Jeric

Administrator
  • Content Count

    15467
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    105

 Content Type 

Profiles

Character Archive (Closed)

Frequently Asked Questions and Helpful Hints

Equestrian Empire Character Archive (Closed)

Art Contest Uploads

Banner Archive

Banner Submissions

Golden Oaks Memorial Library

Roleplay Characters

Calendar

Blogs

Forums

Store

Posts posted by Jeric


  1. A few years ago the plan was to eventually migrate MLPF Roleplay World to Canterlot Avenue since they also have a focus on RP. However, due to the focus on recent changes to our Roleplay platform with a push to make it more engaging and rewarding, the migration to Canterlot Avenue has been cancelled. 

    • Brohoof 4
    • Sad 1

  2. 16 minutes ago, maximum124 said:

    BTW im not sure if its still around but there used to be this brony news site I used to frequent? It had a blue background and changing character banners, anyone remember what it was called?

    Equestriadaily.com I believe is what you are thinking of. It’s still around and VERY active. 


  3. After a month of evaluation and review I just discovered that the recent change that requires a new user to make one approved post before they can start interacting normally hasn’t caught many spammer or trolls. Definitely not enough to warrant the annoyance to new members. Since I try so many new security measures often some ideas like this are bound to turn out failures. 

    Effective now, the setting that gates new users is turned off. No more preemptive queue. As always should you see any suspicious new accounts please notify a Mod or Admin. 

    Thank you 

    • Brohoof 8
    • teacup 2

  4. You may see some things that popup here and there that are strange or inaccessible while we are building new RP features and reworking the forum. Just wanted to let you all know in advance if you start noticing things and wondering "What in Celestia's Name is going on?" That's us. Can't be more specific until we start revealing the changes. :love:

     

    I will use this topic to communicate changes as they happen officially. 

     

    • Brohoof 6

  5. 2 minutes ago, Ganondox said:

    found this to be a very strong conclusion to the CMC arc, and in the context of the show

    That is one of the strongest elements to me. The nods to their past involvement with the town and beyond was the best part of the episode. Occasionally I over rate an episode due to my biases and experiences, so I am likely undervaluing this one because the parents decisions are so different than what I would do that it actually drives me a little crazy. This is probably the most divided I have felt over an episode personally. I'm obviously going to give it a rewatch after I mull it over. 

    2 minutes ago, Dark Qiviut said:

    More like the opposite. Scootaloo's well-liked in Ponyville, and so are her parents, Holiday, and Lofty. Yes, she's way more mature, but she's still a kid. Leaving her to sleep alone is incredibly irresponsible; someone they all trust must be her overnight guardian. The Cakes, Dash, and Rarity agreed to share turns that week.

    This element of the episode made me smile because they all had a plan to care for Scoots. I loved how the town chipped in to make sure she was safe. 

     

    • Brohoof 3

  6. 14 minutes ago, Violet Bookish said:

    I really didn't like this episode. It had some good ideas but ended up being a hot mess. Let me explain.

    This episode presents the idea of change but does nothing interesting with it. I really wanted to see Scootaloo have to move and learn that, no matter how hard she tries, she just has to accept the fact that things change and adjust to these changes rather than fight them. It could be a great episode for children who have had to move and had issues adjusting, along with being a great way to develop Scootaloos's character and show a new location. But, instead, the child that keeps stamping her hooves and complaining gets her way. Yeah, not a good lesson for the kids. Sure it makes sense why it worked out for Scootaloo, sort of, but, in reality, things don't usually work like that and I feel like this situation will give the wrong idea to kids.

    But that brings me to the lesson of the episode which, while it's a very good one, just doesn't fit the episode at all. Don't get me wrong, Scootaloo's parents are the perfect pair for this lesson. They haven't seen Scootaloo in a long time and so they don't understand her passion or her. I also adore the lesson because I can relate. Parents often get so caught up into their career and passions that they forget the fact that their kid also has a passion that is just as important to them. Adults sometimes assume that just because someone is younger than them, they don't have goals and aren't very involved in any activity. Their too young to be serious about something is what a lot of people seem to think and I can vividly recall from my childhood adults constantly telling me I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life (ps, I wanted to be a writer and still do). So I get where Scootaloo's frustration is coming from. However, Scootaloo's parents realize they are being neglectful and were doing their best to fix it and spend more time with their daughter they love, yet they're the bad guys for trying to be good parents. Again, this gives off a very bad message to the kids. So, why are they the bad guys? Because they are taking their daughter away from her important job that helps all of Equestria!

    Yeah, let's explore that further. I will not deny that the cutie mark crusaders have done some good, but in no way have they helped all of Equestria! They are solely based in Ponyville and the only time they spread their horizons is when they travel with the main six or when someone from a unique race comes to them. The whole ceremony with the claim that they help all of Equestria is a child's fever dream; over exaggerating their passion to make them feel famous and more important than they really are. Be honest, a lot of us did that as a kid and believed we were the next Picasso. Yes, be open to your child's passion and don't keep them from it, but don't be won over by childish and false claims. Scootaloo believes she fully understands the situation but there are a lot of things she's overlooked that an adult should have guided her through. Firstly, you only have parents once and they can help guide and teach you (I'd be fine with her staying if she was a teenager, but she's a child, she needs some parental guidance and her parents need to take responsibility of it rather than putting the duty on others), secondly, she could continue her work at their new home and spread the CMCs message and good deeds to further reaches, thirdly, Scootaloo has not seen all of Equestria, like she believes, and there are plenty of great places to explore and, as said in the second point, spread the CMCs message. So good message, but it just doesn't fit the episode and everything comes off as extremely childish.

