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    My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic

    ok, i just had to make a thread about this, because
    THIS. SHOW. FUCKING. ROCKS!
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    i know what you're all thinking right now...
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    ...but hear me out for a moment.
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    it is really well written and superbly animated, with very entertaining storylines, almost "classic" jokes and greatly fleshed out characters.

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    of course, as time goes by and you have accepted all of these things, they become slightly irrelevant next to the fact that it's just GOSH-DARN-CUTE PONIES.
    it's like a sugar rush.
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    and last, but not least, thanks to the internet and perfectly timed still-frames, it has become MEMETASTIC.
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    so i implore you to give this series a chance, watch two or three episodes (youtube) and to consider for yourselves whether you have place in your heart for a series that shines with 90s-style goodness and gives hope for future generations of tv animation.

    all of you who already watch and love this series (bronies?), feel free to post pictures, videos and just generally discuss what is an awesome show.

    p.s.: it was written/created by the same guys as "powerpuffgirls" and "foster's home for imaginary friends".
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    YES.

    I think this is a great idea. We need to have a staging point to spread the Bronyism for this terrific show! I think it'd also be a cool idea to share the story of our first introduction to MLP as we go.

    So I'll start.

    I was in sketch Group with a few of my other artist friends and one of them asked me if I watched it. My reaction was expected as reveling in surprise and a little bit of 'What? Pffft. Why would you watch a show for little girls?'
    I ignored all the requests for three weeks until finally I said 'FIIINNEEE. Link me to a good episode.'

    I was linked to this:



    And there were two things that blew my mind.
    The first was how they accurately portrayed the artist (Rarity) and her relationship with Clients (Don't want to spoil it, watch the video =D) And the second was how surprising it was that it didn't patronize the audience at all with hastily written dialogue. I watched every single episode in a night (At the time there were 16 available.) I've proudly been a Brony ever since!

    And other brilliant things I noticed was how Rarity's musical number was a tribute to this song:



    And that half of the plot of one of the episodes was a direct reference to Icarus's plight.

    A huge shout out to Lauren Faust by enriching my whole childhood with lots of good animated shows.
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    i've come to the conclusion that rarity probably is my favourite pony. i mean, i can't really pick a favourite, but everytime rarity has time to shine (lol), it just makes me smile widely. best example, the whining part.
    here's another example of her at her best. i LOVE it when she's melodramatic



    funnily enough, i did get introduced to mlp through this forum here. i can't remember who, but somepony posted flutterguy's song in the cheer me up thread, and a week later or so i decided to check out the series on my own. at first i was confused too why i like this, but by now i've come to accept what i feel and am trying to convert my friends to watch it

    oh yeah, and here's an example of what i mean by "classic" humour.
    i mean, door chase scenes? how long is it since i've last seen that used?


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    this one's slightly spoilerish since it's from the newest episode, but it showcases just how well this is made. even danny elfman would be proud of this background music.
    (also, possibly referencing ren and stimpy with those painted backgrounds?)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cy9gNE_vIE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
    i've come to the conclusion that rarity probably is my favourite pony. i mean, i can't really pick a favourite, but everytime rarity has time to shine (lol), it just makes me smile widely. best example, the whining part.
    Exactly. I can't REALLY pick a favorite because they're all done so well, but if I had to it would be a toss up between Rarity (For the way She portrays our archetype and her and hilarious solutions to sticky situations, plus She was my introduction to MLP) And Pinkie pie (Because Gosh darn it, I've always had a thing for Hyperactivity.)

    She hasn't really gotten her due screen time until Episode 25, but 25 was SOO WORTH IT ^^


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    yeah, i wouldn't have thought it (she's my least favourite pony tbh), but that episode might just be my favourite up to date. heh, "normal" angry pinkie pie scares me more than cracked pinkie pie though

    and here a pretty self-explanatory video, that i fully agree with:


    and this one gives me goosebumps of joy, and i can't really explain why.


    hmm...i'm kinda spamming, ain't i?
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    Is this related to the old-school My Little Pony? Cuz I loved it... I felt strange, because I was a guy (I'm still a guy ) and it felt so girly, but I loved it! If it's something like a sequel series, then I'll give it a try xD
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    I keep seeing this everywhere, so I guess I will have to give it a try. Might also be the motivation I need to tackle that biiiig box of 80s MLP toys I haven't found the right display space for. (Well, other than all over my husband's studio space.)
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    I am of mixed feelings. I've seen people praise this a lot, and I loved the original show back as a kid, but.... I just can't get over my disgust of those thinderella pony designs. I guess it's because I really loved the original toys/show, but when Hasbro decided the old ponies were apparently uncool and too fat, they redesigned the ponies to be thinner and added diamonds to their eyes (Generation 2) which practically destroyed my pony-childhood in the late 90's. I think I bought one to exhibit some sort of sportsmanship but I couldn't muster any liking to that toy, though I displayed the old 80's toys openly for who knows how long.

    But then again that one episode was okay, but the designs, but it seems to be one of the better cartoons of these days, but the designsnnnggghhhmmmaybe I watch couple episodes and reach some sort of dislike/okay equilibrium and get some sort of mental closure on these ponies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vari View Post
    Is this related to the old-school My Little Pony? Cuz I loved it... I felt strange, because I was a guy (I'm still a guy ) and it felt so girly, but I loved it! If it's something like a sequel series, then I'll give it a try xD
    more like a complete revamp and less girly, despite first appearances.
    it's kind of like "robot unicorn attack" in that aspect: it should be the girliest shit ever, but it's just plain awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
    and less girly, despite first appearances.
    What, what, what? I think SOMEONE has not ever seen "Rescue at Midnight Castle" the first MLP movie!



    BAM. Demons, evil centaur kings, and a flying monster chariot in the first 30 seconds of that clip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirana View Post
    What, what, what? I think SOMEONE has not ever seen "Rescue at Midnight Castle" the first MLP movie!



    BAM. Demons, evil centaur kings, and a flying monster chariot in the first 30 seconds of that clip!
    ok, you got me, i DID never see that. but you will be able to attest, should you watch the new series, that it's a completely different kind of feeling. and they do have quite a few beasties of their own
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    And these are some fan edited trailers for some decent culture references, which brings out people's surprisingly good editing skills. They are WELL worth the watch.









    There are a few more (Black Ops, World of Warcraft, etc) But I don't feel they do it the same Justice as these ones do it. Seriously. Great vids.


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