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  1. Okay, so the fandom has speculated on the background ponies' personalities, but most of it is just fanon. In the "real" Equestria, the community's theories may not be true at all. This isn't to say they're definitely not true, it's just to get us thinking. Derpy: We know that's her name and that she's clumsy because of "The Last Roundup". We also know she's a mailmare because one of the comics involved her delivering the mail, and we know she likes muffins, but is she really obsessed with them? And we know she's clumsy but is she really dumb like some people think? Clumsy does not necessarily equal dumb. Lyra and Bon Bon: We know that Bon Bon's real name is Sweetie Drops, but that she calls herself Bon Bon as a code name and that Lyra's name really is Lyra and that they're best friends from "Slice of Life". We also know that Lyra is a bit wacky from seeing her do wacky things in the background. However, does one really have a crush on the other or is that just all shipping? Is Lyra really an anthropologist? Does she really know what humans even are? After all, we've seen lots of ponies sitting upright. Time Turner: An official description of him said his job had to do with time, I think, and his cutie mark is an hourglass but can he really travel through time? For that matter, is he really in love with Derpy? Dinky: She was seen at the Sisterhooves Social with both Derpy and Amethyst Star, so are they sisters? Cousins? Is she really the daughter of Derpy?
  2. What kind of spin-off titles of MLP:FiM that focus on anypony other than the mane six or spike can you come up with? Here are mine. Silver Spoon Explains it All Mac and Chesse: The Series Lyra and Bon Bon's Excellent Adventures Dinky Doo Goes to Canterlot Magic School Princess Luna and the Dream Squad Chaos Theories with Discord
  3. In Feeling Pinkie Keen (S1 E15) during the scene where Derpy drops a bunch of stuff onto Twilight's head, they show a bunch of Pegasi with Derpy. I'm hoping someone can tell me the name of the stallion with the ball cap & beard stubble. Also, I thought I remembered seeing him smoking a cigar. He isn't on the S1 video. Was he & it got censored out or do I just misremember? (A distressingly frequent occurrence )
  4. We have so many great background ponies, especially in the recent seasons. Many of them are still unnamed. And they all deserve more love. We need a place where we can post our favorite bg ponies and suggest names for the unnamed ones. Why don’t we start a fan club?
  5. Hey guys, I've noticed this little detail about background ponies in recent seasons: No one is giving a peep about them . I mean, it's weird this is happening, considering we used to go bonkers for any little bit we seen on (former?) background horses, more prominently Bon Bon, Lyra, and Derpy; to the point these were given briefs characterization and fan nods. But now, seems we don't even notice the background ponies coming this season. When was the last time we go bonkers for a background pony doing something noteworthy? It was Pacific Glow early this season. Nevertheless, she was quickly forgotten. Nor we taken notice in Milie, who appeared back in S2 in Mare do Well with the first baby pony, and returned in Flutter Brutter. And no one even peeped that she COULD be Dinky's actual mother
  6. Has there ever been any instances throughout the show where a typical background pony somehow appeared in two places at once during one event, but ONLY as a continuity mistake? I know it's never supposed to happen at all, but I'm sure several movies and other shows has done something like this at least once before.
  7. Just imagine. You're a simple pony living Ponyville. At each birthday organized by the local party-nimal pink mare, you would like to give a video game to let them discover why they are so great to play. Okay, but what video game to choose? You can give a video game to either multiple ponies or a single one. I'm just curious what you would give to them. If I posted this topic in the wrong place, sincere apologies. ^^' I will begin with the mane 6, but you can go to the birthday of another pony if you want ! ^^ Twilight Sparkle: I think one of the Age of Empires series should do. There are a lot of knowledge about human civilizations in it and you have to be good in strategy to win. Rainbow Dash: I would give her Sonic the Hedgehog (the first, on Megadrive/Genesis). Simple to control, energetic gameplay, fast character, and challenge are on the way! Fluttershy: One of the SingStar series would be good for her! She really like singing and she won't feel any pressure at home. Rarity: My personal choice would be The World Ends With You. The system of this Action-RPG can be entirely customized and the plot takes place at Shibuya, where everything is about fashion. Not entirely sure I would give her this one if it's her very first game, though. ^^' Pinkie Pie: The game that make me laugh every single time I play, especially with my friends, is Super Smash Bros. So why not after all? This game is just as random as her, I'm sure she would like it! ^^ Applejack: Hum... A game that should combine ressources management and a little bit of action? I think Minecraft should fit for her. And you? What would you give? =)
  8. So went a bit more off my normal grid if anything when doing this one but it was kinda fun. Used a music texture and roughed it up a bit and added in some grid brushes and blurred them in in a few places and some grunge in blending in some places also in the texture. Few larger notes in the back and just lighten the layer in also adding some purple highlights in neon and fading them out in some places a bit more. Might have done a bit to much but it was fun! Kept Octavia in the minimalist and added in the cloth effect to blend her in more! Octavia: orig06.deviantart.net/3c40/f/2… Music Texture:mikamckeena.deviantart.com/art… Well now I'm done on wallpapers...for a while...
