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  1. Hello. I'm trying to figure out what language and writing system is used by the ponies in Equestria, because I plan to use some of these informations in a fanfic I'm preparing to make. From this snapshot from S01E01 "Mare in the Moon" we can get some informations about the language and writing: http://sasq.comyr.com/Stuff/Jajca/QC/sci/Book.png I recreated it below as a vector graphics without any perspective to improve the clarity: Below the book there is a transcript of what is supposedly written there in English. I mean, we hear Twilight speaking English in the series, but I consider it just an English dubbing replacing the original Equine language This text couldn't be written in English, because there's lot more letters in it than is visible in the above book page. So the original language must be different, and written more compactly than just plain English when written in Latin alphabet. Besides, why should ponies speak English in the first place instead of some other language of their own? And this is exactly what I'm trying to figure out: what language they use, how does it work, and how is it written. We can see some interesting observations here: Words are separated by spaces. Text is aligned in horizontal lines. The writing system seems to be syllabic (that is, an abjad, like Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese or Ancient Egyptian), because words are quite short: 3 glyphs on average, usually 1...4 glyphs, longer words are rare. In syllabic writing systems words tend to be short, because only consonants are written down, and vowels are default, or known from context, or marked up with additional diacritics. In writing system where vowels are written explicitly, words are usually longer. The alphabet consists probably of only 10 glyphs (see the table below). There may be more, but only these 10 are visible in this particular book page. If you know about any more, please tell me in which episode you've seen them, with time stamp. The writing system seems to be hieroglyphic, similar to Ancient Egyptian or Paleo Hebrew. I suspect these glyphs could have started as ideograms (that is, each one represented only one idea, as a whole). But later on ancient ponies figured out that they can join those ideograms together to make composite words, joining the meanings of the particular ideograms together. And for these words to be possible to pronounce, they read the first syllables of the subsequent glyphs of a word. (I'll explain it further in a minute...) One of the glyphs seems to be some kind of a prefix (or suffix): the Pony Tail glyph. It is often attached to the rump of a Horse glyph, but both these glyphs can also be used alone. In one place it's also attached to a Star glyph, making a "comet". If it's really some kind of a prefix/suffix, it should correspond to a sound which is easily joined to any other sound, like "H", for example. But, maybe it's just a coincidence... I don't know which direction it should be read: left-to-right, or right-to-left, or interleaved. But if it resembles Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs in any way, then maybe the direction can be figured out from the glyphs themselves: In Ancient Egyptian one reads a line of glyphs in a way to "meet" subsequent glyphs "from their fronts". For example, if some figure looks to the right, you need to approach it from right to left to "meet it face-to-face". So one could read Egyptian hieroglyphs in both directions, according to the direction of "looking" of these glyphs. In pony alphabet, horse figures are looking to the right, so it is probably read right-to-left, as in Hebrew. But maybe other directions are also possible (when the figures are mirror-imaged and look to the left). There's some evidence for it. For example, when Spike writes his notes in Episode 1, the bump in the papyrus under his feather seem to move right-to-left and left-to-right interchangeably. So it's possible that the direction is switched on line-by-line basis. Also, when Twilight looks through her books in Episode 1, you can clearly see that she always flips pages from right to left (that is, starting from the last page and going "back" to the first page of the book). This may suggest that books are written from the last page to the first, from right to left line/page. I don't know what sounds should be pronounced for those glyphs, but I tried to figure out the sound from the ideograms themselves. For example, I thought the best sound for the Horseshoe glyph would be the clopping "K" sound made by horse hooves clopping on the ground. For the glyph depicting Snake (at least I see a snake there, but it might also be a rope) could correspond to the hissing sound, like "S" or "Sh". The Thunder Bolt glyph could be related to some violent, "bursting" sounds, like "B", "D", or maybe electrical buzzing sound, like "Z". But I really have no clue what sounds these should be. Any ideas? In the following table, I show the whole alphabet: Beside the original hieroglyphs, I also added my own ideas of their corresponding hieratic versions, that is, for quick hand writing purposes. They're simpler and easier to scribble by pen. For each glyph, I also tried to match some sounds (in the Transliteration column). If you have any ideas how these glyphs should