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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Game_boy » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:25 pm UTC

Today I got a Rainbow Dash, and I showed my parents FiM (Ep1). Neither went over very well.

Now I need to style and cut the hair so it isn't terrible.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Iulus Cofield » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:51 am UTC

I am utterly unashamed about my love of the show...but Twilight Sparkle, Princess Celestia, and Princess Luna have been sequestered in my luggage for the holidays.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Kaeetayel » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:12 am UTC

I didn't get any pony toys, which is simultaneously good and bad.

I was scared that if they would get me one, they'd get me the wrong one... I'm only interested in Fluttershy.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Game_boy » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:02 am UTC

In retrospect I shouldn't have shown them it and just left them to wonder exactly how it would have to be in order to make me buy one. Anyone else considering telling adults*: do that.

*Over 30.

Instead I just get the few comments they made circling around my head constantly (Rarity/Spike scene: "Was it about now in the show you started liking this?"; Rainbow on screen being callous: "Why did you buy that one?")
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Weeks » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:09 am UTC

My mom is over 30 and she loved it. (Perhaps because she was a MLP fan way back when) (I might've mentioned this before)
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Weeks » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:53 pm UTC

This last episode was horrible.

What the fuck is that writer thinking?!
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Weeks » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:56 pm UTC

Wodashin wrote:Redeems her.
No. The show redeems her. She needs to go.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Game_boy » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:02 pm UTC

Weeks wrote:
Wodashin wrote:Redeems her.
No. The show redeems her. She needs to go.


Imagine how bad the script was before the drafting process by the story editor/Thiessen/Lauren etc.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Weeks » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:12 pm UTC

*sigh* I...purposefully stopped myself from watching the episode when it came out, so I didn't feel Pony Withdrawal Syndrome during the break. (You don't wanna know...) But I don't feel like I have watched ponies at all. It was like watching an animated Christmas card instead.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Soralin » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:21 am UTC

Dear Princess Celestia..
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Princess Marzipan » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:06 am UTC

Soralin wrote:So, no mention yet of Friendship is Witchcraft? :) http://www.youtube.com/user/SherclopPones

A sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y1s6Jbhrzc
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Steve the Pocket » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:35 am UTC

Here's some other cool stuff off the 'Tubes:

Sweetiequest

"Winter Wrap Up" played by floppy drives
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Vaniver » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:03 am UTC

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Weeks » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:20 am UTC

I'm speechless...
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby The Scyphozoa » Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:58 pm UTC

I think my dream last night very, veeeeeery briefly involved a pony reference.
EVEN THOUGH I'VE NEVER WATCHED THE SHOW. I need to start.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Iulus Cofield » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:17 pm UTC

Friendship is Witchcraft Episode 5!

Haven't watched it yet, but I assume it's fantastic.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby big boss » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:17 pm UTC

Just started watching the show last week and already watched all of the episodes. I'm sad that I have no more to watch so I think I'll go re-watch them all. I can't make my roommates understand why I like this show, but whatever they already think I'm weird because I love Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who so I figure what is one more show...
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby eeris » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:23 pm UTC

big boss wrote:Just started watching the show last week and already watched all of the episodes. I'm sad that I have no more to watch so I think I'll go re-watch them all. I can't make my roommates understand why I like this show, but whatever they already think I'm weird because I love Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who so I figure what is one more show...


Have you managed to get them to watch some of the episodes? The friends that I can convinced to watch a few episodes both loved it after about the 3rd or 5th episode but the rest aren't even willing to give it a shot. It's frustrating but I guess they're the ones missing out.

But, really? Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who as well? :|
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby The Scyphozoa » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:53 am UTC

There are still people who think liking sci-fi is weird?

Granted, Doctor Who IS a weird show. Liking it isn't weird, though.

Here's a tip for getting people interested: Go to Youtube, find some stupid clip of the show with audio from something else added to it, something that they like or would recognize, if possible. There's lots of stuff. For me it was these two:
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Weeks » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:27 am UTC

The Scyphozoa wrote:There are still people who think liking sci-fi is weird?
Some people still think the Earth is flat.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Mat » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:52 pm UTC

Iulus Cofield wrote:Friendship is Witchcraft Episode 5!

Haven't watched it yet, but I assume it's fantastic.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Wodashin » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:34 pm UTC

Family Appreciation Day was downright awesome!

Spoiler:
I loved getting so much backstory on Granny Smith. The foundation of Ponyville was interesting to see, and now we have new monsters too in the Timberwolves! Plus, Filthy Rich was hilarious, and I loved hearing his speech for Family Appreciation Day. Diamond Tiara had become a nice antagonist for the CMC.

I know a lot of people don't like the CMC episodes, but I love 'em.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Weeks » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:31 pm UTC

Iulus Cofield wrote:Friendship is Witchcraft Episode 5!

Haven't watched it yet, but I assume it's fantastic.
It is! They outdo themselves every episode.

I've come to realize that what I love most about the fandom is the artists, and what I hate the most is the followers. (That includes me and my unprofessional critiques)
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Weeks » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:26 pm UTC

http://www.livestream.com/everfreemedia

Mane6 at BroNYCon streaming right now.

Edit: They'll be putting it up at their site soon enough, I suppose. If not, I believe one can rewatch streamed videos at the livestream page.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Game_boy » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:19 pm UTC

I care mostly about the music and I don't think I like Rarity's Theme.

