Sweet Apple Acres, waiting to make fun of the CMCs) to see how they react before doing something. Pinkie was a bit forced, but dammit, I loved her float, so it's okay.

Also, the song is freakishly addictive. I can't get enough of it, and imagine it'll be one of the ones that gets remixed more than most. Can't wait.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on November 24, 2012, 09:13:41 PM

Oh the Bon Bon thing has been explained in the best pony comic out there.

http://sliceofponylife.tumblr.com

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/bronibooru/dea46041447b063ac9f81483a1486bc8.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 26, 2012, 08:34:22 PM
Sorry if this was posted, but I found this interesting.  It doesn't explain the My Little Pony phenomena, but it does explain the unfair backlash.  I also recommend this for those who are not fans, like myself.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Est3UNs-LIk

A thing that doesn't touch upon (though perhaps it wasn't pertinent to the video) is the fact that a rabid fan-base can be off-putting.  I'm not ragging on any fans here, but sometimes they can breed unpleasant kinds of fans (either strident or just annoying), which is why it took me a long time to see The Big Lebowski.  Great movie and I was already a Coens fan, but drunken university students trying to tell me how great (or Catcher in the Rye) is kind of turned me off for a long time.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 02, 2012, 06:56:00 AM
Trixie is a talentless hack, and Pinkie couldn't talk.

What a good episode.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 02, 2012, 09:27:48 AM
Trixie is a talentless hack, and Pinkie couldn't talk.

What a good episode.

Indeed it was. From the Gremlins/Hellraiser opening to the fantastic closing duel (which actually subverted Twilight's usual super-magical abilities for good old fashioned friendship and sleight of handhoof), it was far and away the best episode of the season so far. Definitely the right way to bring a popular on-off character back.

Also, this moment was pitch perfect:
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-D_n0KnDKPUU/ULq6PsepeMI/AAAAAAABGNs/fBt680F42D4/s1600/1.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 03, 2012, 12:27:08 PM
Trixie is a talentless hack, and Pinkie couldn't talk.

What a good episode.

Indeed it was. From the Gremlins/Hellraiser opening to the fantastic closing duel (which actually subverted Twilight's usual super-magical abilities for good old fashioned friendship and sleight of handhoof), it was far and away the best episode of the season so far. Definitely the right way to bring a popular on-off character back.

Have to agree, great episode.  Stage magic beating real magic was a great idea.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 03, 2012, 12:47:55 PM
Trixie is a talentless hack, and Pinkie couldn't talk.

What a good episode.

Indeed it was. From the Gremlins/Hellraiser opening to the fantastic closing duel (which actually subverted Twilight's usual super-magical abilities for good old fashioned friendship and sleight of handhoof), it was far and away the best episode of the season so far. Definitely the right way to bring a popular on-off character back.

Have to agree, great episode.  Stage magic beating real magic was a great idea.

And a rather clever reversal of how the first Trixie episode played out.

I'm excited about the next episode. Not just for what it is (which I usually don't like to know in advance, but it was accidentally spoiled for me. That said, it's one that's been due for a while), but because I'm traveling with a friend of mine into Belgium to go to a large Brony meet to watch it. Watching new episodes with a group is always a fun time, even if it means I have to watch it again when I get home to actually hear everything.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 03, 2012, 06:11:02 PM
 Just watched it again since it's now streaming on The Hub. 

 The "that's not magic, that's just Pinky Pie" line is great.

Have to go back and freeze frame, but was it Fluttershy that played Rainbow's double?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on December 03, 2012, 06:58:01 PM
Just watched it again since it's now streaming on The Hub. 

 The "that's not magic, that's just Pinky Pie" line is great.

Have to go back and freeze frame, but was it Fluttershy that played Rainbow's double?

I think it was, which is possibly a nod to her using RD's model in the blind bags? Sort of? Maybe?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 08, 2012, 10:35:26 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/iT1el.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 08, 2012, 01:47:07 PM
I went to a meet down in Antwerp today to watch this. About 50 bronies in a fair sized room, with the episode projected onto two screens.

When Luna came on and started speaking, there was a huge cheer. Loved it. Along with the episode, which was absolutely splendid in every way.

In particular with something that's been a looooooooong time coming:
(http://www.abload.de/img/1354987525731kxbm0.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 08, 2012, 03:52:16 PM
Who would have thought that Rairty would end up being the jerk, and Rainbow Dash would be nice.  Even before the end, RD was trying to be nice to Scootaloo the entire episode.

The only real complain I have was Luna's inclusion.  Don't get me wrong, it was a great bit for the episode, but I think it would have been better if AJ had talked to Scootaloo about facing her fears.  She needed something to do this episode, and she's shown that she's the best at handling and understanding kids.  Luna felt a little tacked on.

Also, Sweetie Belle is going to get her Cutie Mark in emotional Blackmail.

(http://i.imgur.com/7FPCV.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on December 10, 2012, 08:43:31 PM
I just knew someone was going to make certain cross-over/mash-up after seeing this episode.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on December 10, 2012, 09:00:57 PM
I just knew someone was going to make certain cross-over/mash-up after seeing this episode.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I may have to use that for an avatar next time I riff a nightmare movie.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 15, 2012, 11:07:10 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/1c249936d9e90c5cc4c5435537606942/tumblr_mf30ql67TA1qmo3obo1_400.gif)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/07782523442ef92ee36c1c6665cd9d30/tumblr_mf30ql67TA1qmo3obo2_500.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on December 15, 2012, 04:39:38 PM
I really liked the episode. Not as much as some others this season, but it was a solid episode. I really liked both Lightning Dust and Spitfire 1.2—I want to go back and look at her previous scene(s) to see how she changed, but I think she was both rarely seen and fairly aloof, so I don't think her new character is too much of a stretch. As for LD, I liked that they reigned her back compared to Gilda; she was a bit of a jerk, but that was the worst of her crimes. This kept the episode about Rainbow and her character development.

I like to think Spitfire wasn't as either unaware or uncaring about the recruit endangerment / escalating recklessness as she seemed, but that she was seeing how RD would handle it.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 15, 2012, 04:51:57 PM


I like to think Spitfire wasn't as either unaware or uncaring about the recruit endangerment / escalating recklessness as she seemed, but that she was seeing how RD would handle it.

It seemed to make it clear at the end that that was not the case.  It would have made more sense if she had, but she thought the tornado was a great idea, until being told the consequences.  Kind of hurt the episode to have RD teach the Wonderbolts a lesson.

Was nice to see Big McLargehooves again.

Also, Cloud Chaser is tired of saving Fluttershy.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZtKkJ.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on December 15, 2012, 05:00:05 PM
It's likely it was an issue of her not knowing the full story.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Darth Geek on December 15, 2012, 06:24:21 PM
WAIT! Wait wait wait wait...there's a character named Big McLargehooves?!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 15, 2012, 06:35:56 PM
WAIT! Wait wait wait wait...there's a character named Big McLargehooves?!
Sadly a fan name. But who knows, I don't know of the official name of that guy, so anything's possible (we got Derpy (briefly...) and Dr. Hooves in some respect, after all).

Anyway, I dug the episode well enough, though some of it was odd for me. I will admit that it played very against my expectations, as I was seeing one of two things happening before the episode started. Either Dash would get there and find her cocky attitude didn't match up with the skills of everyone else, and she was totally outclassed (which actually wouldn't work too well, seeing as she is legitimately skilled and, despite all her cockiness, works her tail off at being so skilled. She's earned where she is), or that she would get offered a more permanent position on the team, and have to choose between staying or going back to Ponyville with her friends. The episode ended on an odd note that sort of brushed aside the latter, but since it was stated to only be a week-long thing (possibly an early initiation of some kind, the pre-academy academy if you will), I can live with that.

I liked Lightning Dust a lot, since she's basically Dash without the loyalty. Was nice to see that they got along at the start (a rivalry was inevitable, but it was good to know it wasn't immediate. And that Dash was better technically, but that LD was, as Spitfire pointed out, better at truly pushing her limits). Spitfire's attitude was a weird one, but I'll ignore past-episode contradictions on the grounds that when she's on the job, she's a real hardass. As is to be expected. She did seem fairly reckless too, but as was pointed out by Rainbow Dash (ours, not the shows), she didn't exactly hear all the details (note that in-show RD left out the fact that she and LD lost control of the tornado). So a good Dash episode overall, and a nice little reminder that she is, at the end of the day, the element of Loyalty.

Still, some of it didn't work. The scenes with the rest of the group were padded like crazy, and while it was good to see where it eventually led, it felt quite superfluous for most of the episode. So a solid enough episode overall, and one that I'm stunned they didn't get to sooner (both in terms of a truly Dash-being-a-Wonderbolt story and of Dash-gets-a-rival story), but a step down from the previous two Grade-A entries.

Meanwhile:
(http://i.imgur.com/b3yaQ.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 15, 2012, 07:17:13 PM
WAIT! Wait wait wait wait...there's a character named Big McLargehooves?!

Much (but not all) of the fandom refers to him as one of the David Ryder names.  Big Mclargehuge (or hooves) has just become the most popular. 

http://bronibooru.mlponies.com/post?tags=big_mclargehuge&searchDefault=Search

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/bronibooru/92523584f58245e988802bd56ab99cde.png)

WAIT! Wait wait wait wait...there's a character named Big McLargehooves?!
Sadly a fan name. But who knows, I don't know of the official name of that guy, so anything's possible (we got Derpy (briefly...) and Dr. Hooves in some respect, after all).


His official name is Time Turner.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Darth Geek on December 15, 2012, 07:50:33 PM
WAIT! Wait wait wait wait...there's a character named Big McLargehooves?!

Much (but not all) of the fandom refers to him as one of the David Ryder names.  Big Mclargehuge (or hooves) has just become the most popular. 

http://bronibooru.mlponies.com/post?tags=big_mclargehuge&searchDefault=Search


That...had some seriously fucked up artwork...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 15, 2012, 08:00:28 PM

That...had some seriously fucked up artwork...

Well it's clearly supposed to be a joke character.  All he ever does in the show is scream "YEAH!"
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on December 15, 2012, 08:10:35 PM

That...had some seriously fucked up artwork...

Well it's clearly supposed to be a joke character.  All he ever does in the show is scream "YEAH!"
I think he was referring to the link you just posted, not the character.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 16, 2012, 04:39:42 AM
WAIT! Wait wait wait wait...there's a character named Big McLargehooves?!
Sadly a fan name. But who knows, I don't know of the official name of that guy, so anything's possible (we got Derpy (briefly...) and Dr. Hooves in some respect, after all).


His official name is Time Turner.

Normally yes, but I believe that was changed: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/07/doctor-whooves-officially-named-dr.html
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on December 16, 2012, 09:14:24 AM
WAIT! Wait wait wait wait...there's a character named Big McLargehooves?!

Much (but not all) of the fandom refers to him as one of the David Ryder names.  Big Mclargehuge (or hooves) has just become the most popular. 

http://bronibooru.mlponies.com/post?tags=big_mclargehuge&searchDefault=Search


That...had some seriously fucked up artwork...

Up until recently, I had always heard him called Roid Rage, but I think his official name is Snowflake.

And that's awesome about Dr. Hooves.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 16, 2012, 06:54:05 PM
WAIT! Wait wait wait wait...there's a character named Big McLargehooves?!

Much (but not all) of the fandom refers to him as one of the David Ryder names.  Big Mclargehuge (or hooves) has just become the most popular. 

http://bronibooru.mlponies.com/post?tags=big_mclargehuge&searchDefault=Search


That...had some seriously fucked up artwork...

Up until recently, I had always heard him called Roid Rage, but I think his official name is Snowflake.

And that's awesome about Dr. Hooves.

Snowflake was just the name the mlp fan wiki voted on, and they excluded Big McLargehooves because it was referencing MST3K for some reason.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on December 19, 2012, 10:57:15 AM
So at—sadly—the halfway point of the season, let's take a look back and assess. Here's my take:

*The Bad*

- Character polarization. We've started to see this, especially in Rarity. In order to facilitate punchier writing, she and Fluttershy have been amplified. For Fluttershy, this means dramatic mood swings more often (almost smacking those crystal ponies; threatening Twilight in Magic Duel). For Rarity, it's heightened vanity and drama.

Fluttershy and Rarity happen to be my two favorite of the mane 6, and that's in part because I do love their respective schticks. But I also love them for being multidimensional—Fluttershy summons great ferocity when the situation demands it, and Rarity is occasionally quite generous (I'm told that's her element, in fact). In season 3, Fluttershy has almost become a Jekyll and Hyde parody of herself, and Rarity's already rarely displayed generosity is nowhere to be found.

Here's hoping they each get their own episodes in the second half of the season to balance out their characters.

- Only one standout song. The failure song didn't grab me at all, and the crystal ponies song was just okay. That leaves only Babs Seed, which is of course very catchy, but I'm still hoping for something that compares with Art of the Dress or Winter Roundup or At the Gala or Finding a Pet or This Day Aria etc. etc. etc...


*The Neutral*

- So-called "fanservice." I see a lot of people whining ("whinnying"? can we make that a thing?) about DHX selling out to the fans by incorporating fanon into the canon. Things like Trixie's return, Scootaloo being tutored by Dash, Pinkie being crazy (like that wasn't already established). Stop and think "why not?" I'm in agreement that there is such a thing as too much crowdsourcing, but sometimes the fans actually do have good ideas. And more importantly, sometimes they have ideas that coincide with where the show is actually heading. I think some fans get so wrapped up in the episodes that were out when they fell in love with the show, that they become hardened against any change.

- No more letters to Celestia. I'll admit that I missed the letters that weren't sent at the end of Magic Duel and Wonderbolts Academy. I thought it would have been especially cool if Trixie had sent one herself (although, now that I think about it, Celestia was actually just a few yards away). In seasons 1 and 2, the letters wrapped up each episode and summed up the lesson succinctly, but you know what? I'm over it. These characters have grown past that stage of their lives, and I think the show has grown past it too.

At any rate, we as an audience are getting different kinds of "lessons," some of which are not as easily summarized. Too Many Pinkie Pies was mostly about character development for Pinkie (even she can be made sober by the threat of being separated from her friends), with no lesson more interesting than "be careful what you wish for" or some garbage. Babs learned not to let fear of ridicule change you into something you're not; did we really need a letter explaining that? As I think about it, the change in lessons can for the most part be summarized by saying they are less universal and more individual.


*The Good*

- The humor. Friendship is Magic always had a sharp sense of humor that often played off of its established universe by, for example, having normally sweet and benign characters crack in unexpectedly graphic mental breakdowns. The sense of humor hasn't exactly changed in season 3, but it seems like they've tightened the screws on the writing; the timing is fresher, and there're more jokes per episode. I mentioned the downside of this in the Bad section, but even if there are unfortunate side effects, it is funnier.

- Character development for Pinkie Pie! It's great that the funniest episode of the entire series also gave some more depth to a seemingly one-dimensional pony.

- Change. It's a mark of a good series for it to evolve over time. There's always pressure from fans to keep everything the same, but a good series will press on anyway.