be pronounced and you can justify it in some way, feel free to tell me in this post. I hope for some interesting discussion here. Maybe together we can crack this code I also wrote in the table what (in my opinion) any of these glyphs depict (I have some troubles with the 0'th one, so if anypony has some idea, please tell me). Below, I wrote some possible meanings encoded in that particular glyph. Composite words can be formed by joining these glyphs and their meanings together. I've tried some examples below: Some of them are actually there in the fragment of the book shown in the screenshot, so this may be the right track. Now how to read those words? Suppose that the Horn and Crescent glyphs represent sounds for "N" and "M" respectively (I don't know this for sure, this is just a guess, for the sake of the example). So their combination might sound like MaNa, which is really the name for magical energy in many other fantasy worlds! I wonder if the similar trick could be done with the glyphs representing Bright Magic to get the word PraNa, which is also a name for bright life-giving energy in Eastern cultures. Then we'd have "mana" and "prana" for Dark Magic and Bright Magic But this could be possible only if the Star glyph were pronounced as "Pr" sound (which is not so strange for a language of horses you know, this snorting sound horses make sometimes). What other sounds do you think of for the Star glyph to make some interesting word for Bright Magic? Maybe you have some better ideas of how those glyphs should be mapped to sounds? In the table, there are also numerical values assigned to the glyphs. For now, they're just for ordering and reference purposes (let's call them PEGASCII codes though probably UniCode would be a better name for Unicorn's code ), because I don't know anything about what number systems are used by ponies (but I have some guesses; I'll get back to this). But I tried to correlate them on some logical basis. For example, glyph number 4 is the Horse glyph, because the horse has 4 legs. I used the Horn glyph to represent 1, because it's simple, just one straight slash. It's good for tally marks & stuff like that. I used the Star glyph for number 5, because it is a 5-pointed star. The number 3 is Thunder, because it has 3 lines (but this is not necessary). I took the Crescent glyph for number 6, because I wanted it to be just after the Star glyph, but it will probably be better for number 2 (two horns of the crescent). Other glyphs are assigned quite arbitrarily. But there is some interesting pattern, that all glyphs related to Unicorns are distributed in powers of two. More on this later. Also, I wondered if it wouldn't be better to use the Tail glyph as last, and Head glyph as first, but this breaks the pattern a little bit, and the Head is less useful for number 1, because its shape is too much complicated. As to the number system used by ponies, I suspect some place value system or additive system at least, because just plain unary is too limited. And it would be obvious to notice by lots of repeating glyphs for number one. I haven't seen anything like that in any of pony books. If it's place-value system (that is, a small number of digits, reused in different positions representing greater and greater powers of the base), then it could be in base 4 instead of base 10, because ponies don't have fingers to count (with the only exception of Pinkie Pie, as usual ), but they only count their whole legs (4 of them). This is related to that "powers of two" pattern above: 1, 2, 4, 8 (one leg/horn, two legs each front or back or side, foul legs in a pony, eight legs in two ponies etc.). Also, if they were to use base 10 place value system, it could be easily spotted from the first screenshot: we should have some glyph repeated thrice in a row, representing those three zeros in "1000th year". But there isn't any. So either ponies don't use base 10, but some other base (in base 4, 1000 is 33220, but we also don't see any two subsequent pairs of glyphs there), or they use just additive system, which adds values of some glyphs together. But then, we either need many glyphs to depict a number, or we need some bigger values for the glyphs (for example, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000) to write down the number 1000 used in the Transcript. And we need some way to find out which glyphs represent numbers instead of words. But such a system, on the other hand, is more for encoding meanings, like Gematria in the Jewish Kaballah system: you can then count up a value of any word to express some interesting patterns, like similar words having similar numerical values, etc. This is still an open subject, so any ideas are welcome. If you know about any other evidence of pony alphabets, please tell me about where you've found it (what episode, what timestamp). The more cryptograms the better. But for now, my only Rosetta Stone is this single book page from the first screenshot. I hope that this will start an interesting discussion about linguistics of the Ponydom
  2. So, you found a magic lamp and a genie pops out and offers you three wishes. What do you wish for? Remember, though: Ixnay on the wishin for more wishes! My three wishes: 1. Power to turn invisible at will 2. A time machine 3. Life to be a musical! (Every now and then) What are your wishes?
