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still-waters-ponypony:

couchcrusader:

pixelkitties:

shaun-howell:

shaun-howell:

Sept. 2011, Hasbro says thanks to us for our love and support of MLP…

A few notes on the significance of this video… This was a promo that ran on the HUB just as the first drought between seasons one and two was ending, and was specifically geared to get us pumped up. Lauren wrote the lyrics, Andrea sang it, and not only did it give a targetted shout out to Bronies (legitimizing the term), but called out DJ PON-3 by name; the name WE gave her. We got Derpy in Season one (Feeling Pinky Keen), but this was the first tangible proof we had that Hasbro was scrutinizing what we were up too. I got chills watching this again…

I feel the same way.  This is one of my favorite bits of the fandom history.  It was a moment when I think we all felt pretty collectively good and positive- not just about the show, but about each other.

I miss that feeling.

Still, this video and song never fail to make give me the warm fuzzies!

I can put a finger on the tipping point for when the general tone of the fandom shifted, but it’s more important that there’s one at all. Pixel’s right — back in 2011, the ponycon circuit didn’t exist, the show staff were just catching onto the fandom’s existence, and we were all just pleasantly surprised that a series of 22-minute toy commercials could transcend cultural cynicism by unleashing a torrent of artistic expression and optimism.

As time passed and the walls between fans and creators came crumbling down, it feels like the fandom’s appreciating less what it’s getting and more demanding what it should get instead. There was a time when people accepted it was a little odd to like ponies and were therefore careful to keep their interests broad. I feel like a lot of folks lately have built MLP up into this monolithic aspect of their personalities, so when the franchise doesn’t deliver to their expectations, that’s their identities at stake — they’ll understandably be the first to lash out at the staffers who’ve made themselves available to the rabble.

It’s incredible that we still have at least five more years of pony headed our way, but I’m hoping the bronies can back off on the helicoptering a bit and enjoy the franchise not for what it owes us, but what it merely is.

Ditto, Pixel, Shaun. And good points, CC X3

Agreed.  I miss this time, though, when I didn’t cringe at the words ‘Equestria Girls’.

Feb 1

egophiliac:

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I think it’s more that someone done goofed in writing the book and added another Pie sister, and the show’s covering for it by doing a retcon on Pinkie’s backstory.

Not that Pinkie’s in-show backstory makes much sense this season anyway, no matter how adorable Pinkie Apple Pie was.

ninestempest:

im-alex-s:

hk100:

gravityking:

kawaii-afro-fluff:

essencewithinelegance:

troke:

lilbyourself:

dontcallmesquishy:

lovetidalwave:

merchanddestroy:

im shocked….. she might be the hardest person ever

i just watched this on tv….. hope integrity was awesome

Son! What did I just watch

She’s my favorite on the show.

LMFAAOOOOO THIS SHOW TOO GOOD

WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST WATCH FAM

This show is the funniest. People are crazy

YOOOOOOO WHAT!!!! hahaha

HK WATCH THIS

BERENICE GO HARD. DANG SON.

MY OBAMACARE AIN’T KICKED IN YET

THIS IS A WORK OF ART

I need to reblog this out of awe. Goddamn that is a hard woman, and good on her for not taking any shit.

http://memj0123.tumblr.com/post/73446690325/castielmyspell-taco-of-the-violets

still-waters-ponypony:

castielmyspell:

taco-of-the-violets:

castielmyspell:

things people do in fanfic no one does in real life

  • smirk every frickin five seconds
  • gulp
  • stutter to be cute
  • be like “yeah ok” when asked to call someone “daddy”
  • chuckle gently
  • chuckle in general
  • make simple…

I actually chuckle. I have a couple friends who are known to chuckle, on occation or more. 

Although… we ARE Canadian, so there’s that. Sorry.

That moment when someone with terribly limited life experience declares something impossible is the best.

Makea me chuckle.

(Source: osrick)

Jan 5

Dave Polsky

This man is my new hero.  I just sat down and watched Power Ponies and Rarity Takes Manehattan back to back, and came away very happy with having spent time watching them.  Two solidly written slice of life episodes with fun plots and character interactions?  Sold.

Polsky has really stepped up his game, and I approve wholeheartedly.

Plus, is it just me, or was that the very first Rarity episode where she actually realized she was being a bitch and immediately acted to repair things?  Amazing!

Jan 5

"Ponies bursting into song in random places at the drop of a hat? Who does that?!" - Rainbow Dash

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(via kyronea)

She’s used to being around Pinkie Pie, and just figured it was Pinkie’s superpower like being able to cast Summon Parade.

