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  1. Dark Horse

    staff The Journey of the Jonin

    "So, I hear that we may have a new Admin joining our ranks soon. "Oh, fawnderful! A new acolyte for deer puns! "Path..." "You remember what happened to the last Admin?" "And the 3 before them." "I have no eye deer what you mean." "For real, doe?" "I'm quite fawn'd of them, actually." "Oh come on!" "Aren't they not endeering enough for you, Dark? " "ANYWAY! We should probably get things ready to greet them." "Alright then. Who is it anyway?" "Well, according to this, it's... "HELLO THERE, HOKAGE'S!" "...Oh deer." (Dramatization. May not be historically accurate.) -- Whew! It feels like quite a while since we've last had an announcement like this. Every once in a new moon, an individual of the forums displays the tenacity, patience, understanding and empathy that comes with taking up the reigns of leadership among the community. The task of seeking out a new administrator is never an easy one. I firmly believe that each of our staffers who have volunteered their time to keep this community an enjoyable environment for all nurture each of these traits in their time among the team. Each has the potential to one day lead the direction of this forum, though not all may choose to do so. Sometimes, we seek out those whom we feel are ready to take that step, and ask if they are willing to step into the role of MLPF Administration. @Venomous has long displayed her keen moderating skills for nearly 3 years on the MLPF team, keeping a proficient eye over the realm of of Beyond Equestria. No small feat for a section which is commonly regarded as one of the more difficult to moderate (many, many tales can be recounted about DP) and has always approached her position with the kind of flair and finesse that mark a fine staffer and an even better community member. Ever eager to learn more, she took initiative to ask about one day being entrusted with greater responsibility, and from that point on was firmly set in our sights as being the next of our clan to join the ranks of the high council of MLPF! And so, it gives us great pleasure to announce that @Venomous takes on a splash of blue and becomes the next Community Administrator of MLP Forums! Each of us here have complete confidence in her ability to do the role proud and to continue being a stalwart member of this community. Her demeanor, work ethic, intuition and natural personality will no doubt take her a long way in this next stage of the journey. Congratulations to you, Venny! You're going to make an amazing admin!
  2. TheTaZe

    New Trailer for Season 9

    This is currently unlisted on Hasbro's channel but this is the official trailer for the last season for the show.
  3. Jeric

    New Trailer for Season 9

    This looks to be an amazing send off. The first trailer was pretty typical and I’m not a fan of the repeated GoT gimmick, but this is how to do a proper trailer for this show. Can’t wait for the emotional rollercoaster to begin.
  4. cmarston1

    Petition to keep G4 running.

    By the time the show ends it will have had 9 seasons, 221 episodes, multiple specials, online shorts, and a theatrically released movie, and that isn't even taking consideration of its Equestria Girls spin off series. So basically what I am saying that by the time MLP FiM ends it will have released a rather large amount of content, which to many children's cartoons, and even cartoons in general would kill to have. So honestly, I don't really see the need for a 10th season. Plus let's be honest, for the most part petitions don't really do much, so this idea wouldn't really work.
  5. Dark Horse

    Mega Thread Post a Picture of Yourself!

    How I sometimes feel that my days can go; an endless pursuit of time. Good ol' student life.
  6. Rising Dusk