  3. Alright, so I'm not the best at explaining things, so I'll use picturess to demonstrate my points. I thought of this on a bus yada yada yada. Right, I think you get what I mean, but in case you're dumb enough still not sure what I'm saying, I'll show some examples: (Pink is a shade of purple now. Deal with it.)Twilight Sparkle has purple eyes. What colour magic does she have? Pinkish purple! Rarity has blue eyes. Guess what? Blue magic. Now Sweetie Belle still can't cast magic, and although we saw some GREEN sparks shooting from her horn in One Bad Apple, let's pretend we didn't. What colour should her magic be? Now let us guess what Pumpkins' magical aura should be, shall we? (Note to self - Make sure you're fully awake when typing these things out to make better sense.)
  4. Another Equestria Girls commission for someone on Deviant Art , this time featuring Sunset Shimmer. Their idea was that, just after the events of "Friendship Games", Sunset Shimmer's brief turn as "Daydream Shimmer" puts her in temporary contact with her friends' powers. She then gets to have a fun day or so using them to do various things: creating a ballgown, acing a zoology test (with some help from Fluttershy's animal friends) , baking a masterpiece, lifting incredible weights, and winning the 100 yard dash with ease. The ballgown in panel 2 and the cake in panel 4 are my design The extra racers in the last panel were also created by me. Sunset Shimmer's gym outfit in the last 2 panels are the commissioner's design. All other designs/backgrounds are based directly on the show.
  5. OK, staff members tell me how often AM'I suppose to put artworks with the topics let me know ? Because I thought I told you guys why it takes longer to color the pixels on my tablet and was still drawing the art ! So please tell me how to put my drawing on here if they are not finished so I can correct this debate in the future thank you!
  6. So, it's headcanon time. Not since Twilight's Kingdom do I recall any moments in the show that offer a significant insight into how Pony magic in Equestria works. I'm talking of course about the fact that in Yakkity Sax, Pinkie lost her coat colour, and just walking past flowers and balloons caused them to die and pop. I think it's reasonable to infer that what she experienced was a release in magic. Note, I don't think the episode is all that great or well-written, but that particular scene intrigued me. Tirek's draining of Pony magic revealed that all ponies have magic in them, and non-Unicorns simply have passive magic, which they can still sometimes tap into, just not in the same way. The events of this recently leaked episode lead me to believe that things like Ponies' unnatural coat colours come from magic too, and it's possible for deep depression to cause magic to drain out of them. Actually, Pinkie must have a lot of magic inside her if a release of it caused all that damage to her surroundings. I suppose there is plenty of evidence that she's pretty magical for an Earth Pony, so maybe that isn't so surprising. Also, magic either returned to her or was replaced when her mood lifted at the end of the episode. Perhaps magic in Ponies is fluid. I had an image of a pool of magic within each Pony that varies in size and just happens to be circulated more passively in Ponies who don't have a conduit to tap directly into it at will, but maybe it's not quite that simple. In any case, I'm intrigued. What are your thoughts?
  7. I was just thinking could it be possible that Trixie could be a descendent of Starswirl? I know there's no evidence of this but it could be possible, right? I don't know why I started thinking about this it just kinda popped into my head and I thought it would be interested. What do you guys think? Could it be possible or am I just crazy? IMO this would be interesting to see in the show. I would like to see what Twilight thinks about it. I also think it would make for a good lesson that I think is kind of important. "Just because someone is related to an important pony it dosen't mean you should treat them differently then your other friends." I don't know maybe I'm over thinking this.
  8. 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.