  9. Hola, y'all. For Valentine's Day of the coming year, I am thinking of creating valentines of some of the characters of season 5. I plan to cover basically only new major characters (such as Starlight, Tree Hugger, Coloratura, Svengallop), some BG ponies (the Slice of Life ponies), extras (such as the Princess Spike workers) and rarely occurring returning characters (like Gilda, Sheriff Silverstar, and Cherry Jubilee). I would like to do it in the pointy pony style (was considering show-accurate vectors but figured that would take forever). On each valentine I plan on writing some cheesy line that the character would probably say (i.e. "You are simply unequaled!" for Starlight Glimmer) that's related to Valentine's day in some way, or would sound like something you could find on a valentine. Here's my current list of valentine ideas (each bullet represents one valentine, so some ponies are gonna be sharing some space. Sorry!): Starlight Glimmer The Equal Four (Double Diamond, Night Glider, Sugar Belle, Party Favor) The Pest Control Pony Sunshower, Open Skies and Clear Skies Fluffy Clouds Troubleshoes Sheriff Silverstar & his posse Tree Hugger Smooze Gilda & Greta Grampa Gruff Gimme Moore (the griffon shopkeeper) Derpy & the Doctor Cranky & Matilda Lyra & Bon Bon Octavia & Vinyl Steven Magnet March Gustysnows (Whinnyapolis Delegate) Manehattan Delegate Evergreen/Douglas Spurce (Landscaper Pony) Constructicorn (Public Works Pony) Frazzle Rock ("Nerdy Delegate") Annoyed Delegate Cherry Jubilee Prince Rutherford Twilight's friends Moondancer Sassy Saddles Fashion Plate Cayenne/Pepper Step Moonlight Raven & Sunshine Smiles Stormy Flare Wind Rider Delivery Pony Cinnamon Chai Hat Merchant Method Mares (possibly one or two more ponies from Made in Manehattan) Rosebud (Registration Pony) Spoiled Rich Furniture Salespony Igneous Rock & Cloudy Quartz Limestone Pie Marble Pie Ma Hooffield Big Daddy McColt Coloratura Svengallop Wow, that is a LOT of ponies. Good thing I thought of this well in advance. Also, I have NOT yet seen "Scare Master" and "What About Discord?" so if I'm missing any major characters from those eps, please let me know. I realize that I didn't include every pony here, but this is where I'm looking for your feedback. There are a few that I kinda wanna include, but also don't wanna include, but might potentially fall under the category of "How Upset Fans Might Be If I Don't Include Him/Her/Them": Whoa Nelly (the fat "Incidental Pony") Big Mac as Cousin Orchard Blossom The CMC with their new cutie marks Bowling Ponies Braeburn Coco Pommel Maud Pie Others Would you like to see these ponies in valentines? Are there any other ponies you'd like to see in this list? Do you have any design or otherwise stylistic suggestions for these? Would you like to help me create them? Thanks for taking the time to read this long post of mine. EDIT: To help me keep track, I'll be underlining/crossing off names of ponies I've already done.
  10. The Cutie Map, Slice of Life, Amending Fences, Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?, Brotherhooves Social, what do they all have in common? They all place secondary and or background characters front and center. This is a season that emphasizes that there is a world beyond Twilight and her friends and that minor characters can have just as much of an impact on this world as our heroes and I think this is going to play a role in the season finale. I could see background characters being the ones to get through to Starlight, not the mane 6, and not the CMC like some are predicting. One character that stands out the most is Diamond Tiara, who had the same kind of self doubt that Starlight's followers have had. Who better to get through to her? At the very least I expect secondary/background characters to play a role in her reformation.
  11. I was just thinking about this as I was looking at pictures of the Manehattan and Whinnyapolis delegates from Princess Spike. I noticed that the former barely has any pictures of him on Derpibooru, while the latter really has something going for her in the fandom. This support even seems to extend to other ponies like Berry Punch, Tree Hugger, and Octavia, who seems to be much more popular than her stallion bandmates. Is this just me, or does anyone else seem to think that female characters are much more likely to become Ensemble Darkhorses than male characters? If so, why do you think this is?
  12. Mane 6: Rainbow Dash Background Pony: Vinyl Scratch Princess: Luna.
  13. Hello! Welcome to the Lily Blossom Fan Club!!! I love Miss Lily myself, and plus, she's gorgeous. If you like her too, come join today!
