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Gentlemen, the time has come for us to finally have pony thread.


ImageWhy oh why

As many of you already know, the denizens of this forum has taken a liking to the candy coloured equine fellows that inhabit the magical land of Equestria. You might have thought to yourself: "Egad, what monstrosity has enchanted these otherwise fine fellows". This, my good sire, is what I am about to tell you.

ImagePonies, wat

The My Little Pony franchise has been flourishing in different forms since the 80's. However with the recent'ish (late 2010) reboot of the franchise, in the form known as "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic", it has garnered a very large following on the internet. The reasons for why people like it vary from the mildly absurd to fairly understandable. But one thing that everyone can agree on is the quality of the show as a cartoon. Something that reminds us of a more glorious time in our youth where cartoons were funny rather than this garbage. It is well animated, the character design is astounding, the musical score (both background and foreground) is exceptional and the humour is great. Although the amount of cheesy lessons and cartoon tropes can be a bit overpowering at points. All thanks to Lauren Faust, who also worked on the Powerpuff Girls, The Iron Giant and Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends.

But the show itself is just the tip of the iceberg. Beneath it, on the internet, lies a enormous amount of content created by the fans of the show. Granted, a lot of it is pretty terrible in more ways than one (This is the internet after all). But even if you scrape past all that you can find everything from whimsical remixes of the songs in the show to completely original scores, beautiful artwork, fan animation, comics and much, much more.

ImagePray tell, what do these ponies do

Our main protagonist is the bookworm Twilight Sparkle who studies under Princess Celestia, who is the divine ruler of the world of Equestria. In the first two episodes we meet the rest of the cast and get introduced to them in a way that, while not very entertaining, does a good job at showing who they are. Twilight Sparkle gets tasked with making friends by Celestia and the show revolves around her and her friends in various situations.

The show is basically divided into two different kinds of episodes. Adventure and Slice of Life. Adventure episodes usually deal with an actual problem of some kind and require our wayward heroes to venture out on a quest to deal with this problem. Dragonshy, Dragonquest, both of the first episodes and Sonic Rainboom are examples of these. Slice of Life episodes generally happen in the confines of the village our heroes live in. They usually deal with more everyday problems like how to break some bad news to your friends, completing tasks before deadlines and babysitting. Examples of this are Family Appreciation Day, Read It and Weep and Feeling Pinkie Keen (one of my favorites!).

ImageSo why should I care?

You shouldn't unless you want to try something without any preconceptions about it. The show is great, you just have to give it the chance to be great. Hell, even if you're predisposed against it, you should be able to find some enjoyment still. I had some friends over who had never seen it before some time ago and they all walked away feeling pretty good about it. Even if they were hating on it before seeing it. Basically the bottom line is this: watch it, it will most likely be an enjoyable experience, and you will be able to get some enjoyment out of all the pictures and fan videos that proliferate around the internet.

ImageOh my, where do I find these ponies

Well, the obvious answer to this would be thepiratebay iTunes. You can get all of the episodes in HD for a reasonable price there. An alternative is to look around on youtube, there's usually HD versions of episodes up and they aren't hard to find. Just search for the titles of episodes and it shouldn't be too bad.

ImageThe wacky fans produced these things.

In this section I am just going to show examples of the stuff the community has made. There's much more though, the hub news site Equestria Daily and DeviantArt are great places to get started.
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Hilarious animation of a fanfiction, it does however contain gore. So be advised



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I am not going to be moderating this thread as to prevent any outcries of bias in the event that I would have to deal with trolls or likewise in here.

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The MLP:FiM community is certainly one of the most creative I have ever seen. I can't tell whether or not that's due to sheer numbers or some kind of correlation.


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It's magic biatch!



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This is the gayest thread in the history of DRLFF, just sayin.

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I'm honestly surprised this wasn't made earlier.


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Lizardheim wrote:
This is the gayest thread in the history of DRLFF, just sayin.

Look harder.


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Tbh this one is still gayer.


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Really Lizard, there's no point in being a handsome champion.
Please don't come in here if you're just going to be like that.


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Lizardheim wrote:
Tbh this one is still gayer.

If you find warm, cuddly, brightly colored baby mammals with an actual sense of humor and plot "gay" in the derogatory sense, you must be a cold-blooded, heartless dull lizard.

Anyways, I was somewhat skeptical of this show at first, but I watched a few episodes of season 1 a while back, and I'm quite impressed of the quality, more so that it was originally directed at young girls, who usually have trashy shows (I have 2 little sisters that live with me, so I'd know).


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Speaking of dickbutts.


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TorrentHKU wrote:
there's no point in being a dickbutt.

If people enjoy this program, it makes sense to leave them alone.

No one dislikes me for liking the colour grey, and no one should dislike someone for watching a cartoon series.

Therefore, live and let live.


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I had hoped the thread would last at least three posts before that happened
Ah well, such is life

Try it on my forum and I'll ban you, Lizzrd ;)


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I don't post on picturewars anymore, remember?


I mean, I'd love to, but I can't really seem to find the time for it. :-(


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Notice to EVERYONE here.
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