Applejack Character ReviewIt comes as something of a surprise that Applejack represents the spirit of Honesty within "Friendship is Magic". Although one would scarcely dare to call Applejack a liar, Honesty is perhaps not her greatest virtue. Nevertheless, Applejack has so many positive attributes honesty included that her representation in the Pilot as this particular embodiment of the Elements of Harmony makes sense, even if it seems a little odd at first. After all, what else would Applejack represent? Her character within the show is synonymous with both a maturity beyond her years and an unmatched compassion for her peers, to the extent that she becomes, to this viewer, the unofficial leader of the group.Applejack Character Review4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Although it is well-established that Twilight Sparkle is the 'main' member of the core six, Applejack has more qualities that could be associated to a lead protagonist. Her behaviour is almost always optimistic; rarely do we see an example where she succumbs to defeat or negativity, even whe
My Thoughts on Twilight SparkleThroughout my life I've had a fairly difficult relationship with regard to main characters in kid's shows. In my experience they've effectively been boiled down to one of three options. Either their so perfect and so unbelievably good that it's hard to get invested in them as character, so flawed that they cross the line into flat-out unlikeable, or in many cases simply so bland and boring that I have no real connection or interest in them whatsoever.My Thoughts on Twilight Sparkle3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I need you all to understand this history I've had with main characters so you understand how important it is when I say what I'm about to say.
Because in my opinion, Twilight Sparkle is without a doubt, one of the greatest main characters ever put in a kid's show. No, I'm not joking. This is the first time in a very long time that I've come across a main character that's managed to find that very elusive sweet spot in terms of their general characteristics. She's not unrealistically good and wholesome, she has flaws but never so many tha
My Thoughts on Cadence and Shining ArmourAnd now we come to Twilight's older brother and former foal-sitter, Shining Armour and Princess Cadence. Before I get into the discussion proper I want to address a couple of things. Firstly, yes, I spell "Armour" with a "U". I'm from the UK and that's how we spell that word over here. Apologies in advance to anyone who may get annoyed or otherwise offended by this decision on my part. Secondly, much of what I'm about to say regarding these two characters may sound very familiar to those who have read my review of their debut episode, "A Canterlot Wedding", so again I apologise if I sound repetitive here.My Thoughts on Cadence and Shining Armour3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Now onto the analysis.
Firstly I want to address the controversy surrounding the appearance of these two at the end of the second season, specifically the accusation that their inclusion on the show after so much time has passed is a "retcon" of Twilight Sparkle's established history. It was never mentioned in any past episode that she ever had an older brother OR a foal-sitter and th
My Thoughts on ApplejackLet me get something out of the way right now. I liked Applejack when I first saw her in the first episode. This is something that needs to me made very clear because, under normal circumstances, I'm not a particular big fan of stereotype characters. When I say that Applejack is a stereotype, what I mean is that she very much seemed to embody many of the traits that people have of those in the Southern United States. The accent, the farm, the big family, the hat. If it wasn't for Applejack's more redeeming qualities I'd have probably dismissed her.My Thoughts on Applejack3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
But like I said, Applejack has redeeming qualities to her. Many in fact that, like with Fluttershy, far outweigh any of the negative things I'm about to say about her in this essay.
First, let me talk about some of her good points. Being a person who works frequently in a farm environment, she is, naturally, a very hard worker. I've always had an appreciation for the kinds of people who do this kind of work, especially when they put so much
Wiccan Rede, Creed and Rune Please note that I claim none of these poems, as they are not mine to claim. Some have the authors named beneath the titles. Those that do not are the ones that I do not have the author's name for, and thus I cannot say who has written them. But I take no credit for these!Wiccan Rede, Creed and Rune7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The Wiccan Rede
*There may be some slight variations on this, but this is the one I have found.