    Boop a snoot, any snoot

    I Hope Ya'll Have A Great Weekend! Have A Boop To Get It Started! @Valtacio De la Creme, @Creamtastic Jeric, @EpicEnergy, @Crimson storm, @DEFENDER, @Thankful Brony 2,@Tacolantern, @AJ2489, @Sylvester, @Dabmanz, @Rainbow heart 55, @Flutterstep, @Mirage, @Rhythm Red, @Pat Thundersnow, @Soren Peregrine, @Wannabrony, @Bonbon Feri, @Crosswind, @Fluttershy Friend @Alexshy, @CypherHoof, @Longhaul ,@Blitz Boom, @ShadOBabe, @King of Canterlot, @Jade Fire, @Silenz Veritas, @SushiSub, @PiratePony, @ChB, @Rarity the Supreme, @shadowwarp940, @Nightfall Gloam, @RB30DETT, @kaiser5578, @Duality, @Matraxial Artemis, @Rikifive, @Sparklefan1234, @meck-can-ik pony, @Nightmare Terror, @Royce, @Vintjack Greasymane, @DashYoshi, @Sliding Bolt, @Deae Rising Shine~, @The Recherche, @Key Sharkz, @Nature Tune, @Twilight-Sparkle17, @Twilight Luna, @Nightfall Thunder, @Dark Horse, @TheTaZe, @Cash In, @Twilight Sparkle is best, @Kind Claw, @YourElectricityBill, @UglyBTD, @Nye, @Totally Totally, @Rixton, @Princess Lulu <3~, @TheRockARooster
  7. VG_Addict

    Season 9 Teaser

    Finally a trailer for S9:
  8. Will Guide

    New Trailer for Season 9

    Discord said it best: "You're here together. Nothing can ever take that away from you." It's especially heartwarming to hear that coming a former baddie.
  9. R.D.Dash

    Hug a user!

    Hugs @Tacodidra, @Sparklefan1234, @Rarity the Supreme, @Cruising ()@TigerGeekGuy, @DivineBlood1000, @lyrabetes3939, @Leere, @Prospekt, @Rikifive, @Phosphor, @Stormfurry, @Amarisbourne
  10. Rarity the Supreme

    Boop a snoot, any snoot

    *Boops* @Sparklefan1234, @Mirage, @Gone Airbourne, @Flutterstep, @SolarFlare13, @Phosphor, @The Recherche, @Gabosor, @Lucky Bolt, @Tacodidra, @Snow le Canard, @Scarlett ChB, @R.D.Dash, @Rikifive, @TBD, @Mesme Rize, @Alexshy, @DashYoshi, @Wannabrony, @Leere, @Prospekt, @Duality, @Soren Peregrine, @Johnny1226, @Dark Qiviut, @ShinGojira, @TheRockARooster, @shyabetes3939 and @Jonny Music. Hello everypony, I hope that you're all doing well this fine afternoon! Once again, a new week, a new cycle has started. To be honest, a cycle of boredom, which suffice to say, I am not too thrilled about. But, there is always a solution at hand if you observe astutely enough, and my solace happens to arrive in the formation of snoot-booping my favourite collection of equines. Enjoy!
  11. KillerKingBakudan

    General Media Forced Diversity

    The ones who deny forced diversity exists don't have a clue what it actually means. That's not to say there aren't people who blatantly misuse that term to justify their own biases, but when used in the proper context, it's not something that can be refuted. So here's the breakdown on what it really is. The value a character has will ultimately come down to how well they are written. Do they feel human? Do they have some credible history to them? Do they have wants and needs? Do they have insecurities they're struggling with? Are they flawed? Are they prone to making mistakes? Can you relate to them? That is development. Things like that are what make characters likeable in the end, regardless of race, gender or sexual preference. Characters that aren't developed give you no reason to care about them. If they're pushed out into the limelight like you're expected to appreciate them for just being there, that makes them forced. "Forced diversity" is just one highly distinct way of doing that; often by taking an existing character that's typically white, male or straight, and changing one or more of those characteristics for no apparent reason other than to fill a quota. The people who recognize forced diversity, by its proper meaning, as a legitimate criticism in modern storytelling aren't against diversity in and of itself. They just want diverse characters that are original and aren't so lazily put together. It's good you mentioned Into the Spider-Verse because that's a movie that does diversity right. Miles Morales used to be such a bland character when he first appeared in the comics; always kicking lots of ass, always making the right decisions, always showing up at the right time, never showing any hesitation or worry, having no vulnerabilities from his personal life. He was written to be perfect in every way. Good characters are NEVER perfect. Then we get Into the Spider-verse about a decade later, and to my surprise, he's not even close to being perfect. That means they FIXED him. As a kid, he has his own aspirations that conflict with everything his parents want for him. He knows they mean well, yet that's always been a source of tension in his life. Who hasn't experienced that growing up? And as a superhero newbie whose powers just sprang on him, he got dumped in situations he couldn't prepare for. Embarassing run-ins with Gwen at his private school, struggling to get used to crawling up walls and slinging on webs without getting himself killled, getting caught up in Kingpin's plans, being pressured by the other Spider-people to prove himself, LOSING somebody close to him... his actions in each of these events were not only believable, but relatable. He made mistakes that I could see myself doing, and there wasn't a single moment where I didn't find myself wanting him to pull through it all. By the time he got his shit together, I was totally convinced he earned his place as the new Spider-Man of his own universe. Miles has been revised as a character worthy of my respect. What race he is means nothing to me. NOTHING. Sony's effort at writing him shows. They put in the work. And that's all that matters. You don't get that with SJW creations like the Ghostbusters 2016 cast. When you don't flesh out your characters, and they're clearly made to be substitutes for somebody else who was a different race or gender, you get diversity just for the sake of it, and that by definition makes it forced. Because let's be real. If superficial details like that are the writers' only priority when creating characters, that just shows how much of a racist/sexist/heterophobe THEY are. Not the people complaining when it's forced. By the way, I had no issues with Peni Parker. I wished she was in the movie more, but her being an anime schoolgirl piloting a mechanized spider-robot didn't bother me in the least. At least she wasn't a Gwen clone.
  12. Goat-kun