The demo was amazing, they're putting so much work in.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Game_boy » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:28 pm UTC

Weeks wrote:Edit: They'll be putting it up at their site soon enough, I suppose. If not, I believe one can rewatch streamed videos at the livestream page.


http://www.justin.tv/everfreemedia/b/304803236

(first 5 mins only)
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby eeris » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:14 am UTC

Game_boy wrote:
Weeks wrote:Edit: They'll be putting it up at their site soon enough, I suppose. If not, I believe one can rewatch streamed videos at the livestream page.


http://www.justin.tv/everfreemedia/b/304803236

(first 5 mins only)


I think you mean last 5 mins?
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby The Scyphozoa » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:24 am UTC

So I just finished getting through the first 11 episodes. All today. Through "Winter Wrap Up".

So far "Bridle Gossip" is my favorite episode and Pinkie Pie is my favorite character. Though I had actually decided that she was my favorite, and that "whichever episode has the deep sexy man voice Fluttershy" was my favorite, before watching a whole episode.

And... I don't dislike Twilight Sparkle, but I can't imagine anyone considering her their favorite character. Or if they do, they're probably not a brony. They're probably a little kid.

Anyway, forget the older fanbase. The little kids of today should be grateful they have this show.

(Side note: During credits, I see ads for "Pound Puppies". "Shelter 17" sure sounds like a Half-Life 2 reference to me.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Vaniver » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:05 am UTC

Enjoyed Family Appreciation Day. (Would have liked more Big Mac lines, but I suppose that's the price I pay for enjoying a laconic character?)

The Scyphozoa wrote:And... I don't dislike Twilight Sparkle, but I can't imagine anyone considering her their favorite character. Or if they do, they're probably not a brony. They're probably a little kid.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Game_boy » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:49 am UTC

eeris wrote:
Game_boy wrote:
Weeks wrote:Edit: They'll be putting it up at their site soon enough, I suppose. If not, I believe one can rewatch streamed videos at the livestream page.


http://www.justin.tv/everfreemedia/b/304803236

(first 5 mins only)


I think you mean last 5 mins?


First 5 minutes of their panel, which are the last 5 minutes of the video.
The rest of the video is up at the next part, which wasn't true when I posted it.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby eeris » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:57 am UTC

Ah, I see. I just got a bit confused after watching the first 5 minutes of the link and not seeing anything :P

Twilight is best.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Weeks » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:59 pm UTC

So there's a pony called Filthy Rich. o.o
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby The Scyphozoa » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:00 pm UTC

Vaniver wrote:Enjoyed Family Appreciation Day. (Would have liked more Big Mac lines, but I suppose that's the price I pay for enjoying a laconic character?)

The Scyphozoa wrote:And... I don't dislike Twilight Sparkle, but I can't imagine anyone considering her their favorite character. Or if they do, they're probably not a brony. They're probably a little kid.
Ahem.

Oh, I thought you just liked the picture. It makes me crack up every time I see it.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Vaniver » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:01 pm UTC

Weeks wrote:So there's a pony called Filthy Rich. o.o
He prefers Rich.
Spoiler:
I do enjoy that Diamond Tiara's dad is on the scale of a successful used car salesman, rather than old money, and has the charm implied by that position, rather than also being stuck-up.


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Well, it's both. (I do intend to change it to the last panel once Season 2 ends, though.)
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby The Scyphozoa » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:34 pm UTC

The text, or the image, or both? Cuz if it's both it might be a little small.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Vaniver » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:39 pm UTC

The Scyphozoa wrote:The text, or the image, or both? Cuz if it's both it might be a little small.
I'll take a better look when I get there. I imagine if I had to choose I would go with just the text.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby big boss » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:20 pm UTC

The Scyphozoa wrote:There are still people who think liking sci-fi is weird?

Granted, Doctor Who IS a weird show. Liking it isn't weird, though.


Most of my friends think sci-fi is weird. I hate it, I cannot any of them to realize that sci-fi is a legit form of entertainment for adults and can actually provide material that is meaningful thematically.

Now back on topic.

Here's a tip for getting people interested: Go to Youtube, find some stupid clip of the show with audio from something else added to it, something that they like or would recognize, if possible.


That is a good idea, I'll give that a try.

Edit: I think I found the video.

Barrel Roll

Also have you ever tried typing "do a barrel roll" into the google search? Something funny happens.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Weeks » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:27 am UTC

big boss wrote:Also have you ever tried typing "do a barrel roll" into the google search? Something funny happens.
<3 Google.

The Scyphozoa wrote:I can't imagine anyone considering her their favorite character. Or if they do, they're probably not a brony. They're probably a little kid.
So...why did you think this? I should add that I'm not particularly pro-Twilight, but her character gets more fleshed out throughout the season. Plus, she's the nerd of the group. How many fans do you think will not relate to that?
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby Iulus Cofield » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:31 am UTC

Weeks wrote:I'm particularly pro-Twilight
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Postby The Scyphozoa » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:03 am UTC

I consider myself a nerd but none of my friends or I are anything like her. She's a bookworm, not a nerd in the new, cooler sense of the word.*

If she's the nerd of the group, then it's kind of for the same reasons people dislike The Big Bang Theory.

It's hard to describe. It's like she's the one the writers tried to connect to realistic human personalities, but that just doesn't feel like it fits in that world. The other five are playful exaggerations but with a necessary ground to reality that keeps them from being too extreme. Twilight is like a normal person but with, well, almost some parody laid on top.

The reason I say little kids would like her is that she's the first pony introduced,,and I think small minds have a tendency to "default" like that.

*20% cooler

Oh, I would like to add something to my previous suggestion: if a non-brony friend is a fan of Drawn Together, find a video of Twilight with Princess Clara's voice in place of hers. They share their voice actor so it actually sounds real.
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