Saturday, February 16, 2013

MMC: The Fridge Horror

Ok, bit of Fridge Horror here with Magical Mystery Cure. The Episode makes Star Swirl the Bearded into a kind of Tragic figure. I know they were going for a Fermat's Last Theorem thing but think about it - Star Swirl failed in his attempt to toy with destiny and there was no counter-spell to fix it which means that he probably messed up the destinies of his friends and never fixed it - ruining his friend's lives. Further since it works through the Elements of Harmony he was probably an Element Bearer himself and screwed up the destinies of the other five. This might have been the event that caused the three tribes to fall into disharmony so that the Wendigos could move in and destroy the old homeland.

In short Star Swirl may have ruined his friends lives and doomed his homeland by playing with Destiny.

Inital Magical Mystery Cure Thoughts & Pic Round-Up

My thoughts on the Finale:

The music was awesome and I really liked the episode though it felt more like a series finale since it kinda wrapped up Twilight's main arc.

On the plus side this could be a segue like 'Lesson Zero' and in this case it could be to start expanding the number and focus of Mane characters in the show. I'd like to see more mane & regular secondaries - nothing like G1 which got kinda bogged down in the mammoth army of characters they tried to keep cycling and keep up with.

In any case... All Hail Princess Sparkle!

Everypony sing!

First off really enjoyed the episode and all the little jokes like Twlight slamming the door in the face of the delivery pony looking for a signature, forgetting Rainbow was tied up in the pot, etc. There was tons of Lyra and Bonbon bits and Sassaflash and Sea Swirl hanging out in the background also a lot of Derpy.
Let's start with her:


Derpy appeared Twice in the pre-opening bit.

Once of the bridge...

...And in the air.

Sad Derpy in the sad bit.

Winking at you all while peaking under some ponies.

And at the end of the Parade.

And not her but we all know the source of this memory:

I'm guessing they had to save up the Derpy budget for this episode.

Notable Lyra bits


Happy Bouncy Lyra! Also Cloud Chaser and Flitter.

Lyra's Red Eyes Issue has returned.

Lots of her and Bon Bon... Opps. I mean Bon Bon von Sweetie Drops III.

Lyra Heartstrings and Bon Bon von Sweetie Drops III singing with Pinkie in her memories.

Bon Bon von Sweetie Drops III being pissed off.

Other Stuff

The Best Store Ever made a return.

We got a high chance of a Sweet Apple Massacre with Pinkimina Diane Pie running the apple farm... And holy crap does she suck at farming despite being from a farming family (albeit a Rock farming family). Good thing she had that whole baking and partying thing going for her.

Oh Look a wild DJ Pon3!

The pic from the opening complete with the little bits of magic from Celestia holding it in the opening...

Looks like Caramel and Sassaflash are having issues - and they were so cute in 'Hearts and Hooves Day'.

Silver Bits? What is this madness? Also Cherry Berry and the Balloon Again. Also gotta love how Fluttershy needs a balloon to fly to Cloudsdale.

I can only assume Angel Bunny was the Master Mind behind this.

Wooo!!!! SMASHY SMASHY!!!!

The Memories were great and there were lots of cool bits from RBD being silly (Hub Logo tastes like Candy!)
Cider! Cider! Cider! Cider!

Prince Blueblood!


I remember now... I remember... My Parents are dead. Geee, Thanks Twilight.

Two Blank Flanks.

... And Roll Credits! Also I like how the problem was caused by Twilight going: hrm... I have no idea what this does, I'll just cast it and see what happens! Also this makes Starswirl a sad figure if he couldn't find a counter spell and screwed up his friends.

The Magic Destiny Tunnel reminded me of the end of abrupt end of the Temporal Cold War from Star Trek: Enterprise where the timeline resets and reorganizes itself to fix all the damage from the 'war' (fits with the changing destinies bit).

What are these?

Twilight's Parents - Damn Twilight Velvet looks soo proud. D'aaaw!

I really like Dash's Musketeer outfit... and I didn't like Luna's outfit, it looks kinda ugly IMHO.
Oh also the term 'Alicorn' is now 100% canon for winged unicorns in MLP:FiM.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Headcanon: It's like all connected, mare!

