Twilight has always been regarded as the "smart one" of the Mane 6; but given the events of more recent episodes, is it possible she's not quite as intelligent as her friends? A video I once watched on YouTube assessed each of the Mane 6's intelligence, and listed them from most to least - now, having been through seven seasons as well as a full-length movie, we have more material to rank them by. Below are my personal rankings.
1. Rarity: acute attention to detail, highly empathic, and exceptionally shrewd.
2. Applejack: usually wise, pratical, and levelheaded, but sometimes hindered by her stubbornnness and temper.
3. Fluttershy: mildly naive, but also insightful, down-to-earth, and (as of Season 6 at least) witty.
4. Twilight: extremely boo…Read more >
I've been wondering lately whether Applejack's character development is in decline. As we all know, she's always been depicted as a bit rough around the edges, but ultimately a wise, mature, compassionate friend/family member, and usually the voice of reason among the Mane 6. However, given some of her latest starring roles, I can't help but wonder if she's losing her touch - that her usual flaws are being overemphasized, and feel more suited to how she started out when the series began.
Three specific examples stick out to me, the least glaring being Applejack's reaction to Apple Bloom bringing home pear jam in "The Perfect Pear" - it was a bit over the top, but understandable seeing as how she was only concerned about Granny's feelings. T…Read more >
As I'm sure a lot of you know, plenty of other people out there on the Web hate us bronies - I was actually told to kill myself just for making a pony-related comment under a YouTube video. I for one have no time for that kind of negativity in my life, which is why I'm asking: how exactly do you deal with haters?Read more >
Even though the brony community is generally a positive, friendly, tolerant fandom, more often than not, I've come across some bad apples, largely when I used to have an account (now defunct) on Derpibooru, a My Little Pony-themed art-sharing website and forum. A fair bit of the material I came across there came off to me as cynical, mean-spirited, even prejudiced and hateful. This included, but was not limited to: calling unicorns "Jewnicorns" because they're generally seen as wealthy/upper-class in Equestria; getting a kick out of seeing characters abused for no apparent reason, or calling them vulgar names (one person even called Fluttershy a "worthless bag of autistic crap"); and even an OC named Aryanne, a white pony with a blonde man…Read more >
Ever since It's a Pony Kind of Christmas was released, I've wondered whether Hasbro would come up with other MLP albums featuring songs from real life. I myself have had two ideas for potential albums, entitled Nature Songs with Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie's Happiest Hits - each would contain songs from the show and reality, all sung by whichever pony the album was dedicated to.
Here's the tracklist I've come up with for the former:
- "Music in the Treetops"
- "Farewell Andromeda (Welcome to My Morning)" by John Denver (featuring the FiM choir)
- "You Are My Sunshine"
- "May the Best Pet Win" (featuring Rainbow Dash)
- "Annie's Song (You Fill Up My Senses)" by John Denver (featuring the FiM choir)
- "Till There Was You" from The Music Man
- "What a Wonderful World" …