  9. I know I have spoken allot about my knowledge of spiritualism briefly but I've been notably vague on the topic. I am more then happy to explain myself but do keep in mind that I want this to be an open minded topic. Any hate or flaming will result in being reported. Now let me explain what I know and if you have questions, ask away after reading my explanation. Any fellow spiritualists, wiccans, witches, or pegans are also welcome to bring their input in. Now there are those who believe in ghost that are considered spiritualist and explore the unknowns of the spirit world. But there is a level beyond that which revolves around the religions of Wicca and Pagans. Those born with a gift to detect emotions on a deep level even without being in that persons presence is the first sign of having powers beyond the moral one given to us through our lifeforce. Those of us who are gifted have a slightly enhanced lifeforce and can channel that energy along with surrounding energy forces to fuel our gifts. With wiccans like myself, we abide by the wicca pentagram which is a star with five points wrapped by a circle. Each point represent one of the many powers possible for a wiccan to have. Those powers are: Water, Fire, Earth, Wind, and Spirit. This is a traditional wicca pentagram and the common misconception is that it is the evil pentagram used for satanic rituals. This is far from true. This is merely a symbol that represent our powers. Those of us lucky enough to have a major element or two, will sometime have a lesser extent of the others. Those of us that harness all 5 elements can reach a super charged state known as Spirit Form. Spirit Form is a enhanced version of powers we already have and is accessible to those who mediate and practice their powers every day, keeping a peaceful state of mind. Spirit: This is the top most point of the star and is most relevant to most wiccans. This will give you a enhanced understanding of the spirit world and you'll have higher chance of earning white magic power. Fire: A cleansing, burning element. Fire is an element commonly found by those kinds of wiccans who have a more confrontational, but protective nature. Their power cleanses evil from the body much like white magic. Water: The flowing, peaceful element. This gift is give to those who go with that flow and have a relaxed approached to life, but if angered has the capability of consuming and over taking foes. Ice is a sub element that can form as a offshoot of water. Earth: This element is a more commonly known element similar to Spirit. Those with the gift of earth magic have a improved understanding of herbs and wild life. Plants and animals are your best friends and you have natural healing capabilities similar to one with white magic but in a more organic sense to heal inside the body as well as outside. Wind: This element is a flowing element which supports Fire and Water. Wind helps purify the air of dark winds. This is a reflective force to remove and repel darkness. A very powerful element for protection, much like white magic. Then there are the pagans, which are much like wiccans in some circles. There is a lot of crap thrown on them for their beliefs though they are no less important than wiccans. Their studeies can go into the darker reaches but that isn't all bad, at least not as bad as most religions would make you believe. I know a few a pagans that are pretty cool. There is a lot to understand from both spectrums, and not all we know is all that there is to know. This is why the spirit world is interesting. We learn things everyday and grow stronger from it. In anycase, if you have any questions, ask away.
  10. This is a scenario that I pictured in my head since the end of Legends of Everfree. What if an outside organization were to condemn the entire school for its use of magic, by ranking every student as dangerous to the outside world? This is a subject I would want Hasbro and the cast and crew to dive into. How would our heroes survive the events of this kind of story when they are hunted down as fugitives of this so-called organization? Even more so, how would the students and teachers(And especially the Principals) handle being confined because of magic? The idea is inspired by the X-Men, where Mutants are branded as dangerous to the government.
  11. 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?
  12. So which one would you want? I’m still deciding...
  13. Okay I’m a massive Harry Potter fan. I grew up reading the series, I swear hundreds of times over. And as a result I identify strongly with my Hogwarts house, Gryffindor. Does Equestria have a magic school with houses? I have only just start d watching FiM so I apologise for not knowing! If not, what houses would you imagine one having, and what house would you/your OC/ponysona be in and why? I imagine the Equestria School of Magic but I would like to watch more of the show to make lore-appropriate house names. Really just curious!
  14. So was watching the season 6 finale and watched Spike fall through the clouds and that go me thinking if Dragon even have magic. We never seen Dragons walk on clouds before, so ti possible they don't have that ability like griffons or the like have. So far we just seen the dragon summoning and Scepter. I suppose the dragon greed is magical but we only seen that once and none of the other dragons seem t have this greed issue. Even that green one had a horde but wasn't mindless
  15. I read an interesting theory, which I can't find now, that said that every pony had an invisible magic force that they could channel into "fingers" from their hooves that allowed them to hold stuff, and that this force was most prominent in Earth ponies. Do you have a theory as to how ponies hold things? Let me know here!!! (Sorry if I posted this in the wrong place, or if this thread already exists.)
