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Do you watch My Little Pony: Frendship is Magic?

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FT's Official My Little Pony Thread
« on: February 15, 2011, 05:11:43 pm »
So long story short, I went from derpy horse to Derpy Hoovers to My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic (the animated series), and I've fallen in love with the adorableness of its characters (Particularly Pinkie Pie), and, it may seem like an odd question, but what else is tehre to this franchise? Old series, new series, comics, things like that?

I'd really like to see more MLP stuff, I must be a sucker for cuteness and pink. :3

(And to be perfectly honest, since this is titled with MLP, I'm expecting Natasha to read it at least once  :fox-:P:)

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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 05:20:46 pm »
THERE ARE THREADS ABOUT THIS EVERYWHERE I GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

AND I KEEP HEARING ABOUT IT AND MY FRIENDS ARE PRESSURING ME INTO IT.

but it plan on looking into it.
hey look.

i'm not here.

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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 05:55:49 pm »
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!  MLP IS THE MOST AWESOME THING EVAR!!!!

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I've become quite the fan lately, too, mostly because this show is just so great on so many levels, and so well-balanced.  The characters are cute, with unique personalities that fit well together, the stories are well-executed and very thought-out, and the animation is skillfully done.  Unlike the previous MLP shows, this one actually contains effort :-)

I'm not really sure what you're asking, but My Little Pony has been a marketting vehicle for Hasbro for decades.  There were a number of TV series, at least one movie, a bajillion toys, and the usual assorted half-assed extras like books, stationery, clothing, etc.  However, the new Friendship is Magic series has only just launched, and they're still making the transition to the new style and new characters; most of the toys and such on the market are from the old shows.  The main difference is that in the new series, as I said above, there's actual effort.

By contrast, the previous attempts at MLP shows and movies were pretty poor, and reflected a poor understanding of their target demographic.  In the late 1970s and early 1980s, studios wanted to divide the young boy and girl demographics, to provide better-targetted marketing for toys.  Unfortunately, they completely failed at their research, and somehow determined that girls in that age group wanted shows to focus on stereotypical girly things at the expense of basic storytelling.  So, boys got shows with powerful storylines and well-developed characters, while girls got shows with little to no plot or story, ever, and characters that were all pretty much interchangeable.  And, unfortunately, things stayed that way for a long time; ever tried watching a Barbie cartoon, or the infamous Bratz?

The plus side is that studios are finally seeing that girls are just as interested in well-developed TV shows as boys (maybe they saw how many female Transformers fans there are?), so things like MLP:FIM are being given a chance to shine.  Hopefully we'll see a lot more of this in the future, because as far as I can tell, MLP:FIM is shattering all expectations and pretty much single-handedly redefining girls' cartoons :-)



On a related note, who's everyone's favourite pony?  Mine's probably Rainbow Dash, though I personally associate most strongly with Fluttershy and Twilight Sparkle, since I'm a nerd who tends to be too timid for her own good :-P
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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 06:02:09 pm »
Well, I'm a little disappointed at the lack of previous content, thouhg i'm LOVING Friendship is Magic. I did go OMGMLPMOVIE though, so I'm certain to check that out!  :lol-fox:

I really like Fluttershy's character, so's so timid and adorable, and...I really like her hair  :blush-fox:
My favourite has to be Pinky Pie, cause she's so random and crazy, which is how I like to be.  :fox-:P:

I do get why the whole 'Rainbow Dash is a lesbian' thing has gotten around, espeically after that episode with  the Gryphon girl,  Gilda, she seems just a little dykey.
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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 10:56:10 pm »
Oh god...  MLP:FIM is the greatest thing in the world.  I... I can't explain why I watch it...  It's just so good.  It's weird.  It's best to watch it yourself.  I watched the entire season so far in the last 2 days.  It just makes feel all warm inside when I watch it.  Mostly because that's it's intended effect.  God, it's amazing. 

My favorite pony has to be Fluttershy with Applejack at a close second.  The former is so adorably cute that it defies the laws of physics to not like her in anyway.  For srs.

You also shouldn't forget about Dr. Whoof, the Time Lord pony (see link).

If anyone wants to know how MLP got so popular consult here: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic
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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011, 12:38:44 am »
It's SUPER ADORABLE. When I was little me and my sister played it, and yeah they were cute then, but now they are ADORABLE OMG.
I've also got the originals on VCR. The new series is *~SO~* much better. I agree with Natasha on everything really.


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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011, 01:52:25 am »
Applejack.

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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2011, 01:07:17 am »
Now that I've seen more than just a couple episodes, I like this show even more!  Kinda changed how I feel about some of the characters, though, and I feel like sharing :-P

Twilight Sparkle:  I really like her, she's obviously the nerd of the group, but her obsession with books is a bit much sometimes.  And she has a tendency to be pretty condescending, even if she's completely correct in the process.  Reminds me of an ex-boyfriend from many years ago, and not in a good way, but she's still one of my favourites.

Applejack:  Also very likeable, she's becoming one of my favourites, except for one thing.  Being born & raised in the South, it makes me cringe like crazy every single time she uses "y'all" in the singular.  Which is often, and in the episode I just watched, it was practically every other line.  It's not directly a character issue, but rather a case of a writer trying too hard to write an accent they know nothing about, but it still drives me nuts.

Rarity:  I didn't like her very much after watching the pilot episode, but having seen the one that focused on her (ep. 14), she's kinda grown on me.  I initially thought she was just an airhead fashion queen, but apparently she's a true artist.  If only she weren't such a drama queen :-P

Rainbow Dash:  She was one of my favourite ponies, but I'm not so sure about that.  She's a lot of fun, and kinda reminded me of personalities I'm typically drawn too, but she's kind of a bitch a lot of the time.

Pinkie Pie:  She drives me freaking nuts.  Super-happy always-perky types are nice to have around sometimes, but it wouldn't take long for her to get on my nerves.

Fluttershy:  Quite possibly the only main character I really like without reservation.  Granted, I like them all, but Fluttershy is totally my favourite.  I bet she'd give good hugs :-)
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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2011, 11:49:54 am »
omg.
Flutterguy is the best.
They need to bring her back for another episode because that killed me.



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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2011, 09:35:54 pm »
MLP is just not my piece of cake.  I don't find the show entertaining.  Nothing is wrong with the show, I just can't watch it.  I'm just picky with watching Cartoons.


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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2011, 09:39:55 pm »
I feel the need to watch this now. Its always on too. I'm watching that channel and so far MLP has been the only show I skipped.
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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2011, 12:33:37 am »
Is it bad that I've never even heard of this? Maybe it's because I don't keep up with new cartoons anymore. I might check it out sometime.
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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2011, 09:28:19 am »
For anyone who wants a place to talk about MLP, I recommend http://www.equestriaforums.com/.  I found it the other day, and it seems like a fairly decent community :-)

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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2011, 09:58:46 am »
Where can I watch this show?
I've seen like half of the first episode and that's about it.

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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2011, 10:34:49 am »
TV:  Channel called "Hasbro's Hub" or just "The Hub".  Carried by every major US cable/satellite network.
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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2011, 12:35:16 pm »
Awesome!
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2011, 12:26:50 pm »
By the way, for all you pony fans, there are now MLP avatars in the avatar gallery, including some animated ones :-)
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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2011, 02:13:13 pm »
By the way, for all you pony fans, there are now MLP avatars in the avatar gallery, including some animated ones :-)

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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2011, 02:38:57 pm »
*giggles* Totally!

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Re: What else does MLP have?
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2011, 03:59:21 pm »
*Fluttershy voice* Yay

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