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  1. Sparklefan1234
    Because @TotallyNyx said so and I can't think of a reason why I would disagree with him.   
    In all seriousness, if you had asked me a few months ago if I would be watching and enjoying DuckTales 2017 I would've said "Probably not." because I didn't really enjoy the first few episodes very much plus I was comparing David Tennant's performance as Scrooge McDuck to the incomparable Alan Young who had been "my"            Scrooge McDuck for what feels like forever.
    I owe my DuckTales 2017 fandom to @ScaryStorm because of his DuckTales avatars and @Dark Qiviut because I probably wouldn't have given the show another
    chance if it weren't for his status updates where he would post his thoughts about the latest episodes.
    So, I gathered my nerve and went before The Great Muskox asking him if he thought I would this reboot of a show that I had enjoyed in the past. 
    As I "stood" before his greatness, my hands sweating and knees shaking I *think* I said: "Oh, Great Muskox I have traveled a great distance to seek your advice." to which
    he responded "What're you doing Sparklefan?" with a look of either respect or confusion. (I couldn't tell because the light emanating from him was in my eyes. )
    "I have come to ask your opinion Wise One...I would've asked @TheAnimationFanatic but I think they're busy." 
    "ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT I WAS YOUR SECOND CHOICE!?" The muskox bellowed, fire in his eyes and on his breath. 
    "Third actually. Stormfury's not here." I blushed  "So, what're your thought's on the DuckTales reboot?" 
    "Eh, it's ok," The Great Muskox shrugged "You might wanna try it if you have the time'er whatever."  
    Elated I bowed to Dark Qiviut & proceeded to lay my offering of Sprite and Pop Rocks at his hooves. 
    Fast forward a little bit and I'm (Probably) the biggest Della Duck fan on MLP Forums! 
    Thank You *so* much for taking the time to read this!  
    Author's Note: Parts of this may be exaggerated for comedic effect. 
  2. Sparklefan1234
    My history with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic began somewhere around January 20-26, 2013.
     I remember I was watching a bunch of Epic Meal Time videos on Youtube when I saw the video "Epic Pie Time" by Silly Filly Studios 
    in my suggested videos section.
     I'd known about the FiM fandom from seeing signatures & avatars on other sites but this is the first time I had seen it "in the wild". 
    "Oh, why not," I thought to myself "This might be funny." so I clicked on the video and hoped for the best. 
    I remember being shocked by the colorful language & thinking "Is this a parody of a My Little Pony or is this real!?" 
    Now, I was on the hunt for the pilot to see if it was as over the top as the video I had just watched had led me to believe & after some searching I finally found it.
    As I sat down to watch the Friendship is Magic two parter a name popped up during the theme song that I recoginzed "Lauren Faust",
    a name I was familiar with but was also unfamiliar with at the same time. (I'm not a Powerpuff Girls or Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends fan.)
    Seeing Lauren Faust's name made me nervous but I kept watching hoping that maybe this wouldn't be like her husband Craig McKraken's previous cartoons
    that primarily focused on silly comedy.
    Fast forward to the end of the two part pilot where my initial reaction was "That was pretty meh." & feeling that I didn't think that I would continue watching the series. 
    A while later, I kept thinking "I should give it another try, maybe I'm missing something." to the point where I was arguing with myself over whether or not
    I should watch episode 3. 
    Finally, I gave in to my self-doubt & watched "The Ticket Master" which, I ended up enjoying a lot more than the pilot because it was a more of a slice of life/comedic
    story instead of an action adventure story. 
    "The Ticket Master" was the episode that hooked me & that caused me to catch up/binge watch the entire series up until the newest episode at the time
    "Just For Sidekicks" ("Games Ponies Play" was just a couple of days away at that point.).
    And so ends my history of how I became a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Thank You SO MUCH for taking the time to read this awful mess. 
  3. Sparklefan1234
    Top 3 Equestria Girls Movies
    Equestria Girls: Friendship Games: Sci-Twi is introduced as an adorkably awkward loner who I just want to hug & say "Everything will be ok.".   Equestria Girls: The one that started it all. I may be in the minority but I thought Sunset Shimmer had a lot more of a personality as a villain.  Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks: The songs = AWESOME, The Dazzlings = AMAZING, Sunset Shimmer's character arc = INSPIRING what more can I say?   
    Top 3 Equestria Girls Youtube Shorts
    Pinkie Sitting: Adorable. Simple as that.  Five to Nine: Applejack singing is ALWAYS AWESOME to me & I think this song is really catchy.  Opening Night: Canterlot High puts on a school play. I don't know why but I really like this series.   
    Top 3 Equestria Girls Specials
    Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship: No one remembers who Sunset Shimmer is & that makes for an excellent story, IMO.  Equestria Girls: Sunset's Backstage Pass: Sunset Shimmer is stuck in a time loop & Pinkie Pie is obnoxious. Hilarity ensues.  Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship: RariJack is made canon, IMO & that alone earns it a spot on this list.   
    Top 3 Equestria Girls Songs
    Under Our Spell from Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks: The Dazzlings ROCK! Sorry, I had to.  CHS Rally Song from Equestria Girls: Friendship Games: If this doesn't get you pumped up I don't know what will.  Let's Have a Battle (of the bands.) from Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks: *See opinions of songs 1 and 2*. 
  4. Sparklefan1234
    The names "Twilight Sparkle" and "Equestria Girls" are two names that have become very divisive amongst members of the Friendship is Magic fandom since the year 2013.
    Some say, that Twilight Sparkle became bland after she earned her wings while others have said that they like her even more in her new role as the Princess of Friendship.
