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Season 8 Episodes 1 & 2 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!Spike 36828279Sticky[View]

New season starts soon! The season premiere is called School Daze - Parts 1 & 2.

>When the Friendship Map grows bigger to reflect the world beyond Equestria, the Mane 6 realize they'll need a way to spread the message of friendship far and wide. Luckily, Twilight Sparkle knows just what to do -- open a School of Friendship!

>When the School of Friendship is closed by Chancellor Neighsay of the Equine Educational Association, Twilight Sparkle must reunite her students, inspire her friends and buck the rules to stand up for what she knows is right for everycreature, pony or not.


The new season begins on Saturday, March 24th, at 11:30 AM EST.
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EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6 36828311

>INB4 Japanese sea shrubbery posts the song parody

When The hub became DFC, they were joyless, stuffy librarians. They’ve gotten infinitely better since then. Sure this isn’t on the Equestria Girls song parody level, but at least it’s decent.

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IDW Comics Thread: March 2017 Marimo!!Spike 36828262Sticky[View]

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #64
Thom Zahler (w) •Andy Price (a & c)
Fluttershy and Rarity travel to Manehattan where Rarity is shocked to discover old ugly fashions are back in style! Can Rarity find a way to push her creative instincts past... the past?

My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #12

Jeremy Whitley (w) • Tony Fleecs (a & c)
The most legendary ponies are all gathered, and now they must face the might of the Sirens! The future of Equestria is at stake, and hidden danger looms in the group’s midst!
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unlikeable pony 36828300

yeah, his comic is basically pony smut; he still got a job because, smut aside, he's legitimately GOOD at drawing ponies and has alot of drive.

virtually every comic book artist has drawn porn at some point, its nothing new.

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Future Content Thread Marimo!!Spike 36826866Sticky[View][Last 50 Posts]

Season 8
>26 episodes
>seapony named Silver Stream will be introduced

Equestria Girls
>A Youtube-exclusive series will be coming in 2018.
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unlikeable pony 36828309

ah surf and turf. Seen it already :p
That being said, it was a GOOD one of the leaked episodes, so looking forward to the finished song.

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IDW Comics Thread: June 2017 Marimo!!Spike 36825499[View]

My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel #1
Ted Anderson (w) • Andy Price (a & c)
This fall, My Little Pony: The Movie hits theaters, and this prequel mini-series is your first look at the fantastic adventure to come! Danger looms over Equestria as a new villain debuts!

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #55
Christina Rice (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a & c)
Wings Over Yakyakistan” part 1 of 2. While on a diplomatic mission to Yakyakistan, Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash are surprised to uncover an imminent attack on the kingdom by dragons! Will Dash be able to rouse the Wonderbolts to aid the Yaks in time to thwart the invasion?

My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #3
Jeremy Whitley (w) • Brenda Hickey (a & c)
Journey back in time to discover the secret origin of Canterlot Castle! Will the legendary Mistmane be able to save the castle from the mysterious forces sabotaging the castle’s construction?
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Anonymous 36825656

If it doesn't work self-contained, it failed

unlikeable pony 36825657

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As far as I can tell, just read the prequels comics and that prequel book when it comes out.

Hmm, now that you mention tempest, you're right-- he tells grubber that he's the SECOND in command. Forgot about that.


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Bad hombres Nother Nonymous 36828284[View]

From an article by Jennifer Burton et al. in yes! magazine online:

'Stereotypes persist in both how characters are drawn and how they talk, with "bad guys” using non-American accents and dialects. We see this in characters like Dr. Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb or Nightmare Moon on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.'

Does anyone out there have any insight into what these people are talking about?
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Nother Nonymous 36828291

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That embedded compilation was an eye-opener (or ear-opener). The Nightmare Moon voice -- and by extension, the "generic evil queen" voice -- reduces to "ham actor." The dialect is basically US, with exaggerated enunciation and a thin overlay of Received Standard British (e.g., dropping terminal R's)-- a stagy version of the slightly affected "Atlantic" dialect that Rarity speaks. Every so often NM forgets to ham it up, and a bit of upper-class New York dialect comes through ("You're kidding, right?") The Mane-iac has a similar dialect.

The lesson from all this: evil speaks with the voice of a bad actor from New York. Hardly the "non-American stereotype" criticized in the quote from the OP.

Reviewing the clips in that compilation was an eye-opener in another way: that first episode was good. I had forgotten how good it was.
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unlikeable pony 36828294

yeah, seriously; what the HELL is nightmare moon supposed to be nationally? I honestly don't see any accent in her voice :/

>But then again, nightmare moon #did nothing wrong

AustroSpike 36828308

Only the Daring Do villains stuck me as non-natives.