  16. Do you think we'll ever see a human in the Pony realm? Do the ponies recall travelling to become Equestria Girls? I haven't seen those so can't comment. Many other animals appear in their world so perhaps humans will crop up... Thoughts? :-D
  17. Magic as we all know is found in every living creature in Equestria. This may not seem true, but it is all true. The problem is, creatures like ordinary birds, squirrels and bunnies don't have the capabilities of extracting and using that magic. In fact, magic flows everywhere around Equestria as tiny little particles. These particles are grey, unless influenced by a user. A user can change the color of these particles by attracting them with their own power from inside them. There are only two colors these particles can change into: black and white. White particles are the result of magic that has a positive influence. Black particles are the result of magic that has a negative influence. Think of a Venn Diagram... Imagine one side being black, the other side white and the middle being grey. Now, imagine every single particle of magic, flowing through the middle of the diagram. To put the particle theorem to the test, let's examine the conversion of Luna to Nightmare moon. Princess Luna is known for her giggly and happy personality... However, she can also be quite unpredictable, especially when there is chaos...we see her trying to resolve things the old fashion way... However, on that one night, we see Luna's particles change from white back to the middle and enter a light shade of black as the jealousy toward her sister starts to build. Once the last string is pulled, all particles have become black as Luna transforms into her alternate ego: Nightmare Moon. Because magic can always shift, the black particles can return to grey or even white. Purification items and reversing spells accomplish this task. The Elements of Harmony are an example of purification items. Once the purification process is complete, all particles have returned to white. In the case of Nightmare Moon, this caused her to revert to Luna. In the case of Tirek, since he had absorbed magic and became stronger, this reverted him back to his weakest form. Because the Mane 6 are the elements of harmony, they can dig deep within to completely restore all black particles to white. Sadly, some beings were entirely made from darkness and overexposure to purification items causes their bodies to go on overload and...either explode from the energy (like Sombra) or return to a neutral/frozen state (like Discord). Now unicorns do have free access to dark magic. They can recite some via spell book or dig deep within (if and only if the unicorn has mastery over control). As noted in The Crystal Empire, Twilight Sparkle had to use dark magic to reveal a hidden stair case. I know what you're thinking..."Wait! Didn't you say only black particles come about due to negative influence?" Well this is true. There is however a very small percent of dark magic that is used for positive purposes such as revealing hidden paths and uncovering deadly traps in a dark maze. While in the realm of the Crystal empire, Crystal ponies are an excellent demonstration of this theory. When crystallized, a crystal pony's particles are all white. However, when in fear and/or sad, they dull out as their particles become a lighter shade of black. Remember, a lighter shade of black just means that there is either a lock, sap or a host feeding off of magic. Love magic is considered the purest form of magic in my theory, as the particles are the brightest of white. Princess Cadence is the greatest example of this. When Queen Chrysalis pulls her trickery, she encases Shining Armor in an aura of dark magic. His white particles have turned to grayish black as Chrysalis is feeding off of his magic. Because Chrysalis doesn't have complete control over Shining Armor, his particles never go fully black. When Cadence uses her love spell on him, his particles return to white as he is freed from the dark sapping magic. When Shining Armor and Cadence combine to create the ultimate love spell, the particles are the whitest of whites. This is a 100% pure and perfect spell. Queen Chrysalis on the other hand has always had black particles. Because she never had a previous form, the white particles collided with her and pushed her away, rather than freezing her or reverting her to a weaker and good form. Speaking of changelings...Thorax plays a major key in our discussion of my theory. Because he had separated from the bunch and decided to become good, his particles became grayish black as well, and slowly moved towards the gray and neutral zone. Nonetheless, due to his need to feed off of love, some darker particles still lurked. At the end of "The Times, They Are A Changeling" and in the middle of "To Where and Back Again" there is a noticeable difference in Thorax's appearance. His wings have changed into crystal. According to the show, this means he does not even need to feed off of love anymore. In the final battle against Chrysalis, Thorax believes all the love is being taken away from him. However, when Starlight tells him to share all of his love, there is a massive change as Thorax's particles completely purify and become a bright white. Again, when the changelings perform this feat, Chrysalis is pushed away due to the absence of weaker forms. To tie this in with my previous blog about the neutrality of magic, let's add the particle theory to it. Twilight's Crown and other items of the like carry grey neutral particles. When Twilight wears her crown, all particles change to white. Nonetheless, there is no magical effect due to the purity of Twilight Sparkle. However, as stated in my previous blog, items such as crowns, gems and necklaces when worn by a pony with malicious intent will have a negative effect on said pony. The most popular effect is a dark transformation. The item feeds of the negative energy from the black particles within said being, thus triggering the transformation. SciTwi's magic-sapping necklace is a very unique element. You see, when the Mane 6 transformed into their half-pony states, they were using an "awakening spell" meaning one that requires a user to be their true self to awaken the power within. SciTwi's magic-sapping necklace could sap any magic and neutralize it, rendering all particles grey. When Principal Cinch finds out about this, she and her classmates beckon her to use the magic with a song. Now this presents a dilemma in the theory. However, it can be proved. SciTwi is very insecure and hesitant to do things. During the song "Unleash the Magic" the black particles from the auras of Principal Cinch and Twilight's fellow classmates were already influencing the magic. Therefore, when Twilight unleashed it all, she transformed into the evil Midnight Sparkle. So...after all of this, the magic we all see and know is all around Equestria. Ponies of all species have the ability to tap in and utilize this magic. However, it is unicorns, alicorns and any other being who can directly interact with the magic all around them that have the greatest influence on magic. Finally, it's not just about how a pony or being used magic, it is what their heart desires that ultimately defines the magic they use, whether light, dark or neutral. Thoughts?
