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Howdy! Lauren Faust (really) !cdljAQmhl.Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2519770Sticky[View All]

Hey y'all! I said I'd pop by this week. Hope I'm not showing up at a bad time.
Lauren Faust has left the building. Thank you for your visit, Lauren.
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JustyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521158

>>2520982
As someone who's watched literally thousands of hours of cartoons over the years, I can assure you that MLP is legitimately a quality toon, both in the visual sense and writing strength. I wish more toons had such style and heart.

MentholCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521159

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I heard you guys were in need of sea-fluf- I mean sea-ponies, i'm here to help you with that! just let me know if you need anything else.

Admiral Yang WenliCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521160

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>>2521153
I wonder how the MLPchan/Ponychan merger will happen now that /anon/ is so damn huge. I'm guessinghoping it just won't.

Dee Twenty(Element of Self Loathing)!Nat20kBygECountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521161

>>2521142

Dee is slightly disappointed that she never answered his question regarding Discorded ponies and Cats Don't Dance, but only slightly, it was still a blast getting to hang out with the holy Fausticorn herself.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521162

>>2521151
Requesting a lock? No need to keep an interview thread up that has long served its purpose anymore.

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>>2521143

>element of b&

AHAHAHHAHAHA PONYCHANNER

What were you banned for, hurting someone's feelings? Not being nice?

Positively Pinkie!tb0JArteeACountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521164

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>>2521160
It most likely won't.

Unlikeable Pony (element of being banned. again)Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521165

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>>2521160

You can't fight the unification! Everything is lost!

M. ElegantéCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521166

hey guys what's goin on in this thread

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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521168

Any chance we could get some stats on how the traffic here was during the interview?

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521169

>>2520707
NO DONT SHARE IT NOW! PLEASE I MEAN IT

Titanium Dragon!inruDn9JYgCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521170

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Thanks for showing up Lauren, we all appreciate it.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521171

>>2520984
Thank you for the link.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521172

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Posting in a sticky.

Unlikeable Pony (element of being banned. again)Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521173

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>>2521163

The worst Crime of All: Hating Twicorn!

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521174

>>2521154
It Happens man

Fluttershutter!vBKzsttvbUCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521175

>>2521168
Nearly 1500 posts in two and a half hours, so about 600 posts an hour.

>600 posts an hour
>on hiatus in Ponychan

Today was a good day.

Zumi!HqY.rYa7DMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521176

>>2520982
I started watching the show because I saw ponies popping up all over the internet wanted to know what the deal with them was. As it turned out it was a really good show. The characters have such depth, the writing was great, the animation was really nice.

It not only became my favorite cartoon but my favorite show of all time. Its the only show where I can go back and rewatch the episodes a bunch of times just because its fun and enjoyable to rewatch.

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So does anyone have a link of that video for us non-Americans?

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lol Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521179

hey laurent faust ! i am your big fan ! i am a 13 years old girl just watched the new trailer of EQG great flot but still doesn't like the dolls,me and my 2 little sister were scared looking at EQG dolls :c

it's really useless making mlp show to grave for not accurate creepy dolls

is there something you can do about it ?

Fluttershutter!vBKzsttvbUCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521180

>>2521173
Twilicorn haters are running the asylum at this point.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521181

>>2521175
I mean more like how many new unique visitors and such.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521182

>>2521175
Should we lock this now

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521183

Which is the main board of this chan?

Dee Twenty(Element of Self Loathing)!Nat20kBygECountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521184

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>>2521175
>>2521180

Didn't you say you needed to go to sleep?

Unlikeable Pony (element of being banned. again)Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521185

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>>2521183

probably /pony. /oat would be a second.

Crimson Risk !RISkQqf4EMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521186

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>>2521183
The most populous board is /chat/, but the "flagship" boards are /arch/ and /oat/.

RaptorCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521188

shame she didn't ask her final question sooner. I was typing as she left. ;_;

Admiral Yang WenliCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521189

>>2521183
We don't have a main board. /gala/ and /rp/ are preobably the fastest, but you don't want to be there. /chat/ is.. kinda? /oat/ is probably what you are looking for, but it's dead and full of scary people.

Dee Twenty(Element of Self Loathing)!Nat20kBygECountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521190

>>2521189

What are these strange places you speak of? Dee knows only of the motherland, /arch/.

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> Lauren leaves
> figures it's as good a time to take an overdue shower, so starts the archiver and heads off
> comes back to 90+ new posts

Thread, why so inertia?

