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  1. Note: Although the U.S. won't air it till May 27, Canada's Treehouse TV will air it tomorrow morning. Be prepared for spoilers! Title: Hard to Say Anything Air Date (Canada/Treehouse TV): May 13, 2017 Air Date (U.S./Discovery Family): May 27, 2017 Writer: Becky Wangberg Summary: "When the Cutie Mark Crusaders discover that Big Mac has his first crush, they vow to help him win Sugar Belle’s heart before Feather Bangs does it first." This episode will continue the trend from Treehouse TV starting last Sunday with Fluttershy Leans In: Two episodes will air per week, one on Saturday, one on Sunday (and could air the finale early in the summer), while Discovery Family will air one per week. More than likely due to the Movie coming out in October. Each episode airs sometime between 11 and 11:30am EST, but its timing isn't completely consistent. When someone uploads the episodes on YT and DailyMotion, I'll link them to you here. A poll will be published after it airs. Poll's up! Canadian Airing Streams (links courtesy of EQD): Otaku Brawler (the one I watched Leans In) Brony Network Lemonwalnut DailyMotion: YT:
  2. Regardless of whether you ship Fluttermac, Cheerimac, Sugar Mac, or even Marble Mac. One thing I seem to notice is that Big Macintosh seems to have a thing for mares who are usually known for their kindness. After all, Fluttershy is the Element of Kindness, and she's often paired with Big Mac by fans. Cheerilee is a teacher who works with fillies and colts, thus kindness certainly applies to her. Sugar Belle is pretty quiet and soft spoken and has been known to be kind as well. Marble Pie is a little confusing. She's quiet and soft spoken, but I'm not too sure if kindness is a part of her. But nevertheless. The common ground of each of these mares is that they're known for their kindness towards other ponies. So I don't think that we should accuse the big red stallion of having bad taste in what he likes in a mare, no matter which of these 4 ponies you ship him with. Don't you agree?
  3. This was a silly request by Peter New, voice of Big Macintosh. His character and his secret stash of cheese. And I had to make them big just for comical sakes
  4. As you may have already read from my posts before. One of the main things I want to see is Big Macintosh get to have a big hero moment in at least one episode. It was one of his desires back in "Brotherhooves Social". And if non Mane 6 ponies such as Starlight Glimmer and Trixie along with Thorax and Discord could be heroes, why not give Big Mac a moment in the sun? Granted, he has been getting more development since the episode, and that's good. But the hero moment has yet to come. One opportunity to do that would be the through the Cutie Map. There have been other threads discussing other characters getting summoned by the cutie map. This past season, it summoned Starlight Glimmer in an episode, and Spike in another. So I guess this would be a perfect opportunity for the Big red stallion to do something awesome. There were some noodle incidents mentioned by Applejack when she was under Starlight's spell back in season 6, mentioning some great adventures that Big Mac was on at certain points. Maybe the Cutie Map could summon him back to those places and save the day. What do you think?
  5. I've been mentioning this for quite sometime. But I think that the shows creative staff seem to have forgotten about something from an episode that is the perfect starting base for a new story arc. Of course I'm talking about Big Mac's speech at the end of "Brotherhooves Social" in which he tells Apple Bloom about his envy of Applejack's heroic status. Ever since that episode, I've been hoping for the writers to capitalize on that moment and begin making a complete story arc out of it. It's a fresh story arc that has full potential to provide great development for Big Mac's character. After all, each of the Mane 6 have more than likely come full circle. The Cutie Mark Crusaders have already reached their goal. So how about having Big Macintosh work more towards the goal of being a hero in his own right? Keep in mind this thread is only focusing on ONE aspect of the character development: The "dreams of heroism" aspect. The problem is that the writers haven't done anything to work Big Mac towards that goal. (Unless Dungeons and Discords counts, but that was more of a fantasy roleplaying than anything else) They seem to be stuck in a routine with episodes STILL focusing on the likes of the Mane 6, Spike, Starlight Glimmer, and the CMC. Maybe it IS planned but they're just saving it for the 7th season. Maybe they just need some help with ideas on how to make it happen. Do you think it's time for the writers to capitalize on Big Mac's wishes to be a hero and start working towards that big hero moment? What sort of heroic deeds can you think of in which Big Mac can do to achieve that goal?
  6. Ginger Ale

    Who is Big Mac with?

