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  1. We are happy to announce that part two of our Doctor Whooves audio drama is now up. The Return of Sister Of Mine (Bloody Misaki) - The villian has been reveilded and it is up to the Doctor to not only save all the ponies who were a victim of Sister Of Mine's attack but to save his companion as well. Will the Doctor make the ultimate sacrafice to accomplish both? We welcome your comments. Enjoy!
  2. I love Renaissance Faires and since I moved this passed year didn't get to go to any of the ones back in my home state. But in a couple weeks there is a fall one up in the mountains, small but looks well done and I am super excited to go ♥ I am also helping a friend put together a costume which is how this doodle came around. Ponies probably have themed faires for fun I imagine, Rarity meets Larimar and uses his natural wings as an idea for a costume cloak. Been awhile since I did a full scene so I want to finish this, this week ^^
  3. I know, I know there are like a billion topics about this. but i am actually analyzing this and telling you why those two make 2 amazing ponies. (even though I prefer Rarity ) so as for Rarity: she might get all whiny, but it adds a touch of comedy to her. She might be obsessed with fashion but it is what she likes, after all. She really is generous, but only her dramatic behavior covers up that so not many people see that in her. She is smart and creative and she is loving. She has The Best Design and Really is cute and when it comes to friends, she wouldn't mind getting her hooves dirty even though she is a dirt hater. She also actually has some sense of proper presentation, and has a good heart. And one more thing........ DIAMONDS!!!!!!! :idea: :idea: Rainbow Dash: yes, the pony who is full of herself. That only builds up her character and she cares for her friends. For what her friends do, she is unique and tom boyish, and she preferred tank because he was loyal in the end and she is cool. I like her color scheme and even though she might be all into sports, the thing amazing is she loves Daring Do books. Her love for flight is Awesome and how she helped Daring Do is just WOW. And if it were not for rainbow, and her love for flight and winning, Equestria would have Been Done with. and plus, sonic rainbooms look amazing this, people is the reason both of them are amazing ponies.
  4. So, here's a question: What's your headcanons about rarity working as Nightmare moon's maid in the S5 finale? What paths in life do you think she took that lead her to being Nightmare moon's personal maid, how do you think her life goes right now, and what do you see her personality and goals in life being like in that timeline? crazy headcanons perfectly okay
  5. equineproductns