First off I want to state: THIS IS HEADCANON and a fairly insane example that has come from me watching and reading way, way, way, too much My Little Pony.

Basically my headcanon is that all of My Little Pony takes place on one world.

Here's a basic outline of my timeline of connections:

The First Age
The Ancient Era

- 1st unicorns arrive from magical land of Argite (Pony Legends and History in G1: 'The Golden Horseshoes - Part I')

- Majesty arrives and uses her ungodly powers powers to establish Ponyland as a sanctuary for ponykind (and creates several types as she does in the comics).

- 1st group of six ponies (The Princess Ponies) established to control the magical harmony of Ponyland. (G1: 'Quest of the Princess Ponies')


The Six at the Heart of Ponyland

*The 1st G1 Series & Comics*

- Some threat devastates Ponyland and kills most of the ponies and other intelligent life (probably the Ancient Horror Squirk (from G1: 'The Ghost of Paradise Estate') or something North Star uncovered in her explorations).

- Dream Castle survives (in My Little Pony Tales there is a mention of an Ancient Castle next to a 'Paradise Lake' not too far away from town in My Little Pony Tales' First Episode 'Slumber Party' - strengthening this is that Tales was written by the same group of writers as the original G1 series. Specifically 'Slumber Party' was written by George Arthur Bloom who also wrote the two original MLP specials, My Little Pony: The Movie, and a number of original serials)

-Possibly Majesty who in the comics had become more and more powerful (even just willing ponies into existence) and retreated more and more into isolation within her secret room (watching the ponies in her crystal ball and very occasionally helping magically at a distance in indirect ways (a plant sprung up to save a pony etc)) was forced to act and became an Alicorn in order to counter a major elder god level threat to save what was left of the ponies. Majesty possibly uses the Book of Horrors to turn herself into an Alicorn and then divides ponykind believing that by separating the pony types they would be less of a target and establishing Alicorns as a kind of powerful guardian form of pony.

-This explains the mysterious Alicorn escorted by "Mythical" Pegasi who in My Little Pony Tales 'Up, Up, and Away!' who rescue Patch and Bonbon and have apparently been observing the Earth Ponies the entire time.

The First Sighting of an Alicorn in MLP

*2nd G1 Series and Cartoon*

- Ponyland is finally wrecked due to fast and reckless Earth Pony technological development and pollution (an undercurrent in the series especially in 'Birds of a Feather' and the series finale 'Who's Responsible?' in which Ponyland is devastated by a massive flood).

2nd Age
'The Age of Migration'

Leader of Ponyland is Queen Sun Sparkle who is an explorer pony (per her backcard).


Another Royal Sparkle

Only Media is the PC game 'Friendship Gardens' in which you raise pony and send them off from ponyland across the Rainbow to "Adventures in Other Lands".

- At this time Ponyland has been environmentally destabilized and the pony migrate to new lands.

- Ponys migrate across the world (and to other worlds via the Rainbow creating a Multi-verse filled with ponies).

- Presumably the Six leave with the six artifacts/wands and establish the six castles each dedicated to an 'element' such as laughter happiness, friendship, etc. in their new homeland as seen in G3's 'The Princess Promenade' and 'The Runaway Rainbow'.


 The Six castle of G3: Each dedicated to a specific 'element' like laughter or friendship.

3rd Age
The Dark Age of Pony

-Ponykind declines into a happy and comfortable but Dark Age.

-Society declines into isolated communities as the Six are no longer really need much in the bountiful and peaceful new land.

-What knowledge is preserved is entrusted to wise ponies who are the 'keepers of all precious pony legend and lore' like Kimono who live outside of settlements (G3: 'A Charming Birthday').

-Events in Ponyville eventually lead to the beginning of the end of the Dark Age as Pegasi and Unicorn Enclaves are found and the tribes are reunited. Particularly the Unicorns of Unicornia and the Pegasi living on Butterfly Island who had no knowledge of the other types of ponies at contact. (Although in Ponyville's castle there are images of Pegasi on presumably ancient tapestries prior to contact and the Earth Ponies seemed to believe they were mythical similar to situation in My Little Pony Tales where 'Flying Magical Ponies' were believed to be mythical (G3: 'Friends Are Never Far Away', 'The Runaway Rainbow' & Tales: 'Up, Up, and Away')).