**Written by Doreen Valiente.
Bide the Wiccan law ye must
In perfect love and perfect trust
Live and let live-
Fairly take and fairly give
Cast the Circle thrice about
To keep all evil spirits out
To bind the spell every time
Let the spell be spake in rhyme
Soft of eye and light of touch-
Speak little, listen much
Deosil go by the waxing Moon
Sing and dance the Wiccan Rune
Widdershins go when the Moon doth wane
And the Werewolf howls by the dreaded Wolfsbane
When the Ladys Moon is new
Kiss the hand to her times two
When the Moon rides at her peak
Then your hearts desire seek
Heed the North wind
Why Applejack Is UnderappreciatedBased on my brief experience with the brony community, Applejack seems to be the least popular of Mane Six. She's the only one who is called a background pony, albeit jokingly. But why do so many bronies find her uninteresting? They give reasons, but most of them don't add up to anything substantial.Why Applejack Is Underappreciated2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
"She has no flaws"
I don't quite understand how people can't see Applejack's flaws, but the most likely reason is that her flaws aren't as obvious or exaggerated as those of her five friends. They do exist, though. You just have to pay attention.
Stubbornness: In "Applebuck Season," AJ was so stubborn that she worked herself to exhaustion before she finally admitted that she couldn't harvest her entire orchard on her own. She did learn to ask her friends for help, but her mind still tends to get stuck on one track, and as a result she sometimes loses sight of what's really important.
Pride: While AJ's pride isn't as in-your-face as Rainbow Dash's, she still lets pride get in the way
Elements of Harmony LyricsElements of Harmony Lyrics3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
In the Stylings of "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour
(Note: Imagine one of the mane 6 singing it, I like to imagine Pinkie Pie or even Rainbow Dash possibly singing to this)
Look in my eyes what do you see
the elements of harmony
I know your anger, your lunar dreams
I know the things you want to be
we are the elements of harmony
Magic and kindness, and generocity
we are the elements of harmony
the elements of harmony
the elements of harmony
cloudless skys, magic lights
when the princess speaks, the sun will rise
you dont have to follow me
only friends will set you free
I saw the things you want to be
I saw you want in a P.M.V
We are the elements of harmony
Im friends with you, your friends with me
Our powers are wild beyond your dreams
We are the elements of harmony
loyalty and laughter, and honesty
we are the elements of harmony
the elements of harmony
the elements of harmony
cloudless skys, magic lights
when the princess speaks, wonderbolts will fly
you dont have to follow me
In defense of BroniesOn October 10th 2010, the first episode of the 4th incarnation of the My Little Pony franchise aired. This began the cartoon known as My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Normally this would have gone unnoticed by most people except for young girls. However the show caught the attention of others on 4chan. These people, many of them adult males found that after watching it, they actually enjoyed the show. This in turn started a subculture known as bronies who are basically men, usually young adults who enjoy My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.In defense of Bronies3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Now those of you who are not fans of the show may be wondering "How can a grown man like My Little Pony?". That's what I thought when I first heard about Friendship is Magic and it's male fan base. At first I mocked the show and it's subculture since the thought of grown men liking My Little Pony just sounded stupid. It didn't help that I'd mostly lost faith in modern cartoons and preferred stuff like Looney Tunes or Tom and Jerry. But eventuall
HS: Wake UpYou remember the first time you ever saw him. You were just flying through the skies of Prospit, waiting as an eclipse was about to begin. Your eyes darted over to the tower adjacent to yours. You were young back then, only seven years old at the time, and you were curious about it. You had never gone near it, yet you wondered what could be waiting inside. The possibilities seemed endless to you. You finally caved in, and flew over to the other golden tower. At the time, you expected anything other than what you found.HS: Wake Up2 years ago in Romance More Like This
It was a boy, a human boy, just sleeping there. You were amazed. Not only because he was the only other human you had ever seen on Prospit, but he was the only other human you had ever seen in your whole life aside from your grandfather. You were excited. You had always longed to meet someone else and the moment had finally come at last. You couldn't wait, you had to wake him up.