- The details. From Rarity's spluttering reaction to Rainbow Dash's dismissal of the Crystal Empire (to be fair, Tabitha St. Germain is always spot-on); to some priceless faces, some of which are only briefly visible; to all the little flourishes that make the animation especially outstanding; DHX continues to prove that good is in the details.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 19, 2012, 11:10:08 AM
Yikes, that was long...  Not sure I agree with some points but I'm not going to comment, I've decided not to analyze this show.  Just watch it and enjoy it when it's good.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on December 19, 2012, 12:39:22 PM
I've decided not to analyze this show.  Just watch it and enjoy it when it's good.

Not a bad policy. Some of this stuff was in response to some people who were over analyzing it and being dramatic about the show being ruined. So this was partially an attempt to put some things in perspective by at least over analyzing the good and the bad :P
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on December 19, 2012, 03:53:24 PM
I really don't think its ruined.  It seems more like it's going through a transition.  This is the first Season that Faust hasn't been involved in.  Also, about your point with Fluttershy, even back in the Season Two, it seemed like she can be assertive when motivated.  Though, in the example, she was motivated by concern over their safety.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on December 19, 2012, 04:05:20 PM
I really don't think its ruined.  It seems more like it's going through a transition.  This is the first Season that Faust hasn't been involved in.  Also, about your point with Fluttershy, even back in the Season Two, it seemed like she can be assertive when motivated.  Though, in the example, she was motivated by concern over their safety.

Which point about Fluttershy? It sounds like we agree.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 19, 2012, 04:06:23 PM
I'll give a response then, at least to a few comments.

The "Bad" points about the characters I somewhat disagree with, Rarity especially. Fluttershy's a tricky case, since (despite being Best Pony), she's had some pretty extreme-yet-basic personality sides from Frame 1. Her frightened, shy tendencies are really what define her, with a side helping of "bravery when really, really, really necessary (i.e. not quite Magic Duel, since they also could've sent Spike to do that job. Or a raccoon with a note tied around its neck) and slight anger issues (which didn't pop up until the Season 1 finale). I wouldn't say she's become more extreme (Jekyll and Hyde and all that), but more that she's just what she's always been. Admittedly I would prefer some growth to stick here, but dammit, it's Fluttershy. She is what she is, and we love her for it so.

Rarity is a bit more interesting, since I always argue she's the most rounded and deep character on the show. She's got her generous side (naturally), while also her "succeed in a small business", along with "get into high society", along with a massive ego (only countered by said generosity), and plenty more. I think she's just been a lot more subtle about it as of late, especially since she spends so much time in both "good" and "bad" parts of her personality. She's more than just her Element, basically. Sleepless in Ponyville is actually a great episode for her, because it showcases a lot of these personality sides (especially her relationship with Sweetie Belle, which is always a good focal point). She whines, but still goes along with her sister. She makes her do work, but then immediately takes her off the work duty when someone else offers to help (not exactly the best thing "overall" to do, but she doesn't hesitate at that point to shift the load. And at the end she relishes the idea to just have fun with her sibling. She's a complex individual, no matter which end of the moral spectrum she seems to be sitting on, and I quite like that.

As for Pinkie, I'd say we've been getting a good amount of development on her for a while (outside her massive abandonment issues). The baby episode in particular was a lot of growth for her, showing that there are times when responsibility isn't all fun and games. The clone episode does it good too, and I agree with what you say there, but my point is it's not the only time. It's just the sort of thing that gets buried a lot beneath her hyper base personality (that's something to consider for all the ponies, really. How they act normally is how they act normally, it's their actions in crunch situations that really stand out more. They don't have to have those crunch attitudes all the time, though. That's just unnecessary).

As for the fanservice people... I've seen those complaints too, and I'm not really sure what these people want. The Trixie and Scootaloo episodes where far and away the best of the season thus far, and felt very organically set up. Scootaloo's especially, since she'd A) never had her own episode and B) been acting that way towards Dash for two seasons. About time she got her due. They're good ideas that normally wouldn't be minded so much, but since this is an obsessive fandom that's already thought up "everything" in fanfic and art, any time an idea is used that we already considered, we seem to assume it's fanservice.

Other than that (well, save maybe for the fact that I love the Crystal Fair song, though really wish it was longer. Babs Seed too), I pretty much agree with what you have to say.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on December 19, 2012, 04:47:50 PM
I really don't think its ruined.  It seems more like it's going through a transition.  This is the first Season that Faust hasn't been involved in.  Also, about your point with Fluttershy, even back in the Season Two, it seemed like she can be assertive when motivated.  Though, in the example, she was motivated by concern over their safety.

Which point about Fluttershy? It sounds like we agree.
It was mostly about the Magic Duel mention under the Character polarization part.  As for the fanservice/pandering, I've heard complaints about that, too. The ones people have mentioned mostly seem coincidental.  Plus, the staff really can't read fan fiction for legal reasons.  I don't really see anything wrong with having recuuring characters. Considering Luna is Celestia's sister, she can't be ignored for too long.  If anything, it actually seems to have less fan service than last season.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 19, 2012, 04:58:33 PM
The Trixie episode was in the works originally to be a season 2 episode, so the planning would have been done before season 1 ever finished.  Scootaloo having some relationship with Rainbow Dash was natural progression of her character.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 22, 2012, 07:13:58 AM
Get the eggnog ready and take a drink everytime "Apple" is said in todays episode.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 22, 2012, 02:10:48 PM
I was really, really hoping the final few seconds of the reunion would've included Applejack talking to Apple Bloom and saying something like "Sure was a fun day. Oh hey, there's Mom and Dad."

No finer way to mess with the bronies.

Also, possibly the most simplistic non-Pinkie song of the show (in terms of lyrics).
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on December 22, 2012, 03:09:05 PM
Yeah, I was hoping they'd finally answer the question in this episode and bring closure on the matter, but it was still a solid one.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 22, 2012, 03:28:04 PM
Folks over on Reddit have a theory that this episode confirmed that the parents are, in fact, deceased: http://www.reddit.com/r/mylittlepony/comments/15a5ol/spoiler_i_think_this_pretty_much_sums_up_the/

In short:
(http://i.imgur.com/sPebf.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on December 22, 2012, 07:30:18 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tHR9tmVexKQ/UNZ1H7SozlI/AAAAAAABJ2g/k_bwfsku0hU/s1600/1.JPG)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on December 22, 2012, 08:59:46 PM
Something I threw together in a matter of minutes, as I'm sure you can tell:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_7rx98hucHc/UNYAuVkTYQI/AAAAAAAABqM/xJCkpQvN838/w497-h373/Appleini.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 24, 2012, 11:45:08 AM
(http://cdn.derpiboo.ru/media/BAhbBlsHOgZmSSIBmTIwMTIvMTIvMjQvMTdfMDdfNThfODE4XzE5MjQ0NF9fVU5PUFRfX3NhZmVfYW5pbWF0ZWRfdG9vX21hbnlfcGlua2llX3BpZXNfYXBwbGVfZmFtaWx5X3JldW5pb25fcGFyYXNwcml0ZV9zd2FybV9vZl90aGVfY2VudHVyeV9iYXJuX2ZydWl0X2JhdF9kZXN0cnVjdGlvbgY6BkVU/192444__safe_animated_too-many-pinkie-pies_apple-family-reunion_parasprite_lesson-zero_swarm-of-the-century_barn_fruit-bat_destruction.gif)

The Apple Barn.  My Little Pony's version of the Voygaer Shuttlecraft, except My Little Pony explains how they get rebuilt.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 25, 2012, 03:53:03 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 26, 2012, 01:10:01 AM
Spoilers for that sort of thing please? I'm that neurotic sort that tries really, really hard not to know anything whatsoever about upcoming episodes until they actually air.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 30, 2012, 09:34:43 PM
Second half of this weeks episode was enjoyable.  All 6 of the ponies getting some time.  Didn't care too much for the first half.  there was no reason to make Spike suddenly incompetent.


3 Weeks till new ponies...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 30, 2012, 09:43:06 PM
Second half of this weeks episode was enjoyable.  All 6 of the ponies getting some time.  Didn't care too much for the first half.  there was no reason to make Spike suddenly incompetent.

Yeah, I didn't get that part, why did they suddenly make Spike so clumsy? 

Only thing I can think of is they didn't want to rely on him just being a pest constantly asking to do stuff, but that would have been preferable to what they did, and be a better lesson for the kiddies target audience.

Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 01, 2013, 08:19:44 AM
It was sort of a weird Spike episode. This whole "life debt" thing sorta came out of nowhere (that was hardly the first time he'd been in real peril on this show, or the first time another pony had saved him). Sure, he cried a bit when he told Twilight he had to leave, but it still felt rather slight, especially after the season premier revealed his greatest fear was, in fact, Twilight sending him away. Also, yeah, he's normal,ly much more competent. I mean, he's got a thumb. He should be able to do pretty much any kind of manual (non-bucking) task better than any pony.

Perhaps boredom just messes with his head worse than most.

Still, this episode had a lot of little moments that worked. Like you said, the mane 6 were used very well (this is actually one of the better episodes to have solid, organic reasons for all 6 of them to appear and act the way they do), and there's a bunch of little sight gags that work wonders. Pinkie's bits in particular were excellent, as was the way AJ got Twilight's attention in the library. Plus, I for one am always happy to get more Timberwolves, as they're one of my favorite creatures on the show (and I dug how they were rendered as CGI rather than flash based this time around, made them look that much more unnatural and out-of-place compared to the others). So a funny episode, if not a great canon one.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on January 02, 2013, 09:35:17 PM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-GOcp9Ntj30c/UOTz8-ietAI/AAAAAAAAQfA/321VxbCQqqg/s853/iTXAGLYmyPZM2%5B1%5D.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on January 16, 2013, 09:29:48 PM
Not related to any upcoming episode.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on January 19, 2013, 05:09:26 PM
Pony can do Deja Q.

Who knew.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 20, 2013, 03:11:09 PM
Another mighty fine episode that, while very funny in many sections (they're killing it with visual gags lately) and full of Fluttershy goodness, also once again shows the troublesome limitations and downsides brought on by 22-minute runtimes.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 20, 2013, 03:52:03 PM
Another mighty fine episode that, while very funny in many sections (they're killing it with visual gags lately) and full of Fluttershy goodness, also once again shows the troublesome limitations and downsides brought on by 22-minute runtimes.

Well, I don't know about troublesome but this episode could certainly have been longer, things did seem a bit rushed and with more time all the other ponies could have had more to do. 

They certainly keep teasing us with hints that something really big is going to happen.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on January 20, 2013, 08:01:23 PM
I hope they can find a way around a certain character upstaging or helping the Main 6 out too much. On a lighter note:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on January 21, 2013, 04:35:59 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/6991154176/hE418E7D4/)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 21, 2013, 07:40:36 PM
Related:
(http://i.imgur.com/9dFpYY3.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on January 27, 2013, 11:18:18 AM
That episode was great. 

And Rairty is the element of singyness. 

Winona is amazing.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/P-Bodi/224796__safe_animated_winona_spoiler-s03e11_50e03067a4c72d77460006b6_51040a147f123b02890001degif.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 27, 2013, 03:07:40 PM
So, best Spike episode?  I've been kind of meh about most of the episodes centered around Spike, but this one was good.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on January 27, 2013, 03:30:28 PM
I liked it, but it almost felt like a retread of Spike's Season Two episode, though not as hazardous for him and the town.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Pyramid Head on January 27, 2013, 11:23:27 PM
So what, is no place safe from this show?  Don't get me wrong, it's not that bad but having watched all of it to this point because i write reviews for it, it really does go to show just how bad TV is these days when a half-written toy commercial gets labelled a masterpiece because there's fuck all else to watch.  Plus i feel sorry for John De Lancie and Tara Strong who have been getting really bad roles lately.

...ah what the hell.  Previous episode?  Boring, could have been worse, there were only minor instances of character betrayal and a little revenge by Zecora who i imagine was pissed off at the second instance when someone forgot a lesson from an episode she was in, but any screen time featuring the stupid kid characters can get to be physically painful for me.
And no, i'm not joking on that least detail.  I have been given splitting headaches by Sweetie Belle.  If only there was an episode in which she dies horribly.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 28, 2013, 03:47:02 PM
It's only being labeled as a masterpiece by the obsessives who don't know any better (or who refuse to believe otherwise). Still, even among all the great cartoons on TV today (and there are several), this show is pretty good. To call it a "half-written toy commercial" is just being unnecessarily dismissive.

As for the episode, not bad. It's nice to see more Spike-centric stuff, and I'm always in favor of some nice, simple slice-of-life stuff. That said, this one did ring a bit dull to me. Also, I'm still pretty confused about Equestria's economic policies, since it seems like these gems (the one that Spike eats like candy and that can be found under a few feet of dirt pretty much anywhere) are worth quite a lot.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on January 28, 2013, 05:43:12 PM
Gentlemen, say goodbye to those hearts.

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/bronibooru/dffa323fcebc7be0dd33ecb7c96cf5d0.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on January 29, 2013, 04:25:07 PM
Those of you who don't like spoilers, well...

just abandon the internet now.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 30, 2013, 09:41:21 PM
I tried to hold out, but I already had an inkling of what was coming a few weeks ago. And then a couple posts from a Brony group on facebook essentially confirmed it, so I said "well nuts to this" and just started reading what was announced.

This is... big. Very big. Mess-up-a-whole-lotta-fanfics big. Just gotta wait and see as to how well it plays out.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2013, 10:09:51 PM
So what, is no place safe from this show? 

Nope. I've seen gun forums discussing ponies.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 30, 2013, 10:15:59 PM
So what, is no place safe from this show? 

Nope. I've seen gun forums discussing ponies.

From what I understand, a number of Bronies are into guns as well.

Like so:
(http://i.imgur.com/nOYPNXp.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 30, 2013, 10:21:13 PM
(http://www.accountingweb.co.uk/sites/default/files/siftmedia-accountingweb/u176764/2011-04-29_095644_smiley_fingers_in_ears.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Pyramid Head on January 30, 2013, 11:15:55 PM
So what, is no place safe from this show? 

Nope. I've seen gun forums discussing ponies.

That honestly doesn't surprise me.  While bronies are mostly harmless if a little annoying there's a bizarre tendency for bronies to gather around conspiracy theories or conservative bullshit.  I think a stand out moment for me was when a brony with a Rainbow Dash avatar tried to argue to me that misandry was a bigger problem than misogyny.  Nothing quite makes you roll your eyes and consider castrating the person you're chatting with than hearing that person complaining that white men have it tough.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on January 31, 2013, 12:57:38 AM
Pyramid, it honestly depends on the forum.  While some conservative sites like the ponies, some despise them. There was a fairly heated argument at Brietbart (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/04/25/my-little-pony), for example, a while back on whether or not bronies were good for society. And on the other end of the spectrum, while DU seems to be rather "meh" on the show, I've seen other sites where the classist  struggle between the various pony races are actively argued about and the anti-patriarchial nature of pony society is praised. Hell, the online fandom basically started from 4-chan (http://xkcd.com/591/) which doesn't really map well into either left or right US politics.

They're all over the place. I wouldn't read anything more into it than that. And now for something completely different- a waterskiing squirrel.

(http://www.summitenergy.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/water_ski_squirrel.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Pyramid Head on January 31, 2013, 02:05:07 AM
Pyramid, it honestly depends on the forum.  While some conservative sites like the ponies, some despise them. There was a fairly heated argument at Brietbart (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/04/25/my-little-pony), for example, a while back on whether or not bronies were good for society. And on the other end of the spectrum, while DU seems to be rather "meh" on the show, I've seen other sites where the classist  struggle between the various pony races are actively argued about and the anti-patriarchial nature of pony society is praised. Hell, the online fandom basically started from 4-chan (http://xkcd.com/591/) which doesn't really map well into either left or right US politics.