    Well according to me, Big Macintosh is one big susceptible lover. He is interested in more than one mares. I mean, Cheerilee (although they had love potion, they still blush to each other when they come across), Marble Pie and now Sugar Belle? What is going on? XD. Can someone officially tell me what is going on? I mean they explained Cheerilee but what about Marble Pie? They were not even looking at each other friendly. How fast Big Mac forgot Marble Pie to have a crush on Sugar Belle?
  7. *sigh* Man, oh, man, Hard to Say Anything is unadulterated shit. A failure of epic proportions not seen since PPOV. Where. Do. I. Even. Start? Anyone can write a good episode. Becky Wangberg is so exception. One big problem with bringing in new writers is sometimes they don't get the characters, the worldbuilding, and theme molding. Hamilton knew what he was doing and clearly researched the series. Wangberg didn't do enough, and it showed. You can actually count the number of times the CMCs have been out of character at any point in the series. If you take the comics into account, the Holiday Special is their worst. Is the characterization that bad here? Thankfully, no. But is their worst in the show in a long time? One hundred percent. The CMCs were absolutely clueless in not only what they're doing, but also how they're doing. When they realize Big Mac on a crush on Sugar Belle, they all believed it was literally a good idea to follow the classic fairytale tropes and outcomes. They're fairy tales for a reason, yet they treat the novels like a how-to instruction book. Naïve they can be, but they're not stupid. How they're unable to separate fiction from reality's beyond me. More mind-boggling is how every time they screw up, they perform an even dumber idea, which worsens the matter worse and pisses off Sugar Belle even more. They may always have the best strategies (or the best common sense), but they're all smart and clever in their own way. There's also a great sense of maturity beyond their years. Lost Mark, anypony? Well, this maturity is missing. This isn't the CMCs. This is a generic group of caricatures in disguise. I don't know which performance is worse, this or The Show Stoppers. More about them later. To hear Big Mac actually speak way more beyond the clichéd "Eeyup" and "Nope" is a long-awaited surprise. That doesn't mean he's still in character! Big Mac may be only a stallion of a few words, but he's still very intelligent, caring, and observant with some dignity. Why the hell would he subscribe to the CMCs' stupid plan on copying the fairy tale clichés to woo Sugar Belle over Stereo Pop? My mind boggles that he'd think at any point that it was a good idea to follow that book o' fiction. Hell, at least once, he questioned their ideas, but gave in. You can have a crush and still retain some common sense. The Cutie Mark Crusaders tell Big Mac to go back to her and ask was their best idea prior to the end by a long shot. They still could've done the same after Feather Bangs barged in and suddenly became the episode's antagonist. More on him later. But after all the shenanigans, Apple Bloom finally realized… Why is this such a big problem? This is something that any of them should've figured out a long time ago, especially Big Mac. He's smart enough to know that Sugar Belle might've wanted or needed something that could be beneficial. Rather than immediately going to the storybook, they should ask Big Mac why he had a crush on her and what would be something most beneficial to her (and, by extension, everyone else in the town). This should've been the case for Apple Bloom, who knows him better than the others. Why didn't this come to her mind in the first place? Because if any of the CMCs didn't go to their stupid scheme, this whole plot would've been resolved by the 11-minute mark, and we'd have to have another one to fill the rest of the time frame. The one line makes all four look even dumber than they were during Act 2. Now, to talk about the elephant in the room: Rather than re-write it, let my initial reaction tell the story: Now to go over the last sentence in full: Big Mac's big kissyface is a pure grossout shot. The audience is supposed to laugh at how big, long, and plump Big Mac's forced kissy face looks. What makes it even more disgusting is the closeup of his lips and how Sugar Belle looked at from the corner of her sleepy eye. Seeing swollen, close-up lips protruding from straight on is disgusting, not funny. Sugar Belle's expression is the cornerstone of why the sexual harassment implications exist. She's completely unaware of not only his advances, but his presence, as well. There's no inclination of her realizing he's there nor wants him there. She just wants some peace and