Monthly Archives: May 2016

Well, almost

Celebrated author Lesley Nneka Arimah falls victim to the dreaded Autocorrect: I find myself drawn to and inspired by works that deal with the relationships between women. Take, for example, My Little Pony (the reboot, obviously), which follows a cast of female ponies who fight to save their universe. It’s a world where the heroes are women, the villains are… (more…)

They call this colt Pariah

This search string came in today, and while it doesn’t boggle the mind, it does shake the head a bit: a pony in ponyville who is hated by everyone chapter 1 I mean, if everypony truly hates him — and how likely is that in a place like Ponyville? — he’ll never make it to Chapter 2, if you know… (more…)

Thoroughly Scrooged

I will happily concede that A Hearth’s Warming Eve Tail was properly Dickensian. Now I wonder how many other public-domain stories will be ponified before MLP:FiM finally screeches to a halt. And if they do get around to doing The Brothers Karamazov, clearly Twilight Sparkle should be the Ivan character. That said, there’s a definite tendency in this series to… (more…)