Positively Pinkie!tb0JArteeACountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521192

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>>2521189
Is not

Unless you mlean it's full of zomponies cause it's crazy like that

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>>2520982
This answering your question?

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>>2521184
I can't sleep. But I'll force myself to so you'll stop glaring at me.

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A little late I know (timezones and all), but I feel I should say for the record: Thank you very much for your visit! We really appreciate it.

Dee Twenty(Element of Self Loathing)!Nat20kBygECountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521196

Unlikeable Pony (element of being banned. again)Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521197

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521198

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Ok all me need to stop posting to document this ok

Positively Pinkie!tb0JArteeACountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521199

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>>2521191
the ride never ends

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>>2521196
Well, snap.

>>2521198
Document how?

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521201

>>2521200
I just been copy and past in to word with everything happening

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>>2521201
Here you go - have this instead.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33551029/Lauren_On_Ponychan.mht

Edit: Or this, if you're using Firefox.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33551029/Lauren_On_Ponychan.maff

Last edited at Sat, Jun 8th, 2013 01:29

Dogman15Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521203

>>2519844
That's an image website, for discussing images, not general Q&As.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521204

>>2521202
Thank u

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>>2521204
Y'welcome! Though this thread will probably end up in /arch/ aventually anyhoo.

Nobady!Goza4vCDOQCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521206

You're gone now, so the chances of you reading this are slim to none, but nonetheless, here it is:

>Why do you think this show resonated with so many people this way?
>Do you think MLP is a legitimately good cartoon, or is it just that it's better than you expected a show about pink ponies would be? How does it really hold up to other television animation?

Right, so I've thought a lot about this (both of these), and given many monologues to my friends about why the show's so great in an attempt to convince them to watch it. So here's basically what I'll say:

I do honestly think the show is fantastic. I'm not sure how it holds up against other animated kids shows, as I don't watch much of that besides this show, but it holds up against other, more mature things that I watch.

It has very good characterization, writing, jokes, voice acting, animation, music and the rest. Obviously I love all that. But the biggest reason I probably love it is the overwhelming joyfulness I feel when watching it. The show makes me feel uncomfortable amounts of joy. Even to the point, sometimes, of becoming crushingly depressed afterwards, almost like a crash after having too much caffeine. Maybe that doesn't sound pleasant, but it mostly is. Every time I think about the show, in fact, I'm flooded with the feelings of happiness and I think about the show more than I don't think about it. That's not hyperbole.

I don't really know why this show is the one that makes me feel more happy than anything else. There are other shows that are fantastic and I love but there's just no show that gets to me and makes me as blissfully happy like this one does.

I don't think I can analyze the reason for all this too well, but I'll try: I think it might be because of how genuine the show is. Other stories I might see about love and friendship will seem sappy and fake, but this one seems incredibly genuine. It doesn't seem like the messages and good vibes are being manufactured, they seem natural. It just seems like the nature of the show. Maybe it's just because the messages of the show don't come at the expense of the quality. I think it's probably hard to tell good, genuine stories that seem natural about the day being saved by love and friendship because it's just not how it works in real life. Love isn't found everywhere and in everything, so how can you tell a convincing story about a world where it is? Well, I'm not sure how, but MLP does just that very frequently. One thing it's entirely consistent in is it's lack of cynicism.

I think KCaFO is a good example of all this: Discord, a villain, is brought back for a whole episode just to be shown love and what it's like to feel friendship. By the end of the episode he's agreed to use his powers for good, not because they're forcing him, no, it's entirely of his own free will. He's doing it because he feels actual affection towards the ponies and he knows that he can let his new friends down but that's the exact opposite of what he wants to do. It's entirely consistent with the world that's been created. He was a villain, yes, but he was taught what it's like to be loved and cared for and in turn love and care for others. He still had good in him. Again, this is not something that would work in real life, or even a terribly original plot-line, but when watching it in the context of this particular show and the world that's been created within it, it hardly feels unrealistic, forced or cliché. It just seems like what should happen based on what we know of that world.

I know you weren't on board for that episode, but my point is that she show's stayed very consistent in it's message throughout he whole series.

I don't really have a good way to wrap this all up, but it's my thoughts on the whole thing (again, that you'll probably never read) and I don't know if anyone else agrees with me, but for what it's worth, that's how I feel.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2521207

>>2520982
It is genuinely good. Because if it would just be better than what I had expected, then I'd be watching many more series than I currently do.


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