    General Media Forced Diversity

    Ravioli, ravioli, there's nothing wrong with Spider Loli. Now that that's settled, let's clean up all this straw laying around the thread. There is a clear difference between diversity and forced diversity. Forced diversity is pretty much a part of the left's concealed intolerance as it reduces each and every character down to their gender, sexual orientation, and color of their skin. You can observe how the lefties in this thread immediately locked onto those superficial traits. They can't see any character as something more than the sum of their color and genitalia ... and who they wanna pork. The same goes for the Hollywood elite. That's why their characters tend to be unrelatable pieces of trash. Now let's be clear about something: Black Panther is not forced diversity. He's an established character with an established backstory same as Thor and Iron Man. The media did portray this movie as something that it's not, but that's their problem. Can't tell rabid socialists not to politicize literally everything under the sun. Then there are characters like Cpt Marvel and Rey. That's not forced diversity either. It's just more of lefties putting politics before everything else, thus creating boring pieces of animated cardboard that can do everything and then some. Take that you incels! Then there's making preexisting characters black, LGTBINARF, fat, unattractive, Muslim and all that good oppression pyramid jazz just to make a political point. Now that's forced diversity. It can also be argued that using those oppression pyramid traits for new characters can be considered forced diversity if those traits go against the established worldbuilding and/or visual design, or if those traits play an overwhelmingly large role when it comes to a character's identity. For instance: having a fat Samoan woman in G.I. Joe is forced diversity, but having an athletic Samoan woman with American citizenship would not. Having a Muslim superhero leans heavily to the forced diversity, but having a Muslim that is a superhero does not. Context matters.
  13. ~C. Discord~

    Mega Thread Post a Picture of Yourself!

    Them: Um excuse me do you work here? Me: *wearing the appropriate clothes and name tag* Them: Where's *insert vague item description here*? I know it's in *insert name of department on the other side of the store, here* but I can't find it. Me: *clearly doesn't work in that section* Also me:
  14. SolarFlare13

    Hug a user!

    *gives @Sparklefan1234, @Rarity the Supreme, @The Recherche, @Vintjack Greasymane, @Catpone Cerberus, @Tacodidra, @Cash In, @Yoye Wolfgrel, @Barpy, @Alexshy, @Deae Rising Shine~, @Lucky Bolt, @Widdershins, @Duality, @Kevin Tang, @Usager, @BlinkZ, @Kyoshi, @J.T., @meck-can-ik pony, @TigerGeekGuy, @Rikifive, @Totally Nyx, @Flutterstep, @Dynamo Pad, @AveryGamerDude, @Arc Flash, @This Whomps, @Lord Valtasar, @PoisonClaw and every-pony else a hug* >w<
  15. Rarity the Supreme

