Trixie's Great and Powerful Guide v1.99f
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a reboot of the MLP franchise by Powerpuff Girls artist Lauren Faust, currently viewed by (almost) the entire Internet, not only the intended audience. Here is a place where we discuss the joy of friendship.
> My Little Pony? Seriously?
It's a clever show. It has excellent writing, character dynamics, humor, animation, and generally treats kids seriously rather than condescending to them. It has every right to be a 20 minute corporate committee designed infomercial, but it's not.
> Isn't this a show for little girls?
Pixar technically makes shows for little boys, and produce some of the best animation in the world.
> Okay, fine. I'll give it a try. Where do I start?
No Brony could ask for more. I recommend watching the episodes in order. They're all up on Youtube. Unusually, Hasbro seems fine with having the entire series up in public because they've made no move to bring down any of the episodes. Search for "Friendship is Magic Episode 1" and you should find the series pretty easily... Or search for "Sharing is Magic" Google Doc. That is all.
> Okay, I'm going to watch it but this had better live up to the hype!
Whoa, calm down there. The show is light hearted, optimistic fun but it's not for everyone. It's good fun, the community is good fun, and everyone can do with a reminder that friendship is magic but if it doesn't gel for you we'll love and tolerate you anyway. Plus, you might hit the wrong episode. Ask first?
> Iron Hoof/Fan Theories/Shipping/Binding
All in good fun! If it's not your cup of tea, skim it, but this show has triggered a great creative outpouring from the Internet. Pony themed fan-art is abundant and often excellent. See below for some examples.
> Derpy Hooves/Doctor Whoof
Two minor background characters who were adopted as emblems of 4chan. Derpy Hooves is so named due to an animation error in the first episode that had her eyes facing in different directions; 4chan has assigned her the role of Ponyville's mailpony, and her only line so far has been "Muffins". The show's animators are aware of Derpy's popularity and she's shown up a few times recently with her eyes obviously derped. Currently made canon in Feeling Pinkie Keen and in Faust's picture showcased below, Derpy was deemed important enough to appear in storyboards for Season II.
Dr. Whoof is a pony with an hourglass cutie mark; he and his kin save time and space very quietly off camera.
Well, Deadly's here to help you get rid of them... with a vengeance! Create a new bookmark in your browser and copy the code below as the link/url of said bookmark. Name it something helpful, like "Spoilers B GONE!" or whatever. Then whenever you view a thread here on GitP you just hit the bookmark and BAM! no more spoilers.
You won't even see the boxes, just the bare innards in all their gory glory.
It also makes sure that no image is wider than 600px, to avoid stretching pages, and will attempt to "intelligently" remove repeated images except avatars. Neat, huh? Sadly that last part means stuff like pony emotes may get lost but the forum doesn't make it easy for me to single out images in quotes as I'd have liked... that's an open problem, I guess.
Tested in Firefox, Chrome and Opera. Should work in any modern browser, but you never know with these things.
If you don't mind repeated images, here's a version that leaves them be.
I've set myself the target of watching every episode before Season 3 starts. I'm enjoying the episodes much more than I'd expected, so I guess I'm not sufferring from pony burnout like I thought I might be. So much pony. So great.
Truth resists simplicity.
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The rest, you've got me on. But this? No. This isn't evidence at all. It's a stereotype joke, because redneck southerners have all the babies. All of them.
If Appleoosa showed up in the first episode, had buffalo running casinos and smoking pipes an complaining about smallpox, an then the animates happened to reuse all those background gambler models, it would be the same thing.
... 'Kay, you're going to have to explain this to me. An observed fact can be interpreted as similar to a stereotype, therefore it's not a fact?
I hope you'll forgive me for saying so, but that sounds a bit like what that feminist magazine was saying about Rainbow Dash way back when.
Level 4 Bibliophile/Level 3 Bard, working toward the Bibliomancer Prestige Class
Contributor to 's Divine Rank
(through some of my NPCs.)
Yay, new thread with punny title! Took me a while to get it, but then I laughed
Also I just got four new books and the latest CD from my favorite band today, and I have five more books on the way, so I'm one happy pony.
