- 1 Introductory Quotes
- 2 Favored MLP:FiM Quotes
- 3 Fluffbrain's 5/5 Allstar League (Favorite Episodes)
- 4 Favorite MLP Songs
- 5 My Opinion of the Show By Season
- 6 My Opinion of EG
- 7 Mild Grievances
- 8 MLP Convention Involvement
- 9 Miscellaneous/About Me
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - Philip K. Dick, How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later
"Don't you remember? We built this city on rock and roll." - Starship, We Built This City
"If you start a sentence with the words 'to be honest', you must finish it by saying 'and now, back to the lying!'" - Stephen Colbert, "Big Furry Hat" segment
Favored MLP:FiM Quotes
"The inside of a snake is there whether you see it or not" - Somnambula, Legends of Magic Issue 5
"Can you believe Featherweight got his cutie mark? Featherweight. Before us." - Sweetie Belle, Ponyville Confidential
"We could take a little break, but— we don't need it" - Cutie Mark Crusaders, Flight to the Finish
"Love the new hat. Very modern. What's the occasion?" - Rarity, Party of One
"These babies just won't listen to reason" - Pinkie Pie, Baby Cakes
"Everypony has fears, Scootaloo. Everypony must face them in their own way. But they must be faced, or the nightmares will continue." - Princess Luna, Sleepless in Ponyville
"When all the truth does is make your heart ache, sometimes a lie is easier to take" - Discord, The Return of Harmony Part 1
Fluffbrain's 5/5 Allstar League (Favorite Episodes)
(*=honorary; my ratings for every episode are listed here)
Favorite MLP Songs
Hearts Strong as Horses (including reprise)
My Opinion of the Show By Season
In graph form (powered by Microsoft Excel):
My Opinion of EG
Having only seen the movies, I can say the first one was alright but the others didn't do it for me. Part of what makes MLP so great in my book is the joy of watching what are basically stuffed animals behaving (or trying to behave) in such a human manner; with that lifted from the equation, character actions don't have any inherent charm, which puts the enjoyment floor a lot lower. Not devoid of entertainment value, but not of the same caliber as the regular show.
- During a song or chant, when character movements de-sync with the rhythm (if it's apparent that they were initially meant to be in sync).
- 'Countryisms' that feel more tacked-on than called-for, like "sure as applesauce".
MLP Convention Involvement
Ponyville Ciderfest 2018, Special Events staff
Whinny City 2019, Guest Relations staff
MSP-MLP 2019, Special Events staff
Ponyville Ciderfest 2019, Guest Relations staff
Whinny City 2020 (online), Guest Relations staff
Ponyville Ciderfest 2020 (online), Special Events department head
I occasionally use this site to record my thoughts on aspects of humor and storytelling as they appear in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I legitimately find the first five seasons of this show to be very enjoyable to watch on account of their aesthetic charm and humorous writing, as well as their ability to address deeper and very human issues such as loss, crisis of identity, strained familial bonds, fear of loneliness, and others. In contrast, I find nearly everything from season six onward to be altogether very different and uninteresting.
I don't really identify myself as a "brony" more than a typical adult heterosexual male who enjoys silly things such as are abundant in the early seasons of this show. I'm a passive fan of cartoons from my childhood such as Ed, Edd and Eddy, The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, and others. I'm not one for Japanese anime though I remember enjoying DBZ and Pokemon back in the day, and I hold in high esteem certain works such as Cowboy Bebop and Spirited Away. Aside from MLP:FiM, however, I don't watch movies or TV; most of the rest of my entertainment comes from writing music, playing video games, reading, playing piano/singing, or perusing youtube.
I transcribe dubbed MLP:FiM episodes and post them on the respective versions of this site under the same username. Currently:
My (inactive) MLP:FiM-related Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwCyGTMYSHZ6E3kPU4_g78Q