-Spike (Bartholomew Heath Spike the 3rd) makes sense since he would be a descendant of one of the Royal Dragons (as he claimed in 'The Runaway Rainbow') - most likely of Spiny since he was holding a flower which gave royal power to whoever touched it. The insignia of Princess Sparkle on her royal medallion cutie mark was a stylized 5 pointed flower and her dragon assistant was Spiny.

 Spiny, Princess Sparkle, and G3's Spike.

-However relations deteriorate over time as the tribes form into blocs/tribes based upon pony types as the land and culture further deteriates due to loss of knowledge and old technology breaking down.  The events of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic's 'Hearth's Warming Eve' occur and the 3rd age comes to a close.

4th Age
The Present Age

-By sheer luck the ponies migrate back to the site of the original Ponyland which has recovered overtime due to the 'Heart of Ponyland' the crystal platform which is the traditional resting place and which can re-empower the Six Wands/Artifacts which are now the Elements of Harmony. (G4: 'The Mare in the Moon', 'The Elements of Harmony', G1: 'Quest of the Princess Ponies')

--Evidence for this includes:

---Car Tires deep in the ground as seen in G4: 'Hearts and Hooves Day' which could be remnants of the Earth Pony Civilization at the end of the 1st age.

---The Strange Platform the Elements rest on - the Heart may be contained within to shield its awesome and primal powers.

---The Mirror Pool (from G4: 'Too Many Pinkie Pies') may be the resting place of the Enchanted Mirror from G1 which could clone ponies and the pool itself has taken on the mirror's magical effects (producing adult instead of baby clones due to the interference and properties of the body of water). Perhaps the mirror was cast into the pool in an effort to get rid of it and to prevent the abuse of its powers.

MLP_Cars_Tire_zps8ed66db3.png A familiar looking tire under a lot of strata.

The Resting Places of the Elements.

There is a possibility that the mysterious Black Book seen in part 2 of G4: 'The Crystal Empire - Part II' is what was called the the Book of Horrors in the G1 Comics.


 Ia! Ia! Ph'nglui Mglw'nafh Squirk Paradise wgah'nagl fhtagn!

Also the 'Sparkle' linage seems extremely important and pops up quite a bit throughout all of MLP.

Love, Sex, and Ponies!

Happy Hearts and Hooves Day!

[Takei] Ohhhhh Myyyy!!! [/Takei]

As a special treat today we shall be looking at love and reproduction in the history of the My Little Pony franchise.


In the first generation of my little pony there was originally just mares... which posed a problem especially when Hasbro was making a porcelain set and wanted to make a wedding themed collectable entitled 'A Wedding Prance'. So they did the most logical thing - have two mares get married:

Gay marriage: Legal in Ponyland since 1985!

Yep, that's two mares: Glory and Moondancer (Sorry Spike, she was taken). And for extra kick now that you have seen that take a look at Glory's American backcard story:

"Glory was looking for a special friend, a friend who believes in magic. One day she came upon a grand castle and saw a beautiful young girl sitting by the pond. Glory made an unusual sound. The girl turned to look at Glory, then ran toward her, arms outstretched in greeting. "I dream about you every night. Are you really here? Oh, please, please be here!" she exclaimed. Stars shot across the sky as Glory nestled her head in the young girl's shoulder. Glory knew that she had found her special friend - her friend who truly believes in magic!"

Yes, "Special Friend" indeed.

*Cough* Moving right along from that semi-spurious claim we now have to ask how this community of Mares reproduced? Well the answer is simple: Cloning!

 Not disturbing at all...

If you ever wondered why the Baby Ponies in G1 cartoons looked for the most part exactly like their 'Mothers' the official MLP comic covered the reason in a story entitled 'The Enchanted Mirror' in the first issue. Majesty had an Enchanted Mirror and used that to clone the other ponies giving them children (and yes this bit of MLP Lore seems to have been referenced in G4's 'Too Many Pinkie Pies').

