Posts tagged my little pony friendship is magic
Posts tagged my little pony friendship is magic
You know it (๑・ω-)～♥”
THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. RECOGNIZING RARITY’S SELF CONFIDENCE ISSUES. SHOWCASING LUNA’S GUILT OVER HER PAST. DEVELOPING SPIKE’S RELATIONSHIP WITH RARITY.
FUCKING GOD TIER COMIC OMG
My thoughts exactly
You know you make me wanna (Shout!)
Kick my heels up and (Shout!)
Throw my hands up and (Shout!)
Throw my head back and (Shout!)
Come on now
It only lasts a fraction of a second… But Spike just has this positively fantastic face when taking down Rarity’s information about Opal in “Just for Sidekicks”
I’m surprised this sequence doesn’t get talked about more; it honestly made me scream when I first saw it.
I mean, cripes, we SEE into the hollow of his eye sockets!
I love this kind of stuff…
that’s it I fucking ship it I don’t even care anymore
Yeah… I ship it too… Life’s too short to waste on hesitancy and apologies.
The hunt for quality fanfiction begins!
Beck the Brony (I’m sorry, I just couldn’t help myself) original screen shot [x]
“Beck! How disappointing… I thought you would know that G1 is the superior incarnation of the franchise! You can’t beat the 80’s classics, kid.”
Well… In all honesty I’m probably not the best person to ask about this. I’m no expert on Bronies, I am simply a young woman who enjoys children’s cartoons and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic happens to be one of them.
I do think it is a well made show with funny writing, bright colors, and endearing characters which help give it appeal to multiple audiences. I think it satisfies a lot of audience “wants” that haven’t been delivered all in one package until now.
But, again, I’m not the best person to ask about this. I might recommend you to these videos for a perspective on this show’s general appeal to men. There are also several articles written on the just what makes this show engaging, many of which can be read at The Round Stables Editorial.
To any rate, sorry I can’t give you a more through answer. It’s a good show, it’s a cute show. It’s a show about small colorful horses and their fun, engaging lives. It’s a show about… Buying the playsets and toys. But it’s about a little more, and I think that’s what counts.
Mostly, I’m in it for the cool remixes of the music
MLP: Fim S3E7 “Wonderbolt Academy”
Let’s break down this little sequence here, shall we?
Rainbow Dash comes into Spitfire’s office while said drill sergent is occupied with paperwork. More specifically, Spitfire is signing autographs. Note to cold, methodical, almost mechanical way she stomps her hoof down on each sheet one by one and squares them off. It’s an act devoid of passion, specialty, or investment. She’s just beating ink into paper; merely a required and quantified part of her day. On the one level, it’s an effective visual and audio tool to establish tension in the scene. Spitfire is hard at work, at first not giving her full attention to Rainbow Dash. The rhythmic “clop clop” sound of her hoof brings to mind machines or axes working away. Rainbow Dash feels as though she has put herself on the figurative chopping block by confronting Spitfire. And, that by becoming a Wing-Pony, she’s just another cog in the machine.
But I think there’s even more happening here…
Now, we know from the well established canon up to this point that the Wonderbolts hold a level of prestige and reverence in Equestria. Functioning as both a skilled flying demonstration squadron and a line of military defense in the occasion of extreme emergencies; they are very visible celebrities. From the first episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Rainbow Dash made her idolization of them abundantly clear. And we also know that their are thousands of other colts and fillies who hold equal if not greater love for the Wonderbolts.
The autographs Spitfire is signing will probably be delivered, sold, or given as gifts to these devoted young fans. Yet they’re produced in such a heartless, assembly line fashion, that the effect is rather jarring.
This all ties into Wonderbolts Academy’s theme of dealing with disillusionment and sticking to your principles in spite of it. Rainbow Dash is presented with a golden ticket in this episode to take a big step closer to her dream of becoming a Wonderbolt. Once she gets to the Academy however, she becomes disturbed by what is seen as commendable behavior. Cracks begin to form in the ivory tower she built up around the Wonderbolts. Like the processed, banal manner Spitfire churns out autographs, Rainbow feels something is fundamentally off in the manner the Academy conducts itself. Both structures lack a level of respect, and a disregard for people in favor of end results.