quiet. Compare that shot to this panel from FIM #25 (The Good, Part 1/2): In the old forums, IDW editor Bobby Curnow admitted that T3's supposed to be a Western parody. Rarity's and Twilight's expression don't suggest parody, but assault. Longhorn's terrorism isn't played for laughs at any point. How is the audience supposed to not take it seriously? A possible way to make this a parody is to treat it as one, like Tumbleweed and the crew immediately playing mindgames with Longhorn in a Bugs Bunny-Yosemite Sam kind of way. If Tumblweed's flicked to a poll, he jumps off the poll (with some cartoon physics, like warping the wood like a spring) and kicks his ass. If Sugar Belle showed any awareness of Big Mac's advances and presence, then the parody could work. Something like pretending to sleep, teasing Big Mac with a joke-y line like "Pass me the sunscreen" or "I know you're there, Mack-y" would help shape the parody together better? Why? Because it suggests consensuality among both side, fixing the implications in the process. For those who suggest either the implication doesn't exist exist or it's okay because the humor was at Big Mac's expense: Watch the scene in full. Pay attention to how Big Mac behaves and how Sugar Belle reacts. All of this helps shape up the implications. Big Mac being the butt of the joke doesn't make the implications disappear. To tell me otherwise suggests that I should turn off my brain. Two words: never happening. While Hard sucks, it had a decent start. But when Stereo Pop (screw "Feather Bangs"! The other name applies better) appears, the plot sinks. And Stereo Pop himself is nothing but an episodic accident. As a character, what character? As a personality, he has as much dimension as Flash Sentry: almost none. There's nothing engaging or charismatic about his character. Each line he spews is flat and stilted. Nothing he says represents anything a realistic person would say. Outside from being a contrived antagonist (more on this below), his whole purpose is to be a 100% parody of Bieber…back in his early days as a singer. His haircut, suave behavior, and song all scream early-days Bieber more specifically and stereotypical interpretations of boy bands back in the 1990s and 2000s. And the jokes surrounding him suck. Why? Because this whole thing is surrounded by dated pop culture references. There's no effort being put into this joke, and every skit related to him (from the voice to hair swaying to the autotune in his song) is one-dimensional. Not even his intentionally phallic cutie mark (there's a reason why his tail covers most of it most of the time) is funny. It's just "it's an erect penis mark. Laugh." Jokes don't work that way. Pop culture jokes in themselves are really, really difficult to get right. Why? Because what could be cool and funny today could become tacky tomorrow. There's no one right way to make a good pop culture joke, but the better techniques that I've seen are to make sure the core of the joke isn't the pop culture reference, written with enough effort to make it timeless, or keep it really subtle to the point of the audience not having to get the reference at all to make it work. This joke fails. Clearly he's written to be an antagonist, yet they never properly build him up to be an antagonist. I don't know what went on behind the scenes, but it feels like the writers were reminded that a conflict's needed, and they plug him in very suddenly to fill this in. We never heard of him at any point in the show, and you can educationally guess that he won't appear again. The ending where he admits to be nervous around others…that was the best part of the whole episode. Why? Because it gives him some character. Unfortunately, it's too little, too late. To have this swerve happen in the last thirty seconds is nothing but laziness just to make the audience sympathetic. It's a major insult to the story! As a whole, Stereo Pop contributes nothing but the nosedive of its quality and can be written out entirely. If he wasn't in this episode, this episode would be a thousand times better! On second thought, to compare Stereo Pop to Flash is an insult to Flash. Even though Flash is a stereotype, at least he feels like a genuine character at times! There's nothing genuine about this piece of shit! On top of that, this whole episode directly contradicts the continuity of the show. In Hearts & Hooves Day (which this episode directly references), the CMCs state how it was bad for them to force romance between two ponies. They're doing the very same thing here, only without the love poison and with Big Mac as the vessel. Like RF, they're referencing continuity they shattered. DHX's blatant disregard ruins the moral's weight. Lastly, one important question. How