They're all over the place. I wouldn't read anything more into it than that. And now for something completely different- a waterskiing squirrel.

(http://www.summitenergy.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/water_ski_squirrel.jpg)


Honestly knowing a website that was once run by a piece of shit who targeted a major charity for political reasons hates bronies makes me less hostile towards them.  That said a recurring theme among some of the praise and attacks involves giving the show way too much credit.  Saying it has any form of deeper meaning?  The show is only half-written to ensure that as much money can be squeezed out of it as possible, any undercurrents not related to the asinine moral of the day is either extremely rare, accidental or imagined.  You can have a bit of a laugh with the idiotic conspiracy theories but still, brony zealots are annoying.

And now because i don't like being sober while talking about MLP, something to take my mind off of it.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on February 01, 2013, 10:51:56 PM
I'm sorry you were raised in a culture that makes a currency of dismissal, but your money's no good here.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Bacon Princess on February 08, 2013, 04:50:32 PM
Don't know if anyone reads the comics, but they just released the new variant cover image for the 4th one:

It looks pretty cool.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rUMQUNhjMaU/URVQulzJ1FI/AAAAAAABSzA/abQWVsXEBxA/s1600/mylittlepony4dfBIG.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on February 08, 2013, 05:01:54 PM
I just know someone is going to photoshop either (or both) of them with rabies.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on February 08, 2013, 05:14:24 PM
I'm behind on the comic, and probably will just wait for a compendium at this point. But what I read was awesome. And the covers are all awesome, though it's kind of a cheap trick to have pairs of covers for the same issue that are available exclusively from different stores.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on February 08, 2013, 05:32:49 PM
Is the finale tomorrow or is there another left to go?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 08, 2013, 05:35:56 PM
Finale is a week from tomorrow. Tomorrow's just another episode (a Rarity one I think, but I'm trying to go into this one as blind as possible, so I couldn't say for sure).

And I really need to get on reading the comic. I don't care much about what the cover looks like, so when the run's done I'll probably just snap up the cheapest versions of every issue.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on February 08, 2013, 05:38:44 PM
Finale is a week from tomorrow. Tomorrow's just another episode (a Rarity one I think, but I'm trying to go into this one as blind as possible, so I couldn't say for sure).

Oh, that would be great. I didn't think she'd get one this season...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Bacon Princess on February 08, 2013, 05:43:57 PM
The next episode is Game's Ponies Play, and it has Cadance in it I think.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on February 08, 2013, 05:46:25 PM
Know who the writer is?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Bacon Princess on February 08, 2013, 05:53:01 PM
No Idea.

But the article I read also said the episode shows what the Mane 6 were doing in Just for Sidekicks.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on February 08, 2013, 06:41:19 PM
That makes sense.  It seemed a little out of place for them to go back to the Crystal Empire with no real explanation.

I haven't read any of the comics yet, but judging on the few covers I've seen I think I should start.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Bacon Princess on February 12, 2013, 04:44:55 PM
 
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

How does everyone feel on this? I'm pretty indifferent about the whole thing, but just look at the articles comments.  :-\
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on February 12, 2013, 05:58:05 PM

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

How does everyone feel on this? I'm pretty indifferent about the whole thing, but just look at the articles comments.  :-\

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on February 13, 2013, 12:13:59 AM

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How does everyone feel on this? I'm pretty indifferent about the whole thing, but just look at the articles comments.  :-\

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Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 13, 2013, 06:49:15 PM
The idea of Principal Celestia and other characters being teachers intrigues me.

Principal Celestia
Vice Principal Luna
Student President Cadance
Chrysalis is in charge of Biology
Discord in charge of Art and/or Philosophy


Show will almost certainly suck, but I'll have fun riffing on it.  Thankfully it looks like a spin off and wont have any impact on S4.

S4 should be interesting.  Season 3 seems to have been made with the idea that it was the last season.  65 episodes for a cartoon is common, and I really do wonder if a year or so ago when in production, they thought that would be it.  We know they're back for S4, and it will be interesting to see how they recover from their planned ending.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on February 13, 2013, 07:08:59 PM
Even some of the current staff is having fun with it.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 13, 2013, 07:29:52 PM
It's a spin-off, are the spoiler tags really needed?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on February 14, 2013, 09:45:28 AM
It's a spin-off, are the spoiler tags really needed?

Some people would prefer not to know about it at all ever.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 14, 2013, 01:38:33 PM
It's a spin-off, are the spoiler tags really needed?

Some people would prefer not to know about it at all ever.

I'm not going to suffer alone!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on February 14, 2013, 02:20:53 PM
Look at it this way, at least you know about next season being My Little Walrus and won't be blindsided by it , unlike those who didn't read the spoilers.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 15, 2013, 11:13:26 AM
Anyone else read the comic books? I picked up the first three issues the other day (with no regard to choosing covers, because as cool as some of them ar,e I won't be driving myself nuts shelling out extra cash to buy the "rare" ones. Just gonna avoid that whole can of worms, thank you very much). The art is splendid, and while I haven't had a chance yet to read more than a few pages, the heart, humor, and soul of the characters and show seems very well represented. Definitely something to look into if you haven't.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on February 15, 2013, 03:51:39 PM
Anyone else read the comic books? I picked up the first three issues the other day (with no regard to choosing covers, because as cool as some of them ar,e I won't be driving myself nuts shelling out extra cash to buy the "rare" ones. Just gonna avoid that whole can of worms, thank you very much). The art is splendid, and while I haven't had a chance yet to read more than a few pages, the heart, humor, and soul of the characters and show seems very well represented. Definitely something to look into if you haven't.

And the tone is more adult than the show; there are more references and sardonic bits.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 15, 2013, 04:52:12 PM
Anyone else read the comic books? I picked up the first three issues the other day (with no regard to choosing covers, because as cool as some of them ar,e I won't be driving myself nuts shelling out extra cash to buy the "rare" ones. Just gonna avoid that whole can of worms, thank you very much). The art is splendid, and while I haven't had a chance yet to read more than a few pages, the heart, humor, and soul of the characters and show seems very well represented. Definitely something to look into if you haven't.

And the tone is more adult than the show; there are more references and sardonic bits.

Indeed. The Blues Brothers and Invasion of the Body Snatchers stuff right off the bat pointed me in that direction. Glad to see they really knew their audience for these things.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 15, 2013, 08:01:43 PM
I've been enjoying the comics so far.  Depending on how you like them, I really think the CMC have stolen the show for the first 3 volumes, along with Chrysalis.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 15, 2013, 08:08:29 PM
Anyone else read the comic books? I picked up the first three issues the other day (with no regard to choosing covers, because as cool as some of them ar,e I won't be driving myself nuts shelling out extra cash to buy the "rare" ones.

Just went to the IDW website and got the ones that are available as digital comics, pretty good drawings, interesting story so far.  Haven't looked at a comic book since the 70s...

Oh, and the digital copies have all the covers.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 15, 2013, 09:36:33 PM
Anyone else read the comic books? I picked up the first three issues the other day (with no regard to choosing covers, because as cool as some of them ar,e I won't be driving myself nuts shelling out extra cash to buy the "rare" ones.

Just went to the IDW website and got the ones that are available as digital comics, pretty good drawings, interesting story so far.  Haven't looked at a comic book since the 70s...

Oh, and the digital copies have all the covers.

True, but when it comes to comics, I always prefer the real deal. It's like books, it's always nicer to flip the pages than flip through a digital inventory.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 16, 2013, 08:00:41 AM
Pretty good episode today. Can't imagine it'll play any sort of larger part in shaping the path the show takes as a whole, but hey, still good.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 16, 2013, 09:20:44 AM
Alright episode.  The princess thing was pretty clearly tacked on, and really wasn't needed.  The episode otherwise was great.  Especially liked the Celestia song.

Wonder where they go from here.  Seemed pretty clear that this episode was made as a series finale before they found out they were getting S4.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 18, 2013, 11:28:49 PM
Alright episode.  The princess thing was pretty clearly tacked on

The thing they have been hinting at since episode 1 was tacked on?

Too much singing for my taste, and once we saw one pony get back to normal the others were a bit redundant. 

Guess we will see what they come up with for princess and pals adventures next season, hope they don't do too many fish pony out of water and clashing cultures episodes.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 25, 2013, 10:53:13 AM
So there were some tidbits from the Las Pegasus Unicon over the weekend about the actual before the enite con imploded due to piss poor finance management resulting in even guests getting kicked out of the hotel from their comped rooms because of lower than expected turnout and numerous other screw ups.

The finale apparently went though a lot of rewrites.  The more I hear about it, the more I'm convinced that the writers always planned to level up Twilight, but that the big coronation was a Hasbro mandate.

Anyways, most of the tidbits came from the Danial Ingram panel (man behind the pony music)

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    A lot of things changed about the episode in production. For example, Daniel originally wanted to look into how the mane six's cutie marks changing changed history, complete with a song! It was cut due to time, but just imagine if Pinkie had grown up on Sweet Apple Acres or if Rarity always did the weather for Ponyville!
    Twilight originally got her wings during the first Elements of Harmony blast. The wings would appear followed by a commercial. Instead, they used the "celestial dimension" space that Twilight met Celestia in.
    Daniel had a huge amount of work for the finale on his shoulders due to it being a musical. Much of the original was modified. He mentioned that he shut himself in his house for a week, writing a song each day!
    The end of the episode originally featured Twilight singing about her new wings to the tune of the show's theme.
    Everyone on the show wanted it to be a 2 part episode (if not more!), but they were very happy with the outcome and how they handled the challenge of such a plot-heavy episode with music.
    Hasbro and the show team really wanted to do a musical episode. At first, there was talk of making episode 12 a musical, as Daniel worried about making such a story-heavy episode mesh in tone with how happy the songs tend to be.
    "What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me" has a hidden reference to "Art of the Dress" during Applejack's section
    The hardest song for him to write for the finale was either "True True Friend" and "What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me," due to how complicated the topics of the songs were.
    Favorite song in Season Three: a split between "What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me," "Find a Way (full version)," and "Celestia's Ballad."
    Celestia's song was originally longer and dealt with her history.
    He envisioned Celestia's song as a parent watching a child grow up and mature.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 25, 2013, 11:35:29 AM
The finale apparently went though a lot of rewrites.  The more I hear about it, the more I'm convinced that the writers always planned to level up Twilight, but that the big coronation was a Hasbro mandate.


The huge coronation did seem out of proportion, but you've got to remember they do want to sell toys with the show.

But I guess it could be justified if it's been something like 1000 years since the last alicorn.  Time is a bit funny on the show, Celestia is what, 2000+ years old, I can't remember if Luna was trapped in the moon for 1000 or 2000 years.


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    Celestia's song was originally longer and dealt with her history.
    He envisioned Celestia's song as a parent watching a child grow up and mature.

That would have been nice.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 25, 2013, 11:44:16 AM
The huge coronation did seem out of proportion, but you've got to remember they do want to sell toys with the show.

But I guess it could be justified if it's been something like 1000 years since the last alicorn.  Time is a bit funny on the show, Celestia is what, 2000+ years old, I can't remember if Luna was trapped in the moon for 1000 or 2000 years.

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/136/8/0/princess_cadence_vector_by_proenix-d4zzqke.png)

Anyway, that is some interesting info. It always sucks when a show is pressured for rewrites like that, especially when they had half the episodes they usually had for the season overall (so there's already less time than there should be). I would've liked that song about Twilight and her wings as sung to the main tune.
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Post by: RoninFox on February 25, 2013, 12:03:28 PM
If I understand right, the reason behind the short schedule was so that if they were cancelled after this season, they would have just enough episodes for syndication.  With the show being picked up for another season, I'm curious if it'll go back to long seasons, or if they'll keep to shorter ones from here on.  I personally hope for longer ones so that two parters could be more regular.  The only two parter of season 3 was the Crystal Empire premiere, right?

I really wish the second Discord ep was a two parter the more I think about it.  The ending just seemed too abrupt for me, Discord giving up far too quickly.  I'd have liked to see more of Discord dealing with the consequences of his actions before reaching his epiphany.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 25, 2013, 12:12:02 PM
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/136/8/0/princess_cadence_vector_by_proenix-d4zzqke.png)

Yeah, she is supposed to be the cousin of Celestia and Luna, so she must be pretty darn old also.  So I guess we can take it as being a very rare event to have a new alicorn (always good for collectables).

If I understand right, the reason behind the short schedule was so that if they were cancelled after this season, they would have just enough episodes for syndication.  With the show being picked up for another season, I'm curious if it'll go back to long seasons,

Season 4 is listed on most websites as 26 episodes.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 25, 2013, 01:19:32 PM
I think Celestia and Luna are immortal, or at least very long lived, and that Twilight and Cadance are something else.  We've seen Cadance age normally in the series, thanks to Twilight's flashbacks. And I think Twilight is probably simmilar to Cadance.  They're alicorns, but they're not imortals like Celestia and Luna.

While Twilight seems to have been destined for this since episode 1, we know that Cadance was roiginaly a unicorn and Hasbro wanted another Princess toy to sell, so she's really just been wedged into the canon of things.

I think they missed an opportunity to foreshadow Twilight by not having Cadance earn her Alicorn status after love beaming Chrysalis.  I even think it would have worked a lot better to have done the Crystal Empire as the S2 finale.  Have Cadance be another student of Celestia, sent up there to take charge.  Earning her wings after she activates the Crystal heart at the end.  Heck, they even could have used it to introduce Shining Armor as head of the guard sent to the empire with her, and then do the pony wedding in the S3 premier.  Chrysalis attacking a new fledgeling city, rather than Canterlot.
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Post by: The Lurker on February 25, 2013, 06:49:40 PM
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/136/8/0/princess_cadence_vector_by_proenix-d4zzqke.png)

Yeah, she is supposed to be the cousin of Celestia and Luna, so she must be pretty darn old also.  So I guess we can take it as being a very rare event to have a new alicorn (always good for collectables).

If I understand right, the reason behind the short schedule was so that if they were cancelled after this season, they would have just enough episodes for syndication.  With the show being picked up for another season, I'm curious if it'll go back to long seasons,

Season 4 is listed on most websites as 26 episodes.

Cadence is actually Celestia's niece.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 25, 2013, 07:06:26 PM
I don't think her relation has ever been stated in the series, has it?  There's a short novel coming out in a month or so that is supposed to be about Twilight going to Cadance for advice and learning a bit more about Cadance.  Maybe we'll get answers there.

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/02/details-on-crystal-heart-spell-book.html

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A royal event has turned Twilight Sparkle's life upside down. To learn how to handle her new status, Twilight goes to Princess Cadance for some guidance. The princess shares her own story about how she came to rule the Crystal Empire and a magic spell that helped her follow her heart. Inspired by Princess Cadance, Twilight Sparkle sets off on a quest for the Crystal Heart Spell!

