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  1. So, there's always been one thing that's bothered me about the world of MLP:FIM, and that's with some of the items in the world. Things like, teacups and other things with handles that just weren't meant for a pony to hold. I mean, have you SEEN a pony hold a teacup by the handle? (Pinkie Pie's hair doesn't count ) So, it honestly makes me wonder, why would the pony's create such items that they can't even use? You COULD say it's a visual element but I mean, the show has adjusted items to fit for a Pony, like cameras. So why are teacups with handles still a thing? So I was thinking of this and maybe the answer lies beyond Equistria's borders. I mean, inside we got primarily hooved ponies, Dragons(who don't really use teacups, aside for Spike ), and Gryphins, who CAN use teacups but they don't tend too, and they're not as many of them compared to the pony population. Yet outside, we got all kinds of various types of creatures, and a good chunk of them have actual hands or claws. So it makes me wonder, does Equistria import things like teacups from other places outside Equistria? Or do they just make it like that because teacups were always made with handles before Equistria was even founded? Anyways, just some of my thoughts on it, what do you guys think of the subject?
  2. Today while I was browsing through EQD, I came across this post of a new movie. https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/06/new-equestria-girls-special.html It will air on July 7th on the Discovery Family channel during the Indepedence Day weekend at 11:30AM. Clearly a-fill-in for the current hiatus of Season 8. Feel free to discuss anything regarding this movie. I think there's a chance human Twilight may return to have a big role in the film.
  3. Steamgamer27

    General Media Guilty Pleasures

    Like what it says what are some of yours? Everything from TV shows, music, films, books, women/men, hobbies ect.. ect.. ext. I shamefully have seen every episode of sex in the city, via my own choice. You?
  4. Fanfiction is one of the backbones of just about any fandom, but sorting through it all can be a freaking nightmare! Bronies have a well-organized and dedicated site in FimFiction, but most other fandoms aren't so lucky. Everything is crammed into just two sites really (fanfiction.net and Archive of Our Own), and navigating them can be a chore. First, 99% of what you find is GOING to be yaoi; great if that's your thing, annoying to slog through if not. Then there are the innumerable bad crossover fics, dark fics, self-inserts, etc. All can and HAVE been done very well in the past, but most of what you'll find isn't really up to an avid reader's standards. Unfortunately, ordering by popularity is rarely a good option, as you'll inevitably find that being "popular" doesn't necessarily mean "well written". You can check the TVtropes fanfic recommendation pages and occasionally turn out something you'll like, but those usually very limited and skip a lot of great stuff. You can ask a friend who's an avid fanfic reader for suggestions, but we don't all have those. You can try checking the fanfic-talk threads on the SpaceBattle or other large forums, but some of those are thousands of pages long and super intimidating for a newbie. Worst case scenario, you end up just reading bits of various stories to see if they appeal to you, but that means countless hours of reading stuff that you'll mostly end up dismissing (and even if you find something interesting, a good start doesn't necessarily equal a good story). I'm honestly out of ideas myself. If I want to find a good "Kingdom Hearts" or "My Hero Academia" story, I look at the sheer volume of what's available, get intimidated, and give up almost immediately. I've gotten too used to just having popular fics pop up in a neat sidebar for me and sorting through just a few new stories each day, and can't bring myself to spend an afternoon searching a massive archive for a single story to entertain me. So, what do YOU do when you're searching for something to read? Is there a place you go to get recommendations? A method you use to help make browsing more effective? A special site you visit? I'm eager to hear what you have to say! P.S. Please note that I'm not dumping on "bad" fanfictions here; just pointing out that there are a lot of readers who are very picky, either due to limited interests or high standards.
  5. I was just curious how open other bronies are about their brony-ness. Do you walk around proudly displaying it or is it on a strictly need-to-know basis? Personally I'm completely open about it. I'm wearing a Princess Luna shirt from WeLoveFine right now (it was a gift from my little sister. She's so sweet. ). I don't randomly bring it up or try to shove the show down other people's throats or anything, but I'm not afraid to say I like it if it comes up or someone asks. How about you all?
  6. Mine was Super Metroid for the SNES.
  7. DoubleRainbow_Dash

    Why does everyone like Princess Luna?