    A New Doctor Whooves Audio Drama

    We have a YouTube channel called Equine Productions that features the collaborative talents of many individuals to produce a program called Doctor Whooves: The Next Regeneration (DWTNR). The Doctor is a blend of the characteristics of the 9th and the 12th doctors from Doctor Who and his companion is similar to Clara from that series. These two time travelers will have the opportunity to meet up with the mane 6 and others from time to time in this series. We are excited to share with you our latest episode called DWTNR - Bloody Misaki. The following is a brief synopsis of this episode: Desperate for a break from their non-stop adventuring, Clover convinces a reluctant Doctor to take her to the Ponyville Spa. But where the Doctor goes, trouble and adventure are sure to follow - and sometimes, too, old enemies with new faces. Clover's spa day is cut short when she and the Doctor are compelled to investigate a case that has the Star Centuries baffled. But the stakes run to an all-time high when the Doctor's plans to capture the culprit backfire and Clover is taken hostage. The link to this episode is found below: We look forward to your comments. Enjoy!! Sachi Shina and MajiO
  6. Alright, good afternoon everypony, apologies for taking some time to get around to this review. This morning we got what I would call an average episode with an exceptional ending, at least by Season 6 standards. That's not to say I didn't enjoy "The Cart Before the Ponies," but it hit beats that were very predictable in many regards, as we'll see. Without further ado, let's begin, this is "The Cart Before the Ponies." So this episode's biggest problem really comes down to the type of story it's telling. We've seen this story in a million different ways before, the "older sibling/parent helping out the youngster with something, and getting carried away by their own ambitions/nostalgia and in the process forgetting what the activity's really about" storyline. It's not a story thread I'm a particular fan of, for one big reason: it demands that the adult character act more immaturely than the younger character. This isn't to say you can't do that, you certainly can; adults are often stupid or immature in their own ways, far too often. The reason it doesn't work a lot of the time in this particular type of story is because the adults are usually being immature about something very petty, in this case a derby race. This felt very out of character for all three of the Mane 6 here, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, and Rarity, ESPECIALLY when one considers that this is a Season 6 episode. If this had happened in Season 1 or Season 2, I could've bought it at the very least, but this is Season 6 and all three of them were being ridiculous for the first 2/3 of this episode. They felt like stereotypes of themselves, and not in a good or even humorous way. But like I said, I don't blame this on the episode or the characters so much as just the particular type of story that was being told, and thankfully the episode had enough redeeming points to overcome the bad story-type. I need that hat... I NEED IT First of all, Cheerilee featured prominently for the first time in a while, and I remembered how much I love when that happens, for a couple of reasons. (1) Cheerilee's adorable and I have a soft spot for her since my mom's a teacher, so a good teacher character will always win me over, (2) she's voiced by Nicole Oliver, who doesn't get NEARLY enough screentime in the show between Cheerilee and Princess Celestia these days, simply shameful considering she's a great VA who has so much fun in both roles. Cheerilee was basically what she always is, hilarious and adorable. She has a very deadpan sense of humor where she usually just gets fed up with something stupid going on around her, while somehow remaining chipper all the same, and her cheerleader outfit in the final scene was TOO CUTE!!! She was also the most mature adult pony here and called RD, AJ, and Rarity out for their BS at the end, which was gratifying to see. WOO, YEAH, TAKE IT OFF- uh, I mean, yeah, go Cheerleader Cheerilee, go Cheerilee, go! "Getting real tired of your BS, Rarity." Secondly the humor was top notch, especially for a slice of life episode that really brought Ponyville to life. We got to see A LOT of side characters and background ponies in prominent roles, and that's always fun and gave it a very early-seasons feel. I was especially pleased by how much of my best pony, Derpy, there was (and her possible brother/nephew/son??? Seriously, who the buck was that colt???), and she got the biggest laugh from me in that flashback scene with Rarity (don't ever underestimate how creative my best pony is, ya'll! ). The whole town came alive here, and that's always one of my favorite things to see in the show. Also, Scootaloo wanted to make a chicken-cart, THAT IS EPIC TROLLING FROM THE WRITERS/ANIMATORS!!! Who are you, mysterious colt?! FLAWLESS VICTORY, EPIC CELEBRATION! Never underestimate a mailmare! Third, we got a killer song at the end despite the fact that it was basically RD, AJ, and Rarity singing about how much they were bucking up. It was fun, the whole town was involved, and it had a killer tune to it. Not much else to say about that other than I liked it. Did they just make a bucking Wacky Races reference? Brohoof if you know what the buck I'm talking about! THIS STORY THREAD IS SO FRUSTRATING, GAHHHH!!!! Ponies: you know they're cute when they look adorable even in this! Finally, the resolution was satisfying despite the fact that I could see the message coming from a mile away. Pretty much everypony in town was ticked off at RD, AJ, and Rarity, and rightfully so because they screwed up the whole derby for everyone. The CMC got to vent their frustrations as much as they should have, the Mane 6 members learned their lesson well, everypony got to have fun in the end and all was made right. Overall, while this episode was utterly predictable and utilized a very tired and not terribly good story thread, it was satisfying enough in its execution to be enjoyable enough. It wasn't great, but it was better than average on the whole, and I'm perfectly fine with that. Should be fun to rewatch, especially for the little things that elevated it. That's all for this week everypony, until next week this is Batbrony signing off. I'm off! *cue dramatic exit*
