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Betting on a Pair of Wild 'Jacks

It's time for Applejack Appreciation Day once again, and who has two thumbs and appreciates the hell out of her?  This guy!  (Probably works better when you can see my thumbs.)

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that while Twilight is my favorite pony and I find Rarity to be the most entertaining pony, I personally think that Applejack is likely the best pony.  She's just so much the ideal of the pony set...  Honest, trustworthy, hardworking, caring, supportive, adventurous, brave, strong...  Sure she has a few flaws, she can be stubborn, slow to accept change, and have some tunnel vision when it comes to her family, but she's earned that "most reliable of ponies" title again and again.  And really, she's the only pony that we've seen the town hold multiple celebrations for over the course of the show.  Plus, look at her... she's just so darned cute!

And I wanted to get a shout out to the human version of the best pony as well.  In truth, beyond Twilight and Sunset, it's hard for the rest of the human Mane group to shine in those EQG features.  Regardless though, one of my favorite scenes in the entire spin-off series was the archery bit from "The Friendship Games" where Applejack helps her competitor, a human Twilight in tears under the pressure of failing, when no one else would.  It was a very sweet scene and a wonderful variation on the "Trust me" scene that cemented the relationship between the pony versions of the characters in the pilot.  Plus, of all the zany EQG styles the characters are forced to wear, I actually liked this one.

So let's hear it for AJ!  Here's looking forward to more of her in Season 7 and beyond! 

After being told to do so numerous times, I have finally set up a tip jar at Ko-Fi:
If you're feeling generous and would like to encourage me, feel free to drop me a small amount... it would be most appreciated!
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