    I just want to know why a lot of bronies like her (not that I don't). We rarely see her and the only major appearances she has made are in Nightmare Night and When the Sweetie Belle Toils, and we barely know her character unlike the mane 6. So leave your thoughts down below because I'm actually curious about this.
  8. I myself have severe generalized anxiety disorder(that in my opinion should have been diagnoses as panic disorder, but I was already on some medication when they officially diagnosed me, so they never saw it's true severity) and pretty bad depression. I was wondering if any of you guys have battled or are currently battling any mental illnesses. If you're not comfortable opening up about it in full detail, that's totally okay. But if you want to talk about it, how has it affected your life? What are some things you do to make yourself better? And do you have any tips or words of encouragement for the others here? Hugs to everyone who replies and everyone who doesn't reply but still deals with these things! You're all super strong and amazing people, and I'm proud of you!
  9. Here's the trailer I'm super excited for the return of this show "Invader Zim" and cannot wait for the upcoming movie plus the possibility of more new episodes. I just hope Jhonen Vasquez doesn't to have change anything for this show in order to make it "kid-friendly", just because of the last incident. The reason why the show was cancelled because it wasn't suited for kids. Cartoons in the past and on nowadays already bypass that point. The new art doesn't seems appealing to me though...it's looks too childish/babyish and not dark as the old ones. So I hope the new look is just for the movie and not the show. Well enough said, this thread is for those who wants to discussion about Invader zim the movie or the show itself.
  10. Fear. Fear is a natural (and healthy) emotion that we feel whenever we think we're in some form of danger. Unfortunately, some fears have a way of evolving into a phobia; an anxiety disorder in which you develop an irrational and persistent fear of an object or situation. ... But let me stop talking about this like it's an essay. Since all of us have our fears, i was wondering if any of you guys and gals have any phobias. I should make it clear, though; I'm speaking specifically of phobias; not a mild fear. If you've spoken to me enough here, than you probably know what my phobia is: Lilapsophobia. I;E, the irrational fear of tornadoes and hurricanes. I'll just give you my brief story about this. I'll be honest; I never liked storms when I was very young, and I would definitely say I was afraid of them. I wouldn't call it a phobia back then, though, due to the fact that it was basically just a childhood fear of mine. I won't lie; I don't mind thunderstorms too much now... or at least, I would be saying that. While I'm not afraid of standard thunderstorms anymore, my fear of them seemed to evolved somehow. Instead of me being afraid of thunderstorms, now I'm afraid of what they can become. This is the point where I discuss how this affects my life... There is not a single day in summer that I'm not anticipating the absolute worst case scenario. Not. One. It could be a sunny day without a single cloud in the sky, and I would still be thinking about what might happen later. Not only this, but it has significantly affected how I travel during summertime. I'm always paranoid about leaving my house, to the point where I pretty much never go anywhere in summer. The storms aren't the only reason I strongly dislike summer (bugs, heat, noise...), but it's one of the aspects that contributes the most. In short, summertime is an absolutely miserable experience for me, thanks to my lilapsophobia. I know how stupid this is to, but I just can't control it! Every single damn time a thunderstorm rolls through, my heart starts racing for the first few minutes, I start listening to my music louder, I'm not as wiling to speak to people... it's just a mess. Granted, I'll usually calm down within 10 minutes (unless it's a severe storm), but that doesn't stop the cycle from repeating. Oh, and don't even get me started on how I act when there's an actual tornado watch (or worse, warning) issued. Anyways... with my little tirade out of the way, do you suffer from any Phobias? If so, what is it of, and how does it affect your life? Thanks in advance for any responses!
  11. Unless you literally just sit in one position, thinking about nothing all day, we all have hobbies, and as we all know, our hobbies can evolve and change. What interests us as young adults most likely won't interest us when we reach our middle age, the same way that our interest differ from when we were children and now. With all of this said, sometimes we just move on from hobbies, whether it's on a positive or negative note. Unfortunately... we'll be talking about one of the more negative exits here. With all of this said... have you ever burned out on a hobby of yours? One day, you were enjoying the hell out of a hobby you were participating in, but the next thing you knew... you just weren't. If anything, you were starting to hate it. For me, I ended up being burned out on video games to the point where I barely play them anymore. Sure, I might be looking forward to the next Smash game on the Switch... but other than that, I really couldn't care less about gaming as a whole anymore. I don't know why, but not too long after I bought a Nintendo Switch, I just couldn't bring myself to play many of the games. No joke: of the 10 Switch games that I own, I only finished 4 of them. Even worse, of the aforementioned 10, I haven't even played 3 of them; I literally have not touched them yet (except for one, but it barely counts). So that means that I own 10 Switch games; Super Mario Odyssey, which I beat. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which I beat. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Which I beat. Skyrim, which I barely played. DOOM, which I played a little bit (great game, though; you should check it out). Sonic Forces, which I beat, but didn't like. Bayonetta 1 + 2, which I haven't touched yet. Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which I haven't touched yet. Scribblenauts Showdown, which I played for 10 minutes and nearly threw in the garbage. And Pokken Tournament, which I played a little bit. Oh, and do I need to mention the 50$ that I wasted on a Pro Controller? With my little rant out of the way, have you ever been involved in a hobby so much... and then, over the passage of time, just stopped caring? I'm honestly wondering if anyone else has gone through what I have at this point.