  14. It seems that most Bronies barely ever call background ponies by their official name. For example (Official name followed by fan name): Sweetie Drops = Bon Bon Minuette = Colgate Amethyst Star = Sparkler Berryshine = Berry Punch I know Sweetie Drops was called Bon Bon in Slice of Life, but that's only what she tells random ponies as her name, it's certainly not her actual name.
  15. Since s.5 e.9, I think there will be MOAR of bgp lines. Even it will be less possible after one boom,it still is. What do you think?
  16. I would have the following: Fluttershy (Kindness, Polite / Timid) Vinyl Scratch (Generosity, Expressiveness / Low attention-spam) Minuette (Laughter, Outgoing / Immature) Soarin' (Loyalty, Bravery / Lazy) Dr. Hooves (Honesty, Intelligence / conceited) Sonata Dusk (Redemption, Forgiving / Unintelligent) I would choose these characters because there is a balance of race (2 Earth, 2 Unicorn and 2 Pegasus) and they're two stallions included. I also think their personality and backgrounds are very unique to each other (not to mention, some of them are my favorite characters ) There traits have been altered a skosh, but only to make their personality's more balanced. Who would you have?
  17. OK, so... wow, way to end the first half of Season 5 on a high note, am I right?! Welcome back everypony to another edition of "Batbrony Reviews," and holy cow, was that quite the episode! I literally have nothing bad to say about this one, at all, so very much like the "Slice of Life" episode review, this review's going to be more of a big ol' text of fangasming more than anything else. Without further ado, let's jump right into "Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?" So before we get to the more substantive bits of the episode, namely anything having to do with Princess Luna, let's look at more crowd-pleasing elements first, cause there were A LOT from start to finish. So, first, the Mane 6. The episode for the most part had a nice balance of all of them, something we haven't seen much since the start of the season and doubly impressive considering the episode didn't actually star them as the main characters. They contributed heavily towards the lesson of the episode, but still, they were not the stars here, and the fact that they were so seamlessly woven into the screen time without taking away from Luna was incredibly impressive to say the least. Spike also had a great episode from start to finish, and was helpful in quite a few capacities. Definitely one of his better supporting roles this season, both in and out of the dreams (especially when Buff Spike returned). The Mane 6's dreams were all very entertaining and unique, and made sense for all of them (both the ideal dreams and the nightmares), though some stood out more than others. Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy's, and Rainbow Dash's were especially amazing and creative; Pinkie with her random inability to stay in one part of a dream the second her subconscious thinks of another spot (and dear Lord, how she keeps sanity doing that is beyond me ), Fluttershy's Angel Bunny nightmare was too funny (though Angel wasn't exactly any different than usual ), and OH MY GOSH Rainbow Dash's nightmare, PERFECTION!!! How do you do a Barney reference and an Anchorman reference at the same time? THAT'S HOW!!! Jazz flute... so much jazz flute! But even as amazing as their individual dreams were, they all paled in comparison to that final dream with ALL OF PONYVILLE!!! Holy cow, that was fun. Let's just list off everything that was here, in no particular order; we had a ton of callbacks, including Rainbow Dash and Applejack taking on their Power Pony identities, Spike turning into Buff Spike, Fluttershy turning into Flutterbat, and so on; we had a whole lot of new stuff as well, especially from the background ponies, including Lyra and BonBon being fused together in one of the greatest CatDog references I've ever seen, bucking Big Mac literally turning into an alicorn princess and simultaneously referencing magical girl anime (GOSH DANG IT, THANK YOU LARSON!!!), Filthy Rich flying around through the power of money (because of course he would), flying muffins (just go with it), flying Scootaloo with, I'll admit, quite terrifying looking giant wings, Rarity sewing up the sky itself (a very nice creative touch there that I for one liked very much), pretty much every other major background pony in Ponyville (including Mr. Cake actually getting a speaking role, which I liked), and GIANT DERPY WHO SOUNDS LIKE A CAT WHICH IS JUST THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER (only topped by BUFF SPIKE MOUNTING AND RIDING GIANT CAT DERPY INTO BATTLE, OMG THAT WAS THE MOST GLORIOUS IMAGE EVER THAT SHALL FOREVER BE INGRAINED INTO MY BRAIN, YAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!). And ALL OF THESE PONIES, the Mane 6, Spike, all of Ponyville were battling a nightmarish entity inside of a giant shared dream, and it was BUCKING GLORIOUS!!! So yeah, uhhhhhhhh... lots of "little" stuff like that that contributed to making this episode friggin' amazing. Well that's just terrifying. Berry, go home, even in the dreamscape you're drunk. Thanks, M.A. Lar- I mean, Scott Sonneborn! You did it, you madman, you! You actually did it!!! Well... at least they're taking this awfully well. This is the greatest thing I've ever seen I stand corrected... THIS is the greatest thing I've ever seen! Nightmare Moon's final nightmare: her own shadow come to life But finally, we are brought to the core of the episode itself, and this is what lifted it from simply being amazing, to being "OH MY GOSH, GLORIOUS TRIUMPH OF AWESOMENESS!!!" I am talking of course about Princess Luna and the Tantabus. First of all, it is worth noting that this was Princess Luna's first true role in the show starring her as THE main character of an episode since "Luna Eclipsed" wayyyyyyyyy back in Season 2. She's had some very solid appearances since then, and has really been showing up a whole lot this season especially, but as an ardent fan of Princess Luna (Best Princess, now and always), I adored seeing her in a starring role here. Besides that, the issues addressed were very heavy, they were addressed very impressively, and they also made perfect sense