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Retrospectives Nother Nonymous 36828197[View]

On a whim, I went back this evening and re-watched "Power Ponies" (S4E06). I loved it. I grinned all the way through and laughed out loud in a couple of places. The beauty-salon-of-doom motif was a nice subversion of the whole macho superhero shtick, the Mane-iac was properly over the top, and the powered-up personas of Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, and Pinkie Pie were dead-on developments of their individual characters.

If you have a neglected past episode that would be worth revisiting to remind us of the glories of G4, tell us about it!
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Marimo!!Spike 36828296

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>where she flubbed spells constantly and wasn't THAT strong.
There was only a few instances where I can recall her messing up with a spell somehow during that time. SotC, WWU, and LZ. I think in those instances, it was more about using her magic to escalate things or just not solve things in that instance, rather than it being a recurring character trait that she messes up spells. Plus the very next episode after PP, Bats, has Twilight mess up and do a spell wrong which escalates the problem. If they don't want Twilight to solve things, they still just have her not be able to solve things, like fixing Rarity's hair or getting honey from those bees simply just can't be fixed with magic.

Might actually be because more recently Starlight is around now and is often impulsive that they can just use her to cause magical mishaps that create problems or make things worse instead of Twilight accidentally messing up something.
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unlikeable pony 36828301

I think there's legitimate evidence that she was magically less powerful in early seasons--

Teleporting in Season 1 seemed like it was majorly difficult for her (Look at how much concentration she had to teleport when dealing with the hydra) and she only did it sparingly and not back to back;
Now she can teleport around the entire nation rapidfire without breaking a sweat.
Plus she was constantly training in new spells (like the apples to oranges spell) since she wasn't that magically studied back then.

Marimo!!Spike 36828302

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I don't think the magical mishaps had to do with power so much as just getting the spell and its effects wrong when trying to cast. The best way I would summarize it would be the problems stemmed from incompetence, not impotence.

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Spinoff Town With Spinoff Ponies Anonymous 36828176[View]

I've been thinking about a show that would uphold the ideals of FiM, without using any of Hasbro's intellectual properties. The main goal in planning this "bible" is to come up with a cast and setting that have the most potential for FiM-style episodes.

The basic premise is that the show takes place on a new continent far away from the mainland Equestria, referred to only as the "mainland" or "maneland" in the show. The main location would be a small town (name needed) that was originally a logging camp but has since grown to about the size of Ponyville. The town is near a forest of giant trees, and many of the older buildings are built from their trunks or even inside trees similar to Twilight's old library. As ponies avoid exploiting nature, the logging has slowed down since the early years and the vast, mostly unexplored forest is still full of mysteries.

The working title for this show is "Settlers of Horseria", but as always, suggestions and discussion are welcome.
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get rid of ponyville and canterlot for a while like Crystal Empire.

Anonymous 36828289

They could do like the movie and make up some generic anthro races

Anonymous 36828290

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>They could do like the movie and make up some generic anthro races

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Please Read: A Personal Appeal From Russian Hackers Bighckintosh 36827048[View][Last 50 Posts]

Hi guys. It seems Hasbro IT Security can't handle Russian APT, so what should we do now?
Flash sources are about 2 TB in size and it is pretty hard to download them via internet.
Mb we can download sources of some interesting episodes or internal documents, such as budgets and agreements.
Any ideas you can post here or send via email bighckintosh@yandex.ru

Pic unrelated
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Anonymous 36828272


Did they tell their staff to stop clicking on those “Verify your account details” emails?

Anonymous 36828274

I know it may sound like a dumb question but do we know what Hasbro is going to do with reposts? What they are going to tolerate and what they are going to C&D?

Equestria Daily, that Hasbro's pet, is really pushing the line recently.

Bighckintosh!cBoJpg40.U 36828277

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A long time ago dude.

Dunno. I guess it depends on desire of the random Hasbro's executive.

>Equestria Daily, that Hasbro's pet, is really pushing the line recently.

Nothing unusual though. Sethisto "these leaks only hurt the fandom" Shaun used to post something interesting and after remove it on Hasbro's request.

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Supination Nother Nonymous 36822576[View]

This is a trivial point, but it bothers me. IRL horses can't supinate their forearms -- that is, they can't rotate the sole of their hoof so it faces upward. (Most mammals, apart from apes and humans, can't either.) But Equestrian ponies can. They're shown all the time on the show in palm-up postures. But how do they do this? You practically never see an intermediate position. One frame the sole faces downward; in the next frame, it faces upward. I suspect that the animators just change the shape of the end of the foreleg for most ponies. But this won't work for the ones that are wearing shoes -- i.e., Luna and Celestia, with their gold and silver sandals. Does the sole of the sandal rotate toward the midline? I don't think I've ever seen it in that position. There seems to be an intermediate position in some shots, but I don't have the necessary software to look at individual frames.

