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  1. Happy Birthday, User :3

  2. Almost all live action adaptions of cartoons are awful and cringe-worthy, but these are some of the worst.
  3. Good point! Perhaps Flurry Heart's alicorn status is the major topic of the premier.
  4. Where did you hear that? Was it from an official source, or just some random rumour?
  5. http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/01/my-little-pony-season-6-in-spring.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter Yes, she's an alicorn... I don't have any strong opinions one way or another on that, but I know there's going to be a huge backlash. I find it interesting how, since a horse's pregnancy lasts 11-12 in real life, this would mean there's a very big time skip, but then again, these are magical horses.
  6. Are you referring to the gender equality issue or something else? Also, what else do you think the show is losing?
  7. It was suggested that being like a "lady" is a requirement of the Sisterhooves Social, which stretches it beyond just being a personality archetype. There was nothing to suggest that Rainbow Dash was exempt from the requirement.
  8. I guess it depends on how it's used. A lot of the time it's just two people of opposite genders having a laugh. It does acknowledge that gender stereotypes exist, but it's different from actually supporting them. They could have explored the whole crossdressing (or just being feminine) thing a bit more rather than just use it as a reason for Big Mac to feel weird and have his performance hindered. Agreed! MLP was always the type of show to go against gender stereotypes like that. It was suggested that this attitude doesn't exist in Equestria, but that line shows otherwise. "A
  9. They're saying that they're not going to treat the person differently because of their gender. That's actually the opposite of sexism. Just like how certain dresses don't fit certain women's body types, the same would be true of men. It's possible to for a man to be "feminine" and break stereotypes, even going as far as wearing a dress, but there's still such a thing as looking ridiculous. That being said, I do think this episode missed an opportunity. I agree that it would probably ruin the plot, but they could have cut out the "we knew all along" line and it would
  10. While I'm happy that anyone can compete, I can't help but be reminded of Dragon Quest, which had the atrocious moral of "if you're not a stereotype, you're really part of a different demographic" with interchangeably sexist and racist implications. At least Big Mac didn't agree to permanently change his title though. The whole embarrassment of the dress gag could have been avoided if the judges had just told Big Mac they knew he was a stallion, and explained the rules, or if they didn't have any other ideas, they should have dropped the "we knew all along" line.
  11. Now that the episode has been shown, I'm pretty disappointed in how they handled the dress thing. Big Mac's outfit was still treated as a massive joke. The "not ladylike" remark also sounded a bit sexist (though I guess it could be given leeway since it was applied gender neutrally). Also, if they knew all along that Big Mac was a stallion, why didn't they just say so to begin with and explain the rules? Despite its problems, it was still a very fun and unpredictable episode to watch.
  12. I'd like to remind everyone that this scene was probably picked out by the marketing team to attract attention and boost viewers. It likely doesn't represent the views of the episode or the creators and writers who made it. There could be more to that scene than what's shown, or it could be leading up to a deeper moral.
  13. I mostly agree, except going against the gender roles assigned by society is a different thing from being transgender. That being said, I do agree that the joke was both cringe-worthy and out of place in a show like MLP, but I'm reserving judgement until I actually see the whole episode. I've seen preview clips for other shows before that poorly reflect the moral of the episode, so this could be one of those.
  14. It doesn't seem like anyone else has posted this, so here it is: a new preview clip from Brotherhooves Social. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8i8VhX4TSE I'm both curious and nervous to see how they handle this. Even though MLP:FiM has always went against gender stereotypes, they've never really openly mentioned them except in Ticket Master and even then, it was limited to personality traits. Hopefully it's done properly and in a way that fits in with the environment they're in.
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