"Hi! My name is Jade! Who are you?" you say, hoping that he'll wake up and answer you. There
Fragility: Chapter 4Fragility: Chapter 4Fragility: Chapter 43 years ago in Drama More Like This
The night was too short. Far too short. You want to just smack your alarm clock into oblivion. Today was just not going to be a good day, you could feel it in your bones.
Maybe you could sleep in another day? Would that be acceptable? Maybe you could skip the rest of the week and then come in on Monday with a forged note( "John has been very sick the past week, please excuse his absence. Sincerely, Mr. Egbert." ) and no one would know the difference.
No, that was a dumb idea. You couldn't miss school. Why set yourself up for failure when everyone else has taken up that role already? John Egbert, complete high school failure.
Scratch that. If life was a busy highway, you were drunk at the wheel. Destined to crash and burn at some point.
You wipe the metaphor from thought, sitting up in bed with the blanket tightly wrapped around your shoulders. You make a mental note to yourself to go to bed in pajama's from now on; just because it was warm when you we
Movie Night With Sol and KarkatIt was movie night at Sol and Lux's place. Lux stopped joining you and Sol once he got into a relationship with Eridan, but, atleast you still have Sol to watch movies with you.Movie Night With Sol and Karkat2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You weren't surprised when Sol told you that Lux had Eridan over and the two were in his room doing stuff. You didn't dare ask what.
Sol's parents had guests over, so the two of you had to watch the movies in his room. You've never been inside Sol's room before, so you were amazed when you stepped inside his room. The walls were bright red, and the carpet was dark grey. Towards the back of the room, a few feet behind his bed, was a desk with a 3-screened computer, two screens beside one another, and another one sitting atop the two. The walls had pictures scattered around. Most of them were of his friends. He had one taped to the wall beside his bed.
It was a picture of you and him at that Captor-Vantas get together a few years back (your families are really close). You feel a slight blush come to your cheeks u
Kid Nepeta and KarkatLooking for someone to chat with... (so, please wait)Kid Nepeta and Karkat4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
You are now chatting with a person, say hi.
▼: HI, I'M KARKAT.
▼: CAN WE BE FRIENDS?
Bronic ConfessionsMy Little Pony.Bronic Confessions4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Eight months ago, those words would have sent me and half the internet fleeing in terror. It used to be the antithesis of everything we thought was 'cool'. It was a sugar-coated, diabetes-inducing parade of gumdrops and buttercups. It was what our little sisters watched on Saturday mornings while we were busy gagging ourselves at the 'girlieness' of it. But, in those eight months, a revolution has happened. That revolution has revolved around a single lesson.
Friendship is Magic.
Tack those three words onto the previous three, and you have the bait to a brilliant /co/ war, a revitalization of an entire section on fanfiction.net, and the origin of a whole host of reverse-anthro fanart. But, it is the single most bizarre reversal of thought since the homosexual revolution. Suddenly, it's OK to go into McDonalds and get the girl's Happy Meal. It
Morning Mi'ArmaduraMorning Mi'Armadura3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Perfection. Was I wrong to think it? I don't know and at this point, I don't care.
Glints of the sun's starting dawn tricked through the closed shutters and across the picturesque chamber. The soft ambient glow of the sun's rays grooved along the crinkles of the used bed sheets, and along the slowly ebbing bulges of the two souls that rested beneath them. For the two, it had been the first time since a hectic wedding day since they had found a moment of peace. So, together with one another huddling into each other for warmth that only a love could provide, they snuggled warmly into the day's dawn.
Soft chirps and pattering wings became a natural alarm for the newly made bride as her soft drossy eyes fluttered open with some resistance. "Mmmm come on Cadance up and at 'em " it seemed almost futile for her to give herself a mental pep-talk; it was far too pleasing to be snuggled up to her love.
