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Date: 2011-03-21 02:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
I love the Bella Sara narrator. You can almost imagine a GlaDOS-style voice where it's creepily monotone but still sincere and trying for motherly.

Date: 2011-03-21 02:39 am (UTC)
aaron_bourque: How can you be mad at something so cute? (How can you be mad at something so cute?)
From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
Oh, and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is so much better than it has ANY RIGHT TO BE! I mean, it's a silly little cartoon to sell silly little pony toys to little girls . . . and it is MADE OF WIN.

Date: 2011-03-21 03:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] artsybuzzard
Tell me about it! I was initially horrified at the designs, but the animation is smooth and the writing is fun and I've kinda come around. I like 'em. And this after only seeing one episode.

IIRC, the person in charge used to work on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

Date: 2011-03-21 03:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darklorelei
The songs are fiendishly insidious, too. They don't SEEM that catchy, and then days later...

Date: 2011-03-21 03:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] platedlizard
Yeh, Lauren Faust did Foster's and Power Puff Girls. Kind of an odd choice for My Little Pony, but it seems to be working out well.

EDIT: Her Deviantart. She pulled all her MLP art when she was hired for the show, but there used to be a lot and you can probably find them still floating through the internets. She's selling original MLP art for Japan.
Edited Date: 2011-03-21 04:16 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-03-21 03:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jarodrussell
I'm saying this as a guy, so anyone is welcome to correct me here, but I get the impression MLP:FiM is one of the first cartoon that actually...and I want to say this properly...doesn't have female characters but rather characters that are female, which is why I think it appeals to people of both sexes.

Date: 2011-03-21 05:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
That was Lauren Faust's goal when she made it;

She basically wanted to break away from the standard girl cartoon formula, and show that Girls don't all have to be frilly and sugary and not have real conflict; Girls can be smart, or tough, or just fucking crazy.

Basically, Lauren Faust created a show that is, in theory, intended for girls, but can be enjoyed by anyone.

Date: 2011-03-21 07:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sianmink

Date: 2011-03-21 10:47 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
Yes, precisely. The characters have flaws and strengths and not just one of either.

Date: 2011-03-21 01:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Jem, anyone? The Misfits aren't ALL bad, and the Holograms have their bad side too (occasionally)

Date: 2011-03-23 02:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] calvision
To this day I think my favourite episode is the one where Kimber and Stormer did a duo act!

Date: 2011-03-21 05:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
It helps that it has Animation Goddess Lauren Faust at the helm.

I've been to Ponychan (the FIM themed Chan board that was made when 4chan proper rejected MLP) and its one of the nicest (for a chan) places around.

Friendship is magic is to girl cartoons what Bruce Timm's Batman was to boy cartoons. It is, in a word, a game changer.

Date: 2011-03-21 04:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heckfire
I still cling to my fondness for the original MLP toon from the 80's...not the series, GOD no, but the FIRST 30-minute cartoon special, later chopped up and re-edited into "Rescue From Midnight Castle" for the horrible, horrible series. I wonder if I should do a post here explaining why...

Date: 2011-03-21 06:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverzeo
... I am surprise how popular this getting wit the guys. I know it slightly better than the My Little Pony Tales (the show with that has ponies living everyday lives of normal people... except they're ponies), but even Dora the Explorer didn't get this much...

Date: 2011-03-21 06:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sadoeuphemist
Wha? When was Dora the Explorer ever popular outside of its target demographic?

Date: 2011-03-21 06:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glprime
When the internet and pot smoking humorists got their hands on it, reinterpreting its "meaning" etc.

I do enjoy Kevin Smith's anecdote of watching Dora with his young daughter while high.

Date: 2011-03-21 07:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverzeo
Wonder how he would react to seeing just one of the various episodes of Thomas the Tank Engine episodes where the egnine crashing, hang off broken bridges, or falling off the rails while being high...

Date: 2011-03-21 07:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverzeo
It has been used as internet memes.

Date: 2011-03-21 07:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sadoeuphemist
Oh. Well, that's not really a good comparison. My Little Pony is a show that's legitimately entertaining to adults, more along the lines of Foster's Home or Powerpuff Girls, as said above. And then add to that the novelty / incongruity of grown men enjoying something that's super girly, and you get people making a big deal about how much they ended up liking it.

Date: 2011-03-21 04:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
My favorite being the Watchmen joke.

Date: 2011-03-21 09:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
Now I gotta watch this D:

Date: 2011-03-21 12:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] auggie18
One of the things that's been keeping me away from this show (other than the fact that I'm old enough to drink) is that /co/ loves it. Don't get me wrong, sometimes it has good taste, but it is still part of 4chan.

If ya'll like it, though, I guess I'll give it a shot...

Date: 2011-03-21 06:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
Actually, 4chan DOESN'T like it, they actually began banning people for starting Pony related threads, leading the MLP fans to break off and create their own splinter group: Ponychan.

Date: 2011-03-22 12:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meatwhichdreams
Although I'm not familiar enough with the games to truly appreciate the pony vids, I must say they look very well done! And the show itself looks even...dare I say....badass?!

But what I really wanted to say is that is by far one of the best Penny Arcade's EVER MADE.

Date: 2011-03-22 05:21 pm (UTC)


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