  7. This is an old post, brahs! I see what his two episodes are! Warning: This is a long detailed post. If you want the tl;dr version, head-on (apply directly to the forehead) to the bottom of the post, and it'll tell you my point of this post! Remember Gauntlet of Fire? You know how awesome that episode is? I mean I know some of you didn't like it because it felt rushed, but I enjoyed it very much! Some of you think it was his first good episode. He had other good episodes! But we all have our own perspectives. But did you know after the episode aired, Big Jim gave us this amazing message on Twitter? That means he has not one, but TWO more episodes this season! Pretty much just like season 4! Also as of lately, Spike's been doing an awesome job! I mean, yeah, he's still comic-relief, but that won't change in all episodes he doesn't star in - someone's gotta make the snarky jokes, sarcasm, and pointing out cliches. But in episodes he DOES star in, he's been doing a whole lot better! Yeah I'm rambling again, so I'll get to the point. He's got two more episodes this season, and I have no idea how good or bad they'll be, but I do know they're happening, and it really excites me for the second half of the season! If the writers keep up with Spike like how he was in The Crystalling and Gauntlet of Fire, these might be really awesome episodes! So after seeing the sneak peek lists of what the second half of the season's episodes might be, I found two episodes that got me thinking Spike's gonna star in them. Both of these are from sneak peek list #2. Episode 21 - Every Little Thing She Does: That references the song by The Police "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic", so it must be either Twilight, Rarity, and/or Starlight. I also had the feeling that this magic must be some type of friendship or relationship! What I'm hoping for is that, well since we see how Twilight and Starlight get along as teacher and student, I'd really like to see how Starlight and Spike get along without a friendship lesson with somepony else getting in the way! They really got along very well in The Crystalling, and an episode starring mostly the two would be awesome to see! Like Starlight would give Spike the friendship that Twilight's friends have never given him! Would've been nice to see Fluttershy and Spike have that connection since they got along very well in the first episode in the series, and I wonder what happened to that. So Starlight's the next best choice! This episode could be a good advantage to giving Spike character development that involves his perspectives changing a bit, like that his friendships don't have to always involve being an assistant, and that he should just relax and have fun with friends of his own once in a while. Just because he's Twilight's assistant doesn't mean he has to always be with her, or the Mane Six. Starlight and Spike have alot in common, and when the Mane Six are out in their adventures, Spike isn't alone in the castle anymore! Plus Spike would have development from a character that's NOT Twilight or Rarity! I know alot of you like Spike with those two, and you have the right to, but Spike does need episodes with characters that are not them. Sparity lovers, avoid this paragraph! I'm also hoping for this to be the episode where Spike's crush of Rarity officially ends. I know some of you don't want to hear this, but the writers are probably never going to give any of the main characters a relationship (other than in EG, but EG is ew anyway). So if it were the case that Spike and Rarity are never going to be a thing, the next best thing: drop the crush. It isn't going anywhere. I don't wanna see Spike do constant favors for Rarity cause he thinks they're gonna be a thing in the future. Sometimes Rarity takes it too far. I can already see in these past episodes that Spike's crush on her is fading away slowly. He hasn't had popping hearts since Castle Sweet Castle! No, I'm not saying Spike and Rarity can't be friends. Of course that should continue! Just, you know, not the crush; and Starlight could help Spike see that it isn't going anywhere. Whether Spike gets a new crush on Starlight or some(pony/dragon) else, I really don't care about that. Just stop the crush. Episode 22 - Pony POV: I'll try to make this one short. Basically I believe this might be an episode where Spike wants to be a pony for a day. Why? Well, he would believe that he isn't getting enough respect as a dragon than he would be as a pony; plus he doesn't experience something that other ponies are really thrilled to have: a cutie mark. How do you think he feels about never being able to get one? Well, it isn't worrying him right now, but maybe that's because he never realized it. With the help of Zecora, Spike would get a potion for him to turn into a pony for just one day so he could experience everything he could never do as a dragon. Of course his friends feel uneasy about it, and Spike does love being a dragon and wishes he could just be accepted as one, but perhaps he'll feel he doesn't have a choice. Of course the CMCs would help him get his cutie mark. In the end, the moral is: don't worry about what others think of you. Be happy of what you are! Also... as a bonus in the end... could something from Spike's pony form be permanent? Anyway, I apologize for this loooooooooong post, but what I really wanted to tell you about these ideas I have! Another thing I want to know is what you think these two episodes are about! Gimmie anything! tl;dr Spike has two more confirmed episodes this season. What do you think they're gonna be about?
  8. ambergerr

