Review of MLP: FiM's Crystal EmpireReview of MLP: FiM's Crystal Empire3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The big two-parter has arrived! And My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is kicking off with the Crystal Empire two-parter.
The first part is about Celestia giving Twilight the rather monumental test of finding a way to protect the Crystal Empire upon its mysterious return from the shadowy King Sombra (meaning shadow in Spanish).
And the second part is focuses more on Twilight finding the Crystal Heart which is key to stopping Sombra.
This two parter is easily the most visually stunning two-parter yet. Everything from movement to lighting to the absolutely gorgeous looking Crystal Empire is incredibly well-designed.
And surprisingly enough, darker as well. As in, there was more liberal use of black and shadows this time around, giving some pivotal scenes more atmosphere.
This willingness to be 'dark' just means that kids get a more well-rounded entertainment. They're gonna' have to use the potty on their own one day after all.
However, that's also the double-edge sword with Crystal Empi
Derpy's ProtectorDerpy's Protector3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The delicious aroma of a pot of fresh soup floated through the quaint Ponyville home, a grey pegasus stirring it as it sat upon the stove. Her wings occasionally flapped, sending the warmth and smell through the area to the point where she was positive that her neighbors were going to beg for some at any moment.
A smile spread across her face as she heard the click of her front door and the sigh of her young filly.
"Hello, muffin," she happily chirped, hearing Dinky's saddlebags hit the floor. "How was your day at school?"
Waiting for her response, Derpy listened as her daughter's hooves clinked across the kitchen floor, making their way to the living room, which was soon followed by the sound of the young pony plopping herself down on the couch.
Sensing the distress in her daughter's actions, she abandoned her stirring and trotted into the living room, looking at her grey filly with concern. She watched as the pony intentionally avoided her gaze.
"Dinky, what's wrong?" the mother inqu
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #101/02/03!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #101/02/03!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#101) Why do so many bronies lie about their gender? So many (guys) pretend to be girls and it's weird. This one guy pretended he was a slutty girl pony so guys would sex roleplay with him and treat him nicer and flirt with him. Am I the only person who thinks this is creepy? You shouldn't lie about who you are, should you?
Answer: Of course you shouldn't lie about who you are. You should know everything about everyone. I don't befriend someone unless I know at least the following details: what their blood type is; where they grew up; if they have a history of heart failure in the family; when they started to walk; what their first word was; how many kids they plan on having (if any); and so on. The list is endless, and even then you can't trust people.
Concealing information is fair enough, but lying about information is a bit of an odd one. On the one hand you have the power to be whoever you want to be online – if you're a weedy, anxious individual who can't co
Lost ThunderThe sky flashed white for a second but only silence followed. With a sigh, the weary man sat on his cloud.Lost Thunder3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
As he aged, his sight grew dimmer. Red and green were usually alive with light and power but now seemed only plain; undead colors painted from the same dead pigments as everything else in the world.
As he grew, his dreams become increasingly rare. Life was tough enough, with bills and taxes and jobs and tests. There was no time left for watching the sunset, for riding dragons in a thunderstorm, for wielding the essence lightning itself as a blade, for jumping from cloud to cloud keeping a wild smile in his face.
As time went by, his friends began to fade away. They too had bills and taxes and jobs and tests. They moved away and even those that were still around had better things to do than chasing lightning bolts in the clear blue sky.
He saw the world was a plain, dreadful painting. He did not dream. He had few friends and rarely saw them.
Was his thunder stolen or had he hid it
Oath of The New Lunar RepublicOath of The New Lunar Republic3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I pledge my loyalty to the New Lunar Republic
To hold my Lunar honor high
To fight in good or bad
To live in allegiance with Luna and the Eclipse
I'll die for our rights in war
I live to give a free today and a brighter tomorrow
MLP:FiM Profile LayoutName:MLP:FiM Profile Layout4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Under the Clouds a New WorldUnder the Clouds a New World3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The Cutie Mark Poems
Ponies with Amorphis
[Click here for the accompanying song]
Under the Clouds a New World
All my life I had been weak on my wings
Helpless fly, unable to hold my own
All my life I had feared falling off the clouds
Scared I fell into world below my own
Had I seen the green world
Boundless beauty it offered
I saw wonders born of earth
Miracles of nature's work
On the ground I had been once scared to see
Thrived the world full of colors, light and life
All my life I had been weak on my wings
On the ground I am not afraid to fall
On the sky
Vaults of heaven gave me
Wings to fly above the clouds
Woodland creatures guided me
Breathe the air of living earth (the green earth )
Through the woods tranquil
I heard fauna's songs
Gentle wind told me stories of the land
Smiling I answered, understood their words
Learned to lo
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #79, 80, 81!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #79, 80, 81!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#79) As a woman should I be worried that the people that run our fandom are guys primarily (example: Equestria Daily)? I must say I was a bit offended when I saw sexualized ponies getting featured.