for her character. The Tantabus, as we only learned as the episode progressed, was a nightmarish entity born of Luna's very own guilt. This is not just any guilt, this is the guilt of a thousand-year-old mistake, a mistake that hurt many ponies and cost Luna and her sister Celestia so very much. The weight of this guilt was especially apparent in Luna's words at the end when she finally confessed exactly what the Tantabus was through sorrowful tears as it looked like she was bringing suffering to Equestria all over again. That scene was simply utter perfection, and it's mostly because the writers earned it. Throughout the episode, Luna was desperately trying to fix this on her own, but for the wrong reasons; her guilt was fueling her desperate efforts, and that guilt in turn only fueled the Tantabus more and made it stronger. While she defeated it a bit quickly at the end, it still felt fine because she defeated it only when she finally realized that not only had her friends and all of Equestria forgiven her, but that she herself truly had changed. She need no longer fear that she will become Nightmare Moon again, no longer need let her past sins control or guide her actions. Indeed, so ashamed was she of her time as Nightmare Moon, so fearful that it could happen again that we learned she purposefully created the Tantabus in order to remind herself of her past failures every single night in nightmarish dreams of her own of her very own making. That is simply tragic, and it adds so many layers to Luna's character. But now she is free of her guilt, free of the pain she caused herself and others so many centuries ago, and that was all wonderfully encapsulated in that final image of Luna sleeping in a beautiful, serene dreamscape representation of the inner peace that she has finally achieved. I loved, loved, loved everything about Luna here, and while it may not have been her funniest showing (that honor still goes to "Luna Eclipsed"), it is still by far the greatest Princess Luna episode of MLP for me personally. She has finally closed the book on Nightmare Moon once and for all, and the fact that that sin haunted her for so long makes all the sense in the world. But now she is free at last of all the ghosts of her past, and dear Lord could it not possibly have been presented any better than it was here. This may very well be one of my top 10 favorite MLP episodes of all time from now on, it was simply that good, especially in Princess Luna's story arc. Besides that, there were just a few other little things that were very nice about this episode. It was great seeing all the pets again, including Tank, who appears to be back from his hibernation, yay! The animation as always was incredibly top notch and we had a whole lot of very different but inventive and wildly creative locations to see here in the multitude of dreamscapes and the strange creations inhabiting them all. It was a cool bit of canon that apparently Celestia has never had any power to enter into or alter dreams, very cool that the writers cleared that up. And finally the pacing here was just too good, I swear, DHX has simply hit a sweet spot level of perfection at this point when it comes to pacing their episodes that few ever do. If they could fit such an epic episode with so much at stake into 22 minutes and still make it work, my gosh, what can't they do?! All around, this was just a perfect episode, and with a mid-season hiatus now in full swing, I don't think we could've asked for a better one to close the first half of Season 5 out. This'll probably be the last edition of "Batbrony Reviews" for a while, but don't worry, MLP and my reviews will both be back in no time ya'll, and I look forward to hanging out with you all again in a few months to close out the rest of Season 5! Until then, this is Batbrony, ecstatic and signing off. I'm off!!! *cue dramatic exit* A dream a thousand years in the making; sleep well, Luna
  18. After watching episode 100 (Slice of Life) it gave me an idea for many episodes that involve each one of the Mane 6 meeting and becoming friends with a background pony. Twilight and Dr. Hooves meet each other at Canterlot. They have a discussion about science and magic, witch quickly escalates into an argument in witch is better and more important. The whole episode could be them trying to prove their point, but in the end, they both discover how much science and magic are related, and how pointless and ignorant their argument was. Vinyl Scratch spends hours mastering and analyzing her new song, to make sure they are perfect for her highly anticipated tour. Unfortunately, she accidentally looses all her new songs, and she never had them backed up. She goes outside for a walk, to gather her thoughts and come up with a solution. She walks on by through the town and into a forest, where the sound of birds singing along with a beautiful voice grabs her attention. Fluttershy was singing a song she had wrote as well as conducted some birds to sing in sync with her. Vinyl witnessed this and was amazed by her musical talents and wanted Fluttershy to sing some vocals for her, as she knew it was exactly what she needed to replace her lost music with; it would most definitely impress her audience at the tour. Fluttershy is a conductor, composer and a singer; Vinyl is a DJ, composer and producer. Vinyl see a great opportunity here. Vinyl greets Fluttershy with a gesture (because we all know she's to cool and chilled-out to talk.) A lot of funny and awkward moments could happen in this episode, since Fluttershy would be doing all the talking for both of them. Bon Bon (Sweetie Drops) is on a very important and secret mission. She must maintain stealthy and cautious. Unfortunately for her, Pinkie Pie joins her, thinking she is only playing a game. This makes it extremely challenging and irritating for Bon Bon. Octavia meets Rarity at her shop and asks her to make a dress for her for an upcoming concert; a concert Rarity really wants to go to. Rarity thinks that if she acts really nice to Octavia, she may be invited to the concert for free. Rarity treats Octavia as her top priority, ignoring other costumers so she can spend more time with Octavia. Theses are just my brief ideas for episodes. I would like to hear others thoughts and ideas.