Granted, all I expect is a story about once she got to the empire, rather than a real back story.  They didn't try to develop her or SA and this season and seemed to have an attitude of just leaving them in the Crystal Empire and forgetting about them.
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Post by: The Lurker on February 25, 2013, 07:48:20 PM
It was mentioned on the back of the one of the official DVDs.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 26, 2013, 12:55:23 AM
I think they missed an opportunity to foreshadow Twilight by not having Cadance earn her Alicorn status after love beaming Chrysalis.  I even think it would have worked a lot better to have done the Crystal Empire as the S2 finale.  Have Cadance be another student of Celestia, sent up there to take charge.  Earning her wings after she activates the Crystal heart at the end.  Heck, they even could have used it to introduce Shining Armor as head of the guard sent to the empire with her, and then do the pony wedding in the S3 premier.  Chrysalis attacking a new fledgeling city, rather than Canterlot.

I rather like this idea, but in general, we've got to always accept the fact that the showrunners are working with the eternal handicap that is "this is a toy show". That means that it can be tricky to make long-term plans for stuff they didn't know they would have to include until later on. Personally I think they're doing as good a job as can be done, although I will admit to projecting more than a little fanon on certain things to cover the gaps (good thing this fandom has no shortage of that).
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Post by: The Lurker on February 26, 2013, 03:51:48 PM
Cadence seems to most likely be a genetic alicorn, if she really is Celestia's niece, so that wouldn't be necessary.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 02, 2013, 10:34:13 AM
Time for pony funnies.

(http://www.deviantart.com/download/354914803/worse_off_by_dreatos-d5vb20j.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/F1iURBi.jpg)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 02, 2013, 10:56:47 AM
That second one is great.  But Twilight would not have sent the letter, she would have driven herself crazy trying to finish the spell (as she was told to do, she would want to disappoint).  And fixing her friends that way would not have given her the clues how to do that.
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Post by: Pyramid Head on March 03, 2013, 10:49:34 AM
Well after season three left me with an even stronger loathing of human life i'm glad to say it was the last season i'll have to watch.  That said if the writing standard continues to drop at the rate it's been doing since episode one (And i don't see anything else happening after they turned Twilight into a princess with absolutely no foreshadowing outside of trailers that don't count) i personally don't see the show lasting.  Especially since from what i've gathered Hasbro has nothing but disdain for the adult audience of the show and are planning to completely excise a character called Derpy from the show.

Mind you Derpy was a background character so why she has a fanbase is even more explicable than the fan base for Boba Fett from Star Wars.  He had a jet pack, she looks like a pony depiction of Down's Syndrome.  While i don't personally find that as offensive as say... a lobotomized writer of teen dramas trying to touch on abortion when most of her previous books came off as overtly preaching abstinence, i'm kind of surprised Derpy actually survived as long as she did anyway before bitching parents got her taken out.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 03, 2013, 03:51:30 PM
They certainly ended on a cliffhanger.  It's obvious they thought it was the end, and honestly, had it been the end, it would have been one excellent finale episode.  That being said, these writers have managed to turn a show about colorful ponies into a pretty good run of episodes.  I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt that, and believe they can return in S4 with a good way to carry on.  Twilight leveled up, but that really has been foreshadowed since episode 1.  Even Lauren Faust has said she planed to have Twilight succeed Celestia.  Far as the show goes, she's still Celestia's student, she still has her friends.  Where it goes from here, who knows. 
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Post by: The Lurker on March 03, 2013, 05:14:01 PM
Also, Derpy was in Magic Duel and appeared several times during the finale, so she isn't gone yet.  As for Twilight, her elemental artifact is technically a tiara, so there's that, too.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 03, 2013, 05:37:57 PM
They certainly ended on a cliffhanger.  It's obvious they thought it was the end, and honestly, had it been the end, it would have been one excellent finale episode.  That being said, these writers have managed to turn a show about colorful ponies into a pretty good run of episodes.  I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt that, and believe they can return in S4 with a good way to carry on.  Twilight leveled up, but that really has been foreshadowed since episode 1.  Even Lauren Faust has said she planed to have Twilight succeed Celestia.  Far as the show goes, she's still Celestia's student, she still has her friends.  Where it goes from here, who knows. 

Not to mention the more explicit foreshadowing in that little book shown at the end of the S3 premier.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 03, 2013, 05:55:37 PM
They certainly ended on a cliffhanger.  It's obvious they thought it was the end, and honestly, had it been the end, it would have been one excellent finale episode.  That being said, these writers have managed to turn a show about colorful ponies into a pretty good run of episodes.  I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt that, and believe they can return in S4 with a good way to carry on.  Twilight leveled up, but that really has been foreshadowed since episode 1.  Even Lauren Faust has said she planed to have Twilight succeed Celestia.  Far as the show goes, she's still Celestia's student, she still has her friends.  Where it goes from here, who knows. 

Not to mention the more explicit foreshadowing in that little book shown at the end of the S3 premier.

Well, even if you go back to episode 1, the element of magic always had Twilight's cutie mark, even in the book when Celestia was using it.  I figure the stones were the original form of the other elements, and they reformed after NMM destroyed them, but the big crown thingy wasn't there.  It appeared when Twilight figured it out.  After hearing that Celestia's theater room is called the Celestial Zone, I kind of wonder if she wasn't watching from there in the pilot and zapped the crown to Twilight after she figured it out.
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Post by: The Lurker on March 03, 2013, 06:06:45 PM
If you want to get technical, Derpy's condition is closer to Strabismus, though she started out as either a technical goof or something the animator snuck in, depending on who you hear it from.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 03, 2013, 08:30:10 PM
Well, even if you go back to episode 1, the element of magic always had Twilight's cutie mark, even in the book when Celestia was using it.

Had to go back and look, the gems in the opening sequence (book) were all the same standard looking rectangular gems, but the tiara Celestia was wearing in the picture where she is fighting nightmare moon did have a star on top (with the gem below).  In the series the tiara Celestia wears is the same but without the gold star on top.   

But yeah, Twilight's element was always a tiara, unlike the others.  There have been plenty of clues all along pointing to Twilight becoming equivalent to Celestia and Luna (her name being one).

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Post by: RoninFox on March 04, 2013, 09:24:15 AM
Well, even if you go back to episode 1, the element of magic always had Twilight's cutie mark, even in the book when Celestia was using it.

Had to go back and look, the gems in the opening sequence (book) were all the same standard looking rectangular gems, but the tiara Celestia was wearing in the picture where she is fighting nightmare moon did have a star on top (with the gem below).  In the series the tiara Celestia wears is the same but without the gold star on top.   

But yeah, Twilight's element was always a tiara, unlike the others.  There have been plenty of clues all along pointing to Twilight becoming equivalent to Celestia and Luna (her name being one).



Like I hinted at a few pages ago after the season premier, Twilight seems to be the bridge between the two sides the sisters represent.  Her name putting her between night and day does seem like it was intentional foreshadowing (or at least new BSG-style that makes sense now foreshadowing)
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on March 04, 2013, 09:57:55 AM
So did you hear about Mane 6 / Fighting is Magic? They were developing the game (and it looked awesome—tons of polish and really in-depth balancing), and Hasbro served them a Cease and Desist. Then, Lauren Faust joins the dev team and they're working on new characters and settings so they can actually finish the game. (And of course, everyone's hoping for a way to reskin the characters to make it ponies again, but either way, the game looked awesome)
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Post by: Pyramid Head on March 04, 2013, 11:10:47 AM
So did you hear about Mane 6 / Fighting is Magic? They were developing the game (and it looked awesome—tons of polish and really in-depth balancing), and Hasbro served them a Cease and Desist. Then, Lauren Faust joins the dev team and they're working on new characters and settings so they can actually finish the game. (And of course, everyone's hoping for a way to reskin the characters to make it ponies again, but either way, the game looked awesome)

I actually did hear about Hasbro serving a cease and desist to a lot of fan projects, though i didn't hear about Faust working against them.  I'm not sure how to react to that one, Hasbro has largely been alienating the bronies in favor of focusing the show purely on the kid demographic from what i can tell, and while that's fine in theory since trying to appeal to everyone just spreads your product too thinly, i often wonder if at this stage the bronies are a larger and more valuable audience than the kids and if Hasbro should spring for better writers and just go ahead and let the studio add a few more mature elements for the viewers with double or even triple digit IQs.


But then again, i'll always be opposed to Hasbro after they killed the original X-Com franchise.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 04, 2013, 11:15:03 AM
So did you hear about Mane 6 / Fighting is Magic? They were developing the game (and it looked awesome—tons of polish and really in-depth balancing), and Hasbro served them a Cease and Desist. Then, Lauren Faust joins the dev team and they're working on new characters and settings so they can actually finish the game. (And of course, everyone's hoping for a way to reskin the characters to make it ponies again, but either way, the game looked awesome)

I actually did hear about Hasbro serving a cease and desist to a lot of fan projects, though i didn't hear about Faust working against them.  I'm not sure how to react to that one, Hasbro has largely been alienating the bronies in favor of focusing the show purely on the kid demographic from what i can tell, and while that's fine in theory since trying to appeal to everyone just spreads your product too thinly, i often wonder if at this stage the bronies are a larger and more valuable audience than the kids and if Hasbro should spring for better writers and just go ahead and let the studio add a few more mature elements for the viewers with double or even triple digit IQs.


But then again, i'll always be opposed to Hasbro after they killed the original X-Com franchise.

Hasbro's been walking a weird line when it comes to getting stuff out to the Bronies. The main market share still is, of course, young girls, and that'll still be the focus of most of their products. But it's not like they've been leaving us high and dry here.There's plenty of toys (the big Dr. Whooves and Vinyl Scratch figures especially) that are pretty much Brony-centric, the comic series definitely has an older reader base in mind, and then there's all those WeLoveFine (official) t-shirts.

Also, the usual line when it comes to them sending cease and desist letters to cool fan projects is because they have to. US Copyright/Trademark law is a strange, generally fickle and unforgiving beast. In a case like Fighting is Magic, it was the sad fact of them needing to act on their copyright, or else they risk losing it (this is something that gets brought up a few times in every single ED thread on the matter, and usually explained way better than I can).
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Post by: Pyramid Head on March 04, 2013, 11:27:38 AM
So did you hear about Mane 6 / Fighting is Magic? They were developing the game (and it looked awesome—tons of polish and really in-depth balancing), and Hasbro served them a Cease and Desist. Then, Lauren Faust joins the dev team and they're working on new characters and settings so they can actually finish the game. (And of course, everyone's hoping for a way to reskin the characters to make it ponies again, but either way, the game looked awesome)

I actually did hear about Hasbro serving a cease and desist to a lot of fan projects, though i didn't hear about Faust working against them.  I'm not sure how to react to that one, Hasbro has largely been alienating the bronies in favor of focusing the show purely on the kid demographic from what i can tell, and while that's fine in theory since trying to appeal to everyone just spreads your product too thinly, i often wonder if at this stage the bronies are a larger and more valuable audience than the kids and if Hasbro should spring for better writers and just go ahead and let the studio add a few more mature elements for the viewers with double or even triple digit IQs.


But then again, i'll always be opposed to Hasbro after they killed the original X-Com franchise.

Hasbro's been walking a weird line when it comes to getting stuff out to the Bronies. The main market share still is, of course, young girls, and that'll still be the focus of most of their products. But it's not like they've been leaving us high and dry here.There's plenty of toys (the big Dr. Whooves and Vinyl Scratch figures especially) that are pretty much Brony-centric, the comic series definitely has an older reader base in mind, and then there's all those WeLoveFine (official) t-shirts.

Also, the usual line when it comes to them sending cease and desist letters to cool fan projects is because they have to. US Copyright/Trademark law is a strange, generally fickle and unforgiving beast. In a case like Fighting is Magic, it was the sad fact of them needing to act on their copyright, or else they risk losing it (this is something that gets brought up a few times in every single ED thread on the matter, and usually explained way better than I can).


No, it's not a copyright issue but a trademark issue.  The DMCA actually would have protected some of the items they served Cease and Desists to on copyright grounds but apparently trademark is a different kettle of fish.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 04, 2013, 11:40:01 AM
but apparently trademark is a different kettle of fish.

Completely different, copyright is automatic, even if you don't defend it, it belongs to you forever.  A trademark you have to register it, renew it every few years, and actively defend it if you want to keep it.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 04, 2013, 11:53:56 AM
but apparently trademark is a different kettle of fish.

Completely different, copyright is automatic, even if you don't defend it, it belongs to you forever.  A trademark you have to register it, renew it every few years, and actively defend it if you want to keep it.

Yeah, that's the one. Like I said, it's all confusing (and I should know better, seeing as I'm a gopher at a patent law firm :P).
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Post by: The Lurker on March 04, 2013, 07:37:03 PM
Actually, Lauren was in support of the game before it got the cease and desist.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on March 04, 2013, 07:50:17 PM
Actually, Lauren was in support of the game before it got the cease and desist.

But she wasn't actually working with them.
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Post by: The Lurker on March 04, 2013, 08:18:10 PM
Actually, Lauren was in support of the game before it got the cease and desist.

But she wasn't actually working with them.
I know.  It was more in response to Pyramid Head's wording.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 07, 2013, 06:35:04 AM
Volume 4 of the comics prove that Celestia is the best princess ever. 

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 07, 2013, 10:30:03 AM
Grabbed Volume 4 yesterday. Loved it. Solid ending to the story, still with lots of laughs, "awws", and references (that page where they open all the doors is a goldmine to me. Everything from The Shining to It to Evil Dead II to Temple of Doom. Love love love it). Can't wait for the next series. Ditto the micro series, even if Twilight's issue was considerably more "Pretty good, but not great".
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 07, 2013, 05:22:36 PM
Latest comic had some photoshop gold.

(http://i.imgur.com/DHQvgDf.png)
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on March 07, 2013, 07:59:08 PM
Dammit. My comic store had 1-3 for a long time, but now they just have about 25 of issue 1 and nothing else... =____=
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Post by: The Lurker on March 07, 2013, 08:39:22 PM
I wonder how collectible the first run of issue 1 is going to be.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 08, 2013, 06:11:19 AM
I wonder how collectible the first run of issue 1 is going to be.
Probably not that much given how big of a print it had.  I imagine you'd have to track down all the variant covers and sell as a set.
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Post by: The Lurker on March 08, 2013, 09:02:47 AM
I was wondering because of how quickly it sold out.
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Post by: RoninFox on March 08, 2013, 09:28:14 AM
A strange rule of thumb when it comes to the collectability of comics.  Issue 2 often becomes more valuable that issue 1.  Issue 1 tends to get a huge printing if the publisher has any faith in the title, and they anticipate a lot of sales to readers AND collectors.  When the sales come in for that issue, they adjust the printing on issue 2 based on those numbers, which means there's usually fewer of them.

This is why you can't find a copy of Howard the Duck #2 for less than $250 even in so-so condition.