    The Mane 6

    Hi! I'm new 'round these parts so I thought I'd just throw some of my most recent art out there! There are some mistakes here and there, but these were just for practice anyway so I'm over it. I didn't want to take up too much space so I put all of the drawings into one image (which bothers me, what with the different background tones and whatnot), but you get the idea. ;P Direct link here: http://ambergerr.deviantart.com/art/The-Mane-6-619255643 Thanks for taking a look!
  9. Anonymous Old User Who Has Left

    Is Rarity the Rihanna of MLP?

    So I was just recalling some clips from an old 2012 segment of Oprah and it got me thinking: Rarity and Rihanna seem quite similar. Both have compelling beauty, amazing voices, stay true to their origins whilst mixing with the "high life", and are serious about their dedication to fashion and clothing design. They also have had run-ins with selfish boys and whilst remaining cool over those who love them, can snap at times. Even their smiles and eyelashes look similar:
  10. What are your thoughts on the new Friends Forever comic? Personally, I loved it! Some notes: Buried Treasure is a truly greedy, spiteful character. "Again we see there is nothing you possess which I cannot take away" I like how the diary ends midway through the comic, I expected the diary to cover their entire adventure. It was surprisingly enjoyable the way they handled it I love how they explained Maud's emotions, and the way she expresses them through her diary. Its relatable and gives someone like Rarity a solid understanding of what its like to think like Maud. Some people are able to express themselves more comfortably verbally; others prefer to write down their feelings The cave wasn't particularly interesting as a setting as it lacks some features, but overall, the art style was clean and good on the eyes Couldn't Buried Treasure simply have at least attempted to lie about discovering the cave first to take credit? Though, I suppose the counter thought is that it isn't about recognition, its just about besting Maud. Why does she have such a grudge against Maud? That pilot pony is awesome
  11. Yoouyu

    Story

    Driving your car on this highway, you driven many hundred miles already getting bit tired. Still trying to stay awake though. Suddenly you see something bright on the road <3 Radiant and shiny like a big diamond, it is a some kind of creature. you stop your car in the bush, and approach this beautiful creature<3 as you walk closer to this beauty os nature you start seeing her lovely blue pearl like jewel eyes captivating and shine lovely unicorn horn, flowing curled styled elegant purple mane and tail the most beatiful and amazing thing you've ever seen in your entire life<3 standing in front of you White coated unicorn mare, Looking so sexy and attractive lovely sight to your sore eyes. Lovely three beautiful diamond like jewel shapes on her butt<3 as you approach her she glances towards you, the moment felt like an eternity her big beautiful eyes staring straight at you <3 lovely beautful face, and before you even realize the mysterious angel like creature is gone. Vanishing as quickly as it appeared.
  12. Anonymous Old User Who Has Left

    Do you think Rarity is sexy?

    PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A NSFW POST. Personally I will admit I am in love with Rarity. Her hairstyle, her bright wide eyes, her charming accent, the ample amounts of generosity her heart possess...I just love everything about her. A thought then crossed my mind - is there a certain aspect of how Rarity's body curves and facial features that make some bronies fall in love with her? Has Rarity been deliberately designed to look visually appealing? So what you guys think? Is Rarity sexy? Or is she just another pony? Give me your thoughts!
  13. Yoouyu

    Rarity drawings

    I dont know what is it but when i look at my drawings they look somewhat decent a but when i look them again they look pretty odd tbh i dont know if im missing something or if its something else but i mean they look kinda what i pictured them in my mind but they are still pretty crappy in my eye compared to what i would like them to be though im still pretty happy that they are somewhat decent though i really cant say if i have anykind of style in my drawings they jsut are somewhere there and i suppose its alright but i cant really put my finger on it i mean why they looking like they are i mean should they look better or not i honestly cant tell Of course they should but should i be happy or not? btw im talking about these drawings
  14. Spirit Rush

    Pew Pew!

    I was playing Overwatch and I suddenly got inspired to create a futuristic styled art of a pony... XD Also came back from Bronycon! It was sooo much fun!
  15. Zkrahs Yek

    Rarity - An Analysis

    In the spirit of thwarting away boredom and summoning users like Jeric and ooBrony in attack mode, this is a little character analysis segment I am doing for fun. We're chatting today about a particularly white and purple horse. One known for her generosity and vanity. We're of course talking about Richard Simons Rarity. While not my favorite character, I have always had a soft spot for Rarity because I feel she addresses the breaking of a stereotype that has been building since the start of things like the self esteem movement, the fat acceptance movement and many other movements. In a world where we're told big is beautiful and that "conventional" pretty is bad, we have entered a state where the "pretty girl" is often the villain nowadays just as the "fat ugly" girl was in the past. We've taken a stereotype and just gone headfirst in the opposite direction. Rarity represents the utter destruction of that stereotype. While having her moments, Rarity shows that a girl could be "conventionally" beautiful while still being a good person. It's an important lesson because we have ingrained into kids heads that there is little middle ground, it someone is "pretty" they must be stupid, insecure and egotistical. While Rarity can toot her own horn, she puts others before herself even when it's difficult. Many people criticize her for sharing a vice that conflicts with her greatest virtue, but like Rainbow Dash, this is actually her greatest strength. Rarity has the ability to be quite vain, and even materialistic, but she knows when to control it. She knows when others must come first. Rarity may be obsessed with vanity and even exhibit greed at times, but that is part of why her virtue of generosity is so powerful. She must overcome her greatest vice to achieve it regularly. It puts her in a state of balance of knowing when to think of others and when to think of yourself. She knows how to balance this song and dance and due to that she is a girl who is often seen as a team player. While many would assume she is just the tale of another spoiled brat, Rarity as we can guess from her family and sister did not come from wealth, perhaps middle class, but not excessive wealth. Rarity spawned in humble beginnings and has never forgotten where she comes from even when she dreams of where she could be. She is an inspiration to some and a mentor to others. At the end of the day though, she can't ignore the suffering of others. Rarity can set aside her initial distaste for something to help someone in need, and often will put herself under great personal distress to achieve quality and the assistance of others. We also can tell she's far sighted as she wears glasses only when working on something that requires attention to detail and she's just cute as a button when she does:
  16. PonyWaifu