  19. Well just a shot in the dark, who or which cannon in pony and none-pony has the best color schemes? Also a reason why would be loved and this is open to any race to mane six to background and etc in post and love an such! Derpy: The bright yellow hair, gold hued eyes to the dark gray coat just hits a note! Princess Sunbutt: White to rainbow mane and tail and the touch of gold in the crown and etc just adds a touch! Rarity: The royal shade of purple and white coat just screams fashion!
  20. After watching Slice of Life, which is now my new favourite episode, i was wondering how would you guys like it if more background pony episodes were to happen in the future? I don't know how often they'd appear or anything like that but I've just been thinking about it recently. For example the one I though of could be based around Dr Hooves and Derpy/Rose Luck doing time travel and the title could be "How The Times Have Turned" (Pay on the saying "Oh how the tides have turned" and considering another name for the doctor is Time Turner) What do you guys think? Would you like that? What episodes would you have?
  21. *takes a deep breath* Well now... that was certainly an experience, wasn't it? :comeatus: This... all of this... where do I even begin? Welcome back, everypony, to the 100th episode edition of "Batbrony Reviews." If we're going to start somewhere, I suppose it's best to start by saying just what this was, at least in my own opinion. This was everything I expected, everything I did not expect, and so very much more. It was basically a fanfiction made into an episode, if you want to be blunt, but it was more than that even. It was a love letter in every sense of the word: to the fans, to the show, to the background characters, supporting characters, main characters, and everything we love about the world of Equestria and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. 100 episodes, and we've finally reached that point, the point that few shows ever do, even long-lasting, successful ones; we have reached the point where the creators and the fandom have acknowledged in both canon and fanon love and mutual respect for one another and their creations. It's a beautiful thing, really, and it made for a wonderfully chaotic and somehow beautifully balanced time this episode. Let's dive right in and fully take in every bit of wonderful, shall we? This review won't be in any particular order, because it really doesn't matter for an episode that had so very much. It's going to be more of a... well-thought out fangasm, if you will. What did I love, here? I... LOVED... EVERYTHING! I know that that's not the case with everyone, and that's perfectly fine if people had complaints or different levels of appreciation of this episode, but for me, it was perfect. I loved every single bit of this gift, and that's what it is, a gift from DHX that they gave to us and put together with tender, loving care. M.A. Larson, perhaps both the most beloved and at the same time infamous writer of the show, was the perfect choice for putting this episode together, especially in the post-Faust MLP. Only Faust herself could've possibly outdone him if she were still attached to the show, but I don't think even whatever she could've put together would've been quite as delightfully insane in that Larson-y fashion that only he himself, the master of trolly writers in MLP, can manage. Larson has now officially become my favorite writer of the show for this episode alone, and for that, he has my everlasting gratitude. No, wait, I actually mean it this time! Every savory bite of this delectable masterpiece was delicious in its own unique way. Lyra (Ashleigh Ball) and Bon Bon/Sweetie Drops (Andrea Libman) were hardly surprising in their appearance, but they were surprising in just what exactly DHX did with them. First, I was completely surprised by the fact that Bon Bon not only received such a bizarre background that had no grounding in the fandom whatsoever, but also by the fact that she was the focus of the subplot and not Lyra. Upon thinking about this further, I realized it was quite brilliant, actually, in its own insane way. Not only did they not meet expectations by simply taking the easy route with those two, but they also came up with an amazingly zany explanation of Bon Bon's alternate name, Sweetie Drops, that somehow managed to make both canon. But perhaps even more brilliant than that, they found a way to please both those who ship Lyra and Bon Bon in the fandom, and those who do not. Technically, in canon they are nothing more than best friends; they hammered it on the head quite a bit in fact to the point of ludicrousness. But there was also so much shipping fuel in their interactions together, that Lyra and Bon Bon shippers can't possibly even be mad. DHX went as far as they could to embrace both interpretations in canon, and I still can't believe they managed to pull it off. I've seen some Lyra and Bon Bon fans in this thread arguing since the episode aired about what is and isn't canon, but I implore you, no matter what you believe, please don't! You're both right, and there's no need to! It's rather remarkable, that way, isn't it? Friend or ship, either way, we all win! Continuing with the Big 6 of background ponies, Vinyl Scratch and Octavia Melody's (Kazumi Evans) bits were just as amazing. I know dubstep's not everyone's cup of tea, but I for one adored the