You know...in case you ever wondered that in your long searches for Howard the Duck #2.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 08, 2013, 09:49:12 AM
In this day and age, I don't see any comics really retaining any kind of real value, because with the exception of those special covers they only made about two dozen of to begin with, they usually make far too many. Especially for this comic, which was very popular from the get-go and is already being purchased (in bulk, basically) by the same people who would theoretically want to pay even more money to buy it again down the line.
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Post by: The Lurker on March 10, 2013, 06:08:07 PM
Well this is interesting.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 10, 2013, 10:24:59 PM
I love how EQD posts that with the source pretty much being "we saw this on the internet".  It looks nothing like the style that's come from the other EQG art, so I don't think it's real.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 16, 2013, 05:58:45 PM
Season 3 is now on Netflix.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 18, 2013, 03:36:55 PM
The full main cast has been announced for the Japanese dub of the show.  They're going with known Anime actresses.  4 of the mane 6 will be done by relative newcomers, all of whom worked on last year's "Milky Holmes"  Twilight and Fluttershy will be voiced by more veteran VA's who have had sever notable roles over the years.  Surprisingly both Princess Celestia and Spike will be voiced by very prolific VA's Kikuko Inoue (best known for Belldandy on Oh! My Goddess) as Celestia and Motoko Kumai (Syaoran Li in Card Captor Sakura) as Spike. 

Twilight Sparkle:  Miyuki Sawashiro
Fluttershy:  Emri Kato
Rainbow Dash:  Kitta Izumi
Applejack:  Tokui Sora
Pinkie Pie:  Mimori Suzuko
Rarity:  Sasaki Mikoi
Princess Celestia:  Kikuko Inoue
Spike:  Motoko Kumai

And to show that it's like an anime, they're going all out with the Opening and Endings as ways to promote the VA's music releases.  Pinkie Pie's VA will sing the opening, and HKT48 will be using pushing their new album on the super bubbly ending song.

http://www.youtube.com/v/w9YyfjjNwFY

They really are going all out for this show and it seem Hasbro would love to it to succeed there.  It's being shown in a good time slot on TV Tokyo, one of the most popular channels in the country.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Compound on March 19, 2013, 09:42:28 PM
Oh, you missed the best part. This photo:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EBijzDve-Xc/UUdwB-CR3tI/AAAAAAABWyg/f9jA0pJtSCg/s1600/CGpQX5X.jpg)

Yeah, that's probably the creepiest live representation of cartoon characters I've seen. Oh, wait. No. This is:

(http://slapdashmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/phineas2.jpg)

That Phineas could be swapped in for Pyramid Head in the next Silent Hill and no one would even notice.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 22, 2013, 01:44:24 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EBijzDve-Xc/UUdwB-CR3tI/AAAAAAABWyg/f9jA0pJtSCg/s1600/CGpQX5X.jpg)

That's rather odd.

(http://slapdashmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/phineas2.jpg)

That's a wide awake nightmare.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 30, 2013, 09:53:23 PM
So the first full length fan episode has been released.  It does not take itself too seriously, but I think it's a fine send up not only to the show but to Faust herself.  Writing could have used some polish, first act drags a bit, but it was fun. 

https://www.youtube.com/v/26BQ0HNtDmI
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 31, 2013, 05:01:00 PM
Not bad for a college project, and wow, 54 weeks to create it!

Anyone read the latest micro comic with Rainbow Dash? 
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 01, 2013, 01:00:55 PM
The writing on Double Rainboom definitely needed some fine tuning, and the overall story was one that, had this been a written fanfiction instead of an animated one, I probably would've skipped. But there's no denying the talent and effort that went into making it, and I generally enjoyed watching it. Good show, community.

And I read the Rainbow Dash micro issue the other day (along with #5 of the main comic, which is the start of a new arc). I enjoyed it more than Twilight's, mostly because the story seemed a bit more fitting and less predictable. And also because it contained an excellent Blade Runner reference.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on April 12, 2013, 10:58:18 PM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/bronibooru/af640bafe71c6675bd5a5264862a3a4c.png) (http://"http://www.bronibooru.com/post/show/64001/")
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on April 13, 2013, 04:02:02 PM
Awhile ago, I actually saw a Father's day card.  With Batman on the front.   By himself.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 04, 2013, 06:44:26 AM
(http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r576/SugarDonut314/IMG_2249_zps9e9fd58b.jpg)

Quote
When a crown is stolen from the Crystal Empire, Twilight Sparkle pursues the thief into an alternate world where she transforms into a teenage girl who must survive her biggest challenge yet… high school. With help from her new friends who remind her of Ponyville’s Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, and Fluttershy, she embarks upon a quest to find the crown and change the destiny of these two parallel worlds.

This has almost no chance of not being the most entertaining thing ever.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 04, 2013, 07:07:23 AM
Assuming it's not being done as a cheap cash-in by another creative team that the company got.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 04, 2013, 07:39:04 AM
It doesn't have to be good, to be entertaining. 
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 06, 2013, 11:46:56 AM
Apparently that thing is hitting theaters, too (albeit in a supremely limited fashion). I was very much hoping for a FiM movie to make it to the big screen, if only because that midnight show crowd would likely be a blast, but... not like this.

Not like this.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 13, 2013, 05:36:46 PM
Gentlemen, we're past the looking glass (literally) here.

http://www.youtube.com/v/c3hBtBibN_M

I'm... open the possibility that this won't suck.  The FiM crew is confirmed to have worked on it, and Danial Ingram did the music (outside the pop song in the trailer apparently).

Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on May 17, 2013, 08:06:54 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zG2eiJnI-a4/UZa34Evg8rI/AAAAAAABaPk/FiNmoBIlZVk/s320/Capture.JPG)
From theyetee.com
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 19, 2013, 05:57:34 AM
An article about why the aforementioned FiM film should not be released into theatres.

http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/why-my-little-pony-about-to-get-even-creepier/
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 21, 2013, 03:35:27 PM
I trooped out to a theater earlier today to watch Equestria Girls. Sold out show, with the audience almost exactly 50% bronies and 50% small children and parents.

I'm pleased to say the movie is actually pretty solid. The humor and character work of the show is entirely intact (with a bundle of call backs), and it also makes for a good high school movie, something I'm actually a fan of (in that old John Hughes sense). It even manages some legitimate surprises by the end, and somehow finds a way to work within the continuity of the show (more or less, although I've heard they're not counting this as canon for the rest of the show). I was very glad to have watched it, and would like to see it again.

Also, the music is fantastic. For real, I want a soundtrack right now.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 21, 2013, 07:45:58 PM
The bits that have popped up on youtube were nice.  Show that the writing and music is there.  But nothing changes that the character designs are just terrible.  With all the human art out there, you'd think they could have found something more visually appealing.

Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 22, 2013, 04:00:06 PM
I honestly didn't find them that bad. You basically get used to them after a few minutes, helped by the various pony-to-human jokes they make.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on June 22, 2013, 07:33:28 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 23, 2013, 01:47:59 PM
Well it's Texas, I guess lies are expected.
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Post by: The Lurker on June 27, 2013, 09:05:08 PM
From Shirtpunch.com
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Post by: MSTJedi on June 28, 2013, 12:25:54 PM
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Hey, my alma mater. Crazy bronies are everywhere.  ;)
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Post by: The Lurker on June 30, 2013, 06:33:09 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yGghle6jCUw/UdCyMl50ScI/AAAAAAABcm4/9VsdpZNTpj0/s552/Capture.JPG)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Tupin on July 12, 2013, 06:23:11 PM
So I'm guessing that even after the Bronycon tweets last year where they said "maybe," we're not going to get a riff of the movie? That would be hilarious.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 17, 2013, 11:36:19 PM
Just read the 2nd comic series 5-8, it was OK, but didn't like it as much as 1-4.

Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on July 18, 2013, 07:13:40 PM
I liked volume 5-8 a bit more.  Better resolution.  And it had Celestia getting help from not one but two Time Lords (3 if you count that a Tom Baker pony showed up in volume 8)

(http://i.imgur.com/32JDTJI.jpg)

They released Volume 9 early at Comicon, and it's a 2 part arc about Big Macintosh trying to buy some nails.  Was hilarious. 
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on July 20, 2013, 03:41:47 PM
Some tidbits from the Comicon panel today.

http://www.roundstable.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=449595#p449595

Also a 5 minute animatic clip with voice work/songs. 

http://www.youtube.com/v/hnlquKcFM58

Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on July 31, 2013, 06:17:28 AM
(https://uploads-riptapparel-com.s3.amazonaws.com/designs/8357/my-little-kaiju-2-detail_68716_cached_thumb_-cde1dc3d90786f942c9502df69ca3a0f.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on August 01, 2013, 07:53:07 PM
Show returns on November 23.


Also, anyone reading the comics, read the latest issue.  It's part one of a two part epic in which Big Macintosh have to buy some nails from the Ponyville hardware store. 
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Tupin on August 02, 2013, 02:22:00 PM
Eh, didn't like that comic as much as I did the other arcs. The art was good, as always, but the story was just okay.

Pretty funny that they keep having that one pony always trying to flirt with Big Mac. Heard it's because the artist/writer agreed that she had a stripper name. Sweetcream Scoops...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on August 03, 2013, 06:37:48 PM
Collectible Card Game coming in November.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on August 03, 2013, 08:11:23 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vsBHuq66-Vg/Uf2Dgb032oI/AAAAAAABet0/QmlXMKTa1e0/s320)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Asbestos Bill on August 04, 2013, 08:28:26 AM
I wonder if it will live up to the fan-made MLPCCG...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on August 21, 2013, 08:18:37 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/09qGIXx.png)

From the latest comic.


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Post by: Tupin on August 21, 2013, 12:29:16 PM
Was literally just about to post that in here. Couldn't believe it when I first saw.

Wonder if anyone has tweeted them it...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on August 31, 2013, 04:32:18 PM
EQG competitors?
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Post by: modelmeg on August 31, 2013, 06:00:34 PM
...Those things are hideous.
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Post by: RoninFox on August 31, 2013, 08:28:01 PM
I would rank them as near Bratz dolls levels of revolting.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Tupin on September 04, 2013, 02:30:34 PM
Just a reminder that those and EqG are ultimately competing against what is now one of the most financially successful new franchises of all time:

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121118164143/monsterhigh/images/7/7c/Profile_art_-_Lagoona_Blue.jpg)

If you guessed what this is supposed to be and gave up: she's seriously supposed to be the (non-existent) daughter of Creature from the Black Lagoon. You know, the one that killed several people and was riddled with bullet holes at the end?

Hate when companies pull stuff like this. For many reasons.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 04, 2013, 02:50:59 PM
Yikes, so is that a mix of The Creature and Julie Adams?  The implications of how that happened are not pleasant...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Tupin on September 04, 2013, 03:18:58 PM
Wow, I'd never really thought of it in that way...  :gouge:

There's also a fair share of glammed up werewolves, vampires, robots, and even mummies. No classic movie monster is safe. Pretty much is both "we don't have to pay that much if anything to use these concepts" and "the target audience can't enjoy them unless we make their offspring dress like they stumbled through a Japanese street fashion supply warehouse."
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Post by: Darth Geek on September 04, 2013, 06:06:08 PM

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121118164143/monsterhigh/images/7/7c/Profile_art_-_Lagoona_Blue.jpg)
The fish in the bowl reminds me of Minion from Megamind.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Tupin on September 04, 2013, 06:44:26 PM
oh for the love of

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTJy_CY1mW6Jxh7pVDCkNel46GjVIn2ZbOf64Hqf-Y1Hujj15nM)

The daughter of Eros, Greek god of love.

I'll take ruining and sanitizing classic movie monsters to a point. But this? THIS?  :grr:

Also it's pretty funny considering they have a MALE medusa. Guess they don't know where that word comes from, huh? It's even worse considering his name is seriously Deuce Gorgon.

Gorgons are FEMALE creatures.  :clap:
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on September 04, 2013, 07:42:53 PM
One of my problems with the ones I posted (aside from the freakish faces) was that they seem like the bodies and heads don't quite match up.  It's like they took the head from a Littlest Petshop figure and plopped on a doll's body and just repainted it.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Tupin on September 04, 2013, 08:19:48 PM
"Freakish" is what sells, apparently. Why bother making decent-looking toys if kids will literally buy monsters dressed up with "mature" clothes?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on September 22, 2013, 04:23:38 PM
Actually DVRed and watched Equestria Girls today.  Yeah, it's pretty much a special episode of MLP.  Not my favorite, but it was still good writing.  They made the transition make sense, and found a way for it to be temporary, not horribly change the main series at all, but still have a possible little detour to human-y characters now and then.  The larger takeaway of the plot is Twilight Sparkle having to adjust to life changes but realize that she still can be herself.  She goes through it when having to pass for human, and realizes it will be the same when she returns to Equestria to ease into her life as a princess.  The musical numbers aren't as catchy as you might be used to, but that's really the worst thing I can say about it.  By the end of it, it didn't seem as much about selling human looking toys (though I know that's where it came from) and more a nod to MLP cosplayers.  That really is what the characters were looking like at the end, right down to the ears on headbands.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Tupin on September 22, 2013, 06:45:43 PM
And there's still two months until the S4 premiere.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on September 24, 2013, 08:38:09 PM
Celestia micro comic was pretty good.  Liked all the Sailor Moon and Harry Potter ponies in the background (and pony Gordon Ramsay).

And Celestia apparently took out Sailor Moon herself at some point and got the moon wand.

(http://i.imgur.com/t0YkmdV.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 25, 2013, 12:38:34 PM
I've only read some of the micro comics, but that Celestia one looked interesting so I bought it, and yes it was a good one.

Oh, and the Mr. Kotter pony made me laugh.  I'm assuming that's what the pony with the perm, mustache, and wearing a tie was meant to be.
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Post by: The Lurker on September 26, 2013, 08:36:10 PM
Interesting.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: The Lurker on October 03, 2013, 07:46:41 PM
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Post by: RoninFox on October 03, 2013, 09:33:30 PM
Interesting, what's the source/context of that image?  If it's the begining of a possible video game or something I'm all for it.  I've been thinking for awhile that the show could easily be adapted into an entertaining adventure game.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on October 04, 2013, 11:55:01 AM
I think it's one of those GMod animations I've seen popping up here and there. So, fan-created content.
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Post by: RoninFox on October 05, 2013, 12:27:54 AM
Ah well. Still going to hope for a game someday.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on October 05, 2013, 06:41:10 AM
(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/68611_725680234116083_1712308781_n.png)

Announcement that Netflix now has Equestria Girls?  Or surprise announcement for Halloween of a My Little Pony/The Shining special?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on October 05, 2013, 02:54:40 PM
(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/68611_725680234116083_1712308781_n.png)

Announcement that Netflix now has Equestria Girls?  Or surprise announcement for Halloween of a My Little Pony/The Shining special?

"You've always been here, Twilight."
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on October 29, 2013, 07:33:03 PM
Impact! Miniatures has their line out that was a Kickstarter project.  Just like with Warhammer, they're unpainted. http://www.impactminiatures.com/index.php?option=chibi (http://www.impactminiatures.com/index.php?option=chibi)
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Post by: Tupin on October 31, 2013, 07:21:45 PM
I think what's more important is that one of the S4 episodes is a Castlevania reference...
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 09, 2013, 09:22:44 PM
Equestria Girls is now streaming on Netflix.  Just watched it.

Songs were uninspired.  But the story was OK.  It did drag on a bit, I was tempted to fast forward several times, especially in the middle.  So, good start, good ending, blah middle.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on November 24, 2013, 08:55:55 AM
Really liked the premiere.  Great to see some backstory and some Celestia fighting action.

Also, Nightmare Moon's magic used the Dalek SFX from Doctor Who.
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Post by: RoninFox on November 24, 2013, 05:41:04 PM
Didn't even realize that the premiere was happening until I saw it pop up on my DVR.  Glad to see the continued character development and fleshing out the history/mythology involved with the princesses and Discord.  I have a very good feeling about this season.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 25, 2013, 09:31:23 AM
I also liked the historical stuff, and Discord is always fun.

