The Recherche

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About The Recherche

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    A Delight to Behold
  • Birthday 06/07/2002

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

  • Best Pony
    Rarity, Indisputably
  • Best Pony Race
    Unicorn
  • Best Season

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    Female
  • Location
    U.S.A., Eastern Seaboard
  • Personal Motto
    Your happiness is yours alone to assure.
  • Interests
    Personal beauty, architectural beauty, natural beauty... anything beautiful, truly.

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  1. Fabulously festive Hearth’s Warming avatar, My Raritastic Friend! :raritycutehat:

  2. remember me?:sealed:

    1. The Recherche

      The Recherche

      Indeed I do! It is only a shame I ended up responding too late. Pardon my lack of punctuality. :mlp_please:

      Nevertheless, I suppose you are faring well enough?

  3. New Rarity avatar? :wau:

    1. The Recherche

      The Recherche

      Indeed! I found this gif on Derpibooru, and was able to compress it just enough to fit the avatar space. :mlp_grin: I enjoyed how smooth and bouncy it was, eve n if I have virtually no interest in Pony Life itself.

    2. PiratePony

      PiratePony

      So bouncy

  4. Nice Pony Lifes avatar :)

    1. The Recherche

      The Recherche

      Thank you! I admit that I have little interest in the series itself, but this gif was very well animated, so I simply had to don it for a time. :darling:

    2. Bas

      Bas

      The Recherche while listening to mlp music in a nutshell 

  5. @The Recherche Two fabulous ponies for you!

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    1. The Recherche

      The Recherche

      Very fabulous indeed! They might even scratch the surface of Rarity's level of utter magnificence. :-D

    2. DivineCheer1000

      DivineCheer1000

      @The Recherche Scratch the surface? They are the surface! The top, the very top of magnificence! :orly::sunbutt:

      I wouldn't call them perfect because nopony is perfect, but they are at least 99.99% perfect! :please:

  6. *Looks at avatar*

    I can only think of one thing.

     

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    1. The Recherche
    2. Sparklefan1234

      Sparklefan1234

      How is Rarity a rarity? They had a whole show in the 60's about a talking horse. :pout:

  7. Truthfully told? Not much, if anything. I often just have to grit my teeth and get through it as best as I can.
  8. @The Recherche What do think of Sonic as a character?

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    2. DivineCheer1000

      DivineCheer1000

      @The Recherche I can understand that! I love Sonic to death, but even I can admit that he can be a little arrogant sometimes, likes to rush into things without thinking ahead and sometimes his stubbornness gets in the way of trying to solve a problem!

      But even with all that, he's still a good-hearted Hedgehog who always puts his friends' safety above anything else!

    3. The Recherche

      The Recherche

      Indeed. The comparisons between him and Rainbow Dash, though a bit tired at this point, are not unfounded. :mlp_grin:

    4. DivineCheer1000

      DivineCheer1000

      @The Recherche That's why I like Rainbow Dash so much, because she reminds me so much of Sonic!

      And yeah, they are similar in a lot of ways and it makes me wonder if she was inspired by Sonic's character.