  12. Looks like Sci Twi is going to meet Princess Twilight in 2019.
  13. Hey everypony! So I've really been enjoying watching Littlest Pet shop after MLP. It's really intersting and funny. I love how they use some of the same voices from MLP for LPS. It's pretty cool. But why I'm really posting this is to talk about Blythe's style! I mean, it's like amazing! Just look: I wish I could find more pics, but they are limited. These are the only ones with different outfits. Hmm. Maybe I should draw her outfits! I'll try toi get into that.....ANYWAYS. If you are familiar with or watch LPS, you know what I mean, right? Blythe style is amazing!
  14. A good or average as an FIM season can be, every one of them room for improvement. Season 7 is no exception. Despite being a really good season, Season 8 is capable of fixing or doing at least one thing better than last year and has done that so far. So, my question to you is this: Can you please name me at least one current improvement from S7 and explain why? From me, despite Season 8 not being as as good as Season 7 so far, it improved from Season 7 in at least six components. The dialogue is much more organic, especially since Grannies Gone Wild. Most of the episodes this season are very dialogue-driven, so if you're going to make it good, best to tidy up the lines. Most of the dialogue is really crisp, emotive, and full of personality. Sometimes you'll get a variety of starts, stops, pauses, and fragments. The characters really play off with one another, particularly with the snark and occasional teasing. It's like S8 took one of Shadow Play's biggest strengths — its dialogue — and expanded upon it. Spike has a more inclusive role. Yes, he was good in S7, too, but for the most part, he was placed to the side unless the story demanded it. Here, he's a lot more involved with more appearances. Additionally, his snarky side, which we saw a lot in S1 and 2 before mostly disappearing since, returned, and many of his lines add punch to the humor. Speaking of humor, the comedy is extremely sharp. There are a lot of fantastic jokes this season. Some off the top of my head include: Ocellus disguising herself as Rarity and fooling Fluttershy in the process. Starlight slyly telling TS she's not a "princess" princess, resulting in Twilight deadpanning a "Thanks." Luna getting cross at Celestia for raising the sun during the nighttime play. Sunburst flopping the gate with a deadpanned expression, causing the PA system to constantly blare out, "Welcome to Sire's Hollow." Stellar Flare's snark. Discord throwing shade at the greeting-card industry for commercializing Valentine's Day. Spike teasing Discord. Gallus: "Leave them hanging?" Spike conducting the Dragon Pledge to Twilight's students. The "Your mom" joke. Just about every line by the Mean Six. The exposition, one of FIM's bigger weaknesses as a whole, feels much better hidden. For some examples: Chrysalis recapped why she's wandering around in the Everfree Forest by herself, but the episode cleverly disguises it by having her talk to pictures she took of the RM6 with a crazed lust in her attitude. The RM7 hide it, too, thanks to previous tension and playing off with each other. Break Down uses Spike and Big Mac to explain why Sugar Belle and Hearts & Hooves Day matter to BM so much, but the dialogue isn't one straight line and sometimes interrupted by tangents and jokes. Sugar Belle's explanation related to her cousin is word for word from Spike's guess earlier, turning the telling into a well-done joke. Grannies Gone Wild's exposition very early is very comedy-driven with some classic slapstick. Because the exposition and tone didn't take itself so seriously, the jokes stand out. Pinkie's characterization feels a lot more consistent. Out of the Mane 8 last year, Pinkie was at the bottom of my list, because she looked really dumb in Rock Solid Friendship and Secrets & Pies. Here, she's a lot more solid, thanks to her terrible first impression of Mudbriar, showing to be a responsible teacher in Marks for Effort, and a kid-like joy in The Mean Six while also defending a frightened FS to Twilight (not knowing it was Snarkle previously). The episode quality in the first half is more consistent. While it doesn't have the highs of Glideance and TPP, it doesn't have the lows of Hard to Say Anything, either. When they're good, they're really good, and the less-than-good episodes are few in between. It's the most consistent first half of the series.
  15. I'm sure most of us have looked up to someone at some point our lives. Whether it's your parent, a celebrity, a sportsman, or anything in between, some people just... inspire us, you know? I was kinda wondering if any of you guys and gals had any individual who you hold in high regard. With an added bonus question... if you have had a role model... did you ever surpass them? If you looked up to the local guitarist, did you ever outperform them? If you looked up to the county priest, did you ever spread the word even better than he or she did? If you admired your college's top sports player, did you ever defeat them in a game? While I personally don't have any role models right now, I'm sure many other people do! With that said, I'm looking forward to hearing what you all have to say about this!
  16. So, i have seen this strange term being used many, many times, but there's something i have found curious. Some bronies complain about this term sounding awkward, useless and therefore it should not be used in any case, while others like to use it, some times abuse it to the point it can be annoying at times. What's your point of view about this?
  17. The Recherche