I seem to be running out of music I feel like listening to at an alarming rate. I have 152 albums with a total of 1639 songs, so one would think I could find something among that I cared to listen to, but way too often I find myself just sifting through the list and going "meh, I've heard that, like, a million times." It's rather alarming, actually. What must it have been like before music was readily available in staggering amounts? My collection is probably puny compared to other people (it could definitely use more pony, but I'm way too lazy to go dig up the stuff I think is good enough to download)
Deadly, a delightfully daring drawer and drafter of dissertations. Defying the dictations of our disparate denizens, Deadly decides his direction with a dirth of dependence on the decisions of despotic desperados. Deadly detests dismissive derision, and will debate any dude or dame that dares to detest discussion.
From Work's heart I type at thee! From the depths of my notepad app I spit ANCIENT PONYTHREAD SHENANIGANS at thee!
Be warned, matey. Here, thar be rainbows. Yar.
"Aw, fiddlestrings and comets. Live by the harem bazooka, die by the... um, I don't actually think that was the harem bazooka, but whatever.
Hey, you're all right, aren't you, beautiful harem bazooka? Or did you get caught in the blast of raw, unrefined djinni essence, just as I was?"[/quote]
Originally Posted by Thanqol
Mask: If I had a nose, it'd be bleeding from trying to comprehend that. Did I mention I hated you forever?
Mask: ... I have less objections to this.
Mask: Why yes, I'm fine, thanks for asking.
Mask: Figures. Darn unicorns.
Mask: Oh darn, that's right - Midnight's the only one not a dijinn here, so she's pretty much got total control over us. I'd suggest teaming up to escape her evil power but I get the feeling this situation wasn't entirely unplanned.
Originally Posted by Raz_Fox
"What, you can't understand LOGIC? It's the most simple thing, other than the simplicity of your narrow-minded eternal hate for my dashing good looks and charm. Also, the fact that I'm richer than you are, but I doubt that matters now, other than the fact that I totally have more bling than you."
"Well, I think it's like a one-way on/off switch, where you can't be further affected by the spell once you've been transformed and you weren't talking about that you were talking about the explosions and now I'm feeling very silly indeed."
"Wasn't entirely unplanned? Yes, Metal Maskette, you've seen straight through my cunning plan. Clearly, I staged the explosions that nearly took my now-more-beautiful-than-rugged head off. I'm a genius."
Talespinnerette raises one hoof to her head dramatically. "Oh, no! I must... 'make out' with my hated rival and nemesis, pressing my nubile lips against her cold mask of hatred and literal steel. I cannot resist this strange sorcery pounding through my body - forgive me, mother, Mask, for I cannot resist any longer!"
It is rather unlikely that the spell contains some kind of clause about overacting, so that's all Talespinner's fault. One might think the mare protests too much.
This is the bit where you draw something awesome, right?
Originally Posted by Thanqol
"Worst mom ever."
"Ah yes, I forget about your imaginary nobility sometimes. I suppose you are arguably richer than I am, though - it's not like you've got anything inside that head of yours except dreams of money."
"It's okay. I caught all the shrapnel with my face. Fortunately my face is armoured."
"Look, Talespinner. There are situations where 'Only a crazy pony would think of a plan that crazy' work as a valid defence. Those situations require us to begin with a belief that that pony isn't totally crazy."
Mask: "... some part of me kind of expected her to ask me to take off the mask first."
Originally Posted by EsperDerek
But I am a Princess! You know this! I don't deserve to be hauled around on somepony's shoulder like that! I was very uncomfortable and embarrassing. *squeak*
This, on the other hand, is the sort of treatment I can go for.
Originally Posted by Thanqol
Between these two comments you've elevated yourself to the role of moustachioed, uncanny valley pony Buddha. Pure wisdom.
Mask: *Draws a pair of angry eyebrows on her mask to clearly express what she thinks of Midnight complaining of Uncomfortable and Embarrassing in this situation*
Mask: "You wouldn't care to phrase your three wishes soonish? I've got... important things... to do. Like..."
*Mask visualises her mental checklist:
- Polish Mask
- Build global conspiracy of lies
- Escape from moon*
"... Like things, okay?"