But with a weak stir, her eyes finally made the full peak to open. With
Windfall - Part 4Before any of the chastised mares could respond, the Apple family matriarch looked up toward Sweet Apple Acres' front gate with a grin spreading across her wrinkled face as a cheery voice sounded over the muddy courtyard . "Another Apple about to drop on our heads, eh Granny?"Windfall - Part 44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
All eyes turned to see a stout mare draped in a heavy canvas cloak and broad brimmed hat pick her way across the churned up mud of the courtyard, bulging saddle bags hanging from her sides. When she stepped into the light she revealed a broad, olive green face with a bluff, open smile.
Granny Smith held up a hoof in welcome. "Just the gal I was a-waitin' fer. Howdy, Cabbage Leaf. Y'got my note, I reckon."
The sturdy mare nodded. "That I did, Granny. Sorry if the weather slowed me up a little gettin' here."
Nurse Redheart blinked in recognition and stammered. "C-cabbage Leaf, the... the midwife?"
The new arrival nodded again. "Right a roonie."
She squinted her eyes and peered at the flustered nurse from under the
Everything is Karkat's Fault..It was a couple of sweeps after the game.Everything is Karkat's Fault..2 years ago in Settings More Like This
After all of there losses and wins.
After all the pain was over.
But Karkat Vantas wasn't happy nor did anyone treat him like they should.
The thing is after the game ended everyone who died came back and as Karkat was hopeing for some sappy happy ending like in one of his romcons he was faced with the exact opposite.
They all blamed him.
"Look what you diid two u2" Sollux said with scars still on him bright as day.
"iT'S ALL YOUR FAULT, kARKAT" Even Tavros seamed to change when he was back and alive, And he blamed getting crippled and eventually killed on him for not being able to stop it.
"W3'R3 4LL BL4M1NG YOU" Even Trezei who was happy with Dave blamed her blindness on him and his poor leading skills that she said he had.
"D--> This is all your fault, filthy lowblood." Karkat didn't expect anything from him, Especially once he found out that he did nothing and let his Moirail die.
"This is all your glubin fault Karcrab" Even Feferi who was
Fragility: Chapter 2Fragility: Chapter 2Fragility: Chapter 23 years ago in Drama More Like This
You spin around and come face to face with none other than the team captain himself, all 225 muscled pounds of him. Lunch wasn't even close to being half way over why was he here oh God you were going to regret this and you were probably going to die and suddenly you felt microscopic under his dim gaze.
Shying away with painfully slow movements, you peep, "O-oh man, I didn't meat to i-intrude! J-just let me grab my-".
You couldn't finish your sentence, what with your sudden introduction to the to the cold, hard, ceramic floor.
Your mind raced, oh god, what if you couldn't get away this time? The gymnasium and change rooms were detached from the main school - no one would hear you out here.
A solid kick in the stomach brought you back from your thoughts, sending you rolling back a few feet and you cringe before his strong hand pulls you up by the collar of your shirt. Your gut wanted you to curl in on yourself, but you had to stand up on your toes t
Fragility: Chapter 3Fragility: Chapter 3Fragility: Chapter 33 years ago in Drama More Like This
Okay so maybe going to bed that early wasn't such a great idea.
It's 4am, storming outside, and you can't see yourself falling back to sleep like this any time soon; your brain is telling your body that it's had plenty of rest. Blasphemy.
Your back and shoulder crack and reposition themselves when you attempt sitting up. A wince crosses your features and you fall back onto your bed, feeling quite defeated already. You reach over to the digital clock to turn off the alarm completely.
Turning on your belly, you reach down to the floor beside your bed for your laptop. It was only there because you actually decided to do some schoolwork before you crashed. You place it on your pillow, and wonder if you should use your glasses with this too.
Opening the screen and starting it up, you decide against it. You were near-sighted, not blind.
Now you weren't entirely sure what you were doing, but you guess you could waste time until you had to get ready for school by di
Fragility: Chapter 5Fragility: Chapter 5.Fragility: Chapter 53 years ago in Drama More Like This
You don't know what time it is, but your alarm hasn't gone off yet. You've been awake now for a while, just staring at the generic textured ceiling just above you. It was a bit blurry (curse your eyesight).