    Friendzoned

    New art. Its been a while! As always, I hope you enjoy! <3 Direct Link : http://bow2yourwaifu.deviantart.com/art/Friendzoned-616371580
  17. Spice Up Your Life Pinkie Pie and Rarity discover a father and daughter struggling to keep their family restaurant open, which is cause tension in their relationship. Airing June 11th. http://tvschedule.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic/EP013304160140 Despite it being aired the week after episode 611, this is labeled as 613.
  18. In other words, who would do it first? http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LustfulMelt (for more info)
  19. The Second Opinion

    Spice Up Your Life - The Second Opinion

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNhHgIMv_pU It's time for The Second Opinion to give the second opinion on second opinions. This is My Little Pony: Spice Up Your Life.
  20. As we are aware of what happened in Orlando, I decided to do a drawing for Tabitha St. Germain of two characters that she voiced: Rarity and Derpy Hooves hugging each other in a sad and depressing tone. http://daimando.deviantart.com/art/For-Tabitha-St-Germain-Rarity-and-Derpy-sad-hug-614997054
  21. Ponies + Indian Food = This Now that that's out of the way, good morning everypony, and welcome to another edition of "Batbrony Reviews," our last for a while I'm afraid given that the Season 6 hiatus is upon us. Thankfully, I am glad to say that today's episode was most delightful indeed, even if it wasn't perfect. A nice return to the Friendship Map formula of last season with a fun pair of ponies we've already seen once this season, let's dive into "Spice Up Your Life." So, in this case I feel compelled to get what I thought didn't work in this episode out of the way first, because it bugged me as the episode unfolded. I was honestly having a hard time figuring out what the lesson was supposed to be. That is not to say that the episode didn't have a message, oh no, it did indeed. But I think it was the Friendship Map formula in general that threw me off; the presumption was that the quarrel Rarity and Pinkie had to solve was that between Coriander Cumin and Saffron Masala. Now there clearly was a quarrel, but I don't think that's actually what Rarity and Pinkie had to do (though the episode didn't do a very good job of explaining that). The nature of the quarrel wasn't very well explained; obviously both ponies were fighting a lot since their business was struggling, but I never really got a sense for what Coriander wanted to do differently from his daughter. Rarity pretty much handled everything in the music montage on his end, and Coriander was just kind of grumpy the whole time. In the end, the action did not center around those two at all, at least not salvaging their relationship. It also wasn't just about saving their business, because that's not really a friendship problem either. Yelp and RT reviewers manifested as a pony; as one can imagine, she sucked as much as you would think she would :crackle: No, in actuality, the message is actually quite nuanced, if not a little too subtle until the very end. I think the friendship lesson that they had to teach was to all of Restaurant Row in Canterlot, not just Coriander and Saffron. The crux of the conflict was that nopony in Canterlot would even try their food because they didn't have a hoof rating from Zesty Gourmand. Up till the very end, even after tons of other ponies in Canterlot were trying and clearly loving their food, Zesty still refused, contending that it was beneath her to do so and would ruin her reputation. What we have here, oddly enough, is a critique of critic culture, specifically critics who write for published and major media sources. Critics can sway public opinion quite a bit, and that can often be a good thing if the critic is good; but the problem with critic culture, sometimes, is that critics can sometimes become too full of their own opinions for their own good. They care more about the weight of their critique than remembering that they have their own personal tastes just like everyone else, and sometimes it can be so bad that it even prevents them from giving something new a chance, or judging something based on its own context/what it's trying to be instead of measuring it against things it simply shouldn't be. An Indian restaurant should be an Indian restaurant, not a place of high, cultured food. A blockbuster should try to be a great blockbuster, not an art house film, just as an art house film shouldn't try to be a blockbuster. Forming one's opinion, especially if voiced in public with the power to sway others, is a heady responsibility that should not be taken lightly, especially if you do have the social standing to sway others, and sometimes it's all too easy for people to forget that they could be wrong or just not like something that most others will if they actually can influence others' opinions. I very much liked