classical music/dubstep cross they put together, and their ride through town on Vinyl's bass cannon was nothing short of spectacular, glorious insanity, topped off by them literally jumping the shark. I really like that Vinyl has no voice, as well; it would've been really easy for Nowacking to agree to do her voice, but then she wouldn't be able to do fan projects anymore, so I really appreciate that, if DHX did approach, she held out, but DHX found a rather clever alternative. Instead of trying to find an alternative to Nowacking, they seem to be content keeping her as a silent character, and it oddly seems to work for her. Octavia's voice, provided by Rarity's singing VA, is very close to EileMonty's and suits her nicely as well. Their house is too awesome for words to describe (and I'm sure Two Face wouldn't mind living there either), and it was so much fun seeing them throw their musical noggins together. There wasn't really anything in the way of shipping fuel with those two like there was with other characters, but that worked just fine for them; I've always preferred thinking of them as best friends and housemates rather than an actual couple compared to other pairs in fanon. Twilicane: "You thought I was dead, did you?! HAH! Foolish mortals, I can never die! I simply return time and again to amplify the awesome and simply confuse you even more!!!!!!!" Moving on to some of the lesser bits of the episode, we had the surprise return of Steven Magnet (and his canon naming as well) as, of all things, Cranky Doodle's very own "Best Beast" for his wedding, and boy oh boy was he fun to watch. Steven's always been a favorite Season 1 character of mine, even if he'd only ever been in the first episode before today, and Lee Tockar's exuberance in the role is simply infectious. He's one of those characters who, no matter how over-the-top he gets, manages to not get at any point obnoxious, but instead is just a delight to watch the entire time. And to top it all off, despite freaking out Matilda about halfway through the episode (because of course he'd freak out a bride on her wedding day ), he had a very affectionate moment with his apparently best friend, Cranky, at the end of the episode, as well as a sweet nod to Rarity's own generosity that she'd extended his way in Season 1. Gummy's existential inner monologue was simply too epic for words to describe, and for me, he is from now on best pet, no doubt, sorry Tank, you're awesome, he's just awesomer. That was probably the most surprising moment of the episode for me, though it oddly makes sense for Pinkie's beloved alligator that he would be the only pet in all of Ponyville to ponder the meaning of life (on a regular basis, I'm guessing). Amethyst Star had her own small bit taking over the organization for Matilda's wedding (both voiced by Brenda Crichlow, that's certainly confusing), but it was very cool learning more about her, she's one of my favorite unicorns in all of Ponyville for sure. The Flower Trio of Lily Valley, Roseluck, and Daisy (Cathy Weseluck, Kazumi Evans, and Ashleigh Ball) of course had their own little moment of over-the-top dramatics (or rather, several), and even the royals made a surprise appearance in ways we're not accustomed to. Shining Armor apparently gets super emotional at weddings along with Cadance, and Celestia and Luna's little sibling-spat was too adorable and hilarious. Speaking as a sibling myself, I loved that, every bit of it, because it felt so real, and yet it was also a side to those two that we'd never gotten to see before. But in the end, listening to Mayor Mare's heartwarming words, they reconciled as all siblings always should over little stuff like that (especially if you're both over 1,000 years old :comeatus:). Besides all that, basically every single other background pony in existence popped up in some regard. The CMC had a quick bit, Bulk Biceps was there, Filthy Rich, Button Mash, Truffles, Berry Punch hugging a barrel of cider, Thunderlane, Colgate, Carrot Top, Cloud Kicker, Mr. and Mrs. Cake along with Pound and Pumpkin Cake, Raindrops, that pony with the jelly-fetish, the sofa-and-quills salesman, the tennis-player with the world's greatest mutton chops, Lotus and Aloe, Hayseed Turniptruck, Pipsqueak, Cloud Chaser, Flitter, Featherweight, a completely random Changeling, and oh so many more, pretty much the entire town, in fact. Matilda and Cranky themselves were quite delightful to see again as well, especially getting to learn more about both of them. I love that Cranky is this cheap bastard and, despite even finding the love of his life, still a curmudgeon (just seems to fit him well, I guess, but a lovable curmudgeon, mind you), and Matilda was too funny in the beleaguered-bride-on-her-wedding day role. But in the end, their wedding was a smashing success, and I'm sure no matter how much we see of them in the future, in the show's universe, they shall have a long and happy life together! Main characters? GET THE BUCK OUTTA HERE! Now of course, those of you who know me will know that I've been building up to what, for me, stole the show here. What really made this oh so special for this particular brony. I am talking, of course, about the incredible, amazing, awesomeness that was Derpy Hooves (Tabitha St. Germain... again) and Doctor Whooves (Peter New). Oh my, where to start with these two. There's just so much to say. If I didn't love Derpy so