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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #651 on: October 15, 2012, 02:25:47 AM »
Eagerly awaiting the new series, and hoping they eventually bring in the Sea Ponies (as proper hippocampi, I hope, instead of those thalidomide-beasties).

Shoo be doo! :)

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #652 on: October 15, 2012, 02:27:25 AM »
(Had to try and explain MLP:FIM to a hitchhiker the other day, as she saw my Happy Meal toy dangling from the rearview and commented on it....)

Offline Arohk

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #653 on: October 15, 2012, 04:31:55 PM »
I'm looking forward to the new season as well. I would like to see more returning characters myself. Rather than just having them for a one-shot purpose.

Also, that's awesome. Reminds me of Doug Walker (Nostalgia Critic) having to explain Bronies to get back into the USA.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #654 on: October 15, 2012, 05:11:46 PM »
I'm looking forward to the new season as well. I would like to see more returning characters myself. Rather than just having them for a one-shot purpose.

Also, that's awesome. Reminds me of Doug Walker (Nostalgia Critic) having to explain Bronies to get back into the USA.

When was that? @_@

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« Reply #655 on: October 15, 2012, 06:27:45 PM »

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #656 on: October 17, 2012, 08:44:26 PM »
Heh.  That is quite an interesting video you've got there.  Never knew TNC had to deal with that.

Offline Arohk

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« Reply #657 on: October 18, 2012, 02:43:16 PM »
Yeah, I think a lot of people missed that video, lol. XD But I watch everything he puts out so.

Offline KunoichiTopic starter

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« Reply #658 on: October 18, 2012, 09:08:00 PM »
It definitely was pretty interesting to watch. ^^

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« Reply #659 on: October 18, 2012, 11:35:32 PM »

November.

Season 3.

Be there. @_@

It's going to be 20% cooler than Season 2.

Offline KunoichiTopic starter

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« Reply #660 on: October 18, 2012, 11:43:20 PM »
Which was, in turn, 20% cooler than Season 1. :P

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« Reply #661 on: October 18, 2012, 11:54:33 PM »
Are you suggesting compound interest on our initial investment of cool? Is that a sustainable coolness model?

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #662 on: October 23, 2012, 01:38:14 PM »
Courtesy of the little Oni's YouTube surfing (maybe not the exact video she watched - I had to re-look it up from my computer):

Minecraft Mine Little Pony- Mod Spotlight

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« Reply #663 on: November 08, 2012, 01:32:13 AM »
Ever wondered how Pinkie got her Pinkie sense?
Spoiler: Click to Show/Hide

Offline KunoichiTopic starter

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #664 on: November 08, 2012, 08:57:10 PM »
Hmm.  A radioactive spider-bite certainly would explain Pinkie's ability to hold onto objects with only a single hoof.  I think there are a few time's she's walked on walls on-screen, too...

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« Reply #665 on: November 08, 2012, 10:58:16 PM »
Could I ask if anyone could offer a sociological explanation as to why this show is so damn popular?

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« Reply #666 on: November 08, 2012, 11:09:11 PM »
It doesn't talk down to the audience.  Much like the old Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies/Warner Brothers material, there's enough there to keep the interest of an adult while still being entertaining to a child.  There are references that a child may not get, but not getting them doesn't detract from the show.

In short, it's not pre-digested pablum.

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« Reply #667 on: November 08, 2012, 11:13:14 PM »
It doesn't talk down to the audience.  Much like the old Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies/Warner Brothers material, there's enough there to keep the interest of an adult while still being entertaining to a child.  There are references that a child may not get, but not getting them doesn't detract from the show.

In short, it's not pre-digested pablum.

That makes a bit of sense though I do not feel that it truly answers the question in it's entirety.

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« Reply #668 on: November 08, 2012, 11:42:37 PM »
Well if I remember my history right, it all started because of a negative review. The review was along the line of how the show is just garbage to sell toys to kids. It actually had the opposite affect as it sparked curiosity and some brave people actually sought out to see if it was as bad as the review claimed. However the show is in fact very good. People who liked the show started to talk about it in the cartoon and comic section of the influential image board 4chan. And considering the affect 4chan has on Internet culture it was only a matter of time before it got to the popularity it has today.

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« Reply #669 on: November 08, 2012, 11:51:12 PM »
Well if I remember my history right, it all started because of a negative review. The review was along the line of how the show is just garbage to sell toys to kids. It actually had the opposite affect as it sparked curiosity and some brave people actually sought out to see if it was as bad as the review claimed. However the show is in fact very good. People who liked the show started to talk about it in the cartoon and comic section of the influential image board 4chan. And considering the affect 4chan has on Internet culture it was only a matter of time before it got to the popularity it has today.
I tried watching an episode and I was rather underwhelmed by everything.In fact it made it harder for me to understand why.I'm afraid I simply don't get it.

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« Reply #670 on: November 08, 2012, 11:56:11 PM »
I don't think I can really answer the question, because I'm not going to have much in common with the folks who enjoy the pony porn, nor the people who found the show through a place like 4chan. I hate that the Wikipedia article mentions 4chan, I think it's a wildly inappropriate link in an article about a show for little girls.

Offline KunoichiTopic starter

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« Reply #671 on: November 09, 2012, 12:02:07 AM »
I tried watching an episode and I was rather underwhelmed by everything.In fact it made it harder for me to understand why.I'm afraid I simply don't get it.

Oh?  Which episode did you watch, if I might ask?

To be honest, I don't think there's any single concrete reason for why Friendship is Magic got to be so popular.  When it first started out, a combination of luck and the fact that the show was actually quite good on its own merits managed to attract a strong following, and then consistent quality and a large number of dedicated, creative fans have kept the fandom alive and thriving since then.

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« Reply #672 on: November 09, 2012, 12:05:23 AM »
I tried watching an episode and I was rather underwhelmed by everything.In fact it made it harder for me to understand why.I'm afraid I simply don't get it.
That's okay. Not everyone is going to like it. Also just because everyone else seems to like something is not a reason to feel you have to like it too. You've probably heard the whole, "if everyone else was jumping off a bridge would you do it too?" argument once in your life.

Also there also comes the problem that because everyone loves it and builds it up, it leaves new comers with too high expectations and are let down. Personally I wasn't swayed with just one episode, but the more I watched the more I liked it.

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« Reply #673 on: November 09, 2012, 12:11:04 AM »
Oh?  Which episode did you watch, if I might ask?

To be honest, I don't think there's any single concrete reason for why Friendship is Magic got to be so popular.  When it first started out, a combination of luck and the fact that the show was actually quite good on its own merits managed to attract a strong following, and then consistent quality and a large number of dedicated, creative fans have kept the fandom alive and thriving since then.

I don't know the name, but it had some sort of dragon like creature in it.

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« Reply #674 on: November 09, 2012, 12:27:59 AM »
I don't know the name, but it had some sort of dragon like creature in it.
Well that narrows it down...

One of the main characters is a dragon named Spike. He is in most of the episodes.