this message, but again, I feel like it was not delivered, until the last few minutes of the episode, in a way that was readily understood, at least as the center of the episode's theme. Like I said, the friendship problem was not readily apparent at any point in the episode, but I think it came down to the episode title; people shouldn't be afraid of spicing up their lives, trying something new or giving something a chance, and shouldn't let the opinions of others prevent them from trying something if they think they'll like it or actually do like it. If you have a different opinion or tastes than someone else, that doesn't make you less of a person for it; all it means is that your ideas of what's enjoyable are different from what others find enjoyable. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that most of the time, and like I said, I really like this message; I just think it could have been delivered better. I love this guy! Coriander just does not have any time for any of your BS, Rarity; don't take it personally darling, he doesn't have any time for anyone's BS, and he thinks that everything is BS 99% of the time Now that that's out of the way, let's get to what I loved. Really, I loved everything about how this episode looked and felt. The style was great; getting to see Canterlot again, great; getting to see more Rarity and Pinkie Pie, great; getting a father/daughter conflict, great; father/daughter turn out to be Indian, very unique and awesome to see the writers branching out their character types in such a diverse way; the song, just as unique and awesome, combining familiar musical talents with a style of music we've never heard in the show. Basically, this FELT and LOOKED exactly as I hope new slice of life MLP episodes should; enough familiar elements combined with new ones to add some great flair and style, with just a dash of nice world building to boot. Admittedly, Rarity made a few more mistakes than Pinkie Pie, but really they both just weren't doing the right job from the get go; Pinkie Pie was just as bad at attracting customers to a restaurant in Canterlot as Rarity was at preparing the decor of the place, and in that regard the episode again felt a tad confused as to what it was trying to tell us about them. I think it came down to each of them working off of each other's strengths as the situation demanded; Rarity was still great at converting the restaurant, but that simply wasn't what needed to be done. Likewise, nobody questions that Pinkie Pie is as friendly as can be, but she wasn't about to attract new customers in Canterlot simply by being outgoing. This goes back to the episode's message; in Rarity, we see how the opinion of one with social standing can be turned to good in helping nudge others along to trying something new. In Pinkie Pie, we get obviously the tried and true message that, if you love what you do and know that others can and should love it too, then you shouldn't conform to the point that what makes your product unique and special in the first place is entirely absent from the finished product. Pinkie, that's not helping anyone Coriander and Saffron were a great addition to the show; again, the nature of their conflict with each other wasn't explained the greatest, but Saffron was perfectly friendly and Coriander was a hoot when he was grumpy, with his constant, deadpan expression and complete disinterest in everything (very nicely captured in his movements; I thought the animators did a wonderful job of making Coriander actually LOOK as heavy-set as he was drawn through his very slow, drawn-out movements). Zesty Gourmand was genuinely unlikable, and it was very nice how the episode showed she was so stubbornly set in her ways and had such a high opinion of her own opinion that she wouldn't even taste Coriander and Saffron's food. She missed out on a great chance for some great food all because she thought too highly of herself. As I said, I loved the Canterlot setting, and aesthetically the episode was extremely bright, colorful, and vibrant, very befitting an episode with this title. The music too, as I mentioned earlier, was a real treat and, although unique for the show, felt perfectly at home in it all the same. Overall, while this was hardly a perfect episode, it was a very delightful episode all the same, and if you can figure out the messages, they're actually very good ones. They're just a little hard to catch in the episode's actual execution. Until next time everypony, which may be a few months given the hiatus, this is Batbrony, as always, signing off. I'm off! *cue dramatic exit* That's not helping anyone either, Pinkie P.S. Before I forget, it was great seeing Starlight at the start of the episode with the rest of the Mane 6, in an actual slice of life episode, and on top of that fixing the Friendship Map with Twilight. Very nice to see the writers working her in like that finally in a small, supporting role.
  22. SoulHarmony