    What Was Puberty Like for You?

    I think it's a safe assumption that pretty much everyone here has gone through puberty, though a few of you might still be going through it! Regardless, I'm kinda wondering how puberty went/is going for you. My story with it is kinda long, so prepare yourself... I remember a little under 5 years ago, I had turned 11 years old. Little did I know, something crazy was about to happen to me. Not too long afterward, I was going through... a transition. For some reason, within the span of a couple of months, I was suddenly listening to different music, wearing different clothes, and most of all... I felt different towards everything and everyone. Just to keep this organized, I'll go through this step by step. First lets talk about the music I listened to. I used to listen to quite a bit of Country music & Rock and Roll when I was young, and occasionally a Pop song here or there. These are a couple of songs that I liked when I was young: I won't lie; I'm not the biggest fan of the first 2 songs anymore, but hey don't offend me at all. The Final Countdown kicks ass, though. Now, contrast this with what I got into when I was entering puberty. The difference is staggering. I won't lie... I actually kinda enjoy these songs still, but not for the same reasons anymore. I used to like them for how "deep" and "thought-provoking" they were, but I just like the way they sound now. Now with all of that rubbish out of the way, let's move on to how I dressed... Do you remember the jarring contrast with the music? Well, my wardrobe was no different. I used to wear a lot of red, blue, grey, and even a little bit of purple here or there. When I entered my edgy phase... I wore black, black, and black. No joke; I don't think there was a shirt that I owned that wasn't black. I was doing it to be more """serious""" and """mature,""" which is pretty damn ironic considering how juvenile that thought process is. I should probably also mention how I wanted my hair to be really long, kinda like Metal musicians. Well, I got my wish... Finally, let's talk about how I acted... Good Lord. Y'know, a lot of people here say that I'm one of the nicest people on the site (your opinion may vary, though)... well, to the people who say that: You should have met me when I was 12 or 13. Though I wasn't outwardly hostile, I was unimaginably judgemental of damn-near everyone. Yes, especially my parents. Pretty much nobody was free from my judgements: Southern people? Hated them. Why? No justifiable reason. Emo/goth folks? Hated them. Why? No justifiable reason. Transgender folks? Hated them. Why? No justifiable reason. College students? Hated them. Why? No justifiable reason. Thankfully, I don't hold any of these feelings anymore! If any of you fall into any of these categories, don't take that as an insult; trust me, I don't hate you! So... yeah, you can see that puberty was quite a transition for me. I was judgemental, edgy... and insecure during that time. I suppose it was only inevitable; puberty hit me really quickly. Those damned hormones can really mess with your brain! Thankfully, it's all over now! I don't think I need to telly you about my current clothing options, music tastes, and feelings toward everyone nowadays; those should probably be pretty apparent! So, with my novel out of the way... How did puberty treat you? Was it smooth sailing, or was it one of the worst times of your life? I'm looking forward to hearing what you lovely guys and gals have to say!
  18. Thorgir the Mighty