A very subtle light had crept through your window, past the blinds, and that tells you it must be at least 6:30. The days were still quite short as it was mid January, and the snow had only come once during the holidays, lasting for no more than a week. You were sad to see it go; the white flakes had layered themselves perfectly in your front yard, on the bare tree you could see out your window. You had even repositioned the furniture in your room so you could have the bed beside it because you wanted to watch it fall before you fell asleep each night.
The snow was so pure, and it was refreshing to watch it gently fall. More than once you contained the urge to just run out there in the middle of the night and lay in it.
Sometimes you think you should ha
Do I Know You [SOLKAT SADSTUCK]It's been 3 human years since you've seen him.Do I Know You [SOLKAT SADSTUCK]2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
And now you're going back.
You and Aradia are finally going back.
You've never felt so excited about something in your entire life.
You can't wait to see him.
Maybe he grew taller.
Maybe his voice is deeper.
Or maybe he's still that short and adorable fucker you knew back when you were still on the Meteor.
Either way, you couldn't care less.
You've missed your best friend, and now you're going to see him again after such a long time.
You're literally centimeters away.
Your feet fall gently against the ground as you land gracefully beside Aradia. The two of you already had it all planned out. You were going to sneak around for 10 minutes or so, and then tiptoe up to him and surprise him with hugs.
Aradia was excited to see Dave again, too. She said they stil had things to talk about, but the two of you left too soon, so she couldn't finish.
You shoot Aradia a glance, and she nods.
The two of you
Unfulfilled Wish - SADSTUCK She gently pushed aside the mounds of boxes, looking at the great big picture she had decorated the wall with. On the wall were two trolls, engaged in something the humans called a kiss. She smiled a bit to herself, wishing that fantasy would come true. But her feelings she was too nervous to bring them up to the troll she loved. His adorable grouchiness, his continuous doubt in himself when he was perfect just added to everything she loved about Karkat. She knew if she would ever bring up those nagging feelings of hers to the troll she loved, she knew he would never speak to her again. Tracing her hand over the crudely drawn photo, Nepeta let out a small sigh and then returned the boxes to their previous location, hiding the picture with ease.Unfulfilled Wish - SADSTUCK3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Someday she would tell him. Someday.
Proceeding to the grate, she tucked herself into the small grate with an emotion of growing unease. Placing the c
DAVE: Be a runawayYour name is DAVE STRIDER. You are 17 years old, and are wandering the streets with only a back-pack full of supplies. Supplies that would probably only last you a few days. Well, you weren't able to pack that many things into this tiny backpack. Plus, you had to get out of the house before your brother got home.DAVE: Be a runaway2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It's not like he'd even notice if you left. All he does is skulk around the house in the shadows.
He wont care. In fact, you think he'll be glad.
You sigh, adjusting your coat so it feels right. You ruffle your hair to shake off the water beads that stick to your golden locks. This fucking rain just wont let up. You need a place to hold out in for awhile.
What about that abandoned train station a few blocks from the old bakery down on Record Crossing road? Nobody goes in there anymore after those murders, so you should be good in there until you can get a place of your own. You don't exactly have any friends you can stay with. Even if you did, they'd probably bring you
Fragility: Chapter 9Fragility: Chapter 9Fragility: Chapter 93 years ago in Drama More Like This
You've been waking up a lot throughout the night, partly because of some nagging feeling of being afraid to really fall into a deep sleep, and partly because your wrist was really itchy! But of course those weren't the only reasons.
While trying to force your fingers through the tight bandages to scratch the scabbing wounds, you edge closer to the wall, and away from the sleeping form beside you. You were really cold, and Dave was really warm. Trying to get closer to that heat source probably should've been the most logical thing to do, but it made you nervous, scared even. What if he woke up with your cold feet between his legs and freaked out or something? That would be so embarrassing. Not only that, but you haven't really been this physically close to a person in a really long time.
So you were having some issues with it.
Unable to find out what time it is, you opt to stay stationary on your designated side of the bed. Every time Dave moved, even a littl