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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-10 16:55:20 Reply

At 12/10/14 12:59 AM, Sectus wrote: I like to occupy my time during the off-season by re-watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars and participating in competitive TF2. How about you guys?

I've been busy with all sorts of stuff, but for entertainment I'm either on steam, working out, reading or browsing online. I can't wait for the new season.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-11 16:17:20 Reply

At 12/10/14 04:31 AM, TailsPrower wrote:
At 12/8/14 09:15 PM, HomicidialFrog wrote: Attention: Princess Celestia is best Princess. Embrace the Solar Empire or be eradicated. That is all.
Bitch I'll cut you.

I'll rip off and nail your face to a wall, Republic scum!

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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-11 21:55:12 Reply

At 12/11/14 04:17 PM, HomicidialFrog wrote: I'll rip off and nail your face to a wall, Republic scum!

Reading that banter got me to thinking about a movie to detail the events before Season 1. Sort of like a creation story if you would.

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So, any theories on what might happen in the movie we're getting in a couple years?

Personally, maybe Sunset Shimmer will return to Equestria.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-15 02:43:13 Reply

At 12/15/14 12:40 AM, Eddmario wrote: So, any theories on what might happen in the movie we're getting in a couple years?

Personally, maybe Sunset Shimmer will return to Equestria.

I hope Cadance gets murdered and Shining Armor embarks on a bloody path for vengeance.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-15 08:04:31 Reply

How about an episode that introduces the morals of reality? Cadence has been cheating on Shining along. Despite this fact, she still takes half his shit when they divorce.


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At 12/15/14 02:43 AM, TailsPrower wrote:
At 12/15/14 12:40 AM, Eddmario wrote: So, any theories on what might happen in the movie we're getting in a couple years?

Personally, maybe Sunset Shimmer will return to Equestria.
I hope Cadance gets murdered and Shining Armor embarks on a bloody path for vengeance.

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At 12/15/14 08:04 AM, Sectus wrote: How about an episode that introduces the morals of reality? Cadence has been cheating on Shining along. Despite this fact, she still takes half his shit when they divorce.

Maybe an episode where cadence is late filing her taxes and has to suffers some financial, and political consequences because of it.

Can't get more real then that. :P

As for darker things, I can't help but be curious about how Fluttershy may respond to something like euthanasia.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-18 02:45:27 Reply

I'm sure some of you have heard the news on EQD or other sources, another tragedy has struck. A 19 year old Brony was driven to suicide recently due to constant online bullying and attacks. A guy like you and me. I can never endorse suicide as a solution to this kind of problem, but the fact that a young man was tormented to death for liking a silly show about friendship is beyond reproach.

I pray for our fallen Brony and his loved ones. I also pray for those among the bullies who suffer with guilt so that they may live to help others, and just punishment to those who are without remorse.

Let us remember to not let haters determine whether or not we can be ourselves. Seek the company of those who accept us for who we are. With a community like this, there are too many amazing human beings in our numbers to ever truly be alone. Let us never forget these things.

Good night, Adam Smith. Rest in peace.

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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-18 08:17:33 Reply

At 12/18/14 02:45 AM, TailsPrower wrote:
Good night, Adam Smith. Rest in peace.

Happened months ago but sucks it still occurred. The fact people intentionally went out of their way to harass the dude to his breaking point where he felt he could no longer live is awful.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-18 09:05:06 Reply

At 12/18/14 08:17 AM, NekoMika wrote:
At 12/18/14 02:45 AM, TailsPrower wrote:
Good night, Adam Smith. Rest in peace.
Happened months ago but sucks it still occurred. The fact people intentionally went out of their way to harass the dude to his breaking point where he felt he could no longer live is awful.

As someone who is very experienced with bullying and certain other things, I think the biggest tragedy is that he let them get himself to this point.

Personally, I try to avoid all drama, but if I find myself too personally invested in something, I cut my ties and take a break. This may seem kind of cold to some, but it works for me.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-18 10:20:28 Reply

At 12/18/14 02:45 AM, TailsPrower wrote: Good night, Adam Smith. Rest in peace.