much, I'd say that Peter with his performance alone stole the whole show altogether. His accent was amazing, the mannerisms were spot on (and this coming from a non-Whovian), the references were not too hard for non-Whovians like myself to understand, but still abounding throughout, I could just go on and on. I loved how he got so easily absentminded throughout the whole episode, always going from one random activity to another, and I loved that Derpy seemed to be the only one who really got him, too. His bowling with the Big Lebowski-ponies (with the Dude actually getting a voice, of all things) was too epic for words to describe, but it was somehow surpassed by his bits at the end, if you can believe that. Derpy herself, well... she was everything I could've hoped for. She is and always will be my best pony, and I can't thank DHX enough for what they did for her. Bringing Tabitha St. Germain back in the role even though she changed the voice (in fact, I actually liked this voice more than her original, and MUCH MORE than that dreadful replacement they came up with after "The Last Roundup" controversy, it sounded like Derpy but also more feminine than her original, which makes sense when you consider that Tabitha originally thought that Derpy was supposed to be a boy), putting her in the spotlight, making her both derpy in her behavior as she's always been but also completely lovable, exuberant, and in the end helpful, oh, and muffin refunds, it all worked so perfectly. There were, however, two things I loved the most about her. The first was that, interestingly enough, despite starring in this episode, Derpy (and the same can be said for many background ponies here) was still a background pony. Her activities, like all background ponies, were just one small-drop in the bigger picture of what the story of Ponyville and the lives of all its citizens are, and it was actually quite apparent. All of these subplots happened alongside each other without really running into each other or colliding, and it was quite frankly amazing. The other thing I loved, with all my heart, was Derpy and the Doctor. At first, it seemed like they were just extremely close friends. But at the end of the day, DHX did something I never in my wildest dreams thought they would do. They gave just enough for fans to reasonably claim that Derpy and the Doctor is a canon ship. If you don't interpret it that way, that's perfectly fine, but for me, their affectionate hug/snuggle at the end, her telling the Doctor he looked like a million bits in his amazing scarf, even booping their noses earlier in the episode in his lab/home, that's enough for me to say that they are, in my book, a canon couple. No one can take that away from me, and it warms my heart that DHX would be willing to do something like that for those of us who love shipping those two in this fandom. They were adorable together, they were perfect in their performances, and I loved every single minute of them. They were by far the highlight of this episode, for me. What else can ya say but ALONSY!!! Ships... who ever said they couldn't be canon? But wait, there's more! The Mane 6 were here, yeah, shocker right? They were fighting this crazy awesome looking monster called a Bug Bear (which apparently Bon Bon has a history with and also looked very much like a literal panda getting thrown at us... oh Larson, you!). But what I loved more than anything was that they were very much in the background the whole time, until the last scene, of course. And boy oh boy what a last scene, that was. Mayor Mare herself almost stole the show when she delivered the moral of the episode, and this, this was the genius of the episode summed up. Her speech was DHX's way of saying, "this has been great fun, but this has been more than simple fan service or pandering." This, for them, was genuine love and affection. Love for us, love for each and every one of their characters, love for the world they've created. Every story in Equestria is special in its own way, everyone in this show, at DHX, in the fandom, in the world, has a special story of their own to tell, and that should be celebrated as much as possible. That speech took the episode from silly, zany, off-the-walls amazing to sincere, genuine, respectable writing and fan-love, not just fan service. They wanted to make sure this 100th episode would be a thing to remember, and boy, did they ever succeed. Ending the episode back with the Mane 6, Twilight declaring her love for her friends and the town of Ponyville and all its inhabitants we've come to know and love. What better way to end such an episode could you have asked for? That's all I have to say about this one, guys. What else is there to say? Everyone will have a different opinion about this one, but for this brony at least, this episode is perfection. It is the greatest slice of life (fitting enough considering that was its very name ) episode of MLP I have ever seen, probably ever will see, and I will always love this with all of my heart and treasure the fact that I have gotten to share in the love of this show, these characters, and the folks who have created them, with all of you guys. This is Batbrony, resident Bat-lover of Derpy and all things background ponies, signing off. I'm off!!! *cue dramatic and joyously exuberant exit* Thank you for being such a special little town, Ponyville, for all of us, in oh so many ways.