Answer: This is a fantastic question, because it's so multi-faceted and it raises genuine points about larger issues that exist in society. Despite feminism and suffrage, and policies that increasingly purport to grant women greater levels of equality, women are still marginalized in a lot of circumstances.
It's fair to say that Equestria Daily is a male-run website. You have the occasional female admin (Phoe springs to mind) but naturally, Sethisto is the dominating force of the website, and, I imagine, the one with the power to accept and veto the overall decisions that Equestria Daily makes. A simple glance over the site suggests that it's run by men, for men: you can quite frequently see images of ponies in 'sexualised' poses, and on more than one occasion they've linked t
Ode to the ReapersThree things that weren’t men,Ode to the Reapers2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lurked in the night,
Insidiously creeping forward,
And shirking the light,
They carried sickles in their hands,
And smiles upon their face,
Be killed by them and your soul,
Will be trapped within a wicked place,
Mighty men wept as they gazed,
Into those emerald eyes,
Screaming in the green fire,
Nobody could hear their cries.
----Ode to the Reapers
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #58, 59, 60!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #58, 59, 60!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#58) I have been a fan of MLP since Season 1, continued to be one through Season 2 and I am looking forward to Season 3. But as time has gone by, I feel my initial excitement for the fandom has faded alot. I am not looking to new stories as much, nor new fanart and instead, I'm focusing on other things besides ponies. Am I not really a fan any more because my focus isn't on ponies so much?
Answer: Being a fan of something doesn't mean you have to experience it all of the time. It's like having a best friend: you don't need to necessarily talk to them all the time, or even see them for a long time, and yet you still just know that they're an excellent friend to have. Much in the same way, being a fan of "Friendship is Magic" doesn't require you to actively involve yourself in it. It can be more of a subconscious thing, based more on your time already in the fandom, and your attitude in general towards what the brony 'thing' offers.
It's not unusual that you would somewhat
SleepoverFriday at Night in the big city of Toronto. Almost one year after the fift season of the crazy reality show known as "Total Drama" finished. The read haired girl, former contestant, recently moved from her small town to the city. She was just alone in her apartament, wearing her night clothes, but aparenty waiting for someone.It doesnt last too much, cause that person knocked on the doorSleepover1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Hello, Zoey. What's up? . ( Said the Gothic girl with a not very enthusiastic tone ) . She wore the same outfit she had used in the show, but had grown her hair to the waist
Hi, Gwen ( the redhead answered simling) . I am surprised that you have accepted my invitation to a sleepover . I thought you were not very fond of parties, meetings and stuff. ha ha
Yeah, whatever. I did not have something better to do. Besides , I know you moved recently, and wanted to help you with your adaptation . By the way, something we are not of age for these things ?
_ Come on, Gwen. Do not be a sp
Catching Butterflies Chapter 2Catching Butterflies Chapter 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rarity moved forward at a slow and nervous pace; her mind had never raced this much before. She had no idea what to expect, she didn't want to get yelled at and shut out again, but she also couldn't just leave this problem be. This must be solved today. Time seemed to slow as she walked up the narrow path leading to Fluttershy's front door. The time had come; it was time for Rarity to find out what was really going on.
She was about to reach for the door handle, but stopped herself. "It would be rude to just barge in," she thought. "No, I must handle this with dignity, and respect." She then positioned herself to knock on the door, however just as her hoof was about to make contact, she heard something; the most beautiful singing she had ever heard:
Lovely Rarity, I know that you're the one for me
I think you'll see, our love can come to be
Be it night or day, I won't stop, I won't delay
I'll storm their walls; I'll break your falls, just so that I may
Get close to you, I know it's tru
Ode to the GladiatorThey fight for blood,Ode to the Gladiator2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They fight for glory,
Upon fields of mud,
And inside arenas that are gory,
Built for battle they fight,
Until their last breath,
As the crowd savors,
The pungent aroma of death,
If you think that is cruel,
Then the cruel world,
Itself is to be blamed,
But I have one question,
Are you not entertained?