    Rating the Mane 6

    Blessings from Equestria and Welcome to my 3rd Blog in which today I am going to be ranking the Mane 6 of My Little Pony and Trying to explain my reasons behind why I placed them where I have. Please remember this is just a personal opinion and I am more than happy to listen to your views on this matter and how you would rank them but this is just my opinion and as we all know "Opinions are not wrong" Anyway with the introduction out of the way let us begin with Number 6: TWILIGHT SPARKLE OK Lets start with my least favourite of the Mane 6 and pretty much the Protagonist of the entire Series - "Princess" Twilight Sparkle. Out of all the characters she seems to be the most spoilt by the creative team, She is constantly being awarded by everyone around her when it was a combined effort of ALL of her friends and sometimes even outside help. Her character was not really the most relateable of characters in the series and at the beginning I could compare her to be a Juvenile trying to reform by learning how she is meant to act in modern society only to land a huge job at a corporation because the chairman "took a shine to her" and I personally just do not like that - I feel that she is benefiting from too much when she has not really deserved it. I think the part that annoys me the most is the fact she was turned into a princess and for what? Finishing a spell Star Swirl could not? Is that REALLY such a feat that deserves her to ascend into Princesshood? Especially when you consider what the rest of her friends have done in the duration of the series on their own which would have also warranted a transformation. Applejack saved Ponyville from a stampede of cows Fluttershy tamed a dragon and got him to relocate Pinkie Pie stopped a massive war from happening (which was caused indirectly by Twilight) I could literally go on about what the rest have accomplished but the fact remains they do not seem to be as awarded as Twilight Sparkle has been and that just doesn't seem right to me and because of that Twilight is definitely my least popular of them all. Number 5: RAINBOW DASH Rainbow Dash is probably the coolest designed of the mane 6 by far, Like she is 20% Cooler than the rest (Ba dum tssh) :lol The main reason I have placed her 5th might be a unpopular reason with her loyal fans but to me personally she has not really done anything in the series...I do not mean she is lazy and has not contributed to anything throughout the series but I mean she just has not really had a stand out moment in which she was her real hero (Apart from the first 5 minutes of Mare-Do-Well) and that is unfortunate because I would like to see her being the hero in a crisis to Ponyville and all of Equestria. But she is definitely not without her good points, firstly the fact she does have a good heart behind that superiority complex She was the one to dive right into the middle of bullying to protect a young and scared Fluttershy when she could have easily flew past and ignored it She ignored species profiling to befriend a young griffin named Gilda when all the others were mocking her She was willing to become Scootaloo adopted Big Sister...if you do not understand how important that is for someone as young as Scootaloo then I feel sorry for you Secondly is of course her greatest dream, To become a Wonderbolt, it was one of the first things she announced all the way back in episode 1 and do not deny it when they announced in the recent episode of "Newbie Dash" you felt pleased for her because all the hard work she had put in had finally paid off for her. Finally is her sense of honour, She is true to her element and is Loyal to the core even to her own morals, I said she had a dream to become a Wonderbolt but that did not stop her from almost throwing it all away during the reserve training because she felt that others were being unfairly bullied out of the chance to one day become Wonderbolts by Lightning Dust and that to me is something that earns my respect for anypony out there. Number 4: RARITY I will be honest Rarity was once my least favourite but as time has gone on she has improved quite a lot that I am now liking her character. I don't quite know what it was that I did not like about her - Maybe it was just the fact that to me she was the most bland of characters in the series, nothing bad but nothing special either and when you are meant to be one of the Protagonists in a series being Average is just not what you want to be...But I give credit where credit is due but her character took baby steps and she improved leaps and bounds and I might even say she is the most improved of the entire group. I enjoy her commitment to her passion and I have respect for her because she loves what she loves as much as she does - Yes that has sometimes been the focus on some of her least favourable moments in the series like picking it over spending quality time with Sweetie Belle and treating her friends like rubbish because someone else stole her idea but if I am honest that just shows true passion to something...You can tell she really wants to be the greatest fashion designer in all of Equestria just by the fact she sometimes forget to think about the feelings of those she loves as much. The best parts of Rarity is when she breaks characters, those brief moments when she is willing to step away from herself and let herself go just a little bit - Like when she was willing to get dirty to make amends with her Sister to recently bouncing around pretending to be Pinkie Pie because Pinkie was not acting like her usual self...they are magical moments because (as her name suggests) they are a 'Rarity'. Number 3: PINKIE PIE Pinkamena Diane Pie...Better known as Pinkie Pie is one of Ponyville most beloved residence and when you get to know her you can understand why this is so - When it comes to the life and soul of the town you can be sure that 90% she is at the centre of it and if she is not then she is there to throw a party in honour for the one who was because that is just the kind of pony she is. If you do not know how popular she is then I suggest you watch her brief moment during the song "True, True Friend" when she returns to her old self and all of Ponyville shout "PINKIE" in celebration