Mask: "Back in the day respectable mages would research moustache science, grumble grumble..."
"Mae cherie, there are many dreams within my glorious, expansive mind, but I do not dream of money. Whyever would you dream of something that you already possess in abundance? Now, a ragamuffin commoner like yourself, I could see you dreaming of money, but really, me, dreaming of money? Aha, it is to laugh."
"Please, I only use my insanity for good. And to defeat you. And to get into Celestia's bedchambers for a panty raid. And I think you should completely forget what I just said, but the point is that there are limits to the method of my madness! Besides, I didn't even know that there were genie traps around here that could be activated by explosions!"
Talespinner doesn't look very filly-ish, but other than that it's excellent! (But I think you also promised me a shocked gender-bent Talespinner...? )
"What makes you think that she only has a mere three wishes? Just because that's a staple of genie folklore these days, doesn't mean that she built it into the spell. For all we know, this will last FOREEEEEEVER.
Also, would you mind admitting what those things are, hmmmm? This probably won't be used against you in a court of law, honest."
Sssssshhh, don't call Talespinner attractive where he can hear you, or he'll shoot you with the Midzooka! He already has an ego the size of a small moon, you know!
Absolutely! You need to hold the portable haremizer like a bazooka, not a machine gun, or else the portable haremizer will start blushing and turn on you, even if you hold your hooves really still!
Well, I was working on dispelling them when all this craziness went down. I have to admit, I certainly wasn't exactly expecting that airship to suddenly detonate them with raw firepower. I'm glad I was smart enough to make sure I'm protected against the spell.
You know, this sort of thing really brings home just how many creative people there are on this thread. I mean, we have a whole bunch of artists and writers and stuff, all congregating in one place.
Actually, you're right. The spell is designed not to end after three wishes, but rather when a non-djinni...that would be me...were to break the bottle, which requires stronger than normal force. Do that, and the djinni will return to normal.
Mask has been ascendant a lot recently, finally coming back around to Charger.
Somehow, now I just picture Mask being the one doing the tickling, as vengence for taking her spotlight. Or for backstabbing her as they were plundering the Lourve. Or because she tickled her silly last week. Or because she wants to brighten up her day. Or as thanks for taping over her stories with whatever nonsense Charger watches. Possibly Mythbusters or some such. Though I don't know if those "or's" should be "and"
Originally Posted by Eakin
We're like the weeping angels from Doctor Who, except with cuddling and friendship instead of horrible death. Don't look away.
since one episode will have Apple Family Reunion, do you think Braeburn will return with Chief Thunderhooves, as Friendly Rivals.
P.S- Since Dinky is Derpy's daughter, does it make Dr. Whooves (or Hooves) half unicorn.
Pony Minecraft Avatar
Rest in Peace:
Miko Miyazaki, Thanh, Durkon- Order of the Stick
Krunch- Looking For Group
Bill- Left 4 Dead
Soap Mactavish- Modern Warfare 3
Sandman- Modern Warfare 3
Ghost and Roach- Modern Warfare 2
Gabe- Dead Space 2
Dom- Gears of War 3
Carmine Brothers- Gears of War series
Uriel Septim VII- Elderscrolls Oblivion
Commander Shepherd- Mass Effect 3
Ned Stark- Song of Ice and Fire
Apple Jack's parents
hahaha VICTORY IS MINE! in this thread title battle...
Originally Posted by t209
P.S- Since Dinky is Derpy's daughter.........
please...too much evidence in the show against this for it to make any sense
1) Luna Eclipsed: after Luna abolishes Nightmare night we see Dinky being comforted..by Golden Harvest
2) Luna Eclipsed: Golden Harvest escorts Dinky to the candy offering
3) Last Roundup: during Applejack's speech we see Dinky in the crowd look up lovingly at a stallion next to her(don't know his name off top of my head) while Golden Harvest is on her other side looking down at her
4) Last Roundup: Golden Harvest and Dinky take the train to Canterlot together after being seen off at the platform by stallion from speech scene
Ponies not only make ME want to be a better person than I was before they entered my life, they make me want to HELP OTHERS be better people too.