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  • Birthday 10/05/1990

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

  • Best Pony
    Rarity and Fluttershy
  • Best Pony Race
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    Twilight Sparkle
  • Best Mane Character
    See Best Pony
  • Best Secondary/Recurring Character
  • Best Episode
    Green Isn't Your Color, Keep Calm and Flutter On, and Rarity Investigates!
  • Best Song
  • Best Season

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    Animation, anime, film, performance studies, intercultural communication, board games, etc.

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  1. Twilight Sparkle: Fluttershy, this is delicious! What kind of stew is this? Fluttershy: Rabbit.
  2. Before I offer my thoughts, this is a super valid argument. So what I am offering here is not so much a counter argument, but an alternative reading. Having been reading about Mad Studies, which is about research and understanding the perception of people consider mad. I think a case can be made for a pro-Mad studies reading. Pinkie Pie performs in ways other read as insane crazy, or well mad. We Seen this various times. In this episode, all though Pinkie's perception and sense of knowledge do not immediatley make sense to others, they learn to value and respect her madness. It is not a tragic flaw, but a way of knowing and understanding the world. Twilight, who occupies the role of the sanist, a role founded on limited ideas of rationality and marginalizes folks considered mad, still needs to learn to respect Pinkie Pie like the other ponies in the episode. Throughout the episode, Twilight Sparkle either invalidates Pinkies claims, or tries to scientifically study Pinkie Pie to make sense out of Pinkie Pie from her own perspective. She has to learn that Pinkie Pie has her own way of knowing things, and even though she(Twilight) herself may not understand it, she can respect Pinkies Pie's perceptions and understandings as valid.
  3. Too cheat I am going to say three, lol. Fluttershy because of her element of kindness, love for animals, and how she works through her anxieties and fears throughout the show. Rarity because of her element of generosity, creativity, and fluid personality (going from fashionista to hard-boiled yet still stylish detective). Twilight Sparkle for a academic interests, and letting her academic interests and love for her friends compliment each other.
  4. Hello Maple Moon! I am new here my self, and agree with everything you said about Fluttershy! Awesome that your an artist!
  5. Thank y'all for the warm welcome!!! Really appreciate it!!!
  6. Still deciding how I would rank this. From a world building perspective, I appreciate the presence of the camp fire stories, as the lore they provide is nice. I think my favourite moment was when Rarity played with light and shadow on the cave wall. Something I took a class on once was Proto-cinema, which was how we made motion pictures before the invention of film cameras. This included things such as panoramas, magic lanterns, etc. It is thought that cave painting might have been one of the very first forms of this, as when you move a light source, such as a torch, past the cave walls, it makes it look like the images are moving. It was interesting to see a reference to this in the context of digital animation, showing how far animation and media technology have come. That being said, I do not assume the creators of the episode were going for this, they might not have been thinking about it at all. But seeing Rarity animate images across cave walls with light and shadow is a cool way of calling attention to this history.
  7. Hello all! I am going by Caligari, one of my favourite villains from one of my favourite horror films! I study animation, performance, and fandom. As someone interested in these things, I wanted to become more involved in the fandom. Interesting timing on my part since the show ended. Anyway, its been a while since I watched, and I am catching up on the show. I am currently in the middle of season 7!