    Your favorite Background Pony?

    Hello once more everypony! We all know there are many background ponies,some popular,some not.Some that are a one time use,some are there forever. So here on this thread,we shall discuss our favorite background ponies! have fun!!! No perverted fanart btw. ill mention mine first! My favorite is...Gordon Ramsay! Looks like some ponies are gonna have a shutdown here! Gordon: WHERES THE BUCKING LAMB SAUCE YOU MUTT!!! Chef: We don’t make lamb sauce... Also admins I did not know where to put this...
  19. Wonderbolt Slipstream

    Time Travel

    If you could travel through time, when would you go and why? Rules: You can only time travel once (if you go to year 3000, then you are stuck in year 3000) You are still yourself (you won't turn into 5 year old you if you were 5 at that time period, there would just be 2 you's) You still age (if you are 17 in year 3000, then you turn 18 in year 3001) You don't have to use it immediately (you can save it for later in life if you wish to) You are in a parallel timeline, but anything different that happens to younger/ older you will not affect how you are at that moment (you can't get younger you to win the lottery and suddenly be rich)
  20. Hello all! Sorry in advance, as I'm a bit long-winded, but I hope you stick around long enough to read my full question. ( ; Also, apologies for the sloppy formatting. I'm actually quite good at it normally, but this interface is being difficult with me; for some reason hitting the enter key DELETES the previous paragraph, and trying to add formatting (such as bold or italics) to a highlighted section instead alters the entire paragraph. Don't ask me why the Enter key worked correctly the first few times I hit it, cause I have no freaking idea. >< Anyways, onto the heart of the matter! I've been away from active online-socializing for quite a while, and I'm still struggling to get back into the flow of things. There have been a quite a few hiccups along the way (turns out Aspergers applies to ANY kind of social interaction, in person or online...who knew?), but I think I've figured a few things out. See, most of my forum posts on various sites have been me asking for advice, requesting help or information in one way or another. It's become clear that what I REALLY need to start doing is to come at this from the other direction; I need to GIVE something to online communities, rather than take. Sadly, I have very few skills to offer. In fact, only two really come to mind! First, I'm very much a thinker, and am decently skilled at getting my thoughts across (likely DUE to my long-windedness). Second, I've got a very good grasp on media and analysis (what works, what doesn't, the places where an artist excels, and the things holding them back), so can probably offer some helpful thoughts and tips on various subjects, even though I can't put that knowledge into practice on my own. SO! I think the best way for me to contribute, especially in a fandom so focused on artist endeavors like this one, is to find a place where I can share and discuss various ideas, tips, tropes, critiques, and other aspects of art...most specifically, writing (the one artistic field I don't COMPLETELY suck at)! Unfortunately, I've had trouble finding the right place to do so; I've found a few spots on this site where people can share and discuss specific artistic works and fanfiction, but not any where they can offer advice or assistance, or discuss the craft and the work that goes into it. Is there a sub-forum I missed for such topics? If not, (and I know this is a bit of a forum faux pas), can anyone suggest another active site with a large community where I could help contribute in this way? I also wouldn't mind discussing the artistic aspects of other forms of media, such as animation, drawing, game mods, etc. Thanks for reading, and for any suggestions you can offer!
  21. Dr.Mortal