We'll see how starting out the season with a "quest" will work.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on November 25, 2013, 07:15:10 PM
Hot Topic Cover for comic #14 (this could also go in another thread...)
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Post by: RoninFox on November 25, 2013, 07:18:22 PM
I only just started reading the comics.  Is there any other Dr. Hooves in it?  I've been unreasonably hopeful for some actual Doctor stories.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on November 25, 2013, 07:22:05 PM
Not really.  Just a reference here or there.  Though a few other variants are pretty blatant (one Midtown variant and one Hot Topic variant) on the cover.  Though the Suite and Elite episode had several background characters that were references to several Doctors (old and new).
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on November 25, 2013, 07:56:02 PM
The Nightmare Rarity arc had several doctors at once fighting in Ponyville.

(http://puu.sh/2KBxd/a2e25910c3.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on November 27, 2013, 05:57:48 PM
The Nightmare Rarity arc had several doctors at once fighting in Ponyville.

(http://puu.sh/2KBxd/a2e25910c3.jpg)

Just read that one, it was fun trying to spot them all.

Re-read issues 1 through 4 just trying to spot as many pop culture references as I could.  Those issues were overloaded with them.  Loved the Bowie lyrics all through the mine.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on November 27, 2013, 05:59:52 PM
Recently, Amy Mebberson (who works on the IDW comic) managed to get a request done by a certain animator
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 02, 2013, 10:05:29 PM
I really liked the last episode for some reason I can't really put my finger on.

3 good episodes to start the season off...

Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on December 02, 2013, 10:21:33 PM
I liked it, but was also kind of distracted when I was watching it.  I'll have to watch again, I get the feeling I was missing some details.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 03, 2013, 06:26:17 AM
It's the unsettling feeling when you realize that established that Celestia and Luna like to ride wacky slides, but never showed them riding wacky slides.  Feels like a cop out.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on December 03, 2013, 06:08:21 PM
It is interesting that Celestia and Luna's castle 1000 years ago was basically what a lot of us would have built if we were insanely rich at age seven.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on December 10, 2013, 04:27:12 AM
Read the "Zen and the Art of Gazeebo Repair" arc over the weekend.  For something so simple, it was incredibly entertaining.  Instantly loved "Shirt-Tales Luna".

(http://i41.tinypic.com/144ched.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 10, 2013, 03:13:09 PM
Pft.  She's clearly jealous that her Sister is better.

3 page preview of the Luna micro comic that hits next week is on iTunes, and it looks hilarious.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 16, 2013, 09:05:57 AM
So the showrunners finally tacked the issue of whether or not Scootaloo can fly with a firm "maybe".

I hope they don't go the disabled route down the road.  In a world where unicorns can sprout wings magically, and Turtles can fly, making a disabled character just seems cruel and spiteful.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on December 16, 2013, 09:20:57 AM
So the showrunners finally tacked the issue of whether or not Scootaloo can fly with a firm "maybe".

I hope they don't go the disabled route down the road.  In a world where unicorns can sprout wings magically, and Turtles can fly, making a disabled character just seems cruel and spiteful.

With Tank, it's more mechanical, though.   I remember hearing somewhere that it was Lauren's original plan to have Scootaloo be disable.   They probably could get some good moments out of it.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 16, 2013, 11:07:42 AM
It's just a baby step (filly step?), but that they've at least somewhat addressed the problem is something. It's now been clearly established that other pegasi Scootaloo's age can fly and that she can barely manage a hover (and also that she has a house and isn't homeless. Which is good, because Scoots deserves better than what the fandom throws at her, by and large). I think they could easily make the concept of her never being able to really fly work, since, as we've seen time and time again, she really doesn't need that to be happy. Even Dash said as much, although I haven't decided if it was a dick move on her part to deliver that moral to Scoots while flying over her (in her own room, no less).

I've seen it pointed out on other forums, and it bears repeating: the show seems to be going in real directions this season. We're been through Equestria's history and historical sites, Daring Do was made a real pony (not a decision I particularly like, but there it is), and now the show is at least taking notice of Scoots tiny wings. Again, it's just baby steps, but it's still something. It's also destroying fanon left and right, which is always appreciated.

Meanwhile, love that new song. Babs Seed might be catchier, but this one is just better.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 16, 2013, 01:43:20 PM
So the showrunners finally tacked the issue of whether or not Scootaloo can fly with a firm "maybe".

I hope they don't go the disabled route down the road.  In a world where unicorns can sprout wings magically, and Turtles can fly, making a disabled character just seems cruel and spiteful.

With Tank, it's more mechanical, though.   I remember hearing somewhere that it was Lauren's original plan to have Scootaloo be disable.   They probably could get some good moments out of it.

(http://i.imgur.com/OfhL2k1.jpg)

Her saying Scootaloo was disabled apparently stems from some bronycon security volunteer who claims to have asked her a bunch of questions.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 22, 2013, 09:30:27 PM
Another one I liked, they are doing quite well this season.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 22, 2013, 09:48:32 PM
This week's episode was very fun.  Far cry from their last outing with a superhero theme.

Rarity stole the show with her near-instant ability to use her powers.

(http://derpicdn.net/img/view/2013/12/21/503128__safe_fluttershy_rarity_applejack_animated_power+ponies_spoiler-colon-s04e06_stairs_fabulous_cage.gif)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 23, 2013, 01:09:18 PM
Yeah, this one definitely trumped everything that Mysterious Mare-Do-Well was trying to do. Can't go wrong with a Golden Age superhero story (or is it some other Age? I'm actually not much of a comics guy, I have no idea).

Plus, I really liked the moral. Not so much the superfriend one, that one's been played for for decades at this point. The "Just because we don't always need your help, it doesn't mean that we don't think you're helpful" one. That's good, very applicable stuff right there, and actually one of my favorites from the show the more I think about it.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 23, 2013, 04:50:41 PM
So two things....

First.  David Ryder pony has a name.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fj-0VYd1oUM/Uri38TnCYRI/AAAAAAABpIs/1WFO-Algpj8/s400/1.jpg)

Bulk Biceps.  You can't tell me that's not a nod to Space Mutiny.

Second, episode 11 this season is going to have a very special guest star. 
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 30, 2013, 04:24:46 AM
So if that's where batponies come from, that means Celestia is the only Princess who doesn't brainwash others.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on January 18, 2014, 06:57:58 PM
Rarity takes Manehattan and Pinkie Apple Pie were pretty good.

Didn't care to much for today's episode.

"Lets make a Rainbow Dash episode where she considers ditching her team to get on a better team.  And lets establish in the first 5 minutes that she intentionally chose to join and help a weak team rather than just competing on her own"

The conflict made no sense.  Some nice background stuff.  Didn't care to much for the Bulk Biceps joke (though the name is Ryder-tastic), as he was established as a good flyer before this.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on January 18, 2014, 07:11:34 PM
Yeah, and Ponyville has shown that they have a ton of good flyers, enough that it makes absolutely no sense to me to have Fluttershy competing.  It seems totally out of character for her.  Even with establishing rules that no pony can compete in more than one event, leaving Rainbow Dash with those two seemed like too much of a stretch...Not to mention the fact that Rainbow Dash probably would rather compete in a solo competition as opposed to a team sport.

It wasn't a terrible episode, but it wasn't great either, and it was kind of treading the same ground as Rainbow's temptation scene in the pilot.  I see the theme that this season we're going to see the mane six re-establish their elements of harmony meanings in individual stories, but they did a much better job with Rarity's episode.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on January 18, 2014, 07:29:40 PM
They needed to do something more than just "Oooh, this team can win" temptation.  Play up the fact that Cloudsdale is her home.   Have a few old friends on the team.  Have her dad be the coach.  You can't make the only hook "because they are better" and have Dash chose before the episode even starts to help out a low tier team rather than competing in an event with say Cloud Chaser or Thunderlane.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 19, 2014, 12:03:20 AM
I actually thought they did a good job with Dash today. She's always had a powerful winning streak in her, one that can be inherently at odds with her loyalty (because one does not always allow for the other, as today showed). She also seems to be aware that she's pretty consistently always right on the verge of really breaking out and making it to the big leagues, but she always ends up staying small-time in Ponyville (so to speak, of course; she's also a world-famous hero several times over, but the show seems to play fast and loose with how the Mane 6 are treated by other ponies about this sort of thing). I like that they put all that to the test, especially to present her with a clear case of testing her Element (which seems to be the trigger for each key to the Mystery Box. I expect Pinkie's key to pop up at the end of the Weird Al episode).

Fluttershy, meanwhile, was probably just talked into the whole thing. She's not exactly difficult to convince. Why they didn't choose Twilight over Bulk Biceps, though, I have no idea. She's got wings now. Take advantage of that.

Quite liked the background shots of the Griffons. It's about time they made a comeback.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on January 19, 2014, 05:05:20 AM
I thought about Twilight too, but figured she wouldn't be confident in her flying herself. She might be faster than Bulk, but she might also have missed every ring.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 01, 2014, 10:32:57 PM
Wow, that episode was brilliant.  They didn't make Al the center of it all, guy didn't even write his songs for the episode.  I'm not a big fan of the Pinkie Pie focus episodes, but this one was fantastic.

Though, someone at the animation studio had a cruel sense of humor.  For 3 seasons we've seen Spike get left out of Pinkie Pie parties.  In this episode, Spike just disappears from the episode once the party starts, suggesting that yes, Pinkie Pie hates the little guy and will invite everyone in the town to a party but him.

(http://i.minus.com/j8LCqOqgf33ti.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 02, 2014, 11:03:26 AM
Yeah, this one was a keeper. My favorite since Magic Duel, I'd say. I love how they handled Pinkie's realization with regards to her element. That is, she got so caught up in the party in and of itself, she nearly forgot what they're supposed to be all about: making others happy. Loved all the songs as well, this was a great choice as a musical episode. Looking forward to what the remixer crowd does with it.

As for Spike, first rule for proper parties: never invite the help.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 02, 2014, 09:43:55 PM
I do like that they held them selves back on meta jokes, and the one big one they did with Cheese parodying "Smile!" was great.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 02, 2014, 09:51:45 PM
The show has been striking a very good balance as of late when it comes to meta-gags and fan-winks. Best to keep them mostly on the sidelines. Funny for those who get then, but either unnoticeable or still effective on their own for those that don't.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 15, 2014, 09:29:43 PM
And today the ponies learned that the spirit of music is inside all of you!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 17, 2014, 08:53:59 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/P5kPM6h.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on March 01, 2014, 08:44:49 AM
Another Fluttershy episode, and a pretty good one.  Who do we have left in this "test the elements of harmony" series?  Twilight and Applejack, right?

Loved the Doctor Whooves cameo in this one.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 01, 2014, 09:11:37 AM
Loved the humor in this one (pretty much the whole bit with Rarity's dresses was perfect). Nice good message for Fluttershy about actually getting tough when she needs to, kindness or otherwise. Even better that that turned out to be her key.

Yeah, just Applejack and Twilight left. I have a feeling Twilight's will be saved for late in the season, if not the season finale itself. It depends how many more full episodes they want to devote to the box and all that surround it.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: LucasM on March 01, 2014, 06:04:15 PM
[Had been reading this thread before, but nothing to add before.  I realized today, when I clicked my link leading to the last post I read, it's been almost one year of being too overwhelmed to remember to stop in.  So with this post it will turn up in my 'New Replies' page for the future.]


'Twilight Time' episode - moral (semi-paraphrasing):  "we acted special because we knew someone special... but forgot she was special because she's our friend... and now things are good as new...."

WTF?

Not: "people aren't special because they are famous"?

Not: "regardless of whether you are famous or not, it doesn't mean you are better than other people"?

Not: "taking advantage of other people is never appropriate, no matter what the circumstances"?

Not: "we had to earn the trust of our peers back after using them so mercilessly"?


Seriously: WTF?

Until the moral, that was probably the first Cutiemark Crusaders episode I enjoyed.  But just, "we forgot someone else was special just because they were our friend," as the moral?  Lost the 'enjoyment momentum'.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 01, 2014, 09:02:58 PM
Today's ep also had this.

(http://i.imgur.com/6TzkrKZ.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 01, 2014, 09:13:24 PM
Wow, the 3D glasses and Rose, nice nod to the 50th anniversary special there...

I just got caught up with all the ones that are available online, really liked the one with Fluttershy singing.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on March 02, 2014, 06:54:30 AM
Today's ep also had this.

(http://i.imgur.com/6TzkrKZ.png)

I had to rewind instantly to convince myself I actually saw that.  Loved it.

[Had been reading this thread before, but nothing to add before.  I realized today, when I clicked my link leading to the last post I read, it's been almost one year of being too overwhelmed to remember to stop in.  So with this post it will turn up in my 'New Replies' page for the future.]


'Twilight Time' episode - moral (semi-paraphrasing):  "we acted special because we knew someone special... but forgot she was special because she's our friend... and now things are good as new...."

WTF?

Not: "people aren't special because they are famous"?

Not: "regardless of whether you are famous or not, it doesn't mean you are better than other people"?

Not: "taking advantage of other people is never appropriate, no matter what the circumstances"?

Not: "we had to earn the trust of our peers back after using them so mercilessly"?


Seriously: WTF?

Until the moral, that was probably the first Cutiemark Crusaders episode I enjoyed.  But just, "we forgot someone else was special just because they were our friend," as the moral?  Lost the 'enjoyment momentum'.

Yeah, the moral wasn't well phrased at the end, but I still liked the episode.  I still think the morals you typed up were apparent enough, they just tripped up with the journal entry. 

If anything I just really liked the fact that Twilight's fame is finally acknowledged.  It is sometimes a little strange that the ponies that have saved Equestria several times over live so anonymously. 
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 02, 2014, 01:04:00 PM
[Had been reading this thread before, but nothing to add before.  I realized today, when I clicked my link leading to the last post I read, it's been almost one year of being too overwhelmed to remember to stop in.  So with this post it will turn up in my 'New Replies' page for the future.]


'Twilight Time' episode - moral (semi-paraphrasing):  "we acted special because we knew someone special... but forgot she was special because she's our friend... and now things are good as new...."

WTF?

Not: "people aren't special because they are famous"?

Not: "regardless of whether you are famous or not, it doesn't mean you are better than other people"?

Not: "taking advantage of other people is never appropriate, no matter what the circumstances"?

Not: "we had to earn the trust of our peers back after using them so mercilessly"?


Seriously: WTF?

Until the moral, that was probably the first Cutiemark Crusaders episode I enjoyed.  But just, "we forgot someone else was special just because they were our friend," as the moral?  Lost the 'enjoyment momentum'.

Like Ronin said, not the most well-phrased moral, but one I happen to like all the same. Given that it's one from the CMC's perspective, it's a matter of them having abused their friendship with Twilight for personal gain (in the sense that they were only even being around her for the status). The first two you mentioned never really came up for Twilight (though she's legitimately special for a lot of reasons at this point), and the last two basically are the moral as well when not constrained into a journal entry.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on March 20, 2014, 03:29:00 AM
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/074/b/9/maud_pie_poem_by_chevistian-d7aajue.png)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 24, 2014, 05:40:50 PM
Short 4 page preview for volume 4 of the new Friends Forever series hit today.  While the main focus will be Twilight and Shining Armor, there is a new pony that everyone here will likely recognize.