long did Big Mac's have crush on Sugar Belle? When did it begin? The episode hints that it began that week, but you only truly get to see the part where Mac's crush developed. What would help really improve this episode is if we get to see Big Mac's crush develop from beginning to end. Another problem is other than the bedroom eyes in Act 1, Sugar Belle never reciprocates it until the end. When you have the mutual admission happen this quick, the pacing feels rushed, and the weight of the crush falls flat. DHX, you've sucked at writing romance since the very beginning, and you suck here. STOP WRITING ROMANCE! It's very clear that Hard's attempting to parody fairy tale tropes, much of which seen in Disney classics. Note the word "attempted." If you're going to write a good parody, put in the effort to write the jokes correctly and avoid horrendous implications. What movie parodied them well? This whole movie's a fairy tale parody. But it knows what they're doing. Hell, they write the love's first kiss parody correctly! As a whole, the episode is a mess and clearly the first bad episode of the season. This whole episode would've worked much better if it was completely retooled. Here's an idea of mine below: After Applejack can't make her apple delivery due to being under the weather, Big Mac takes over her job by bringing the shipment of apples to Sugar Belle's home, where they meet for the first time. He and Sugar Belle exchange acquaintances and pleasantries, and Big Mac wonders what's going on with him. He wonders what feels funny. Sugar Belle begins to feel the same. Over the rest of the week, as Applejack recovers from her cold, Apple Bloom feels suspicious about Big Mac's continuous adventures to Starlight's old village. They know something's funny with Big Mac and try to figure out what. The other ponies from Our Town notice the same with Sugar Belle, as she's been jotting recipes for killer apple treats, something she hadn't done before. But they both keep it a secret. One day, Starlight decides decides to make a visit to her old village, where she's shocked that apples are stored and organized outside Sugar Belle's home. Suspicious, she knocks on her door, and she answers. Soon, they rib each other. Not long after, she discovers interesting recipe titles, all related to the McIntosh apple that's grown so much in the SAA orchard. Starlight eavesdropping the titles upset Sugar Belle, and she reveals to having a crush on Big Mac. She asks Starlight not to tell anypony about it, which she promises. Back in Ponyville, Apple Bloom prodded Big Mac after noticing a behavior change, and he reveals to her about his crush on Sugar Belle. She promises not to tell anypony, either. Silence for the next couple of days, but Starlight spent a portion of the second day continuing to be re-acquainted with the village and had a little gossip talk with Sugar Belle as they co-planned a recipe. She asked Sugar what she liked about Mac, and she explained about his wonderful personality, including the ability to care and help. When Starlight asked what would mean a lot to him, she isn't sure. Starlight explains a bit of his family, and what they do to transport items. Here, Sugar Belle recalls how some wagons were falling apart and getting beaten up and has an idea of giving him (and the rest of the family) new ones. Fortunately, Starlight knew of a neighborhood carpentry, and they agreed to go there tomorrow. Starlight decided it was time to leave, but Sugar Belle invited her to stay for the night. That evening, Big Mac's hard at work designing a brand-new display shelf and counter for Sugar Belle. The structure would have three tiers to place her baked goods and an icebox underneath to store refrigerated fruits, vegetables, and other perishables. Apple Bloom watches from the doorway. Next day, both of them visit a carpentry near Town Hall, and came up with a brand-new wagon design for Big Mac. The wood was smooth, nailed, and polished. Sugar and Starlight painted his wagon with yellow on the wheels, green on the side, red bed, and orange straps. It was also sturdier, squeak-free, and easier to pull. Just in case, there's an attachment for extra goods. The other orders will be coming the next day. Big Mac and Apple depart SAA for Sugar Belle's house and encounter many troubles, from treacherous roads to collapsed trees to his wagon ready to fall apart on the next stop or bump. Starlight and Sugar Belle arrive at SAA, but AJ reveals he and Apple Bloom weren't home. He and Apple Bloom left. They knew where he was going and followed his tracks. They journeys several miles till they approached near the arid village. CRASH!! About 300 yards away, they see Big Mac and Apple Bloom standing in the middle of the