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S05E07 commentary (spoilers) ( with pictures :-) )

0:00 Why didn't Fluttershy try to help Discord get a ticket? She just ignored the matter. Nobody knew the mail had delay. This is like Ticket Master again. Also, I was surprised at first that he supposedly hadn't been invited, since we know Celestia's attitude towards giving the Grand Galloping Gala an interesting touch. I simply couldn't believe she would not invite Discord. (Twilight should know better by now, too. But that's an ongoing issue in general. So hard to get rid of old habits and

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Style changes can break immersion

Remember Pinkie Pride with the real-world footage thrown in? It immediately changes the character. By creating such a harsh, sudden connection to a different 'realm', the integrity of the intended realm is compromised. This is what's called "breaking immersion". Said artistic tools CAN be for a specific reason sometimes, when the context fits, but to me it didn't fit in that episode.   It doesn't have to be that extreme though.   One example of it not being a problem is scenes where they us

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Living Tombstone and ShadyVox dishonor their and my charity commitment

http://www.horse-news.net/2015/01/totally-insane-man-who-paid-over-750.html   http://dowlphin.blogspot.de/2015/01/living-tombstone-and-shadyvox-dishonor.html   Please spread. People need to know. Too many don't care.   UPDATE: Followup post - https://mlpforums.com/blog/819/entry-18521-little-update-on-the-charity-song-collabs-issue/

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Ponies' hair reflects their personality

Did you notice how deep the imagery goes? Those ponies are like avatars of their elements.   Pinkie's hair is round and swirly, any deviation from the norm won't even make a difference. Any child could draw those endless bends beautifully. Totally Pinkie.   Rarity's hair is exquisite - a real challenge, and artists can get frustrated trying to draw it properly. Totally a Rarity, requiring high skill.   Rainbow Dash wouldn't be satisfied with just some color. She wants the whole color spect

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(-: PLEASE VOTE FOR MY ART :-)

This means a lot to me. Recently someone liked my style of drawing, and so I was invited by BountyHunter to participate in a contest to design a background wallpaper for the OUYA gaming console. How could I not honor a personal invitation? I kinda had to push myself to get it finished in time though. Motivation is still an issue, and any encouragement makes a difference. It would be like medicine for my soul to win this thing. The last time I won (and participated in) an art competition was

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Mane 6 holistically symbolic roles

This is a brief followup thought to my earlier musings - http://mlpforums.com/blog/819/entry-11579-what-are-your-mane-3/ for clarifying why the focus on the six main characters for the show was such a smart idea regarding writing skill. The point should be pretty much self-explanatory, so I won't comment on it.   Rarity = intellect - right brain hemisphere (synthetic, emotional, creative, imaginative, radiant) Twilight Sparkle = intellect - left brain hemisphere (analytical, logical, scient

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Please read. Thank you! :-)

Greetings my loyal minio... I mean subj... NO I mean peasa... GAAAAAH - DEAD READER!     The need for expansion of my various activities is a big theme in my life, and in an attempt to find more driving purpose for my creative output, I have decided to extend my web presence to some more platforms, namely Twitter, Tumblr and Wordpress (and Reddit, but since it's a mere content aggregator, this might only be useful to you if you can't follow me on the other sites).   I cannot guarantee when

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Some brony haters are more decent people than some bronies

Wanted to say this. To maybe make you pause and meditate.   It's based on my own experiences.   There is a staunch brony hater who calls me his friend and says he respects me. He never hurt me. ... Maybe because I don't expect much from him.   But is it wrong to expect at least a minimum amount of decency from a fan of a show like MLP that conveys certain values and is so full of inspiring beauty?   There are self-proclaimed bronies who I, without trying to exaggerate, can only describe

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First time I dreamt of ponies

It was an odd dream though, and I wish I had the energy and skill to draw comics from my dreams sometimes.   From what I can tell, a villain was on the loose. There was a scene in a dark castle hallway or something, but I don't remember anything from there. Then there was an icy lake, I was running along the outer rim where there were sheets of ice, and I grabbed Applejack out of the water. A moment later I see Twilight Sparkle ahead, with her back to the lake, acting like she was being threat

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That powerful earth pony

Pinkie Pie is neither Rainbow nor a unicorn, yet one smile of her makes everything feel like rainbows and unicorns.                     Joust when you need it  

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What are your mane 3?

There are many quizzes out there about which pony you are most like, but those might not present the full picture, with personalities being more or less multi-faceted. If someone asked me, I'd say I am Pinkie Pie first, then Fluttershy, then Twilight Sparkle. Since I am somewhat versed in the theory of Eastern spiritual energy practices, I tend to view things from that perspective. The mane 6 are interesting anyway, since there are various polarities between them (TS vs. PP, R vs. AJ, RD vs FS)

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Fluttershy loves elevators

When she was in Manehattan with all those tall buildings, she learned to appreciate elevators.   ...   She'd really have hated it if she had been forced to use   ...   THE STAIRS!!!

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Season 4 finale commentary

A few thoughts that I had while watching the awesome finale:     1) Tabitha St. Germain does a pretty good job giving Rarity and Luna different voices, but during the singing part, I realized that maybe they should have looked for a different singing VA for Luna (= not Kazumi Evans), because I think no one did not notice how Luna's singing sounded identical to Rarity's singing. Hell, if nothing else worked, maybe they could just have done some careful pitch-lowering in post-processing. It ju

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A challenging tongue-twister

http://cryptic-enigma.deviantart.com/art/Princess-Fluffle-Puff-452263018   inspired me to make a tongue-twister. Try to say this fast:   "Fluffle Puff Plus Princess Plush Fluffle Puff Plus Princess Plush Fluffle Puff Plus Princess Plush Fluffle Puff Plus Princess Plush Fluffle Puff Plus Princess Plush"

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I have an identity crisis

I practically am Pinkie Pie. But Pinkie Pie claims she is Pinkie Pie. So now we're fighting over the identity rights. That's why I'm goofing off whenever I can. We might eventually settle for a merger though. Hostile takeovers aren't FUN. (unless it involves pirates) (Who said that?!)

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Surprise needs an episode!

I hope this is gonna happen in season 5. Surprise lives and cannot be ignored.   Would surely make for an interesting little story - a challenge for the writers.   And as you know... there can never bee too many Pinkie Pies.

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Thankyous are like yen

You can shower someone with them and still be giving next to nothing.   It's a cheap currency you can use to avoid having to think about what else you could give that might be more appropriate for what you received. Remember this the next time you are incredibly appreciative or eternally grateful for something someone did.   Words are cheap. Are you saying it for them or for you?

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Has there ever been a wheelchaired game protagonist?

I just realized, among thoughts about equality movements and depiction in media and how by now it's nothing special to have women and blacks and all kinds of people as protagonists in computer games ... is there any game where the protagonist is wheelchair-bound? If not, I would find this very interesting to explore. Could be a point&click-like adventure game maybe... or something more daring. I could hardly believe if no one already did that, but at the same time, I guess it would make sen

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Pink does not equine... I mean equal pink

For a total Pinkie Pie fan, having good color display is even more exciting. Of all the colors, I am most stunned by how awesome and vivid pink looks on my monitor. So I made a comparative photo. It's not perfect, since a photo camera has trouble with photos like this. The monitors should display a color gradient from pastel-like at the top to extremely vivid pink on the bottom.   The photo will look different on various displays, but the relation (hopefully) should become clear. There should

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Ancient Equestrian Wisdom

"Do concentrate on the Pinkie or you will miss all that chocolate fountainy goodness." - Bruce Po Nü, Enter the Party (2011)

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