(http://i.imgur.com/3THRmmT.jpg)

Oh, and Friends Forever #3 with Celestia and Spike was fantastic.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on April 08, 2014, 01:44:02 PM
Wasn't until I saw this picture that I realized Twilight's two escorts are supped to be Pony Pearl and Pony Frank.

(http://i.imgur.com/7oHwdOk.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on April 16, 2014, 07:22:08 PM
Rewatching Maud Pie. This is one of my favorites this season for sure. Maud is endlessly entertaining, I hope we see her occasionally in the future.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 17, 2014, 09:45:42 AM
BABScon starts tomorrow! I'm quite excited. I've never been to a brony convention before, so I'm very curious to see how they operate.

At the very least, time to get me some sketches and badges. I'm have remarkably little pony-related art like that.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 28, 2014, 02:11:16 PM
Got an email that I have $5 gift card on comiXology account.

So, any recommendations for some of the recent MLP comics?  I haven't read any since the first 2 series and a few of the early micro comics.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on April 29, 2014, 06:05:39 AM
The Celestia and Luna Micro issues were quite good, as was the Rarity one, if you didn't grab that one before.  For the main series issues 9 and 10 are a nice small arc about Big Macintosh, and 11 and 12 are a fun story about how Cadance and Shining Armor met. 
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on April 29, 2014, 10:02:12 AM
I'll second that 9 and 10 are worthwhile, and a good choice if you don't want to go over your $5 allowance.  (I got one too, and just spent it on the latest Friends Forever and main series issues.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 29, 2014, 10:19:04 AM
I already had the Celestia micro one so picked up the Luna one, and 9 and 10, so only had to spend $0.97 for those 3.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on April 29, 2014, 12:20:06 PM
I remember liking the Luna one too, I've always wanted more Luna stories though.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 01, 2014, 11:13:37 AM
I'm pretty much a fan of every issue, to the point where I might enjoy the comics more than the actual show, but the ones listed above are definitely some of the best (also great: the micro-issue for Rainbow Dash and the recent Friends Forever ones for Spike/Celestia and the Cutie Mark Crusaders).
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 01, 2014, 09:36:42 PM
Current issue just torpedoed a lot of fanon shippers.  It was great.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 09, 2014, 03:24:43 PM
Current issue just torpedoed a lot of fanon shippers.  It was great.

Probably because it's one of the combos that skirts the line of being too obvious and too workable for most shippers to begin with.

And you're right, it was great. Love how this arc is turning out, can't wait for more.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 09, 2014, 04:26:22 PM
I guess I could look up what a "fanon shipper" is but have decided not to.....
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 09, 2014, 05:39:48 PM
Reading the synopsis for the finale tomorrow, I am getting annoyed with Meghan McCarthy's total inability to use Celestia and Luna for anything but exposition and/or being defeated/kidnapped.  They got kidnapped in the season premiere, and it looks like it's going to happen again tomorrow.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: LucasM on May 09, 2014, 07:41:03 PM
Spoiler?

I'm frustrated that the first episodes of this season started a big quest that NONE of the intervening episodes have elaborated on.  Must not be as all-consumingly important as Celestia made it out to be, if no-one is doing anything at all about it, eh? :P
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on May 10, 2014, 11:22:49 AM
Spoiler?

I'm frustrated that the first episodes of this season started a big quest that NONE of the intervening episodes have elaborated on.  Must not be as all-consumingly important as Celestia made it out to be, if no-one is doing anything at all about it, eh? :P

I'm guessing (I have to guess because my cable went out and I can't watch the finale yet until we get a replacement box or I download it) that part of the quest has tied into the individual episodes this season where the Mane 6 keep getting tokens corresponding to their elements.  I've been assuming those translate to the keys they need.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on May 10, 2014, 12:48:51 PM
Reading the synopsis for the finale tomorrow, I am getting annoyed with Meghan McCarthy's total inability to use Celestia and Luna for anything but exposition and/or being defeated/kidnapped.  They got kidnapped in the season premiere, and it looks like it's going to happen again tomorrow.

The comics thus far have done far more interesting things with the sisters, I've noticed.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on May 10, 2014, 01:56:28 PM
Spoiler?

I'm frustrated that the first episodes of this season started a big quest that NONE of the intervening episodes have elaborated on.  Must not be as all-consumingly important as Celestia made it out to be, if no-one is doing anything at all about it, eh? :P

I'm guessing (I have to guess because my cable went out and I can't watch the finale yet until we get a replacement box or I download it) that part of the quest has tied into the individual episodes this season where the Mane 6 keep getting tokens corresponding to their elements.  I've been assuming those translate to the keys they need.

Turns out Hubnetwork.com has the entire season, finale included, on the website for the week, so I get to see it today after all.  Woo.  Just watched part 1 and...

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 12, 2014, 12:25:34 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/KBWWMpR.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 12, 2014, 08:26:32 PM
Turns out Hubnetwork.com has the entire season, finale included, on the website for the week, so I get to see it today after all.  Woo.

I could only find the last 3 full episodes on there today, since I was about 6 behind I had to look elsewhere for the other 3.

All caught up now, nice finale.   

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

 ;D
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 12, 2014, 09:15:38 PM
Finale was good.  I still think Meghan has problems with these two parters...

The whole thing with Celestia thinking Tirek didn't know about Twilight. 

1.  He's been out since middle of season 2.

2.  You just finished talking about how Discord betrayed you.

In Meghan's continuing efforts to make sure only Twilight gets to do anything the story suffers.  Powering up Twilight did result in a nice fight scene, but how much better would it have been if the three Princesses fought Tirek to buy Twilight time to open the chest?  Besides the Princesses, what if the fight had happened after the chest was opened, and the other 5 were part of the last fight beyond just being present to be the fuses in the Twilight beam.

I think she's too focused on Twilight that the other characters suffer.  Celestia and Luna have been captured in 3/4 of her two part episodes, and were just quickly written out of that other one via expostulation.  In two of her two part episodes, the other 5 are relegated to party planning and play no role in the overreaching story.  I miss the ensemble adventures. 

She falls back on these lazy tropes enough that I hope she assigns someone else to the opening and ending in S5.

Besides the opening and ending though, I thought this was a pretty darn good season.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 15, 2014, 11:02:52 AM
I think it worked out, since as much as I love the whole cast and the ensemble episodes that go with them, there are times when the show needs to break down and really get into how Twilight is the true main character. All the major arcs concern her, all the big changes concern her, and she's basically the one who's had the most growth (forced or otherwise) over the course of the show. So as long as they stick to that for the finale like this, then I think it's good. The group adventures (which led to this moment and were still well referenced) will be back in action for the majority of next season anyway, as they are every season, so we're basically getting the best of both worlds.

Overall, I did like the finale. The fights actually had some heft behind them, and I'm the sort who's felt that every other instance of fighting in this show has been little more than filler. And even though it's still walking that fine line between keeping the status quo and actually changing things up, the changes should prove to be very interesting down the road. Of course, overall I'd still place the episode somewhere in the middle were I to rank the season, and the Season 3 finale remains my favorite (that one kept the scale at just the right level to be really effective, and I'm a sucker for musical episodes), but this one still brought the goods.

So, a good cap to a great season. Here's to more. In the meantime, time for the long break, wherein I will try to actually get back into writing fic again.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 15, 2014, 11:56:23 AM
Several times during the big fight I flashed back to Avatar, it had many elements (hehehe) of the final battle between Aang and Ozai.

It does have me thinking it might have been a bit too epic in scope, hope they don't try to go "bigger" in the future and try to top that, I think that fight should be about the limit of what we should see from the ponies...

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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 15, 2014, 11:58:44 AM
Several times during the big fight I flashed back to Avatar, it had many elements (hehehe) of the final battle between Aang and Ozai.

It does have me thinking it might have been a bit too epic in scope, hope they don't try to go "bigger" in the future and try to top that, I think that fight should be about the limit of what we should see from the ponies...

Honestly, this finale should've been properly padded out and just made into a movie. It had all the right elements for one, and this show is seriously overdue for one (a *real* one), much like all the other series that have gotten one.

And yes, much as I liked it all (as stated above), time to get things back to Slice of Life. Equestria's very existence doesn't need to be threatened every few months, after all.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 15, 2014, 12:20:56 PM
Honestly, this finale should've been properly padded out and just made into a movie. It had all the right elements for one, and this show is seriously overdue for one (a *real* one), much like all the other series that have gotten one.
Hmmm, making the finale into a movie would have made it minimum twice as long, maybe, not sure it could have been stretched out that far, I could see 20 more minutes of stuff but 40?
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 15, 2014, 01:09:09 PM
Honestly, this finale should've been properly padded out and just made into a movie. It had all the right elements for one, and this show is seriously overdue for one (a *real* one), much like all the other series that have gotten one.
Hmmm, making the finale into a movie would have made it minimum twice as long, maybe, not sure it could have been stretched out that far, I could see 20 more minutes of stuff but 40?

They got away with Equestria Girls being barely over an hour, so I don't think they'd need a whole 40 minutes more. Toss in more bits with Discord (especially draw out his betrayal/re-betrayal/forgiveness), more bits of Twilight futzing with Alicorn magic (her raising the sun here was amusing, but felt like a weird little aside given the tone of the rest of the finale), generally more of the Pre-Tirek intro... yeah, I can totally see them getting up to an hour of material, if not a little more.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 15, 2014, 02:15:58 PM
I forgot Equestria Girls was that short, so yeah, certainly possible to do that with the finale.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 16, 2014, 09:13:55 PM
In case anyone hasn't noticed yet, season 4 has been on Netflix since I think Friday. 
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Post by: Quirk on June 19, 2014, 06:29:59 PM
While it was airing, I was unimpressed with season four and stopped watching after Superponies. But now that it's on Netflix, I decided to watch a few more. So glad I did. Rarity Takes Manehattan is probably one of my favorite episodes, with Rarity finally getting an episode about generosity. This story was waiting to be done since the start, since people taking advantage of you is the number one problem for generous people.

It pulled me out a pretty bad depression and reminded my why I loved this show in the first place. I've struggled lately with getting out of my own head and thinking of others, and this helped, as cheesy at that sounds. I'm sure the season will continue to be hit and miss, but if there are more like that one in there, it'll be worth it.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 19, 2014, 07:02:13 PM
Honestly, S4 is tied with S2 as the best for me. There are plenty of low spots, sure (Daring Don't was a mistake, plain and simple, and It Ain't Easy Being Breezy never comes together well enough for those Fluttershy episodes I crave), but the highs are as good as the series can get, I say. Flight to the Finish for Scootaloo pathos, Pinkie Pride for the humor and musical aspects (ditto Pinkie Apple Pie, actually), and nearly all the episodes centering on the particular keys for the Mane 6. Good stuff all around, frankly.

And awesome that that episode got to you like that! I'm a big proponent for episode themes and ideas that sink in in real life (one of the main reasons I love Lesson Zero so much, for instance), and this show is good at pushing that when we get right down to it.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 19, 2014, 07:26:47 PM
I was not a fan of the opening and ending episodes for the series.  Meghan just isn't that good a writer.  She only writes for Twilight, and treats the other characters (especially Celestia and Luna) as obstacles in the way of her Twilight story.  It was very blatant this season, and thinking back, it's the same thing with her previous two-part episodes.  I really hope someone else is taking the opening and ending job for S5.

That said, I thought S4 was pretty good.  Few meh episodes (Daring Don't, Rainbow Falls), but was a pretty fun time.

S1 is still my favorite.  It was charming without trying to hard.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 19, 2014, 07:46:26 PM
I'm not as hard on her for being Twilight-centric, mostly because, when the show gets down to the nitty-gritty of whatever kind of central story it's trying to tell, Twilight really *is* the main character. We all love all the characters, and we like episodes that are all about them, which the show still delivers in excess. But for Season Premier/Finale, I have no problem with them being Twilight-centric.

That said, I wouldn't mind a return to a single-episode Finale. They seem neater to me (I actually prefer the S3 finale to S4 for this reason among others).

I compare it to Cowboy Bebop, which was an ensemble most of the time, except for those five or so "main story" episodes that were all about Spike.
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Post by: LucasM on June 19, 2014, 07:47:39 PM
I was not a fan of the opening and ending episodes for the series.  Meghan just isn't that good a writer.  She only writes for Twilight, and treats the other characters (especially Celestia and Luna) as obstacles in the way of her Twilight story.  It was very blatant this season, and thinking back, it's the same thing with her previous two-part episodes.  I really hope someone else is taking the opening and ending job for S5.

That said, I thought S4 was pretty good.  Few meh episodes (Daring Don't, Rainbow Falls), but was a pretty fun time.

S1 is still my favorite.  It was charming without trying to hard.

Yeah, I agree with that: even her closest friends were treated as appendages, not friendly equals.  They were merely vessels to hold onto an item, rather than actively using them together.  It does dampen my appreciation.

Funny enough, the parallel - or, rather, contrast - to Doc Savage comes to mind.  Doc might have had all the answers, but his five companions were allowed to 'do stuff' and contributed to - and were essential to - the ways that stories progressed (at least most of the time Dent was writing them; other writers, and later in the series not so much).  In these MLP stories (I had not been remembering episode writers, so didn't realize it was one writer at fault for this), the mane five friends could as easily be jewelry settings, rather than individuals who bring something to the table themselves.

[Doc Savage / MLP ?  Now that would be an unusual crossover!]
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Post by: LucasM on June 19, 2014, 07:56:21 PM
I'm not as hard on her for being Twilight-centric, mostly because, when the show gets down to the nitty-gritty of whatever kind of central story it's trying to tell, Twilight really *is* the main character. We all love all the characters, and we like episodes that are all about them, which the show still delivers in excess. But for Season Premier/Finale, I have no problem with them being Twilight-centric.

That said, I wouldn't mind a return to a single-episode Finale. They seem neater to me (I actually prefer the S3 finale to S4 for this reason among others).

I compare it to Cowboy Bebop, which was an ensemble most of the time, except for those five or so "main story" episodes that were all about Spike.

But the point you make (in red) argues against the premise of the show: 'bring all these together and you get magic'.  If Twilight does everything, then it argues that, well, the rest of the personality characteristics that are supposed to be so vital, really aren't that important after all.

Well, with Cowboy BeBop, there were story arcs for most of the characters [e.g. Edward had a distinct start and end; Faye's debt/freedom/learning her history].  While Spike's story may have been the bookends for the series, when push came to shove on the series, they usually worked together, with each doing things only they could do, and at those points things went more smoothly.  Yes, Spike was the only end credits character, and yes, Twilight is clearly the central opening credits character, but it is when they are functioning in unison that things go more smoothly [e.g. meeting the adventure book writer].

At least that's how they feel to me.
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Post by: Quirk on June 19, 2014, 09:30:40 PM
There have been several that clearly were not based around a lesson, for lack of a better word. These fell flat for me. It seems that without a point about life that they want to make, the episodes just have no heart. Superponies and Bats come to mind as being really unnecessary. Interestingly, Dave Polsky, who I've regarded as good for laughs and terrible for profundity, wrote Rarity Takes Manehattan. Perhaps he's starting to adapt better to the show (he's always felt like he's used to a different style of show).
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 20, 2014, 10:41:42 AM
Well, I thought the Superponies episode was good for Spike, in the sense of giving him a better sense of purpose. Except the the show undercuts it all by making him screw things up again and again in other episodes (It Ain't Easy Being Breezie is the worst offender), and then does the whole concept better in Equestria Games.