Terrible that he had to go out like that. You just have to remind yourself that you're better than the haters, no matter what.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-18 11:36:22 Reply

Hello, bronies and pegasisters. I am planning on watching the first few episodes of MLP: Friendship is Magic tonight for the first time ever, and I don't know what I'm getting into. As an outsider, I have a few questions I would like to ask to help better understand the show and community. Sorry if they've been asked a million times before.

1. What should I expect these first few episodes?

2. Is there a message behind all of this?

3. Is it the community that you gravitate more towards, or the show itself?

4. How active are you in the community? I know there's lots of people who write fanfiction, compose MLP-themed music, and all that.

5. It's a common mindset for someone who doesn't like a group to see some of the worst members in that group and refer them to be representatives of the entire community, so what would you consider to be some of the best representatives of the brony community? This can be anybody from a celebrity to a close friend.

Thanks!


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-18 12:04:22 Reply

At 12/18/14 11:36 AM, FinaLee wrote: 1. What should I expect these first few episodes?

They definitely leave a lot to be desired, but they get better as you move up in the seasons. Don't expect anything spectacular from season one.

2. Is there a message behind all of this?

Be kind to thy fellow human. Basically, just be nice and respectful to everybody else.

3. Is it the community that you gravitate more towards, or the show itself?

I used to gravitate toward the community, but in growing older I have come to the opinion that most of the community is too eccentric for my particular tastes. This isn't necessarily to say that I don't get along with anyone in the community. This thread of people is a great group, and I'm friends with pretty much all of them.

4. How active are you in the community? I know there's lots of people who write fanfiction, compose MLP-themed music, and all that.

I used to write fan fiction pretty frequently, but I gave it up as a fruitless endeavor. I still try and stick with a small portion of the community by posting here and on the MLPForums.

5. It's a common mindset for someone who doesn't like a group to see some of the worst members in that group and refer them to be representatives of the entire community, so what would you consider to be some of the best representatives of the brony community? This can be anybody from a celebrity to a close friend.

The best representatives of our community are the ones who are least recognizable as a part of it. It is the bronies that are too showy, constantly wear show-oriented shirts and so-on that are misrepresenting us. The idea is not to push our interests on others, but to passively enjoy it and those who are interested, such as yourself, will come to us themselves.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-18 17:22:57 Reply

At 12/18/14 11:36 AM, FinaLee wrote: Hello, bronies and pegasisters. I am planning on watching the first few episodes of MLP: Friendship is Magic tonight for the first time ever, and I don't know what I'm getting into. As an outsider, I have a few questions I would like to ask to help better understand the show and community. Sorry if they've been asked a million times before.

1. What should I expect these first few episodes?

As far as the very first ones, They really are not that great, or at very least, they are not the reason I got into the show.

2. Is there a message behind all of this?

The show provides a basic moral message if that is what you mean.

3. Is it the community that you gravitate more towards, or the show itself?

With other then a select few (like the people in this club) I'd say the show.

4. How active are you in the community? I know there's lots of people who write fanfiction, compose MLP-themed music, and all that.

Other then this topic here, not at all really. I mean, I don't hide being a fan of the show, but I don't go everywhere talking about it. if I am somewhere having a discussion, and the topic naturally goes to MLP I'll talk about it, but otherwise no.

5. It's a common mindset for someone who doesn't like a group to see some of the worst members in that group and refer them to be representatives of the entire community, so what would you consider to be some of the best representatives of the brony community? This can be anybody from a celebrity to a close friend.

The people here are pretty good, but I couldn't say anything as far as a specific role model. Just don't get too caught up in needless drama and maintain a good sense of humor about things.

Thanks!

No problem! hope you enjoy yourself.


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Alright, it's been forever since we had one of these discussions:

Who is your best pony?

At a glance, you would probably guess mine's Applejack. WELL YOU'RE WRONG.

...actually you're, uh, right.