I think it’s also important to clarify that Rainbow Dash was not disappointed just because she didn’t get what she wanted, but rather in he ethical code presented by the Academy. Rainbow was eventually okay with being a Wing-Pony. She accepted a role of less authority and visibility due to instruction and showed maturity in doing so. What Rainbow Dash was not okay with was compromising her principles just to get win-out. If the Wonderbolts were not aligned with her personal morals, she wanted no part in their group, regardless of her life dream.
Like Spitfire did with the autographs, Rainbow Dash firmly clops her own hoof down on the Wonderbolts pin.
“Darkness. That’s the first thing I remember. It was dark, and it was cold…and I was scared. But then, then I saw the moon. It was so big and it was so bright. Seemed to chase the darkness away. And when it did, I wasn’t scared anymore...”
A good post about King Sombra that I came across in my tag grinding.
Thank you, I’m glad you liked it.
As a side note, going out to everyone, if I ever answer an Ask on anything in a way you find interesting and you’d like to share it: ask me to make it rebloggable right away, don’t be shy. Unless it’s a highly personal subject, I will make my ask responses re-bloggable ASAP if interest is expressed. I promise.
After-all, sharing is caring.
why don’t you talk about mlp more?
Three reasons mostly…
I know I don’t talk much about My Little Pony: FiM on this blog all that much, but…
HOLY HAYSEED! This was the greatest episode ever!
I didn’t think they’d be able to top Magic Duel, but call me a mule’s uncle, because I was wrong.
To be perfectly honest, I lean towards the “he was a complete waste camp”. That being said, I can respect fans that liked him, and I understand the concept they were going for.
His design is also kind of bleh, but that’s a horse of a different color.
King Sombra’s failure for me is his utter lack of personality and character. He is literally a black shroud of hate and malice personified with no discernible motives beyond doing evil for the sake of evil.
And I understand that this was the point of him. I get the fact that they were trying to play him up as a generalized force, rather than a singular entity. Sombra merely a placeholder for the concept of “the collapse of a nation”. His whole villainous shtick is that he makes the Crystal Ponies his slaves through fear and mental suppression rather than applied harm.
He’s a society killer. The Ponies become listless, ignorant of their own names or jobs, and apathetic to their own freedom because they’ve been so utterly subjected to the slave mentality. In the end, the Mane Six do not heal them with magic berries or a spell; they have to return them to mental health through grand displays of culture. And I do find that concept very interesting.
In spite of all that, I still can’t forgive Sombra for being so much of a bore. A lot of this has to do with historically expectations. MLP: FiM has had a great roster of villains like Nightmare Moon, Discord, and Queen Chrysalis. Those guys were positively brimming with personality, energy, and delightful villainy. You got a real sense of them as people, and it made watching them do such insane acts of evil all the more entertaining. Sombra just can’t measure up to the likes of a sunglasses sporting Q sipping chocolate milk, or a shape-shifting temptress belting out an aria.
This is a matter of personal opinion on my part, but when it comes to children’s media, I always say: Go Big on Your Villains. The Bad Guys are often what people remember most vividly about a cartoon or movie. They are allowed to do things the protagonist can’t do, and the writer’s can use them to explore concepts/motives/worldviews that audiences find both scary but also a little intriguing. People like to see characters step outside the comfort zone of civil society. They like to see characters act out against the world, or not let laws constrain them, because these are often things we ourselves would like to do. Plus, bad guys always get the coolest song.
My point is, if you’re going to go through the trouble of having a villain, you might as well make him or her the biggest, coolest, most interesting mother in the place. Because they’re the character where you have a large amount of freedom to play around with acceptability.
Sombra doesn’t do this, because he’s a concept rather than a character. And even though this was probably a deliberate choice, it still isn’t one I particularly like. If you set out to make a broccoli pie, and you bake a broccoli pie… Well, I can’t fault you for completing what you set out to do, but I’m still not touching that damned pie.
Anyways, that’s just my take on it though. I do feel The Crystal Empire was the weakest of the three season openers we’ve had thus far for MLP, and that’s not just to do with Sombra. There were issues with pacing, an overly long focus on Twilight’s obsession with passing Celestia’s test when we really needed to get to the empire quickly, and some pretty bad jokes. Again, a matter of past history. How do you top Royal Wedding? I just don’t think it can be done…
Thank you very much for your question, let me know if you’d like me to expand on anything, or if there’s a sub-point you’d like to discuss further.
Babs Seed - Cutie Mark Crusaders
Honestly one of my favorite songs in the series
I agree; this stands next to This Day (aria) as one of my personal favorites thus far.