Anyway, with regards to Twilight, I do agree with what Lucas said about the whole point of the show being all the ponies coming together and Twilight learning from that (Magic of Friendship and all that jazz). And given that the bulk of every season is about just that, I think it's doing a good job going along with that thesis. But I also contend that all those lessons still revolve around Twilight being the primary figure, given both how she relates to whatever overarching plot is happening at the time and how absurdly overpowered she is as a magic user anyway. All those vital friendship lessons and interactions she'd had over the season come into play in the opener/finale. Without them, she wouldn't be there, and by extension that's the end of things. The show is still arguing that everything friendship-wise matters most, it's just showing condensed arguments as to why. Plus, all the magic she's pulling off still tends to relate to her friends being right there (especially in the S4 finale), so it's not like the others are totally absent or anything.

I should also say that I don't lean too heavily into the ideas I'm spouting above. My favorite part of every season is always the inbetween stuff rather than the "Big" episodes, and I'm a sucker for all the group dynamics anyway.
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Post by: The Lurker on June 24, 2014, 08:22:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZV2xWHG.jpg)
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on October 20, 2014, 10:57:55 AM
Well it's about time (even if 2017 is much too far away): http://www.avclub.com/article/my-little-pony-movie-coming-theaters-filled-kids-p-210702
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Post by: RoninFox on October 20, 2014, 11:36:09 AM
Yeah, 2017 seems like a very long time, but at least it shows they're taking it seriously, and that they're not just going to crank out an extra long regular episode and call it a day.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on October 20, 2014, 10:25:40 PM
Not too excited.  Why bring in a new writer that is unfamiliar with the show? 

Well, least Meghan won't be writing it, so maybe it will be more than a forced Twilight Story, and maybe Celestia and Luna won't get captured for a change...
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 07, 2015, 06:44:57 PM
So, season 5 is underway.  I haven't watched the first 2 yet, still debating if I'll get the season pass on Amazon or wait for it to show up on Netflix....
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on April 07, 2015, 06:48:56 PM
Was a pretty good episode.  Was not another "look how awesome Twilight is" two-parter, and instead a return to the "six friends on an adventure" story. 

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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 08, 2015, 12:26:47 AM
I caught the premier at BABSCon. No finer way to take in ponies than being surrounded by two thousand other Bronies.

A pretty good episode, and just the sort that I like: less of the big action beats from the last finale (which isn't one of the shows strengths, no matter how much the internet springs for it) and more for character reactions and smaller-scale stories. If this is a sign of things to come for the season, then I'm all for it.

Definitely glad to have this back:
(http://i.imgur.com/jESai8s.jpg)
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Post by: RoninFox on April 08, 2015, 04:12:29 AM
My first reaction when I saw that village in the middle of nowhere was "It's becoming The Clomping Dead! Stay out of Terminus!"

Loved the debut, it actually pulled off a creepy vibe in the beginning, angry suspicious Pinky was awesome, it was a great story arc for Fluttershy, and I want to see more of the villain this season.



On a semi-related note, right after the premiere episodes, they also premiered the My Little Pony Movie from 1986, coincidentally the same movie I'm about to release as a riff a week from Friday. /shill
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on April 08, 2015, 02:13:37 PM
I caught the premier at BABSCon. No finer way to take in ponies than being surrounded by two thousand other Bronies.

A pretty good episode, and just the sort that I like: less of the big action beats from the last finale (which isn't one of the shows strengths, no matter how much the internet springs for it) and more for character reactions and smaller-scale stories. If this is a sign of things to come for the season, then I'm all for it.


S4 finale was little more than a Star Wars Prequel.  Nothing makes any sense, and all anyone remembers is the fight scene.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 08, 2015, 02:25:41 PM
I caught the premier at BABSCon. No finer way to take in ponies than being surrounded by two thousand other Bronies.

A pretty good episode, and just the sort that I like: less of the big action beats from the last finale (which isn't one of the shows strengths, no matter how much the internet springs for it) and more for character reactions and smaller-scale stories. If this is a sign of things to come for the season, then I'm all for it.


S4 finale was little more than a Star Wars Prequel.  Nothing makes any sense, any all anyone remembers is the fight scene.

Ouch, that's being a bit cruel, I'd say it's more like the 2nd Hobbit movie...  ;D ;)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 24, 2015, 10:07:38 AM
Watched the 2nd Equestria Girls movie on Netflix.

I thought it started out very boring, then got better by the end.  So overall probably about equal to the first one.

Still haven't watched any season 5, going to wait till it shows up on Netflix.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 24, 2015, 11:14:45 AM
Season 5 has been off to a very excellent start.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 05, 2015, 02:40:43 PM
Season 5 has been off to a very excellent start.

And been rolling along quite well since then. I've finally caught up on all the episodes, and have nothing but positive reviews for them.

I was especially taken for the hodge-podge of pop culture shoutouts in the new Discord episode (The Shining in ponies? Sure, why the hay not).
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Post by: RoninFox on June 06, 2015, 07:30:58 AM
I'm still reeling that they introduced the Smooze. After spending a few months on a riff mocking that blob suddenly it's relevant again.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 14, 2015, 11:37:28 AM
So, how about that 100th episode?

It's pretty much a textbook example of a whole mess of fan pandering, but dammit, they made it work. It was fun and clever and featured what was actually the right balance of that aforementioned pandering and some real surprise directions. Not to mention it had a genuinely solid ending built on appreciating the little background world the show has built up over time (a lot of which existed mostly in the heads of Bronies until now, so seeing that recognized felt even nicer).

Also, was not expecting the return of the Lebowski ponies, which, much like the rest of the episode, walked that fine line between too much and just right, and it worked wonderfully. A shame that the Walter pony didn't talk, but then, I can't imagine him saying anything that would be permissible on the episode anyway (also: he rolled on a Saturday! All kinds of wrong, that).
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Post by: RoninFox on June 15, 2015, 04:13:07 AM
Only thing that could have been better is giving Derpy back her name, but I get it. Loved that she immediately ran to the Doctor for help. Somehow, even after the show created a Rose pony to walk with him, everyone seems to agree that Derpy belongs as Doctor Whooves' companion.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 15, 2015, 02:28:05 PM
They still had Doctor Pony with Rose at the Wedding though. 
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 15, 2015, 02:43:48 PM
They still had Doctor Pony with Rose at the Wedding though.

When talking about the power of love, no less.
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Post by: RoninFox on June 16, 2015, 03:55:50 AM
Missed that part, will have to watch again staring at the background now, which is funny for an episode full of pulling the background forward.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 16, 2015, 03:11:48 PM
Speaking of the Lebowski Ponies.  I can't believe they did this.

(http://i.imgur.com/bvrsYPJ.png)
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 16, 2015, 03:19:39 PM
All after the Doctor failed to pick up the spare (much like how Donny's final frame was him not getting a strike).
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Post by: soguru on June 17, 2015, 10:24:28 PM
Just imagine Nicholas Cage screaming "I'm a vampire! I'm a vampire" but then replace the word Vampire with Brony and change the context of the situation to that contained within the movie said quote comes from.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 30, 2015, 09:41:00 PM
So season 5 is now on Netflix.

Binge watched the entire season this evening.

I liked every episode, not sure if any really stand out, but I didn't think any were boring. 

I was wondering where the yak episode was going until they found Pinky's basement.

Really thought that villainess from the first episodes would show up again, maybe she will be like Trixie and show up next season.

The title of the last one had me thinking how were they going to do a Blade Runner type thing with ponies, but it went a different direction.
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Post by: anais.butterfly on July 31, 2015, 09:58:37 AM
So season 5 is now on Netflix.


Yup! My niece is coming over for a sleepover tonight, and we shall watch all the ponies!!!!*


*Until I fall asleep and then, several hours later, she falls asleep.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 31, 2015, 10:13:44 AM
You know, the last 2 episodes are ones I've been waiting for since Luna Eclipsed.

People blow off that episode but if you look closer you see Twilight seeing her own past in Luna, and Luna trying to distance herself from her own past.  And we finally get episodes dealing with both those issues.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on July 31, 2015, 09:37:09 PM
It was a pretty good episode, but it felt very incomplete without Celestia in the episode. She's the one Luna hurt the most.  The director mentioned on Twitter that she should have been in the episode, but the episode was already crammed full.  I think they could have ditched some of the dream shenanigans to get the story to work better by including Celestia.  Didn't ruin the episode for me, but I think it certainly puts it in the "missed opportunity" category.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 31, 2015, 11:57:06 PM
All the ways I can think of to bring Celestia into the story would add probably 5 minutes, not sure where in the episode you could cut that much out.  Also having Celestia in Luna's dream would bring the guilt factor way up at the start, upsetting the "small monster get's bigger" part of the story.

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Post by: anais.butterfly on August 01, 2015, 05:48:12 AM
For some reason my niece stayed up until 2am (I am going to get in soooo much trouble for that) watching all the episodes she had already seen instead of the new ones.


Children are weird.
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Post by: RoninFox on December 25, 2015, 06:07:21 PM
So it seems my Sister in law and her husband were at a comic-con while trying to come up with a gift for me. While there they met one of the contributing artists for the MLP comic series and asked if he could do a pony mashup with one of my favorite characters.

The result:

Jokie Pie!

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: LucasM on December 25, 2015, 06:42:13 PM
That is awesome, RoninFox! ;D
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Post by: RoninFox on December 25, 2015, 06:49:25 PM
Can't wait to get it framed. Its pretty perfect casting for a mashup. When I opened it my wife asked if I could do a Pinkie line in a Joker voice and in my best Mark Hamill impression I spouted out the "chaos comes with chocolate rain" bit as well as I could remember.
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Post by: LucasM on December 25, 2015, 07:42:57 PM
Can't wait to get it framed. Its pretty perfect casting for a mashup. When I opened it my wife asked if I could do a Pinkie line in a Joker voice and in my best Mark Hamill impression I spouted out the "chaos comes with chocolate rain" bit as well as I could remember.

 ;D

And yeah, she's so on edge all the time, all it would take would be "one bad day" and I could see Pinkie Pie going 'round the bend. :D
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 01, 2016, 01:31:00 PM
The 2nd half of season 5 is on Netflix now, just finished watching them.

They were all pretty good, very interesting use of time travel at the end. 
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 01, 2016, 11:08:14 PM
The 2nd half of season 5 is on Netflix now, just finished watching them.

They were all pretty good, very interesting use of time travel at the end.

Been waiting for them to get online for a while now. Time to finally catch up on the 13 or so episodes I still need to see.
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on January 02, 2016, 06:26:47 PM
I didn't care for the finale.  Starlight was a pretty neat villain the opener, but that backstory was just awful. 

I can appreciate the fun spectacle of the alternate timelines, but none of them make any sense at all.  Least it was better than the S4 finale, least S5 finale was fun.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 02, 2016, 07:28:57 PM
I can appreciate the fun spectacle of the alternate timelines, but none of them make any sense at all.

I thought about that also, some of those timelines just wouldn't happen (or it would be very unlikely for them to happen) because they rely on the original timeline staying mostly intact.   Some of them are probably OK if other ponies stepped in to solve certain crises but failed with later ones.

But they were fun, so for a kids show they get a pass.  ;D
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on January 03, 2016, 10:29:55 AM
If anything was a letdown it's that once again we were introduced to an interesting villain who can't stay a villain for more than a couple stories before being reformed. I get that redemption is an important theme for a show like this, and that a story can be made about relapsing into old bad habits like with Discord, but I think they could have done more with Starlight before turning her good.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on January 06, 2016, 09:15:13 AM
The host of a MLP podcast is on twitter this week, running "My Little Royal Rumble." An elimination contest based on WWE's annual 30 man wrestling event where 30 My Little Pony characters are competing, and get eliminated based on who gets the fewest number of votes using the hashtag. Notice who's on the top row?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYAsx0SUAAAqLXu.jpg:large)

Even with stiff competition like Cheese Sandwich (played by Weird Al) and the ever popular Doctor Whooves, we have the new version of THE SMOOZE!

Is it wrong that I really want him to win? Come on, they remembered the Floom, I know it!
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Darth Geek on January 06, 2016, 09:24:57 AM
I'm not even a Brony, but I really want Big McLargeHooves to win.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on January 06, 2016, 09:35:18 AM
If Smooze, Cheese Sandwich, and the Doctor get eliminated, I might have to throw in behind Bizzaro Q (A.K.A. Discord, the bottom right corner character played by John DeLance)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 15, 2016, 11:05:06 AM
ALL SHALL FALL BEFORE FLUFFLEPUFF
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on January 15, 2016, 11:44:41 AM
If you want that to come true, you better vote. Don't think I've seen anyone vote Flufflepuff yet.

I'm still on my steady Smooze campaign, hanging in so far.

We already lost Cheerilee, and she actually had wrestling experience (thanks to the comics).
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on February 13, 2016, 06:33:50 PM
http://screencrush.com/emily-blunt-my-little-pony/ (http://screencrush.com/emily-blunt-my-little-pony/)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on June 30, 2016, 02:15:38 PM
From Transformers Vs GI Joe #13
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmNu-lzUsAEFV-W.jpg)
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2016, 06:56:52 AM
From Transformers Vs GI Joe #13
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmNu-lzUsAEFV-W.jpg)
I hear Transformers Vs. GI Joe is all kinds of brilliant.  I didn't know it was a full series though.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 03, 2016, 10:56:43 AM
Season 6 is now on Netflix.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on August 03, 2016, 12:06:00 PM
Good. Got tired of hunting for episodes online. The only thing that sucks about changing cable companies a year ago is we don't get the channel anymore.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 07, 2016, 09:28:03 AM
Netflix only has 13 episodes, kind of strange for them to have them now while there are still a handful of season 6 episodes still to air.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 21, 2016, 10:37:37 PM
All of season 6 is now on Netflix. 
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: The Lurker on June 28, 2017, 06:12:44 PM
https://youtube.com/v/kIv_ConaZ1c
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 28, 2017, 09:07:21 PM
 Not sure what to think of the 3D animation that is mixed in, just looks wrong....

 Story looks OK.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 04, 2017, 09:49:38 AM
First half of season 7 is on Netflix now.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 28, 2017, 11:53:05 AM
Second half of season 7 is now on Netflix.

Just occured to me, it's been over 5 years now since Raefire passed away, his last post here was June 2012.
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: RoninFox on November 28, 2017, 12:02:51 PM
Has anyone caught the movie yet, or did we all decide to wait until the home release so we won't be labeled as potential molesters on the news?
Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 28, 2017, 02:09:54 PM
I forgot all about the movie, but it's not something I'd go to the theater to see.  Star Wars and Rifftrax Live are about the only things that get me into the theater these days.

I'll probably forget about it again and be surprised when it shows up streaming.

Title: Re: That One Little Girl's 'Pony' Cartoon that's Slowly Devouring the Internet
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 30, 2017, 03:27:33 PM
After being ambivilent about the first half of season 7, I enjoyed the second half, I think it's been a few seasons since they have had episodes that good, and the finale was really good.