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This question turned up on Quora the other day: “You have been teleported into the world of My Little Pony. How do you get out of there?” “Get out of there? Why?” I wondered as I pondered my answer, but this chap pretty much anticipated everything I would have said: Why would I want to leave? I mean, the aesthetics… (more…)

We should have seen it coming

I think a lot of us figured that after the truncated third season, that would have been it, and when we were proven wrong, we sort of lost track of the idea that nothing lasts forever. Then again, the end of the TV series means — well, they’re not telling us yet.

Wanted: pony, single and free

Okay, maybe “single” is unnecessary here. But while we’re talking want ads, this question appeared on Quora: Would unicorns be hired more for jobs than other ponies? I gave a somewhat perfunctory response, but this one, I think, is better: If you look closely, the show takes an entirely literal “separate but equal” approach to racial issues as a whole… (more…)

Everypony does it

A bit of Relevant Linguistics here: Normally, adjectives appear between the noun and any preceding elements such as quantifiers and determiners, as in phrases like “every tall man” or “any nice people.” Adjectives modifying indefinite pronouns, on the other hand, occur to the right of the pronoun, deriving orders such as “somebody nice” or “anything interesting”. This is typically degraded… (more…)

Into a different light

Back in the day, we knew Chris Heron as “TheDashDub,” and he put out lots and lots of pony songs. He’s venturing into film and videogame scoring these days. “Journey” is his tribute to the justly famed soundtrack of the 2012 game Journey, composed by Austin Wintory; all by itself, it might be enough to get you to dust off… (more…)

You can’t get here from there

According to WordPress’ semi-handy tool Jetpack, 134,912 bogus logins have been caught so far. An awful lot of questionable activity for a mere six and a half years.

Not sure how this happened

I get more traffic here than I do at Fimfiction. I’m guessing it’s mostly people who are wondering if I’m still writing. (Answer: Not as much as I need to be.)

Meanwhile at Trotcon

Our man in Columbus visits the fandom for the first time: I find myself in the hotel lobby of Worthington’s Crowne. The first thing I did was B-line it to the gift shop. Not gonna lie, maybe kinda/certainly the weirdest introduction into the culture. The first thing I saw was the body pillow cases. Fitted sheets with (and I was… (more…)

Dashed off quickly

Fark.oom is known to be a hotbed of pony fans; each week there’s a new episode, there’s a message thread that often exceeds 100 posts. So I wasn’t too surprised to find this under the Business tab: Hasbro stock up 13% on earnings that were 50% better than expected, shareholders feeling about 20% cooler. Well, they needed to be.

Nobody’s perfect

This. So much this: It’s amazing how well these two utterly disparate songs mesh together; chocolate and peanut better should be so fortunate.

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