    Boop a snoot, any snoot

    *Boops* @Sparklefan1234, @Mirage, @Gone Airbourne, @Flutterstep, @SolarFlare13, @Phosphor, @The Recherche, @Gabosor, @Lucky Bolt, @Tacodidra, @Snow le Canard, @Scarlett ChB, @R.D.Dash, @Rikifive, @TBD, @Mesme Rize, @Alexshy, @DashYoshi, @Wannabrony, @Leere, @Prospekt, @Duality, @Soren Peregrine, @Johnny1226, @Dark Qiviut, @ShinGojira, @TheRockARooster, @shyabetes3939 and @Jonny Music. Hello everypony, I hope that you're having a beautiful and bright afternoon! College was cut an hour short due to a worker's strike, so no boring double politics for your's truly. In response, I simply couldn't resist giving a euphoric and triumphant slew of boops to you fine assembly of mares and colts.
  16. DivineLight1000

    Hug a user!

    Hugs @Tacodidra @Twilight Luna @Dynamo Pad @Treeglow Flicker @PoisonClaw @Rikifive @Phosphor @Lord Valtasar @Lord Midnight Madness @lyrabetes3939 @Partialgeek514 @Fluttershy Friend @AJ2489 @PathfinderCS @TwilySparky @R.D.Dash @Mellow Mane @Luna's Admirer @Mirage @Stormfurry @Cash In @Ganondorf8 @Alexshy @The Recherche @Arc Flash @Deae Rising Shine~ @Longhaul and @Sondash Studios The best kind of hugs are the Celestia and Luna kind!
  17. cuteycindyhoney

    Is Celestia on death's door?

    No offense, but how do fan guesses about a mythical birds lifespan apply? I have seen every episode and the movie. No hint is ever given that Celestia is anywhere near the end of her lifespan.
  18. Rarity the Supreme

    Hug a user!

    *Hugs* @Sparklefan1234, @Mirage, @Gone Airbourne, @Flutterstep, @SolarFlare13, @Phosphor, @The Recherche, @Gabosor, @Lucky Bolt, @Tacodidra, @Snow le Canard, @Scarlett ChB, @R.D.Dash, @Rikifive, @TBD, @Mesme Rize, @Alexshy, @DashYoshi, @Wannabrony, @Leere, @Prospekt, @Duality, @Soren Peregrine, @Johnny1226, @Dark Qiviut, @ShinGojira, @TheRockARooster, @shyabetes3939, @PoisonClaw And @Jonny Music. Some of us have our limits as to how many times we feel that we can embrace our compatriots in a set amount of time. Some of us, on the other hand, do not. I'm one of the ones who does not.
  19. AlbaTross

    General Media Forced Diversity

    Oh, this debate where the alt-left gets offended if there aren't enough women and minorities in a given piece of fictional media and push for more diversity, and the alt-right gets offended if a piece of fictional media has the audacity to put anyone who isn't straight, white and male in a leading role, and/or in a role that portrays him/her as remotely capable and useful to the narrative? Yeah, I wish both sides would just get dragged off by people in white suits. Remember when we could talk about any kind of media we wanted without annoying identity politics entering into the equation? I miss those days.
  20. Steve Piranha