  9. One thing I will say right off of the bat is that I appreciate that the series finale was not an epic clash of sorts; the previous two episodes covered that well enough. Though I may not be the biggest fan of the episode overall, I do like that they opted for a slice-of-life finale, rather than a final battle finale. That said, I do appreciate the moral they conveyed: change is a necessary part of life, and whether you like it or not, you will have to face it one day, regardless of how it makes you feel. The episode overall is competent enough, having the same general humor, visuals, and charm we have come to expect, on top of a message that I generally like. From a pure entertainment standpoint, I don't have much to complain about... but the lore connotations, I have some issues with. I know it will likely seem as though I am making mountains out of molehills, but I do genuinely think things like this matter, especially considering that this was the series finale. First of all, I dislike Twilight being the sole ruler of Equestria. Not is it a massive responsibility to thrust upon one person, but the sudden discarding of the two princesses seemed completely inappropriate. I do understand the basic idea of placing her in the position of ruler of Equestria, considering her title as Princess of Friendship, but why was it necessary for Celestia and Luna to step down and basically vanish with no trace? Then there is the epilogue itself... which I have some thoughts on, to say the least. First of all, I strongly dislike Twilight and Spike's designs. Princess Twilight 2.0 is a borderline Celestia recolor, and Spike is far too anthropomorphic and disproportionate. I do understand the general idea of both, but Twilight's design should have been revised to resemble her more, and Spike should instead be growing into a more traditional dragon, as was much more common in the earlier seasons. This highlights the biggest issue I have with the finale, and the later half of the series as a whole... but more on that in a bit. As for the remainder of the Mane 6... they don't fare much better. One minor complaint I have with their designs is their eye bags; I do understand that they were meant to convey age, but they just look exhausted instead. That is the least of my issues with them, however, though they each have unique issues. To summarize: Pinkie Pie is paired with a character that she has very little romantic chemistry with, from my recollection. This isn't wrong per se, but it is awfully sudden, as seems to be the trend in the series finale. I do know this was a common ship, but canon and fanon are two separate things. Applejack inheriting Granny Smith's scarf is a nice touch, but of all of the Mane 6, she is the one who should have a family... but she doesn't. Rainbow Dash being captain of the Wonderbolts is fine, but her design resembles Spitfire too much. Again, I understand the idea here, but Rainbow Dash is her own person, not a mere successor to someone. Fluttershy is probably the best handled one, though her mane is a bit ugly. And finally, Rarity is alone in her middle-ages, in spite of her romantic pursuits in her younger years, which utterly perplexes me. I do like her design quite a lot, but her epilogue is yet another contradiction to what their characters have expressed desires for in the past. There are various others I could go into, but those are the most important. So, truthfully told... I am not happy with any of the epilogues; at best, I am lukewarm. I will even go as far as to say that the general state of the Mane 6 is... borderline depressing. Virtually none of them got what they wished for early on, and the elephant in the room being Twilight outliving her friends is not addressed at all. The Mane 6 do not look like they are in their golden years; they as though they are well past their prime, and have stagnated in life. This all leads to the largest issue I have and have had with the later few seasons, perfectly encapsulated by Twilight being the new ruler of Equestria: instead of keeping Equestria a high-fantasy setting, they are determined to turn it into friendship land. I know that likely sound silly, considering the theme of the series as a whole, but one of my favorite aspects of the series early on was how well-defined and mystical the world seemed. It was an overall pleasant place to be, sure, but it had dangers, classes, tensions, and so on, as any normal world does. Overall... I don't know. As I said; the finale itself was perfectly acceptable, and the final song of the series, "The Magic of Friendship Grows" is absolutely fantastic, but the smaller things about the finale get to me. There wasn't anything bad enough to completely ruin the series for me, but the epilogue leaves me a bit cold, admittedly. I would have preferred if they had just left it ambiguous. Nevertheless, the journey up to this point was certainly worth it, in the end.
  10. I am not sure how many people are familiar with the Popeye's chicken sandwich hype, but I did end up having one of them today and... oh dear, was I unimpressed. In summary: the bun was too damp for my tastes, the chicken itself was very good, but had far too much crust and grease, the spicy sauce was lovely, and the overall size of the sandwich was too large. I actually do somewhat like Popeye's chicken from time to time, but I was thoroughly unimpressed with this item. Perhaps I merely bought into the hype too much.
  11. I have not,nor do I know anyone who has, actually. My brother-in-law may have at one point, but I am not sure. Have you ever gone ice-skating?
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    Oh dear; I have been caught! Oh, that makes me terribly distraught!

    Nevertheless, my time is up; Recherche is back, and I have no backup.

    It's been fun, but soon it will be Thanksgiving, much more biased towards the world of the living.

    So farewell, and Happy Halloween! Fret not; the last of me, you have not seen!

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    ... Oh dear, that old hag made a mess of my profile, didn't she? :pout: I do understand that it is Halloween, but come now! How could I be portrayed with a name as vile as "Winkybunion?" Simply unthinkable! Oh well; Nightmare Night is over, so I suppose any spooky affects are now lifted for the time being... at least until next year. With that said, onward, to Thanksgiving! :darling: I hope you all had a lovely Halloween!

    1. Cash In

      Cash In

      That's Gruntilda being Gruntilda for you. Anyways welcome back to...what's left of Gruntilda's mess.

    2. The Recherche

      The Recherche

      Indeed it is. She is an excellent example of a love-to-hate villain, truly.

      I confess, though; I already miss rhyming, as she does. :D

  13. Of all Halloween candies, I would say Dark Chocolate; for me, is is like throwing seeds to an Auklet. Lindt is the brand I tend to favor, I believe they have the best flavor. Of all of their dark chocolate, I would say their 65% cocoa truffles are best; the magnificent flavor of theirs is truly blessed. I must say, though, I have never pulled a prank; in real life, I am quiet the crank. That said, I do like the spooky atmosphere; even though most costumes look like Chevaliers.
  14. Rarity looks fabulous in her costume. :grin:

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    1. The Recherche

      The Recherche

      Indeed she does look quite cute! Almost as much as a tiny little newt!

      I must say, I like the color scheme; it is very appropriate for a Gothic or Halloween theme.

    2. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      The pumpkins were a nice touch to the outfit.

    3. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      I found the other costumes that she made for her friends. :grin:

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  15. With the discussion of laugh tracks, I believe this video is relevant; it shows that the Big Band Theory is as funny as an elephant.