Sometimes you will see a pony pressing one or both soles to her face in a half-supinated position (pic), so there must be rotation. But I can't recall ever seeing the bottom of one of the princesses' sandals. Do the shoes magically change shape as they go from pronated to supinated? Can someone do a frame-by-frame check and report back?

Postscript: you CAN see the bottom of a princess's shoes in some shots -- e.g. s6e25 at 3:22. But they're fully supinated already. The animators seem to be avoiding the in-betweens.
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Anonymous 36828141

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Ponies are mostly good at making this face

Nother Nonymous 36828143

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That's one you won't see on the show.


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Many examples in Flawless song, especially at 1:30 where pinky repeatedly circles her wrist in motion.


Why fixate on just the one aspect? I find the hips far more consternating, able to include full bipedal range of motion and load bearing, and the shoulders are impossible too.

Basically, they're rubber. Try finding a drawing model, i had to put human arms n legs on a horse model to draw ponies.

Dont get me started on thumbs.

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Anonymous 36828034[View]

Spoilered as future content.

Remember the release of the EqG novel, "A Friendship to Remember"? Well, the next one hour EqG special is based on the same story from the novel.

"Forgotten Friendship" will air on Discovery Family on Saturday, Feb. 17th at 12/11 central.
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unlikeable pony 36828185

I agree too about it. Sad to see so little discussion :/

I'm kind of wondering if trixie was supposed to have legit magical powers now based on that teleportation or what.

Anonymous 36828189


Hope for the rest of Wall-chan's song, too.

Anonymous 36828275

Here we go!

Free YouTube episodes of the special are on the way, starting today.


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IDW Comics Thread: February 2017 Marimo!!Spike 36828132[View]

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #63
Christina Rice (w) • Brenda Hickey (a & c)
A boycott against sweets imperils Sugar Cube Corner! Will Pinkie and her friends be able to convince Ponyville that desserts are still worth having?

My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #11
Jeremy Whitley (w) • Tony Fleecs (a & c)
The legendary ponies meet up with the last member of their hoped-for team—the magnificent Starswirl the Bearded! Before the team is complete, Starswirl must overcome suspicions about one of the group.
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EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6 36828233

Zebra pints

Anonymous 36828243


So its true then, the other zebras rhyme as well.

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MLP has been weak since S1 Anonymous 36827625[View]

I haven't watched the show in a while (didn't make it past season 5), and I hear a lot of people complaining about the direction/writing of the new seasons compared to season 1.
But then I started thinking on it, and realized there is not a single memorable episode, or character, or quote in the entire show.

On a personal level, I started watching S1 because the ponies were cute, and I found out it was an OK cartoon and not just a soulless cash grab like the Barbie movies. That said, the show was still pretty weak.
I don't remember S1 making me laugh (beyond a chuckle), the characters were pretty uni-dimensional when they were first introduced and they remained weak to the end despite the little development they got. The whole Nightmare Moon thing made me cringe actually, episodes like the Buffalo or the Owl one are also pretty shit, and S1 has one of the most hated episodes in the entire series, to the point were Lauren Faust had to apologize.

The next seasons are the same too, they got funnier sometimes, but they never did anything that would endure beyond the show. When you get down to it, the show is pretty forgettable: you can't quote it like Spongebob, and speaking of that, it never reached Spongebob in writing quality (or other shows), not even when it was at its peak.

So in resume, I watched it for the cute pony butts and deceived myself into believing it was something more than a mediocre cartoon.
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Wait, whut.

Cute pony butts? !

Hot damn, you're right!

*rewinds to beginning, starts rewatching entire series

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 36828260

>you can't quote it like spongebob
Well you can

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6 36828261

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YoU CaN’t QuOtE iT lIkE sPoNgEbOb

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My Little Pony The Movie Anticipation Thread Marimo!!Spike 36826566[View][Last 50 Posts]

>When the menacing Storm King invades Canterlot with plans to steal the magic from the ponies, the very future of Equestria is at stake! Armed with nothing but determination, loyalty, and the magic of friendship, the Mane Six embark on an action-packed heroic journey. The ponies face their biggest friendship challenge yet as they search for help across magical mountains, undersea worlds, and even onboard an airship in a thrilling race to save their home. Along the way they learn that heroes come in all shapes and sizes and that there really is no force stronger than the Magic of Friendship.

The movie is now officially out!
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Anonymous 36828251

>In the 80s, Hasbro which was originally a pencil company had just bought up all sorts of game and toy properties
Close but not quite


Wow thanks anon thats good stuff! I was sure the acquisitions began before MPP but seems that was mostly after, i wonder if what i read was rong or if i read it rong.

We are a "substantial cult following"!!

My point stands, hasbro in it for the long haul.