    Fluttershy Fan Club

    Isn’t she a beauty ?
  21. SEASON 9 SPOILER FORUM IS HERE* *DON'T HEAD THERE UNLESS YOU WANT SPOILERS IN TITLES Okay, time for that talk again, but this time we have the solution we discussed back in Season 8. Effective immediately all spoiler discussion for season 9 and unreleased spoiler information needs to go here in the spoiler forum. What is a spoiler? Well, how we treat spoilers is that anything that is confirmed to happen, or directly derived from confirmed details, is a spoiler until the spoiler material has aired and been out in the US and Canada for two weeks. No, general speculation is not a spoiler. So if you want to see Cheese Sandwich return in Season 9, you can post that in Show Discussion NOT Season 9 Spoilers. Now, there is some common sense you have to apply here. If I create that same Cheese Sandwich thread, and two days later an episode synopsis confirms that he is in an episode, we are going to allow someone to reply to the above topic, but they had best be using spoiler tags. Ultimately what we want to avoid is loading the Show Discussion topic up with confirmed spoilers turning it into a land mine and having people not knowing if they can and can't click on something. We have even put a reminder to NOT post Season 9 topics that have spoiler information when creating a new topic in Show Discussion. No excuse guys. Last season a few people did it several times in a row even after we asked them not to. This time, I'm going to flat out tell you that creating a Season 9 topic that with a spoiler title will ensure that you will lose the ability to post new topics in Show Discussion. This is the last season and it is going to be emotional for some of us. So 1) NO SPOILERS IN SHOW DISCUSSION UNTIL TWO WEEKS AFTER US AIRING OF AN EPISODE. 2) IN SOME CASES YOU CAN POST A SPOILER IN SPOILER TAGS AS A REPLY (THOUGH YOU DON'T REALLY NEED TO) 3) SERIOUSLY BE COOL GUYS. HAVING THE SHINY NEW TOPIC ON A PONY BOARD BECAUSE YOU COULDN'T WAIT ISN'T WORTH THE IRE OF PEOPLE.
  22. Snowball Macaroon

    Masculinity, Feminism, and Security

    How many of you believe that MLP:FIM and Bronism has had a positive influence on males with their feminine traits? Too long have men felt like they needed to be macho, dominant or controlling in order to prove they're strong or in control of their lives. I am a male, and one thing I love about the fandom of MLP:FIM is that it helped me feel more comfortable with my feminine traits. Ironically, it also helped me overcome my sexual insecurities. Growing up, I knew there was more feminine traits in me, so I "thought" I was gay Along with my Asperger, it was one of the reasons why I kept to myself all the time. Bronism has helped me come out of my skin.
  23. Lavender Sprinkles

    Hello new friends!

    Hello everyone, I'm Lavender Sprinkles! I'm a relatively new MLP fan (I got hooked in October 2017) and I'm really excited to finally be here. I know with the announcement of the final season, things look bleak but I'm hoping to meet lots of new friends to weather through the upcoming pony shortage. If anyone wants to chat, my PMs are open both here and on FiM Fiction!
  24. Bakugou Is My Man <3

    staff The Journey of the Jonin

    Let me first start off by thanking @Dark Horse directly. You took the time to teach me all that you could about being an administrator. You answered all of my questions to the best of your ability and took the time out of your busy schedule to work with me. It means a lot to me that someone would put so much time aside for me. I will find a way to thank you,don’t you worry. Also, thank you for using my favorite anime! <3 *hugs* Thank you, @PathfinderCS and @Jeric also for answering my questions and showing me some of the ropes. I truly appreciate that. *hugs* I am very excited to work with you as well, (I don’t knw why I can’t mention Lady Mercury!) and @Twilight Sparkle ✨ I am so glad that you guys have welcomed me as a staff member those years ago. Being a staff member has taught me a few things and I hope to continue learning. Know that you guys are awesome.
  25. Rarity the Supreme

    Hug a user!

    *Hugs* @Sparklefan1234, @Mirage, @Gone Airbourne, @Flutterstep, @SolarFlare13, @Phosphor, @The Recherche, @Gabosor, @Lucky Bolt, @Tacodidra, @Snow le Canard, @Scarlett ChB, @R.D.Dash, @Rikifive, @TBD, @Mesme Rize, @Alexshy, @DashYoshi, @Wannabrony, @Leere, @Prospekt, @Duality, @Soren Peregrine, @Johnny1226, @Dark Qiviut, @ShinGojira, @TheRockARooster, @shyabetes3939, @PoisonClaw And @Jonny Music. It's Mittwoch once again everypony. By the process of subtraction (because counting is easy), we can deduct that there are merely two days left to go until the weekend. Keep marching towards that end-goal everypony, and then we can all go home and endeavor in some well-deserved rest and relaxation!

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