    7th Element of harmony

    Note: this is a problem with OCs or self inserts having a 7th element, this in no way presents any form of opinion about characters that are already in the show possibly representing an element. The Problem: A Lot of people hate the idea of the 7th Element of harmony, including myself but there is a good reason for this. First off, the main problem (like most things) is the way it’s presented. When people put it in their fanfictions they make it so their OC has it and already it hurts because it feels like wish fulfillment, it feels un-creative because they could not have made him special in a different way rather than making them one of the heroes. Honestly when there is a story when a OC is the 7th Element and they are equally important it makes me feel like it’s a special snowflake or like a self-insert, giving them an excuse to befriend the mane six. Another bad way to present this idea is to make the 7th Element have special properties like having powers besides the rainbow death laser, this includes special weapons and magic that can be used independently. Even if you make the ability only work when being with all the elements it still is terrible because the other elements don’t have separate abilities that they can use. You see what I mean? IT NEEDS BALANCE Even if none of these things happen (which is unlikely) it still hurts me because it makes me feel like they are forcing the mane six to befriend this character, no matter their personality which makes me feel like no matter what, no matter what you do it will always feel like wish fulfillment because the 7th Element was built from the temple of self-inserts that don’t reflect on their flaws. The name of the 7th Element also greatly hurts the idea; there are 2 reasons why this will definitely be hard thing to overcome. The first reason is originality, I remember reading a fanfiction that had the element of hope and while this is fine at first it started to get repetitive as i switched to a different fanfiction only to find another story that also had the element of hope. This is the problem, originality of names and how the author uses those names to make a story. The second problem is that the functionality is the same; Hero gets the 7th Element of harmony; Hero defeats nightmare moon with little to no changes in the timeline; Hero either finds out his Element has different properties or the rest is just the Hero befriending the mane 6 or solving problems in a more crass way but ultimately still having the same timeline. These are just the stories types that I can name off the top of my head. Even if none of these things happen (which is unlikely) it still hurts me because it makes me feel like they are forcing the mane six to befriend this character, no matter their personality which makes me feel despite changes you make or what you do it will always feel like wish fulfillment because the 7th Element was built from the temple of self-inserts that don’t reflect on their flaws. How I think people can fix this cliche: One of the ideas I had was to make it an artificial Element, the reason for this is to explain why it is different if you decide to make it have special properties, it also makes it have different possibilities as to where the hero gets their Element. Another reason for this is that there are quite a bunch of possibilities that sprout from this one change, maybe a villain made this element and it’s evil so the hero is forced to kinda have a permanent enemy, maybe Equestrians see it as a monstrosity since it mimics the elements and if someone can make similar elements and give it to everyone then everyone in Equestria is armed and that type of power can corrupt people’s morals. Another interesting you can do is to make your Element faulty, so conflicts are not easily resolved and the element is not a safe net for the character if something were to go awry then the hero has a real reason to be worried. A more universal way to approach this is to have the characters know that there is no 7th element and due to some uncertain circumstances are now against each other but have the same goals, kinda like superheroes and the government in a weird way. Look I suggested a lot of things but the bottom line is that if you create an Element, BE CREATIVE. This is not hard people, the whole point of fanfics is to show someone various ideas that differentiate from the show but are for fans. Change it up, maybe use cliches as a support beam to subvert the reader’s expectations so they are surprised and the story sticks out to the reader. Remember, BE CREATIVE -Bloco100 P.s sorry if the format is weird, this is the first time I’m approaching a problem and I’m not quite an expert at it yet… but at least I tried and please don’t be afraid to voice your opinions on the matter. I don’t expect this to have many views but if someone does visit wherever I post this then please comment your opinion, I like seeing that I made any sort of impact on people or the world.
  22. Steel Accord

    Is magic a bad thing overall?