You see, AJ's my best pony because she's arguably the most qualified leader out of the mane 6 - but one of the things that makes her so interesting is that she's rarely seen taking up that mantle, letting us see how she bounces off others when a natural leader is being led by crazies. She's got a level head through most situations and approaches problems in a manner that makes sense to her and (often to the audience). Basically she's the anchor of the group, the straight-man. She is a point of reference to how a rational character fits into the big picture.
Also it's fair to say at this point that she's the most mentally stable out of the mane cast, but she's got her own baggage to carry as well. It's strongly implied that AJ lost her parents at an early age and was forced to grow up quickly so she could take care of the family business at Sweet Apple Acres. In spite of learning some of life's hardest lessons as a small filly, you can see she uses this as motivation to excel in whatever she sets her mind to.
Plus as the seasons went by, you can tell she kinda picked up some sarcasm and skepticism from Twilight which works wonderfully for her character, all the while being down to earth and practical. You can see she's learned her lessons from previous episodes like when she graciously accepted her friends' help in the Cider episode. The fact that she doesn't need magic or wings to prove time and again that she's a valuable member of the team really won me over too. Also she wrote the best letter to Princess Celestia.

Behold, ladies, my best pony Applejack!

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At 12/21/14 01:18 AM, TailsPrower wrote: I'm a dumb idiot and like picking silly horses for best pony

Fluttershy is my best pony because she's the most aesthetically pleasing pony, is the gentlest, and always thinks of a solution that doesn't hurt anyone.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-21 04:00:16 Reply

At 12/21/14 03:10 AM, Sectus wrote:
At 12/21/14 01:18 AM, TailsPrower wrote: I'm a dumb idiot and like picking silly horses for best pony

Shut your whore mouth, you </3


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-21 23:23:50 Reply

I don't necessarily consider myself a brony but I must admit that Rainbow Dash is my favorite.
I mean, I don't watch the show but I do enjoy the actual characters. Is that normal?

I think that you guys would really enjoy this link. It's basically a musical tribute to MLP:FIM.

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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-22 00:02:16 Reply

At 12/21/14 11:23 PM, TheGamechanger wrote: I don't necessarily consider myself a brony but I must admit that Rainbow Dash is my favorite.
I mean, I don't watch the show but I do enjoy the actual characters. Is that normal?

It isn't honestly something I've heard of before, but nothing is exactly 'normal' in this world. It's the same as me and digimon; I'm not particularly a fan of the show, but I enjoy the character Renamon because of her attitude and position in the show.

You're more than welcome to talk here with us if you ever feel the desire, though. All are welcome.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-22 19:27:38 Reply

At 12/21/14 01:18 AM, TailsPrower wrote: Alright, it's been forever since we had one of these discussions:

Who is your best pony?

Nyx.

Or if it's show and movies only, then Luna

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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-22 19:50:46 Reply

At 12/22/14 07:27 PM, Eddmario wrote:
At 12/21/14 01:18 AM, TailsPrower wrote: Alright, it's been forever since we had one of these discussions:

Who is your best pony?
Nyx.

Actually I started reading that fic a looooong time ago but never finished. I was enjoying it, idk why it slipped off the radar. I'll have to hit it up again sometime.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-22 20:25:51 Reply

At 12/22/14 07:50 PM, TailsPrower wrote:
At 12/22/14 07:27 PM, Eddmario wrote:
At 12/21/14 01:18 AM, TailsPrower wrote: Alright, it's been forever since we had one of these discussions:

Who is your best pony?
Nyx.
Actually I started reading that fic a looooong time ago but never finished. I was enjoying it, idk why it slipped off the radar. I'll have to hit it up again sometime.

You should. It's probably the only thing I've ever read that had me this close to crying.

Also, Rainbow Rocks is now available for streaming on Netflix.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-25 23:21:07 Reply

At 12/22/14 08:25 PM, Eddmario wrote: You should. It's probably the only thing I've ever read that had me this close to crying.

The only fan fiction I will ever acknowledge as being moving, let alone generally something I can read without puking, is Fallout: Equestria.