    In short, this episode gives off a very wrong impression to kids. From Scootaloo whining and pouting and getting her way, the parents being framed as the bad guys for trying to be better parental figures, to making it seem like you should fight change instead of adapt to it. Yes (speaking of bad parenting) parents should not sit their kids in front of the tv and let them get all their morals from that, but still, children's shows that teach morals should take care of what message they are giving off. But, I know some of you are thinking, "but you've been talking about the children the whole time, how do you feel?" and well, I am talking about "the kids" so much because this episode feels like it was written by a kid! It comes off as extremely immature with its elements and very far fetched. I am the one that usually complains about things being "too real", but I think this episode would benefit from a dose of reality. Secondly, my biggest issue is the promise of change but nothing interesting came from it. I want to see the characters grow to new heights and, this being the last season, it's a great time to go all out with creative ideas. Yet, instead, we get this bland episode that really would have benefited from a rewrite. The show is so scared to change the status quo with some elements and I don't understand why. This is the last season for goodness sakes! We want to go out with a bang, not see the same thing over and over. I ended up giving it a D. 

    Ps: I loved the aunts :wub:

     

    Everything you said there is well written and sums up my feelings. I loved a many things about this episode except how they wrapped it up is not a realistic moral lesson. There is something to be said about having to keep a friendship through a distance, and a monthly visit isn't the end of the world. Eventually Scootaloo could move back. Moving is hard, but can provide new opportunities. I met my wife because I had to move from my friends in Philly. 

    Also, Gallus, Yona, and company are a good counter argument to Scootaloo's point. Afterall they aren't from Ponyville, and the one that is now has some great new friends. 

    Finally, monthly visits are not that big of a deal. 

    • Brohoof 7

  7. 1 hour ago, Zestanor said:

    The elephant in the room I guess is are Scootaloo's aunts gay lovers. They're as gay as everyone else in the show that isn't explicitly straight. It is a show about friendship. To reduce friendship between two persons of the same sex to one of erotic love is naive. They could be sisters; they could just be good friends. Two friends living together isn't monopolized by people in romantic relationships. Two spinsters living together was (and still is) a very common living arrangement in the past.

     

    That can certainly be how the audience can perceive it, but they are designed and created to be a same-sex couple. The showrunners actually engaged Hasbro for permission and they eunthuthsiasticlly approved giving their official seal of approval. This isn't Lyra and Bon-Bon which are mostly fandom creations. The company endorsed the LGBT connection and signed off on it. It's part of the reason that the mass media is running with the story. It certainly isn't groundbreaking as several cartoons have depicted gay couples in recent years, and more will in the future. 

    • Brohoof 5

  8. 5 minutes ago, TheTaZe said:

    Episode was kind of meh. It was honestly super predictable what would happen. Maybe I'm just jaded about it, but I would give it a 5/10. Not bad and not good.

    I still have to work out the conflict between a realistic and applicable moral with the fact that Scootaloo doesn't live in a world like ours. For me, I can't get past the judgement of the parents. The resolution wasn't very realistic or relatable so ... the moral is not really a teaching moment for younger kids. I'm biased as I've happily sacrificed opportunities and dreams to raise my kids, and when we did need to move, I would be dipped in shit if I would leave my kids behind. Snips surprise at the fact that her parents don't live in Ponyville already is also kinda telling. Looks like situations presented in the episode are not the norm. 

    I still don't know how to rate this, but I liked it and still have major issues with the resolution. 

    And yes I am happy the show introduced a canon same sex couple. I am doubly happy it was done age appropriately. 

    • Brohoof 3

  9. 23 minutes ago, Rushing cash said:

    why did scootaloo say in s7e7 she had no one to encourage her to dash?

    Several reasons. First, try and put yourself in the frame of mind of an organic thought process and chain of events. Scootaloo sees Dash's parents. Sees how crazy supportive they are and how involved they were. At this time one would likely be thinking of their own parents as there may be a longing tied specifically to parents sinces it's one-to-one. Then Scootaloo sees how Dash reacts and that longing specific to Scootaloo's parents is what would be in the front of her thoughts. When she finally says the line, it makes more sense for her to connect the issues with her parents not being around much to how Dash was behaving. From a technical standpoint, because this is fiction and mechanics should be accounted for, a line that offers crazy specificity like that would be clunky and confusing to the audience. Besides we can infer that she is talking about her parents from the fact that Scootaloo omits every character in Ponyville that showed her support. 

    Basically, the reason Scootaloo did mention her Aunts is because that isn't how normally people talk in a moment like that. 

    • Brohoof 6

  10. On 5/29/2019 at 9:06 PM, Sweet Scoop said:

    I'm starting to build an RP universe I hope to DM...I was wondering what the limit is? Like...can someone tell me what the extent of the PG-13 rating is? Just so I don't go past it in terms of if I make it dark or if there's kissing or whatever.

    @Troblems pretty much said all that needs to be said here. It’s almost impossible to ever itemize the specifics about what NSFW is when it comes to romance and intimacy, which is why the rules are generally vague. If you understand the frame of reference I’m about to make, kudos to you .... but the general idea is The Notebook is good. Fifty Shades is not. 

    Also, I appreciate you asking and welcome to MLPF. We are in the process of tweaking RP so excuse the dust, and as a new user and RP’er here don’t hesitate to drop me a line with any suggestions. A fresh perspective can really help. 

    • Brohoof 1