  18. If you know what Fairy Tail is, then you know what i'm asking :grin2: What would your magic be? I would be a celestial wizard that holds what's called the fantasy keys. I would have contracts with the phoenix, dragon, cerberus, griffin, unicorn, and pegasus.
  19. This question has been nagging me for awhile now, I have to ask it. Can the Dead Men of Dunharrow, these guys: be threatened by any other weapons? Is their curse specifically dealing with the one heir wielding the sword of Isildur, meaning that only he may command and interact with them? Does that mean that no other magical weapons that have been shown to be capable of threatening the undead or spiritual entities, such as the Keyblade from the Kingdom Hearts video game series and the Dragonslayer from Berserk, will work? I don't know if there are other magical weapons within the realm of LOTR that will work, as I can't seem to find any mention of such a thing.
  20. Hi my name is Red Leaf and this is how I got my cuti mark It was more of a fun accident then anything else with one of my experiments with my best friend Draculs help, oh that right I'm a crystal unicorn with a green coat and a red main my looks don't bother me too much I mean hearts and hoofs day other ponies make holiday joke around me but honestly magic is more important to me then looks. My best friend is a dragon, no hes not dangerous or anything like that his wings haven't grown out yet but honestly it dose not matter to me just don't make fin of that fact. Then again if your trying to pick a fight with a dragon no pony would feel sorry for you, all tho I do feel sorry for him. He was born with pink scales along with red hair and horns that curved forward like a rams. I don't know much about dragons but the pink scales makes him a target for bullys. Then again im a walking talking hearts and hoofs tree. Its actualy how me and him met but that's another story, he tells it better too. "leaf you really don't leave your shed often do you?" the dragon asked as I led him to the shack my uncle lets me use for my magical experiments. "come on Drac you make me sound like a hermit" I said opening the door to the shed. Now in the shed I have a lot of experiments laid about my proudest is a pool I was working on at the time. At that time it was more of a giant tub I found and essentially stretched out with my uncles help. "Ive seen this before Leaf" Dracul said board "yes but have you seen this" I say bringing out a crystal my uncle Chirob let me use, Dracules eyes grew surprised at it" the crystal I held up with my magic was a bright blue one. Large enough to be a cake found at the sugar cube corner "where did your uncle find this?" he asked holding it in his claws "he won it in a game of dice I cant believe he let me use it for this experiment this is going to be fun!" I said hopping up and down a bit "how did you convince him to let you?" Dracule asked "well I spent the week reorganizing his entire library I found a book on replenishing magic and after looking over it I came up with an idea" I explained Dracule still had his raised eyebrow at me "if this is about you learning to breath fire ive told you dad wont let me ask for that from Zeccora" Dracule said still skeptical "oh I gave up on that idea cant read that zebras hoof writing yet" I say taking the crystal from him setting it in the tub. "ok so what's are we doing with this crystal?" he asked "we are going to use it to make the first magical pool!" I said Dracule blinked again at that "oh come on!" he said "what?" "we are going to melt it?!" "well more explode it what's wrong" I asked "its so big, and shiny....looks really yummy tooo!" my friend wined looking at it "my uncle has 9 more Drac don't worry" I said That brightened...a bit "still..its so shiny..." I roll my eye forgetting dragons love for jems "look Dracule ill ask my uncle more about where he got them, besides I know you've been breathing fire when we spare" I joke Dracule puffed his chest at that "well I cant let your magic beat mine" he said "tell you what a cream soda says I can blow that up better then you can" I said knowing Dracule is better at challenges then me but its still fun to do magic duals every now and then. "oh your so on!" he said taking a stance outside the tube "now we just need to combine our magic your dragon fire with mine and we should be abele to make this pool help regenerate both of our magic's if we poor all we got into this" I say getting at an good an position to focus on the crystal. The crystal now on a stand in the giant tub I positioned my legs looking at Dracul who did the same thing I breathed out focusing on the crystal ahead of me "3" I began feeling the magical energy fill my horn up I bowed my head focusing on the crystal letting the power fill me up "2" he