road, their wagon destroyed, and both of them trying to keep everything in the same pile. Sugar Belle helps clean up the mess and puts their supplies on the bed of the new wagon, which she gave to him. It was a gift since he needed it. Big Mac thanked her and revealed that he was headed to her house to help renovate her pie shelves. She hugs him and thanks him with a kiss on the cheek. At the village, all four construct her new shelf and icebox. She really appreciates what he did and thanks him. And with a small nudge from Starlight, she reveals she has a crush on him and asks if they can go on a date. Blushing, he accepts, and they share a nose nuzzle. To conclude, AB and Starlight walk away with them both splitting the lesson.
  8. Anyways, looking at the episode, Dungeons and discord, Big macintosh's character is a unicorn; in addition to this, during his dream he pictured himself being a unicorn (at first before becoming an alicorn). Do you think its possible that big macintosh has some slight desires to be a unicorn?
  9. I'd almost forgotten how it feels to hate an episode of My Little Pony this much. How long has it been? Since "What About Discord?" I mean, "Fluttershy Leans In" was awful, but at least it didn't sink to this level of annoyance and odiousness. "Hard to Say Anything" has almost nothing to redeem it. Most of its jokes fall flat, its plot is tired and lazy, the characters are borderline reprehensible, and the moral is pedestrian at best. Every season has its stinkers, but I was really hoping we'd moved past My Little Pony stooping this low, and having this in an already dire season is really starting to test my patience with this show. When the Cutie Mark Crusaders notice Big Mac making a surprising amount of long-distance deliveries to Starlight's old village, they hide in his cart to spy on him. Once there, they discover that he has a crush on Sugar Belle, and immediately work with him to win her affection. In the process, he's interrupted by a smug pretty boy named Feather Bangs, and so he and the CMC decide to compete with Feather Bangs to get Sugar Belle's attention, much to her dismay. Right from the cold open, we're "treated" to the Cutie Mark Crusaders being more obnoxious than they've been since "Twilight Time," chatting happily about invading Big Mac's privacy rather than asking him why he's going all the way to Starlight's village so much because... they think it'll be fun. That's the level of character likability the entire episode operates on, apparently assuming that the CMC pushing Big Mac to harass Sugar Belle in increasingly obnoxious ways is the height of comedy. At one point, he leans in to kiss her while she's sleeping, because the Crusaders are inspired by a Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. Sexual harassment? HILARIOUS! I hate this episode. Also, yes, the Crusaders are getting Big Mac to act out grand gestures from fairy tales, because they're idiots, and he's an idiot too. The Crusaders being detestable is one thing, but Big Mac is an adult and should know enough to question them. That he goes along with these twerps' ideas simply because they've riled him up enough speaks to a lack of maturity and self-control. He doesn't question kissing Sugar Belle while she's sleeping? The Crusaders take all the blame at the end, but Big Mac should have known to question some of these genuinely creepy acts. At the end, Sugar Belle tells Mac and Feather Bangs to leave her alone, but the climax has him completely disregard that and sneak into her house to rebuild her counter. This is only sweet in comparison to what he was doing previously, and if Sugar Belle had again kicked him out she'd be entirely in the right. But this is the emotional climax, so of course she immediately thanks him and starts nuzzling him, because that's how you should reward someone who does the exact opposite of what you asked him to do. I hate this episode. At first, Feather Bangs is one of the episode's few successful gags, as his smug, smarmy attitude hits the same sweet spot that Zephyr Breeze did, but there's nothing to him aside from getting in Mac's way and repeating cheezy one-liners. It gets repetitive long before he begins singing lame pastiches of pop songs from over five years ago, and between those songs and his overall appearance, he resembles nothing so much as Justin Bieber circa 2010, a reference made especailly dated due to Bieber looking nothing like that anymore and no longer making music which sounds anything like that. He's still the best character in the thing, but that only speaks to how wretched everyone else is. For all the elaborate exposition in the cold open, Sugar Belle doesn't do much in the episode aside from react to others, and her reactions are