  22. The wait for the 100th episode of MLP continues everypony, but in the meantime we've got quite a bit to tide us over in the now-less than two weeks remaining before the episode's premiere. First of all, there's the absolutely lovely, fully-animated version of the classic fan-song "Lullaby for a Princess" just released by WarpOut today; if you haven't checked that out yet, I cannot recommend it enough, and you can find it in the first 'Spoiler' tag below. Secondly, as by now I'm sure most of you know, Hasbro was kind enough to release a teaser of sorts for the 100th episode, a clip giving us a taste of just what exactly is in store for us. Without going into too much detail, it is quite glorious looking, if I do say so myself, and you can find said clip in the second 'Spoiler' tag below. So yeah, DHX's pledge that the 100th episode's focus would be on background ponies looks to be true in every which way, and I could not be happier. However, amazing as this clip is and the forthcoming episode is looking to be, I don't want the focus of this thread to be so much about the 100th episode as the background ponies themselves. Here, to help build the excitement in our lovely little pony community for MLP's 100th episode, I want to know what your favorite background pony memory or element is. You can list anything, from a particular background pony and what you love about them, to a certain scene starring them, to even fan art of them: whatever happens to be your favorite, best memory of background ponies since joining this fandom, share it with the entire MLP Forums community, and feel free to share what you hope to see pertaining to background ponies in the 100th episode as well. To give you all an idea of what exactly I hope to see in this thread, I'll start off. Anyone who's known me here for even a little bit of time should know that I am a bonafide, raving, fanatical lover of all things Derpy Hooves to the extreme, and have been pretty much since I entered the fandom back in 2012 right as the "The Last Roundup" controversy was just winding down. Having said that, some of you might think that, obviously, Derpy's first time speaking is my fondest memory of her and background ponies in general, and that's certainly not a bad bet. It certainly is one of my all-time favorite things about Derpy, and remains near and dear to my heart. However, it's not my fondest memory of her or background ponies in general, though it's close to it. My fondest memory of Derpy is actually the first time that I realized how much I cared about this character that is, as it stands in the show's canon, barely a character to this date. It might've been before I saw "The Last Roundup" clip, it might've been after, I can't exactly remember, but I do know that it was right around the time that I was first entering the fandom when I first realized that I was quickly becoming a Derpy-superfan. And the reason that realization to this day remains so dear to me is because that was also probably the first time that I realized just how much I was coming to love both MLP:FiM and it's wonderful fan community. So because of that, to this day any affection I feel for Derpy Hooves remains a centerpiece of my love for MLP and bronydom, and she continues to represent, to me, in how both the creators and the fans have treated her and depicted her, the best things that this show and fandom has to offer. Derpy Hooves is, for me, at the heart of my love for the show and this community, and to this day the first time that I realized that about her remains probably my favorite background pony memory since joining the fandom. So there you have it, folks, my fondest memory of Derpy and background ponies in general. What are some of yours, I'd love to hear them. Obviously I don't expect everyone to have as deep-seated an affection for background ponies as that, but whatever is your favorite thing about background ponies in general, or a specific background pony you particularly like, please share it here, I'd love to see what everyone has to say in the buildup to what should prove to be a truly special and memorable episode.
  23. So in the episode after watching it a few times i notice a time travel pony must be a fan referance to doctor who fan episodes. I noticed it when during discored says : im actually warm about cake there was pinkie pie talking to a bright silver type mane blue pony with a time travel cutie mark just like the one from the fan episodes then i noticed during when rarity opened the doors he was there again but close to the doors and no pinkie pie this time but a light green type pony...and there was a close up pony with the same cutie mark but dark blue hair this time (maybey there brothers ?) and then after the next frame withe smooze the same pony (the dark blue hair one) was talking to this other pony when before that shot he was inside the galla but when it showed outside he was outside...... then after that frame when twilight is talking to discord he was inside again (dark blue one) so eaither there brothers or time travel brothers or the animators ran out of ideas of background ponies lol.
  24. I thought I should make a little thread where I can post sketches and finished doodles of my MLP fanart that I wouldn't normally post else where! I'll start this with one of my favourite minor characters, Trouble Shoes! I am open to critique! So feel free to leave some constructive criticism. Other Pieces
  25. I have been wondering about the names this fandom has come up with like Lyra, Bonbon, Derpy and so on. But how come Octavia have gotten the name Octavia? Derpy got her name because of her eyes, Rose because of her cutiemark just like Bonbon... Right now only Octavia comes to my mind but are there any more ponies who has been named by the fandom whos names doesn't really make sense? Or am I stupid here and octavia is some sort of music thing?