said breathing out a small ball of fire "1!" we both said and at the same time I relaxed my magical energy in a controlled beam at the large crystal as he bathed it in his fire breath. As the two beams collided into each other. I could feel the heat from his fire but at the same time I could also see the crystal somehow getting brighter. I had to close my eye but still imagine it with my magical beam going at it. I couldn't tell how long the two beams had collided for I do know hearing an explosion then black. When I came too I found myself surrounded by a oddly warm blanket ok it felt like a blanket but as I saw my surroundings it found out that "Red leaf your a genies it worked!" dracule said As I look around I see the tube was filled with a purple liquid but didn't feel like one, the liquid was soft like a blanket but light enough to almost be mistaken for smoke. "so is that was the explosion?" I asked "I think so I feel like I breath for days!" the dragon said jumping a bit and unleashing a small ball of ember and beginning to juggle with it "this is awesome!" he said playing with his fire more I get up feeling like I just got done napping "I feel like I just got done sleeping" I said with a stretch Dracule stopped playing with the fire "hey um leaf you got a...um" he said "what any side effects?" I asked "well...uh...I don't know much about but tattoos but I think you got one" he said "but tattoos why would a pool give" I pause looking at my flank and their on their was my cutie mark! "I got a cuti mark!" I said jumping up and down The mark was a blue diamond with 4 curves or waves coming out of the tips of it that was red. "Its so cool!" I said jumping up and down Dracule shrugged "so?" I stop my jumping "sorry drac but having a cuti mark is kind of like breathing fire for the first time for you" I tried to explain Dracule laughed "so pony's also burn their dads mane off?!" "wait what, I don't see a batpony without a mane" I say almost laughing "that because the only one you probably know is dad" "ya, but after you burnt your dads mane there was a party right?" I asked "once he got back from Zeccoras ya" Dracule said "Same thing! im going to get my uncle thanks for helping drac come on!" I said to give my uncle the good news The end
  21. I'm currently watching the 3 new Equestria Girls shorts- Dance Magic, Movie Magic, and Mirror Magic. I'd heard about these shorts and have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to watch them myself! Mirror Magic in particular was the one I anticipated the most- Because it brought two very similar characters together. Seeing Sunset Shimmer back in equestria is something I've wanted to happen for a long time. But when I heard that Starlight Glimmer was being given an opportunity to visit the human world, I was even more excited. And now as the credits roll for Mirror Magic, I can say that it was a great blend of the canon and an awesome opportunity for Starlight's character to grow. All throughout season 6, Twilight guided Starlight through friendship lessons, and- to be honest, I always thought Starlight would make a much better antagonist. And as I actively watch season 7- I still see very antagonistic tendencies. It takes a while for Starlight to learn her lessons. It takes a few mistakes for her to understand. But- without spoiling Mirror Magic, I honestly think my opinion has changed of Starlight. She has her own place in equestria, and being in the human world for a short time has helped her realize how much she'd actually learned, and the impact it's had on her. Especially when she sees situations mirrored to her own 'tragic flaw'. Any Equestria Girls fan will enjoy these three shorts- they're 21 minutes long each, and they help to flesh out the characters and the universe within this human alternate universe. So I'm interested- What are your guys' opinions on Sunset Shimmer and Starlight Glimmer? Do you prefer one over the other? Are they too similar? Let me know! Lets start a discussion!!
  22. I have noticed a pattern for the villains turning into monsters whenever they use Equestrian Magic. Sunset Shimmer turned into Demon Sunset because of her lust for power and jealousy. Human Twilight turned into Midnight Sparkle because of her feeling of isolation and peer-pressure. Gloriosa Daisy turned into Gaia Everfree because of desperation. Juniper Montage turned into Juniper Monstar because of her jealousy. What do they all have in common? Negative feelings. But when the Humane 7 use Equestrian magic, they 'pony up', as the fandom puts it. Why? Because of their friendship. So in other words, the reason why Equestrian magic turns the antagonists into raging she-demons is because of their negative emotions, and the reason why it gives the heroes their magic is because of their friendship.
