In this thread we have only one major rule:
[h2]Porn is strictly forbidden. It's disgusting. and we want no part of it.
This thread is for discussing the show MLP:FiM, not exchange pictures of ponies fucking eachother. Go away.[/h2]
If you came to this thread for the sole purpose of being a dickwad (which is the most likely reason), here's our general response:
However if you have so much as half a brain, read on and at least try to stay civilized.
[h2]Okay, why should I watch this?[/h2]
It's directed, produced, and overseen by Lauren Faust, wife of Craig McCracken. You might know her better from work such as The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. This is a woman who A. knows what she's doing, and B. doesn't go for the old "let's throw tea parties and defeat villains by sharing" bullshit.
And this shows though, STRONGLY, in Friendship is Magic. It feels much more like the Powerpuff Girls than any previous MLP cartoons-- the writing is clever and snappy, the humor is surprisingly witty, the voice acting is top-notch, the characters are distinct and likable, and in every episode there’s at least one joke or reference which was clearly put in more for the adults watching than the kids.
Oh, and the art is damned good too.
[h2]I don’t believe you. A My Little Pony cartoon that doesn’t rot your teeth?[/h2]
I know! But this thing is on FIRE. Despite a rather unfortunate timeslot it's found a wide and devoted audience already, and is quickly shedding the old albatross of girl's cartoons past. A good chunk of that audience, surprisingly, is also male, and in the 20-35 demographic--though most of those would probably never admit to watching it, at least not in public.
But beware! If you want to watch this show, you might not want to start out with Episodes 1 and 2, as those are extremely cheese and flat out generic. If you don't care about chronological order, most people will recommend you watch the episode "Sonic Rainboom" instead.
Twilight Sparkle: The de facto leader of our central cast. A unicorn who’s extremely book smart and good at magic, but is a bit new to this “social life” thing. She’s been assigned by her boss, Princess Celestia, to study the “magic of friendship” in Ponyville, which is the excuse for the plots-of-the-week and the Mork Calling Orson bits at the end of each episode.
Spike: Twilight’s assistant/friend/baby dragon/personal mail system. Though he’s supposed to be helping Twilight study magic, his job is mostly to provide snark. He’s also one of only two legacy characters in the series, thanks to Hasbro losing the licenses to the old ponies. The other one is...
Applejack: An earth pony who is proprietor and operator of Sweet Apple Acres, an orchard outside of town. Applejack is stubborn, blunt, and not much given to subtlety, but she’s also honest, reliable, and as faithful a friend as you could ask for.
Rainbow Dash: A pegasus pony who LOVES to fly--preferably fast, and flashy. Rainbow Dash is in charge of keeping Ponyville’s weather under control, and though she’s a bit proud and insensitive at times, she cares deeply for her friends, and would never leave them--except maybe in her dust.
Pinkie Pie: Pinkie Pie is an earth pony who is the living embodiment of a sugar rush. She loves to party, and celebration seems to follow her like a wake behind a ship. If she has an off button, it hasn’t been found yet--but though she can be a bit irritating, she’s always a joy to have around.
Rarity: Rarity is a unicorn who is all about the fashion. She runs a fashion shop of her own in Ponyville, and is quite the artiste. She’s somewhat posh and a bit of a perfectionist, which can lead to her clashing with the down-to-earth Applejack, but if her friends or town need her, Rarity always pulls through.
Fluttershy: Fluttershy is a pegasus pony who is quite literally scared of her own shadow. She’s timid, quiet, and, well, shy, which makes her ideal for her job of working with animals, but despite her own fears she’s always willing to help out, providing that little bit of kindness wherever it’s needed.
Together they get into hi-jinx, laugh, cry, squabble, and save the world once or twice. Just like any other group of friends, huh?
Princess Celestia, The ruler of Equestria and the elder sister of Princess Luna. She created Equestria with her sister and controls the sun. She is a pegasus unicorn with a very pale lavender body and multi-colored mane and tail. She wears a gold tiara, collar and horse shoes. 1000 years ago, she sealed Nightmare Moon in the moon with The Elements of Harmony. She is Twilight Sparkle's teacher and gave her the task to "make friends" in Ponyville upon learning of Nightmare Moon's return.
Princess Luna/Nightmare Moon is the younger sister of Celestia who helped her in creating the world of Equestria, a pegasus unicorn pony with a indigo body and a teal mane and tail. Due to the different interaction between night and day by the ponies of Equestria, her growing jealousy transformed her into a shadowy figure named Nightmare Moon. In her new form, her body is black in blue armor with her mane and tail appearing to be made entirely out of sparkly indigo, purple-rimmed moondust that she can use as limbs.
Applebloom is Applejack's younger sister, Apple Bloom is a yellow baby pony with light red hair and a large pink bow yet has no cutie mark as she is still a baby pony and has yet to find her place in life.
Scootaloo is one of Apple Bloom's friends, Scootaloo is an orange baby Pegasus pony with a pink mane and tail. Like Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle, she doesn't have a cutie mark either and is a member of the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
Sweetie Bell is Rarity's younger sister, Sweetie Belle is a white baby unicorn pony with a pink and purple mane and tail. Like Apple Bloom and Scootaloo, she doesn't have a cutie mark either and is a member of the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
Big Macintosh is the older brother of Applejack, Big Macintosh is red with an orange mane and a green apple cut in half as his "cutie mark".
"Derpy" is a background character on each episode with no influence on the story. All she really does is stand there with a derp smile and derp eyes, and look cute. Perfect detail for a perfect show!
[h2]Airing Time & YouTube Channels[/h2]
The show airs on Fridays at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM on the Hub, which is a basic satellite/digital cable channel which replaced Discovery Kids (channel listing finder below). I wasn't kidding when I said it had an unfortunate timeslot.
If you do not have this channel, you're still in luck - because the creator of the show has showed support for the episodes to be posted on YouTube by linking to the episodes from her deviantArt profile.
Here are some good channels for these episodes:
Below is a list of every episode announced so far, accompanied with their air date:
[list][*]Friendship is Magic Part 1: The Mare in the Moon - October 10, 2010[*]Friendship is Magic Part 2: Elements of Harmony - October 22, 2010[*]The Ticket Master - October 29, 2010[*]Applebuck Season - November 5, 2010[*]Griffon the Brush-Off - November 12, 2010[*]Boast Busters - November 19, 2010[*]Dragonshy - November 26, 2010[*]Look Before You Sleep - December 3, 2010[*]Bridle Gossip - December 10, 2010[*]Swarm of the Century - December 17, 2010[*]Winter Wrap-Up - December 24, 2010[*]Call of the Cutie - January 7, 2011[*]Fall Weather Friends - January 28, 2011[*]Suited for Success - February 4, 2011[*]Feeling Pinkie Keen - February 11, 2011[*]Sonic Rainboom - February 18, 2011[*]Stare Master - February 25, 2011[*]The Show Stoppers - March 4, 2011[*]A Dog and a Pony Show - March 11, 2011[*]Green Isn't Your Color - March 18, 2011[*]Over a Barrel - March 25, 2011[*]A Bird in the Hood - April 8, 2011[*]The Cutie Mark Chronicles - April 15, 2011[/list]
So forget everything you knew, and give up your childish things--it’s time for some ponies! You can easily find all episodes for this on youtube. Search it up, and release the inner (man)child within you.
The base for this post was stolen from the last MLP Thread, which was also stolen from SA.
[h2]Art! For all your glorius needs![/h2]
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