Pinkie Pie's Clowning Achievement (Re-Upload)

taiblogcomics:

Hey there, butter sauce! I hope you weren’t looking forward to that Suicide Squad issue this week, because Red Hood came out today. And I hope you weren’t looking forward to that Red Hood and the Outlaws issue either, because the latest My Little Pony Micro Series issue came out~ So we got at…

donnys-boy:

Cuddles by KelsiePie

donnys-boy:

Cuddles by KelsiePie

sordideuphemism:

ninestempest:

eqad-mod:

pingagirl:

aruthin:

dontneedfeminism:

nyxseraphim:

dontneedfeminism:

logicd:

Merry Christmas to you all

The Entitlement Generation everybody.

Are these little shits kidding?
I got loads of amazing spices and seasonings and junk food and books and socks and fun things for christmas.

Man, I got $35 and a box of Lifesavers Gummies.

I ain’t complainin.

I asked for gift cards again, last year I got a Magic Bullet blender and a video game. That was more then enough for me.

I know I’m gunna sound like an old man but.. Kids these days.

Ungrateful pieces of shit. wow

NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE

GOTTA SCROLL QUICKER SO I AVOID THIS ANGER

IF I EVER HAVE A KID THIS UNGRATEFUL

I’LL BEAT THEM

This shit hurts

Give these kids one year to grow the hell up. If not, I propose sterilization to save the species.

This makes me want to apply vigorous physical correction.

sordideuphemism:

jhenne-bean:

inbetweenthelineart:

throh:

saccharinescorpion:

dragondicks:

"Perhaps, and stick with me here, male ponies are less common (and perhaps the majority exterminated at birth) because males have a greater grasp of magic, and hence pose a threat to Celestia and the stability of the Pony society, because once the enlightened absolute ruler loses her top spot, then any can try to rule. Perhaps it was disgruntled males that opposed Celestia which led to some form of compulsory conscription from a young age, as well as the extermination at birth of a large percentage of males. Then, any males born afterwards are indoctrinated in the army, whereas any female ponies (such as Twilight) which have very powerful abilities, are instead personally indoctrinated by Celestia."
im fukngin pissing

how intimidated by women to you have to be to have to invent a bogusass reason like this to “justify” why a children’s cartoon has more female main characters than male

"there are more girls than boys in a television show made for young girls because the ponies commit gendered genocide”
perfectly sane and logical

males were killed/oppressed because they’re inherently more special and talented
interesting……

I swear to god bronies

Tumblr, I love you, but c’mon… really? This is a battle you want to fight, amongst all the other things?
There is a noted lack of males in the MLP universe. The universe is also saccharine, and a nearly Platonic utopia.
Put the two together, and many folks will begin to whisper of dark reasons. It’s human nature. This isn’t a war on women or even a war on ponies, it’s a bunch of authors taking the piss on a shiny, bubbly 23-minute commercial.
(Whether or not my headcanon about male alicorns relates to similar threads is purely coincidental.)

Thing is, there isn’t even a lack of males. The guys are just backround characters, because young girls relate better to female characters.  Hell, look at the CMC’s class. It’s just slightly over 50% female… much like the world population on Earth.I swear, this fandom will take any excuse to read grimdark bullshit into anything.

sordideuphemism:

jhenne-bean:

inbetweenthelineart:

throh:

saccharinescorpion:

dragondicks:

"Perhaps, and stick with me here, male ponies are less common (and perhaps the majority exterminated at birth) because males have a greater grasp of magic, and hence pose a threat to Celestia and the stability of the Pony society, because once the enlightened absolute ruler loses her top spot, then any can try to rule. Perhaps it was disgruntled males that opposed Celestia which led to some form of compulsory conscription from a young age, as well as the extermination at birth of a large percentage of males. Then, any males born afterwards are indoctrinated in the army, whereas any female ponies (such as Twilight) which have very powerful abilities, are instead personally indoctrinated by Celestia."

im fukngin pissing


how intimidated by women to you have to be to have to invent a bogusass reason like this to “justify” why a children’s cartoon has more female main characters than male

"there are more girls than boys in a television show made for young girls because the ponies commit gendered genocide

perfectly sane and logical

males were killed/oppressed because they’re inherently more special and talented

interesting……

I swear to god bronies

Tumblr, I love you, but c’mon… really? This is a battle you want to fight, amongst all the other things?

There is a noted lack of males in the MLP universe. The universe is also saccharine, and a nearly Platonic utopia.

Put the two together, and many folks will begin to whisper of dark reasons. It’s human nature. This isn’t a war on women or even a war on ponies, it’s a bunch of authors taking the piss on a shiny, bubbly 23-minute commercial.

(Whether or not my headcanon about male alicorns relates to similar threads is purely coincidental.)

Thing is, there isn’t even a lack of males. The guys are just backround characters, because young girls relate better to female characters. Hell, look at the CMC’s class. It’s just slightly over 50% female… much like the world population on Earth.

I swear, this fandom will take any excuse to read grimdark bullshit into anything.