Nother Nonymous 36828257

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IDW Comics Thread: January 2017 Marimo!!Spike 36827932[View]

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #62
Ted Anderson (w) • Andy Price (a & c)
Canterlot is on the verge of being given to… the Griffons? Twilight, Raven and others will have to act fast to save the seat of pony royalty!

My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #10
Jeremy Whitley (w) • Tony Fleecs (a & c)
New dangers plague the legendary ponies, but with the help of a new member, they may be able to overcome the odds long enough to meet their true foe!
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Nice, I hadn't noticed it.

Anonymous 36828145

must be that Obscure
sun wearing Sunglasses
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Dammit Jim I'm a doctor, not a pegasus

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The Cookie Monster 36828120[View]

Bronies love this
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Nother Nonymous 36828144

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(Quibble Pants eye roll)
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Personally lesbians do absolutely nothing for me.

Also, obligatory:
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All-stallion shipping's the best

and the uncalled-for

(Braeburn and Troubleshoes? i ship it! hot)

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unlikeable pony 36828245

You think G5 will end after 2 years and they'll restart G4 seasons? :p

I think that's a little unlikely to happen

Anonymous 36828246

They'd either reboot again or put the brand on hold

lostpony at work 36828248

They will start making pencils again, to sell to the brony artists.

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CMC mystery books thread unlikeable pony 36828234[View]

So I thought I'd make a thread on the CMC mystery books in case anyone here has read these; I know the board's basically dead, but I thought I'd give i a try anyways :p

Honestly, I find it kind of funny-- the Mane six books as of late have all been super low key slice of life crap with the two parters besides shadow play either having them as cameos or not dealing with them at all in stopping threats, while these Books have the CMC dealing with an overarching plot of Apocalyptic dark magic and real actual stuff of importance that each one does in each book to stop the problem. Plus them apparently being prophecied individuals to stop a massive threat to the world and being personally guided by Luna and Celestia is kind of big.
Compared to the mane six the CMC almost seem to be putting them to shame here in being heroes

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Anonymous 36828194Locked[View]

Mein ponies, I need an image called "Mein Little Pony Abortion Ist Magic" by the author FBertu.

There seems to be not one backup. Even this image I posted won't return anything on google reverse search.


This one didn't loaded neither.

Balance must be maintained, there must always be a Nazi Twilight.
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Anonymous 36828199

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Don't have to be alt-right o appreciate some high tier shock images pinko.

Anonymous 36828206

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Too many jews in this board nowadays, did you found your pick OP?

Anonymous ## Mod 36828208

Moved to >>>/trash/13459.

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Show Bible leaked NostalgiaSchmaltz!jdKt6Dif02 36826872[View]

The often-mentioned "show bible" that Lauren made has been released, amidst all these wacky leaks.


Though most of the info is already known, it's nice to see the original.
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Anonymous 36828175

>show is a hit
From a particular perspective, it always got shit ratings

Anonymous 36828177

>it always got shit ratings
>The Hub Network
>Discovery Family
>premium priced cable channels
>countless streams that cannibalized viewership ratings

Think we have the problem nailed down. The show is an artistic success that was crippled by being offered as the keystone of two over priced cable services.

Anonymous 36828178

Not to mention completely unavailable in most of the world except on Dailymotion.

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Rewriting History Trixie Clone Number 8!lWMBg88H1s 36825790[View]

So, it's no secret that there are plenty of episodes that some would consider "the worst episode" or some variation of that title. Now if you don't have a worst episode choice, try and pick one out. Because the question i have for you /pony/, is that if you were given the power to re-write any of the mlp episodes, which one would it be? What kind of changes would you make to improve it?

I've always loved reading your guy's reviews of when new episodes come out, so I'm genuinely curious about this.
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!RISkQqf4EM 36827857

at the end, he just laughs and doesn't give a fuck

Anonymous 36828156

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The writers really needed to drop the S1 formula that required Twilight to write a friendship letter and effectively obligated her presence in every episode. Stare Master was negatively impacted by the old formula, bearing in mind that it had a handful of other problems.

Or maybe for The Cart Before the Ponies, the episode would have been better off starting with the race, leaving the musical number and all intact, then after the wreck, the fillies forfeit the race, frustrated at their older sisters for having taken advantage of them. Then throw in a second plot device while the whole episode focuses on Applejack, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash trying to make it up to them for being such terrible siblings. That way you get more screentime on the likeable side of the Mane 6 while still leaving their character flaws (if you consider their bad side "in-character") part of the story.

The three older siblings came off as unlikable in the story, but that wasn't particularly my main gripe with the storywriting. My main gripe with that episode was its story structure being all over the place.

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EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6 36828157

Her acting that way was actually quite important. According to AKR, Pinkie was vocalizing fluttershy’s own internal monologue.

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