Strangely enough there was a Pegasus named 'Heart Throb' who was always looking for love. In the serial 'Through the Door' she and Paradise start singing a song about how one day her prince will come. And in her fantasy Heart Throb envisions a Human Prince. The Prince then comes out of the Land of Legends and begins declaring his love for Heart Throb before also hitting on every other pony (and strangely utterly ignoring human women and girls like Megan and Scheherazade).

Legal in Twenty-Three US States.

Eventually, Stallions and Colts did come to exist in the MLP universe. Probably because MLP wanted to avoid the whole bestiality thing. The first male pony came into being in 1986 and like a number of ponies and types of ponies he comes into existence became the god-like Majesty was apparently bored.

I'm bored! I think I'll make a stallion today for the lols.

Lucky the Stallion - yes that's his name. The first male pony, who us utterly surrounded by mares was dubbed Lucky. But he was the first of many males. Probably the most infamous was the appearence of the Big Brother Ponies in the 1st My Little Pony Cartoon. Here is their entrance in the 1st cartoon's 'Somnambula' serial:

 4-Speed: Just think Salty, In just a few moments, we'll see Paradise Estate again! After all this time!
 Salty: Ha-ha! Aye, matey! We'll hoist our jib and lay HA-HARD into port! 
4-Speed: Uhhh... Right.

Yeah... That happened. You just heard a male pony talking about how he was going to hoist his jib and lay HA-HARD into PORT upon coming back to all the mares at Paradise Estate. How that little bit of blatant innuendo got past the censors utterly eludes me. It also utterly shocked 4-Speed too. Also in this episode we see the first pony romance - Slugger's crush on Buttons. As shown above, the absence of males ponies until this point was explained by the weird explanation that they had existed - but every male in existence had decided to go compete in a race around the world for completely inexplicable reasons.

As G1 progressed families started to appear along with babies and fillies/colt who were not clones suggesting normal reproduction was going on.

Look! It's families and children who aren't disturbing clones!

Near the end of G1 we got the My Little Pony Tales series. This was a series aimed at older girls and focused on a group of school ages fillies in a Slice of Life show. As such romance, boyfriends, crushes, and dating played a major part in the series. For the most part it's what you would expect - and then we get to Bonbon. In 'The Masquerade' Bonbon sings a song about how she would like to be a model and appear in magazines. Then we see said magazines:

Uhhh... Bonbon? That's clearly a gentlecolt's magazine...

And we see two mares embracing in a passionate kiss. Yeah. That happened. G1 came to an end that year.


G2 had very little media or background to speak of except a computer game entitled My Little Pony: Friendship Gardens in the Art bit it offered some interesting pony images:

Dat Plot.


G3 didn't really have anything except for Razaroo's rather disturbing photo album in 'A Charming Birthday':

Uhhh Razaroo... How did you get in my house and why are you taking photos of my flank?


Love is in the air...

G4 actually has the most amount of content but I'll keep it brief since most of the readers here will already be fans of and know the G4 show rather well. Families and love are common place in G4.

Important moments are Rarity's crush on Prince Blueblood and the crushing of her fantasies when she finally meant him and he turned out to be a complete jerk.

Married couples such as the Cakes and the birth of a set of twins during the episode 'Baby Cakes' (Pumpkin and Pound Cake with Mrs. Cake being presumably pregnant with them in a few previous episodes).

The 'Hearts and Hooves Day' episode featuring the aforementioned Valentine's Day like holiday with various pony couples shown to be in love and a the Cutie Mart Crusades trying to hook up Big Macintosh and Ms. Cheerilee.

In 'A Canterlot Wedding' we see the marriage of Shining Armor and Princess Cadance who form a strong loving bond as they eventually become the rulers of the Crystal Empire.

Love and relationships are so common place in G4 that they seem to occur in the background:

Background Continuity Apparently.

Whee, all in all love and sex in MLP is a weird, weird, thing and I hope this little excursion was worth the price of my sanity in putting all together in a semi-coherent package.

"Three Hours of Pure Pony Pleasure!"