At 8/2/11 10:51 PM, RubberTrucky wrote:
Been neglecting this thread for the rest of the day now. Upon coming back, noticing no one has mentioned Pinkie yet.
It's hard to mention her she makes no little sense :P
Definitely my favourite character far above the rest. She mixes ditziness with intelligence, seems to always ignore that others don't see the steps she makes to reach to a conclusion. she's not afraid to be acting weird and about that doesn't even mind getting comments. she's somewhere in between not knowing about private boundaries (see Ticket Master "at least the others try to be subtle") and still holding a high moral of friendship (FOREVER and basically, party of one).
I do love how she has basically grown up with the idea that everyone loves her and loves to laugh at what she does and loves her parties, so if any of those don't end up being the case she either completely misses the point and doesn't notice, like when shes jumping around talking to Twilight at the start of griffon brush off blatantly missing the point that Twilight really doesn't want to talk to her at the time. Also like you said with ticket master when shes throwing Twilight in the air saying to take her to the party without even trying to slyly get to her and sets up a huge party for it, just because its the type of thing that always works for her so she doesn't see why it wouldn't work.
In Griffon the Brush off, I initially felt a bit of an aversion. Seemed a bit silly for a prankster. But it was okay (spoiler alert) at the end when she didn't purposely set Gilda up to chase her away.
I did love Pinkie in that episode, she showed her good side with refusing to prank Fluttershy knowing she wouldn't find it funny which did show she knew when she goes to far. And she almost questions if she is maybe a little jealous, but then completely throws it away when she notices Gilda being mean, even though she is still jealous about it at the same time. With her entire idea just being throw her a party as somehow, in Pinkie Pie logic, a party is the best thing to make her nicer?
Dragonshy gave her some of the better moments, like when rarity covers her in dust (Rarity had that cute putting on the shawl moment) and later on the chicken (most random moment in the show, leaving even rarity speechless) and her whole attire to face the dragon. (Pinkie Pie did... whatever she does)
She just really fills her random funny role well on that episode. I also love the invitation where Rainbow Dash just tries making a cocky line , but then Pinkie Pie, for some reason completely beyond understanding, actually carries around invitations fit with exploding silly string and sounds all set up with her at all times for...some reason? Thats one of the reasons why I like to suggest that episode for new people to watch, as Pinkie Pie just does so much stupid stuff in that episode that it really makes the episode funny.
Further in the series, she kept delivering good moments. Bridle Gossip's work in progress, her acquisition of the flute, while ignoring Rarity in Swarm of the Century, tricking Applebloom into making cupcakes (plus the song), her skating in Winter wrap-up ( although 'that nest needs to be condemned" might be my favourite line in the first season), and so on. In particular her part in the Show Stoppers was golden.
One of my favourite lines from Pinkie Pie would be with Sonic Rainboom where she is busy jumping around having fun like normal, Twilight asks what a Sonic Rainboom is, then Pinkie Pie just stops looks at her and says "You really need to get out more", then instantly afterwards starting to bounce around joyfully again. I just can't not find that funny coming from her. And it's really true with how much Twilight only reads books.
No, I don't dislike other ponies, but Pinkie Pie is just a God level higher in my opinion.
She is an amazing pony, I just personally find her a little hard to feel like I have stuff in common with her, as I really really don't :p