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    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

    It has recently come to my attention that rich, expressive Flash animation, well-written storylines, compelling characters, busloads of parental in-jokes, and off-the-wall sight gags can do the seemingly impossible.


    It can make "My Little Pony" awesome.






    ....Yeah. I'm a Brony.


    And if your first reaction is "Wait - Ponies? WTF?!", well, that was more or less the reaction of the show's creator, Lauren Faust, when she was first asked to come up with the newest incarnation of the series. But with beloved multi-demographic successes like "The Powerpuff Girls" and "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends" under her belt, she soon took it on as an enticing challenge - make a show for young girls that Did Not Actually Suck.

    If the collective jaw-drop of The Internet is any indication, she succeeded beyond her wildest dreams.


    Watch the first episode, and let me know if your reaction is anything like mine was:

    "What in the hell is thi - "

    *10 episodes later*

    "I CAN'T STOP WATCHING!"



    http://youtu.be/fy1v3CfrOto?hd=1
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    Okay.........................

    Actually, I did watch the first episode, and it is quite inventive, I must say.

    However, I must take issue with your statement about shows for young girls that did not suck. I do recall there was indeed one that was made before this...............I believe they called it.........Kim Possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    Actually, I did watch the first episode, and it is quite inventive, I must say.
    Hehehehe. Time to watch more Pony!



    :P

    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    I do recall there was indeed one that was made before this...............I believe they called it.........Kim Possible.
    True. But "KP" is almost 10 years old by this point (), and it's not on a visible rerun schedule. I have to wonder what KP's reception would be if the show was launched (or brought back! ) now, given the extraordinary acceleration of viral technology. After all, Wikipedia was a new-fangled thing in 2002, and YouTube didn't even come along until 2005.
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    Actually, there's a "Brony" T-shirt out. A T-shirt dealer I know from Windycon had one that showed a modified Ford Mustang logo on a dark blue (or is it black?) background. Instead of the logo's chrome horse, there's a blue "My Little Pony" in its place, in the same galloping pose!
    I had to look twice at the shirt to make sure I wasn't seeing things....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransWarpDrive View Post
    Actually, there's a "Brony" T-shirt out. A T-shirt dealer I know from Windycon had one that showed a modified Ford Mustang logo on a dark blue (or is it black?) background. Instead of the logo's chrome horse, there's a blue "My Little Pony" in its place, in the same galloping pose!
    I had to look twice at the shirt to make sure I wasn't seeing things....
    Kinda like this one? (Did a quick Google Image search.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireand'chutes77 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TransWarpDrive View Post
    Actually, there's a "Brony" T-shirt out. A T-shirt dealer I know from Windycon had one that showed a modified Ford Mustang logo on a dark blue (or is it black?) background. Instead of the logo's chrome horse, there's a blue "My Little Pony" in its place, in the same galloping pose!
    I had to look twice at the shirt to make sure I wasn't seeing things....
    Kinda like this one? (Did a quick Google Image search.)

    Yes, only it has a blue "My Little Pony" character galloping in place of the chrome horsie, and it has the word "Brony" as its caption, instead of "Mustang."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireand'chutes77 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    Actually, I did watch the first episode, and it is quite inventive, I must say.
    Hehehehe. Time to watch more Pony!



    :P

    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    I do recall there was indeed one that was made before this...............I believe they called it.........Kim Possible.
    True. But "KP" is almost 10 years old by this point (), and it's not on a visible rerun schedule. I have to wonder what KP's reception would be if the show was launched (or brought back! ) now, given the extraordinary acceleration of viral technology. After all, Wikipedia was a new-fangled thing in 2002, and YouTube didn't even come along until 2005.
    Good point. Which is why I think if KP comes back, she has to first appear as a full length feature theatrical release. That's the only way she can stand up in popularity to all the other Disney Princesses. Only then might they find a way to get her back into a popular series again.
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    Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

    I... DON'T... KNOW.

    There are just some things where I gotta throw my hands up and say that I just don't know.

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    Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

    Quote Originally Posted by kyojikasshu View Post
    I... DON'T... KNOW.

    There are just some things where I gotta throw my hands up and say that I just don't know.
    OK, thanks anyway, kyoji. I appreciate what info you did give me in your previous post. Sorry if I upset you....

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    Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

    Sorry if I came off as cranky... it was a late night post.

    Meanwhile...
    http://www.laspegassist.com/
    Goals achieved, overcharged people getting their money thanks to the generosity of the community, charities to benefit from all the extra money raised... it just warms the heart.

    Also, the more I watch "Magical Mystery Cure", the more I like it. Of course, I am just a big ol' sentimental fool...

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