either swooning, surprise, or irritation. The episode's few charms come from the first, as early on her and Mac have a little chemistry, but the latter two are the ones which are most sympathetic because they reflected my own feelings of repulsion at Mac's behaviour. The episode makes no effort to develop her, and when she and Mac finally get together, it's hardly satisfying because her turn around to liking him again feels sudden, we don't know enough about her to care, and Mac's affection for her was only just introduced to us. The animators go nuts, because apparently nobody bothers to reign them in anymore, and add pink hearts to Mac's eyes just in case the dialogue, which outright states that Mac has a crush on Sugar Belle, was too subtle. Whole scenes, like one interminable song competition between Mac and Feather Bangs, appear to exist entirely so the animators and composers can mess around, but the songs are far too cheesy, the scene goes on for way too long, and the story is weak enough that the songs are hurt by their context. At its core, this is just another story about some dude consulting people near him to get the girl, and while his creepiness doesn't actually cause the girl to like him (at least at first), that doesn't make it any less tiresome. The only thing embellishing this story is that the original plans don't work, but those plans are so stupid that the story doesn't work as a subversion of traditional romantic comedies, and the scenes where Big Mac acts obnoxious or creepy towards Sugar Belle are still played for laughs as if they're not utterly insufferable. The moral might be the best part of the episode, but it too is pedestrian, and it's hurt by the fact that the Crusaders' schemes are inspired by fairy tales. I suppose that the episode isn't wrong to say that wooing someone should actually involve doing something which would make them happy, but it's worded that you shouldn't "try to impress them," and... wouldn't doing something which matters to them still impress them? What if a grand romantic gesture is exactly what they want? In context, the moral doesn't mean anything beyond "don't be obnoxious," and that's not good enough. I hate this episode. The worst part is that while "Hard to Say Anything" is easily the season's least pleasant episode, it's hardly the only subpar entry this season. In what is rapidly shaping up to be the worst season for the show yet, it's impressive that this episode still stands out as being so vile, and between its obnoxious characters, poorly-delivered moral, generic plot and general lack of humour, this might just be one of the worst episodes of the entire show. At least S4's "Simple Ways" ends on a high note; this ends just as terribly as it began, and I cannot stand it. After this, tomorrow's Rarity and Applejack episode might not seem so bad, and I cannot think of anything more damning. The recurring theme of failing to communicate isn't even present here. For fuck's sake. Score: Entertainment: 1/10 Characters: 3/10 Themes: 4/10 Story: 2/10 Overall: 25/100 If you like seeing me this angry, then some of my season 5 reviews at my offsite blog might be to your taste.
  10. There's something about the concept of sharing traditions that drives me to think how wonderful differences are. We don't see the world on the same way; each one of us have our motivations, experiences and dreams to accomplish. We want to share our own perspective with the world, and also want to see what others have to offer. That's one of the bases of fandoms, expand what we think we know and learn about different ways to see one particular thing. To make it work, we have to learn how to listen, and try to understand why other person thinks differently than you, and be grateful that this idea can be not only spoken, but heard. Season 5 episode "Heartbreakers" portraits this idea wonderfully. It's not perfect, but goes well with the standards of the show. I enjoy seeing Pinkie Pie and Applejack interact like the knew each other for years. I mean, like a childhood best friend. It's heartwarming, and anyone with that one friend can relate. The are almost opposites in personality sometimes, but also share a lot in common, particularly the silly sense of humor. If you want Pinkie to be your best friend, just go along with that. The pies are also unique and interesting. The 4 sisters are three extremes and a neutral centerpoint in the spectrum of emotions. Limestone is anger, Marble is timidness, Pinkie is joy, and Maud is... Maud. It's a clever way to make a character. I'd love to see them around on season 7. A family related episode is always welcome to my list of personal favourites. Bring me the Pie and the Maud, gud sir. Twitter! deviantArt!
  11. EifieFikoru