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At 12/25/14 11:21 PM, Sectus wrote:
At 12/22/14 08:25 PM, Eddmario wrote: You should. It's probably the only thing I've ever read that had me this close to crying.
The only fan fiction I will ever acknowledge as being moving, let alone generally something I can read without puking, is Fallout: Equestria.

Never read it. I would have a year or 2 ago, but by the time I heard about it it was already pretty long, especially for me since I usually read books that only take about 6 hours in one sitting to read, like the Artemis Fowl books. Too bad too, since I do love Fallout 3 and New Vegas

The other games not so much. That's probably because I started the series with 3 and the original PC games are very different, even to PC games from around that same era I've played, like Warcraft 3.

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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2014-12-26 00:37:19 Reply

At 12/26/14 12:25 AM, Eddmario wrote: Never read it.

I would advise doing so. If you enjoy fan fiction as much as I assume most of the people in this thread do, I would definitely say you should. It is pretty much the only fan fiction to ever be written by someone not suffering from the Dunning-Kruger effect.

Before those of you out there who cite Project Horizons as a good fiction pipe up, you're wrong. Somber is one of the largest cases of Dunning-Kruger I've ever seen.

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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2015-01-04 18:39:19 Reply

Who would like to see an MLP anime franchise be made? The anime could be done by the same people who did the animation for Sonic X (though have different writers). In it there would be many new characters, and we'd see more creatures and races, as well as new locations in Equestria and places outside of it. It can come in different formats: The TV series, movies, OVAs, specials, and a spinoff series called "Equestria Chronicles".

The TV series would be the anime franchise's nerve center. It would do things that FiM can't, like having more dramatic, intense, and adventure oriented moments, but still have good humor and slice of life stuff. There would also be a bit more romance involved with the mane 6, as there would be more major stallion characters other than Big Mac and Shining Armor. Some antagonists like Trixie and Flim Flam brothers would be recurring characters. There would also be new villains, and Chrysalis would also return.

The film series would have a movie coming out each year, and they would have more elaborate animation and a large scale plot. They could have their own villain(s) and they would have their share of action-y, dark and emotional moments, but still have humor in them.

The OVAs would be told just like the MLP comics; each OVA being like a comic arc. Say if there is a comic arc that has four issues, each part of an OVA would be as long as the two issues of that arc. The OVAs themselves would have their own individual plots. While their animation quality would be as up to par as the movies, it would still be better than the TV series.

The specials would basically be made for TV movies, with stories involving the mane 6. They'd be random stories involving the main characters, mostly slice of life.

Equestria Chronicles would be another TV series that would have hour long episodes that would have individual stories taking place in Equestria's timeline. If anyone has watched the video series "Historical Equestria", episodes would be about that stuff. Each season would have six episodes.

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At 1/4/15 06:39 PM, VGmasters wrote: Who would like to see an MLP anime franchise be made?

Honestly I'm kinda down for a serious arc-based series. With some fucking epic fight scenes. Yeaahhh...

It's just that animu is so dead set in their tropes that wouldn't mesh too well with poni imo.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2015-01-07 12:42:35 Reply

At 1/4/15 06:39 PM, VGmasters wrote: Who would like to see an MLP anime franchise be made?

Ya lost me at the word anime. Honestly, I think this series is getting ridiculous enough with the wide variety of interesting and (hilariously) disturbing fan content. Of course, I can't stop a fan from making something like that, but I think things are going down hill already, and we don't really need to speed up the process.


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At 1/7/15 12:42 PM, Sectus wrote:
At 1/4/15 06:39 PM, VGmasters wrote: Who would like to see an MLP anime franchise be made?
Ya lost me at the word anime. Honestly, I think this series is getting ridiculous enough with the wide variety of interesting and (hilariously) disturbing fan content. Of course, I can't stop a fan from making something like that, but I think things are going down hill already, and we don't really need to speed up the process.

I think it's a bit much to say it's going downhill.

As for the show, I found season 4 to be the best yet, I especially loved the finale, and the fandom is really too broad to say things like that, I prefer looking at individual artist and works.

As for an anime, I'd be up for it. I'm up for anything as long as it's well written, and done properly.


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