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 Sparkle2 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 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 Applejack2 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
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 Review3 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 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 Armour2 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
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 Underappreciated1 year 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 Lyrics2 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
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 Rune6 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
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 Bronies2 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
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 Karkat1 year 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
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 42 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..1 year 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
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 - SADSTUCK2 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
Reader x Eridan: Fishie Fishie"C'mon Eridan, we need to hurry!" you beamed at your boyfriend, Eridan, as he walked up the huge hill. His sleek black hair was pushed back, and his scarf flapped lazily in the wind. The boy had water dependencies, so you walked over to him and poured some on his head. "You're such a weirdo! It's like you belong on another planet. For fish!" you giggled, holding his hand.Reader x Eridan: Fishie Fishie9 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"This isn't really the best 'happy two-month anniversary' gift..." he heaved, looking downwards. "What is the gift, anyway?"
"You'll see!" you beamed again, running down the hill, laughing like an idiot as Eridan screeched behind you. "Sorry I'm fast!" you cawed behind you at him, giggling more and more.
"Try being like a fuckin' rocket!" he squawked, flailing his arms.
"Pchooooooo~" you grinned, finished going downwards. "Earth to Eridan, this is NASA speaking. We have landed on the fairgrounds of Six Flags."
"Eridan to NASA, I want to have a word with ___ about his/her speed problems." he griped.
"C'mon fishie!" you
Reader x Terezi: Even IfYour name is ____, and your girlfriend is a lovely girl named Terezi Pyrope.Reader x Terezi: Even If9 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Terezi is a human, just as you are, with ginger hair and freckles by the dozen, always wearing red shades. Her favorite color was red, and you didn't mind. You called it cute, and always wore something red around her, even if she couldn't see.
She was blind.
Everyone scowled at you, but you ignored it. You were happy with Terezi and her odd ways. Even her house was odd, with all of the plushies being hung from their necks and suspended from the ceiling. She kept a small diary under her mattress, and one day, you got curious and read it.
You don't speak of the diary entries, only carry on with life.
Terezi and you were eating lunch one day when she stopped eating abruptly.
"Hey, ___. I need to ask you something."
"Hit me." you responded.
"You love me , right?"
"Of course!" you had to gawk at the question, thinking it was obvious.
"Even if I was deaf?"
"Yeah." you tilted your head.
"...Even if I was mute?"
Reader x Vriska: Precious AngelIt happened only a day ago.Reader x Vriska: Precious Angel9 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You and Vriska were sitting together at a park, you your gaze was lost in her eyes. She was your girlfriend, and you absolutely didn't care what anyone thought of her. Sure, her hair was black and matted, and she carried around the 'I hate everyone bitch move out of the way' attitude, but she was an angel at heart, you knew.
"I have the lance, you know." she murmured to you, causing you to tilt your head.
"What lance?" you asked, frowning lightly.
"From killing Tavros." she muttered.
"Oh yeah, that. Didn't the police let you go?"
"Yeah, but it was only because my mom paid the bill or whatever."
"Bail." you corrected.
"Uh-huh. Anyway, I have that lance I used."
"Is it still coated in blood?"
"Red as ever." she mused. "I...miss him."
"You shouldn't have killed him, then."
"Can't take it back." she lied on the grass, staring at the sky absentmindedly.
"You have me, though." you chuckled lightly.
"Yes, I have you, ___. But you aren't Tavros."
"You and Tavr
Reader x EridanOhhh my god. Ohhh ,y god. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh THERE IT IS THERE IT IS. THERE IT IS. OH MY GOD. EAYEAYEYAYEAHEYAHEY EYAEAAAAAAA YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YEAAAAAS. I FOOUND IT. I FOUND IT. I FOUND IT. I FOUND IT. YEAH. YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. I FOUNDI IT FINALLY!!!!! YEAH!!!!! OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD I FINALLY FOUND IT. OH MY GODO. HOH MY GOD. I CAN’T BELIEVE IT. TAKE A LOOK AT HTIS EVERBODY. A LIVE SHINY PONYTA IN MY LEAF GREEN VERSION. I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS. I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS. I FINALLY GOT IT. OH MY GOD my heart is beating 100 miles per hour. i was listening to my favorite band once again. Sum 41. No Reason. Live in Ontario 2005. after 25968 encounters I HAVE FINALLY GOT IT OH My god corre al gol, lo va a patear yyyy GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoOoOoOoOoOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!! GOL GOL GOL GOL GOL GOL GOL GOL!!!!!……QUE GOLAZOOOOO!!!! *churns butter very quickly*Reader x Eridan10 months ago in Comedy More Like This
Reader x Nepeta: PerfectionHer name was Nepeta Leijon.Reader x Nepeta: Perfection9 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The name always flowed so smoothly off anyones tongue, and she herself was the best.
Her name was perfect.
Her name was Nepeta Leijon, and she was a human.
She had strawberry blonde hair that flowed down to her shoulders, but no farther.
She wore the same outfit every day at school. A black shirt with an olive green Leo symbol on it, and black skinny jeans.
She made it look good. She made it look perfect.
Her name was Nepeta Leijon, and her best friend was blind.
They always walked to classes together, ate lunch together, and did sports in gym together.
They were tighter than ever possible. They were perfect friends.
Her name was Nepeta Leijon, and she had all As.
She favored animal science, art, and social studies (specifically wars).
Her grades in other classes were still As.
Her grades were perfect.
Her name was Nepeta Leijon, and she was in love.