    14 days left; princess pride.

    I've realized that this is not the place to post such large texts about my considerations on certain topics, like yesterday with Zecora, which I had to shorten because I didn't thought anybody would read it. If you like, you can read my impressions about certain writers leaving season 7 and part of the opinion about characters like Starlight or Change itself as a concept. There goes: https://mlpforums.com/blogs/entry/22069-time-goes-by-consideration/ It's not much, but I'd like to read what'cha think about the topic. Twitter! deviantArt! Enjoy best princess, Princess Big Mac. Behold!
  12. Filly Vanilli introduced us to the Ponytones, a quartet (now quintet) consisting of Big Macintosh, Rarity and now Fluttershy along with two other ponies. Since that episode, one wonders if the group would make a return in any future episodes. After all, three of them are established regular characters. It would make for some great interaction moments, (and a shipping moment or two). It would also provide character development for the two background ponies. What sort of new episodes can work for the Ponytones?
  13. Captain Whirlwind

    My First MLP comic dub

    I made my first ever comic dub voicing all the ponies in this comic Comic: Octavia page 35. I hope you enjoy
  14. Shimmering_Starlight

    Minty/ Big Mac

    hope you guys like them !! thank you for all the encouraging comments!!
  15. Although "Dungeons and Discords" was supposed to be the "Guys Night Out" thing. I somehow get the feeling that the whole thing didn't exactly live up to the potential that I would have wanted. If anyone knows anything about what I have posted before. I've been pushing for further development of Big Macintosh since "Brotherhooves Social." However despite Big Mac being among the 3 guys, I somehow got the feeling he was just along for the ride, and way too downplayed as I feel as though they were focusing mainly on Spike and Discord in the episode. My guess is that it's because despite not being ponies, Spike and Discord are the "Main Males" of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. and Big Macintosh although being the most prominent stallion, is just a side character. This somehow makes me want more "Guys Night Out" episodes. but with more male ponies involved as opposed to just Spike and Discord. Do you feel that Big Macintosh was downplayed in "Dungeon's and Discords?"
  16. The episode "Brotherhooves Social" gave me the impression that Big Macintosh has a inferiority complex to Applejack and the other members of the Mane Six.
  17. Ships are magic

    Big Macintosh's cutiemark?

    Does anypony know how big mac got his cutiemark? It never says in the show!! if you've written a fanfic or something about it then I'd love to read it!!
  18. As we know full well, the MLP franchise has been well established as a girls franchise. But with Friendship is Magic ushering in the Brony community, well you know the rest. Still despite the Bronies on the rise, the series itself still has a majority of the focus be on the mares and fillies. Granted, some are more masculine than others, and some are more feminine than others. But I think that the Brony community has gotten so huge at this point that it can't be ignored anymore and I think that they should try to have some episodes focus on some of the established stallion and colt characters such as Big Macintosh, Shining Armor, Dr. Hooves, Cheese Sandwich, Carrot Cake, Rumble, etc. as well as build on some character development for them. I think that doing so would show that MLP is truly aiming for a more extensive audience. Now I know that that Spike and Discord have gotten quite a bit of focused episodes, but I'm talking about the male ponies here. Spike's a dragon, and Discord's a mutant creature. Here are some examples: Big Macintosh: I've elaberated on this in another thread but I'd say "Brotherhooves Social" was a great starting point for his character development. I'd like to see the writers follow up on his desires to be a hero like his sister Applejack, in small steps such as having to step in for her whenever she's unable to partake in events that she usually does, such as the Canterlot rodeo among others. Shining Armor: As a member of the Canterlot Royal Guards, I'd love to see him come through for Twilight during a major threat, just like she did for him at his wedding to Cadence. Dr. Hooves: Have an episode dedicated to studies and inventions, and build a story arc for him to build a time machine. Or something like that. Would you like to see more Stallions and Colts get more focus and character development?
  19. iceestarz

    Big Mac then and now

    Haven't really been drawing much lately. I'm tired and stressed from school so it's killed any kind of passion for art I had. I do try and get a doodle in every blue moon. Here's a quickly doodled Big Mac redraw I did on a sticky note. The left is from a looooooong time ago. Like three-four years ago. On the right is the more recent one.
  20. I came across this MLP fan video on YouTube called "Brothers." and it gave me a possible new idea to use for the show. Suppose they made a three way friendship between Shining Armor, Big Macintosh and Zephyr Breeze: The brothers of Twilight, Applejack and Fluttershy respectively. I know they already have a sibling trio with the CMC, but this is just a hunch of a way to use the brothers in a way that would seem fresh and could develop their characters as well as interaction between them. As far as a purpose for the brothers. I'm still a little sketchy on what to do with them. Maybe they could seek out heroic stuff to do on a smaller scale than that of the Mane 6. How well do you think this concept could work?
  21. IsraelYabuki

    Ask Big Macintosh

    Howdy there, Big Mac here, and I'ma answer any of yer questions you might have fer me. Eeyup
  22. woodgazer

    I'll keep asking

    This is my first brony song ever. And the first song I've ever put on youtube. I hope you'll excuse the way less than professional music, but do you like the lyrics? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cjPChdVfTg&feature=youtu.be
  23. So, looking at this clip, it looks like at some point RD and Pinkie return and stumble into Discord's D&D game with Spike and the others; Wondering if RD and Pinkie pie get sent home early and end up playing a co-starring role in the episode? Loving dash as a rogue!
  24. When the Mane 6 leave town, Discord decides to join Spike and Big Mac’s role-playing game session. Airing: September 3, 2016 http://tvschedule.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic/EP013304160145
  25. Big Mac ordered something that he believed was an apple, but when he got his apple, it was not what he expected... Thanks to Princess-Moonlight for giving me the idea