  23. (Hello everypony, this is my first blog ever anywhere so here goes nothing . ) What is this blog about: The world of Equestria is absolutely amazing, from the design of its landscape to the diversity and character of its residents. But I believe there are other beauties as well, the beauty of science in Equestria. Even though the Science in Equestria is not discussed explicitly in the episodes, there are clues hidden throughout. Moments like Celestia raising the sun or Twilight explaining flight dynamics at the Wonderbolts Academy. I believe if we put our minds together, we can formulate physical theories that are consistent throughout the series and can explain all the phenomenons (including magic). Of course, this would require us to really push the limit of what can be called Scientific. But hey, nothing is impossible in Equestria! In the upcoming entires I will try to set out some foundations or Axioms such as: Anything that is displayed in an episode/movie we can take as Facts. Hopefully, from that we can start explaining some of the more obvious phenomenons and see where we can go from there. I've read a few excellent articles both in mlpforums as well as fimfiction, where the people discuss topics such as whether Rainbow dash can break the sound barrier when she saved Rarity, and discussions on how does gravity work when Celestia raises the sun? They are rather old but the links are below: Permanent Temporary et al (2012) https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/70177/physics-from-a-non-brony-the-sonic-rainboom-unraveled-reposted-from-another-forum Phisca et al (2017) Are Celestia and Luna Rising The Sun/Moon? These are some interesting reads and shows how we can use science to answer some of the questions in Equestria (and in some cases actually do some calculations). The ultimate goal is quite ambitious, which is an attempt at an all encompassing theory, or a Standard Model of Equestria Science. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Why: I became a brony about 2 and a half years ago and what I saw amazed me. There are so many talents everywhere. There are great pony artists creating art pieces that can rival those in the Renaissance. And great animators with videos such as Lullaby for a princess and Children of the night that are just astonishing up to the point I do not believe there is better fanwork in any fandom. I am not that great of an artist (tried drawing some and though it was definitely fun, not really something I would be proud of posting ). But nonetheless I wish to contribute to the fandom as much as I can (since it helped me in my life I wish to do some contribution in return). Since I couldn't really draw or animate or sing, perhaps I can do something I am kinda-sorta good at, and that is why I thought about investigating the science in Equestria. I've had this thought for two years now and I believe the show have developed to a state where such a task is possible (with help from the community of course). And with Twilight Sparkle being one of my greatest scientific inspiration I see this being the perfect way to honor her. I discussed this with a friend of mine and he asked me why try to use science to explain something that is otherwise mysterious and beautiful and... magical. I couldn't think of a better reply than the transcript of a conversation between an artist and a scientist: "I have a friend who’s an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don’t agree with very well. He’ll hold up a flower and say "look how beautiful it is," and I’ll agree. Then he says "I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing," and I think that he’s kind of nutty. First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe, although I might not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is, I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty. I mean it’s not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimeter; there’s also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes. The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower. It only adds. I don’t understand how it subtracts." -Ode to the flower Of course I am not a great scientist like him, but perhaps, on top of the beauty of Equestria we see in the show, we can discover more beauty hidden within it. And together making the whole of Equestria even more fascinating! The Blog itself: Although I personally studies Physics more and would be focusing on it more throughout the entries, Chemistry, Biology and any other sciences are more than welcomed in comments and discussions. Any level of discussion is welcomed but if commenting some really complicated stuff, a brief, simplified explanation accompanying it would be greatly appreciated . As a pony of science, I believe any comments will contribute constructively and that there is no such thing as "wrong". And since we are delving into unknown realms of science, any theory, which may otherwise seem crazy in the world we live in, is perfectly legitimate and worth discussing. For example: Theory: In the episode The Cutie-Remark, Starlight Glimmer didn't actually use magic to lift herself up, but instead, she pushed the entirety of Equestria slightly further away , and the glow around her is just for cosmetic effect . If Celestia and Luna can raise celestial objects why can't Starlight . Perhaps we will discover something truly interesting, something that really ties everything together. Perhaps the final theorem requires a significant contribution from an unknown source of Muffin energy. But I do know that whatever the outcome, this is gonna be an interesting and awesome experience .
  24. What type of magic do like? Example of Magic in Equestria Elements of Harmony, pegasus, etc.