    Soooooo I'm starting to think Twilight may have had a point in Everfree. I mean, I'm all for Sunset's embrace the magic approach to things and thought AJ and co. were being silly when they decided to just ignore it in favor of mundane camping. On the other hand, that's how many times now that something magical has almost caused harm to befall minors? I mean, when you watch the show and you see magic happening all the time you really don't think anything of it but when it seeps over into the other world, the results are pretty drastic. It's almost kind of darkly hilarious that a magical world as seemingly nonthreatening as Equestria can have such potentially dangerous effects on what is otherwise the real world. Plus, how hard is it going to get after awhile to maintain deniability about this? With that stinger at the end of Everfree, it's starting to feel like the genie isn't going back into the bottle. I'm not the only one noticing this right? That as wondrous and cool as magic is in Equestria, it seems kind of dangerously out of place in the human world.
  23. Cedar Woods

    Friendship is Philosophy

    In this panel, we delve deeper into the various topics explored in FIM, and try to imagine what great Philosophers like Plato, and Socrates might think of the show... What would the banishment of Nightmare Moon look like if it were a Greek Tragedy? Considering there’s so much in MLP that comes from Greek mythology, a panel like this seems like a natural sort of thing to happen at least once.
  24. Sagely Thyme, Scoffer of Tiramisu

    Magic in MLP

    Here today I want to start an open forum to discussing the magic behind the world of MLP, and anything goes: from unicorns and innate magic to incantations and alchemy, and everything in between as seen in the show. To start off this new discussion I'd like to just state the basics that we should all know and elaborate on them as I see them. First of all, there are unicorns that can use magic from close to birth. They all have a certain type and range of magic available to them based on their special talents, often denoted to match their cutie marks. Things like cooking cleaning and so on all have special types of magic that can be used through a little training and practice. But then we reach the special ones, those whose talent IS magic, which opens a great door of possibility as we see in the form of Twilight Sparkle. She has been shown to use a great range of magic far exceeding that of those around her, going so far as to have an exceptional propensity for said types of magic. But here is where things get interesting: Twilight is by no means a rare case, as we see many other ponies have a skill in magic as their special talent, but none to the point that Twilight has. This raises a few questions, the most important in my mind being what separates Twilight from other ponies like her? It is stated by Celestia that Twilight has a great affinity for magic, but as anyone in any profession can tell you, natural talent can only take you so far. More to the point, is it possible that other unicorns could have the ability to reach Twilight's level of magical mastery if they study hard enough and practice long enough? Or is she simply the kind of pony that can reach such limits because of a mix of both her natural skills and her intense love for her studies? Moreover, if such things are attainable by anypony with skills in magic, does this open the door to the possibility of somepony who has more power than an alicorn princess based on hard work and natural talent?
  25. Yeah, I've been watching a lot of multi-languages in my life and it just hit me that I would love to hear everyone's opinion on: If the Mane 6 each would come from different countries in the world, what country/language would suit them best? I'd say French for Rarity because of her love for fashion and I somewhat see France as a fashionable and quite fancy country. Japanese for Pinkie Pie because of her hyper and happy personality and pitched voice, I'm thinking of the slightly more outstanding Japanese people that are loud and colorful with usually sparkly and rebelling personalities. Southern American for AJ, since it's kind of obvious that she would still stick with that. Perhaps some Nordic language like Swedish or Norwegian for Fluttershy because I for one know how shy and pulled back most of the people are from there... No clue for the others. What do you think? Discuss away!