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.

And she should know, right?

The vast vast vast vast majority of adults in the US think animation is dumb crap for little kids. No matter how mature and sophisticated an adult-targeted cartoon is, it is likely most adults won't even give it a chance. — Lauren Faust (@Fyre_flye) May 21, 2018 Were it not for Lauren Faust, we’d never have had MLP:FiM. But you… (more…)

Potentially awkward

Was it just me, or did anyone else think, before seeing “The Parent Trap” (S8E08), that it was a setup for the eventual pairing of Starlight Glimmer’s dad and Sunburst’s mom? Just me, then? Okay, fine. Carry on, then.

I bet she can, too

Today a little boy told me I can do a “convincing Fluttershy” 😉 @BABSCon — Andrea Libman (@AndreaLibman) March 31, 2018

Masque of the Purple Smart

Is this Equestria’s favorite skin-care solution? Soon this product will be available to bipeds: The GlamGlow glitter masks are inspired by the sparkly shades of three beloved ponies: Princess Luna, who we all know as a powerful princess and beauty icon; Pinkie Pie, the socialite and life of the party; and Twilight Sparkle, the lovable perfectionist… You will have to… (more…)

Dash, interrupted

This shot from the Toy Fair — thank you, The Illustrious Q — serves as a reminder that Derpy Day (1 March) is practically upon us.

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