    On the other end of the fandom, you have a group of people who dismiss a series where our favorite ponies are portrayed as Kool-Aid hued high school students and
    in particular, a timid glasses-wearing girl who represents the human universes version of the very Princess of Friendship whom the fandom had become split on.
    This my friends is "Sci-Twi" the subject of my blog, a character that on the surface may look like a simple "Twilight Sparkle with glasses." but in reality is someone
    who is similar to Princess Twilight while also being slightly different from her at the same time.  
    For example, while Princess Twilight Sparkle may rule over an entire country her human counterpart has to deal with far more mundane activities such as homework and
    the awkwardness of a first date.
    There are many things to like about both versions of Twilight Sparkle but the one thing that sets them apart in my opinion is the ability to put yourself in their shoes. 
    One battles mythical creatures while the other worries about deciphering text messages, one barely entertains the idea of relationships while the other has a
    steady boyfriend, one has a puppy dog while the other one has a baby dragon...You get the idea. 
    In conclusion, there's so much more to the human world's version of Twilight Sparkle besides a pair of glasses, you just have to look a little to find it. 
    Thank You *so* much for taking the time to read this! 
  5. Sparklefan1234
    I've gone through many avatars over the past five years or so,
    I've been a pony, a unicorn cat, a harlequin & even a human with long glowing hair but the avatar I have been constantly returning to over the last few months is that of a
    duck in a bomber jacket. 
    I don't know what it is about Disney ducks that I love so much, my favorite Disney TV hero is a duck, my favorite Disney TV heroine is a duck & even my favorite member of
    Walt Disney's main group of five is in fact, Donald Duck. 
    Could it be that I just find the design of the anthropomorphic duck appealing? Possibly. 
    Could it be that I think the "dueling pianos" scene between Donald and Daffy Duck from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" is one of the coolest things I've ever seen? Yeah! 
    But the trouble I find myself in sometimes is this little voice in my head telling me to change my avatar to somepony like Rarity or to go try and make an OC of my own
    as a way of showing solidarity & being "one of the gang". 
    Then, I snap out of it and think "Hey, I'm a duck and if that makes me happy who cares how someone else feels about my non-pony avatar?" 
    The moral of this rant is to be proud of who you are (As long as it isn't hurting anyone.) & don't do something just because everyone else is. 
    Thank You *so* much for taking the time to read this! 
  6. Sparklefan1234
    Now, I know you're probably thinking: "Sparklefan's favorite Disney Princess movie soundtrack isn't Tangled!?" and while this is true, it isn't for the reason that
    you may be thinking of. 
    While Tangled might have an adorkable lead and an exciting story, one thing that doesn't really interest me is the songs on Tangled's official movie soundtrack.
    Granted, Tangled does have "When Will My Life Begin?" but aside from that there isn't much else that I find myself listening to very often,
    besides "Kingdom Dance" aka the lantern festival sequence which is my favorite part of the entire film. 
    The Little Mermaid on the other hand, hooked me () right from the start with "Fathoms Below" and continued bringing such Disney classics as: 
    "Part of Your World", "Under the Sea", "Poor Unfortunate Souls" and of course my favorite song on the Little Mermaid soundtrack "Kiss the Girl". 
    I'm not a music critic by any means, but there is just something about Little Mermaid's soundtrack that stands out to me when comparing it to other classic Disney musicals
    like Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast and Frozen. 
  7. Sparklefan1234
    1. Magical Mystery Cure: My first major event as a member of the Friendship is Magic fandom where my favorite character achieved the highest honor in her land. 
    2. Amending Fences: This gets better and better the more I watch it! The emotional moments are great & the the use of past events is a clever way to build the story. 
    3. It's About Time: An episode about a situation we all find ourselves in at one point in our lives. A great lesson with a funny set-up. 
    5. Twilight's Kingdom: *Charlton Heston voice* YOU BLEW IT UP! 
    6. Gauntlet of Fire/Friendship University: Hey, "RariTwi" her name is part of it. 
    7. MMMystery on the Friendship Express: Twilight Sparkle is Best Watson & her detective hat is adorkable. 
    8. Sparkle's Seven: Twilight Sparkle wants to get a crown she could easily make herself. Hilarity ensues. 
     9. Winter Wrap Up: Everyone matters. At least that's what I got from it. 
     10. Lesson Zero:
    This is the episode when Twilight Sparkle became my favorite pony. It also used to be my favorite but I got tired of the Cutie Mark Crusaders scene making me cringe. 

    Honorable Mention (For a moment, not the special itself.):
    Equestria Girls: Spring Breakdown: Princess Twilight Sparkle and Human Twilight Sparkle *finally* interacted. 
  8. Sparklefan1234
    Here are my Top 5 Sunset Shimmer Moments:
    1. Sunset Shimmer standing on two hooves and walking around after while a confused Starlight Glimmer looks on from "Equestria Girls: Mirror Magic".
    2. Sunset Shimmer helping out Fluttershy in the Youtube short "Opening Night". 
    3. Sunset Shimmer singing to help save the day in "Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks". 
    4. Sunset Shimmer's escalating frustration whie playing her video game in the Youtube short "Game Stream". 
    5. Sunset Shimmer's excitement over meeting the crew instead of the band in the "How to Backstage" Youtube short. 
  9. Sparklefan1234
    Applejack sounds like country singer Reba McEntire while Rainbow Dash does not.  Apples > Skittles Trees > Clouds Trucks > Whatever Rainbow Dash drives.  Applejack has a dog.  Applejack wears a nifty cowgirl hat.  Applejack is best friends with a world-famous pop singer.  I'm sure @Lucky Bolt would agree with at least one of my well-researched points.