because she is the one who brings them happiness and everypony loves her...But she is not without her flaws sadly and it comes down to the fact that, kind of like Rainbow Dash, she likes to be within the centre of attention and if she is not then her mood drastically changes. We see in "Party for one" when the rest decides to throw a party for her own birthday and have to avoid her whilst they are preparing for it that Pinkie goes crazy and even psychopathic really quickly even creating new "friends" with rocks and dust...and this is all in the space of an Afternoon folks :/ she literally could not mentally handle not being the life and soul of something for more than a couple of hours. But for that one aspect that is Negative, Pinkie Pie has probably a hundred that makes her so loved by the brony community but probably the key factor to it all is just her personality - She is humorous and usually have a laugh even in a major crisis, She loves her friends and family more than I feel people understand and She is always willing to go that one step further to help others (or to make sure that a party is going to be extra special). Number 2: APPLEJACK Originally I was debating between 3rd and 1st about who would be my number 1 but then I started to think outside the box and realised that whilst those two were continously changing their places in my mind there was one Pony who remains constant in my popularity for her since day one, a Pony who has been a stable for the series since Day 1 and has always produced at least a good episode under her name - Applejack. There is not much I can say bad about her really even her faults are worked into her character so well that they are not actually faults but merely make up her whole character which is actually really hard to do with alot of characters in Cartoons and Anime since most of the times the flaws are slapped in and don't always fit the character when you honestly think about it. Applejack best trait is always going to be her family and just how proud she is of them and her upbringing, She is a country pony at heart and that is exactly how she wants it because that is her family way and I feel that alot of our own families could do with learning a thing or two about what a family truly means from the Apple Family. She is also probably the best sister of the mane 6 even though sometimes she can be overly protective of Apple Bloom but then again who out there is not protective of their young siblings from time to time? The fact is you have to consider she is not just being Apple Blooms Sister but in a way a substitute mother trying to keep her on the right path whilst also wanting to have fun with her as two sisters would...it is not as easy as you may think but AJ is actually doing a really good job at balancing those two roles. Finally and probably the most debatable aspect of my list as to way I like her so much is her singing, it is usually excellent and I do not think I have heard a single song that she or the Apple family have sung that not only did I not enjoy but I liked singing along to because they are always so catchy and takes me back to the classic old country songs back in the day. Number 1: FLUTTERSHY They say you love the character that represents you the most and for me, that honour falls upon Miss Fluttershy and I am personally happy about that because just look at her, she is lovely right? I keep hearing people talk about how Fluttershy introvert personality makes her hard to like but I do not agree at all, I think if anything her character shows us how we could be interacting with someone similar and gaining a really interesting and good friend in the process and she is showing those who are introverts that just because society may deem you "Weak" does not mean you have to be a push over. She has shown in the past that when push comes to shove she can be as strong as the rest, she can not only step out of her comfort zone but even take a vacation from it which is a trait that alot of people can not do and when talking about Fluttershy they seem to forget it because they are focused so much on the time she overly shy but lets look back at one moment that went right over fans heads. Do you remember the Equestria Games? Well Fluttershy competed in it...Let that sink in before your eyes do the "Oh my God" Realisation thing - Fluttershy who had been shown to fear large crowds watching her was actually able to get in front of the biggest crowd of them all to do the two things she is known to be absolutely bad at, Flying and Racing...can you imagine standing in front of thousands all watching you do something you are not good at? You remember how scared Spike was when he had to sing the cloudsdale national anthem even though he didn't know it? THAT is actually how Fluttershy must have been feeling throughout that race but she remained strong and got through it for her team. She does have her flaws, she is probably the only pony who can out stubborn Applejack - Seriously if Fluttershy does not want to do something then she is not doing it even if she is guilt tripped and that might be something that should be frowned at but I think it is something that should be respected, She knows what she likes and hates and wants to avoid a lot of what she hates as best she can only doing them when it is something truly important...Kind of like saving it up so when she does it then you appreciate it just that little bit more. One of the biggest flaws that I do not like about Fluttershy is her tolerance of that Rabbit, Angel...I am definitely in that category who hates that rabbit and will not miss him if was written off but at the same time because Fluttershy loves him I tolerate him being around since he makes Fluttershy happy - But I swear if he slaps her again I will find a way to get into Equestria and I will **This segment has been censored due to graphic description of violence and animal cruelty**...and bury him in the everfree forest But in the end, I just love Fluttershy as a whole so I am proud to name her my favourite of the Mane 6 Thank you all for reading my blog, once again please feel free to comment your own opinions if you wish because I enjoy reading your views very much Until Next time, Blessings from Equestria to you all