----Ode to the Gladiator
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #52, 53, 54!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #52, 53, 54!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#52) Why do bronies feel the need to create so many gay shippings? It's weird.
Answer: Bronies make lesbian shippings because the bulk of the cast of "Friendship is Magic" are female, and bronies like to pair characters up. The idea is in itself nothing new, but ponies do seem to take things to the next level.
"I'm an Apple-Dash fan!" one person cries.
"That sucks," says another. "Pinkie-Shy is best shipping!"
On the one hand it's relatively harmless if people are just pairing the characters up for shits and giggles. When it gets porn-y you have to wonder why people are so obsessed with making these ponies fuck each other. It's a given that people will ship characters, but that doesn't make it any more necessary or purposeful. I'll never forget one hilarious instance where a brony made a comment on a person's DA page who was a big supporter of Soarin and Rainbow Dash shipping. They said that their shipping idea was 'shit'. Curious, I checked out the attacker's page
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #76, 77, 78!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #76, 77, 78!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#76) What are your thoughts about the little mini issue within the fandom regarding Lil Miss Jay - the artist who works on the grimdark version of Rarity? Sure, he might draw something people don't like. But on the other end of the argument he's received death threats from both haters and bronies (I mean yeah it's the internet but some arrests were actually made). Any specific thoughts?
Answer: This one was quite difficult to answer, as I tend to avoid Tumblr, and thus had to perform some genuine research before answering. Being friends with a variety of Tumblr-fluent people, I receive information every now and then, and I have heard about the person in question, although what I've been told has been mostly negative. That said, I've never personally been involved in a situation with this user, and I can't even say that I've seen much of their work, and so I'm afraid that the next few points will be based on what I've heard from other people.
Sending genuine death t
Catching Butterflies Chapter 1Catching Butterflies Chapter 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fabric flew through the air as sewing machines buzzed and threads weaved. A white unicorn was hard at work preparing an ensemble for a client. "Work," she said to herself. "There's always so much to do, which I suppose is a good thing, of course. Naturally I should expect an increase in my work load as my clients get bigger and bigger. Oh my! It's such an exciting thought! Rarity's designs worn by the most regal ponies in Equestria! Now, now, dear, let's not get too far ahead of ourselves."
In the midst of her external monologue, her timer rang.
"Oh dear, is it that time already?"
She swiftly grabbed her robe and galloped out the door to meet a certain yellow Pegasus at Ponyville's spa. It was a small business, as the luxuries of a spa were not affordable to the average pony, but being one of the high class ponies in Ponyville, Rarity could afford to take her and Fluttershy weekly. They normally discussed current events and minor gossip, of course with the dress maker running the conve
Birds of a Feather Ch1Sweet! Now, we're talkin'! Nightmare Night's just a couple days away, and I've got the perfect costume. Twenty percent cooler than last years; not to mention, all that candy! Just for dressing up, too. Man, Nightmare Night's my favorite holiday, ever. Since the other citizens of Ponyville aren't afraid of Princess Luna anymore, this should be more fun. Especially, if we can somehow convince a certain yellow Pegasus to come out of her home for that night...Birds of a Feather Ch13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I just knew you would love it! After all, not everypony has to have a scary costume. I've checked over the measurements, and everything's set. But I do have a question to ask you, Rainbow."
I turned my gaze to Rarity, who was standing directly beside me. "Huh, what? Oh, um...yeah, shoot!"
The white unicorn smiled, "I'm very flattered that you've chosen me to sew your costume together...but with so many shops right here, in town, why haven't you checked any of those? Certainly, any of them would have had the same one."
Welcome HomeWelcome Home3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
MY LITTLE POEM
Ponies with Ayreon
[Click here for the accompanying song]
Bathing in prismatic light
Awaking free at last
Able to move on my own, I'm back in control
Only blurred memories left
Glimpses of the past
In my dreams I still walk the surface of Moon
I saw my home
From where I stood
What once was my home
From my thousand-year room
Isolated on the Moon
Locked within the abyss of time
A voice echoed in my mind
A shadow reflecting life
Resentful thoughts enslaved my soul, my heart
How did it wish to break free
Torment the world once seen
How did I wish it to leave my soul, my heart
Long years alone
Friendless and cold
Alone with my thoughts
One tormenting soul
While my spirit roamed the Moon
Locked within the abyss of time
So warm it feels to walk on earth
So much it heals to see living world
So much it calms to meet loved ones