In love with no one other than __
KanKat - Just shut upWords. Words. This is boring as hellKanKat - Just shut up1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But when I try to go away,his white glare catch me
Everything he does,is stay here and tell
Every bit of the same stupid story
If only he could just shut up.
If only I could go away.
I'm tired of him,I'm so fed up
But something strange tell me to stay
His blood which he fiery display
Is the same as mine,it's troubling
He and I share the same DNA
He's like me,but in much more boring
But maybe for this reason,he's kinda attractive
His voice even in lectures is pretty charming
When he talks about Beforus or the Vast Expletive
I feel my heart very close to flying
Today,the theme is the same as always
I make sure Porrim doesn't watch the scene
Don't paying attention at the w9rds he says
I grab him by the arm,my glare very keen
"Stop this now,fuckass,I fucking don't care
Understand when I tell you this?"
But slowly my hand gets to his hair
And without thinking it's his mouth that I kiss
He seems surprised but nothing any more
He finally shuts up,it's ever
--Sadstuck-- Nepkat RoleplaySlight warning, this contains NepetaxKarkat if you don't like it.--Sadstuck-- Nepkat Roleplay2 years ago in Sketches More Like This
The setting is after Gamzee came in and beat Nepeta to death(?). But since it doesn't show Nepeta's "DEAD" tag, I'm assuming she's bleeding to death. So she pesters Karkat and tells him she loves him. Apparently my fellow roleplayer was crying during the setting.
[05:18] -- arsenicCatnip [AC] began pestering carcinoGeneticist [CG] at 17:18 --
[05:18] AC: :33
Do I Know You [SOLKAT SADSTUCK]It's been 3 human years since you've seen him.Do I Know You [SOLKAT SADSTUCK]1 year 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
Reader x Nepeta: Dave and Buster's“Game Over.” The screen read as you let out a half sigh, half snort of disgust. You only had five coins left, so this wasn’t going over quite well. You also had a twenty dollar bill, so could get more, but those coins were supposed to be for your date, Nepeta. Though honestly, this was more of a ‘you time’ than a ‘spending time with Nepeta’.Reader x Nepeta: Dave and Buster's1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
“C’mon Pac-Man.” You griped, inserting another coin. Much to your dismay, the coin came back out, so you decided to leave the ‘classic gaming’ section of the local Dave and Busters you wandered in to. Looking around, you noticed Tavros and Vriska. You were on a double date, and Dave tagged along merely because he wanted the irony in him being in his own place.
“Oh, uh, hey ___.” Tavros smiled shyly at you as Vriska dumped a bunch of tickets into a container, smirking as the number 1,350 came up.
“Sup.” Dave nodded at you and Vriska just sat there, laughi
Sinking ShipSinking Ship2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
▼: I Am HaViNg SeRiOuS ReD PrObLeMs MaN :'o(
▲: uHH WITH WHO gAMZ,,
▼: It AiN't ImPoRtAnT BuT I WiLl SaY ThEy ArE LoWbLoOdEd
▲: kARKAT }:'o
▼: WoOoOoOaH No BrO
▼: YoU DoN't FoOl WiTh YoUr MoIrAiL MaN
▲: yEAH HAHA THAT WAS KIND OF SILLY HUH }:') wHAT ABOUT aRADIA OR sOLLUX
▼: LoOk TaVbRo, It DoEsNt MaTtEr WhO ThEy ArE BuT Im ScArEd KnOwInG ThAt I HaVe ThEsE FeEliNgS AnD I'm GoNnA LiVe WaY LoNgEr ThAn ThEy CaN
▲: wELL YOU SHOULD TELL THEM BEFORE ITS TO LATE BRO,, yOU NEVER KNOW WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN
▲: hURRY GO MESSAGE THEM }:') yOU CAN DO IT UH BESTFRIEND
▼: MaN ThIs Is ReAlLy HaRd FoR Me To SaY
▼: BuT I FeEl AlL KiNdS Of ReD FoR YoU
▼: AnD, It'S CoOl If YoU DoN't FeEl ThAt WaY FoR Me
▲: uHH,,, i THINK YOU ACCIDENTALLY SENT THAT TO THE WRONG PERSON THIS IS STILL tAVROS,,
▼: No BrO
▼: It WaS SeNt WiTh ExTrEmE CaUtIoN To YoUr CoMpUtEr
▲: oH MAN IM BLUSHING,,, gAMZE
Reader x Karkat: Hot Spring Heights Master Post"FUCKING HELL!"Reader x Karkat: Hot Spring Heights Master Post1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
"Karkat--" you reached out your hand to touch the hot headed troll's shoulder in the cold area. He let put a whiny breath and you watched the foggy white gas rise in the air. "I told you not to anger Todd-" you said awkwardly. On the other side of you, a blonde haired boy wearing a green safari outfit was smiling half-evily at Karkat with a dripping bowl in his hands. Karkat, meanwhile, was soaked in melted grape jelly.
"Make fun of my viviosaurs, hm?" Todd sneered.
"THEY ARE WEIRD DINOSAURS THAT HAVE POWERS AND FUCK YOU!" Karkat yelled and stomped off.
"Great job Todd." You whined, running after the troll into the big blue building. Well, after running out if hit spring heights like an idiot and tripping after a fossil rock. How did you get here again? Oh yeah, Aradia is participating in a cup or something. All of the trolls came, but your group was you, Karkat, and Nepeta. But she was busy sleeping on the couch in the lobby of the big building. Probably sleeping from