A familiar exchange

Found late last night on Derpibooru: Can’t say I’m surprised, exactly — though I had no idea we were already in the year 1010. (I’m still writing 1006 on my checks.)

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…)

Touched by the purple

I really didn’t expect this, and when I saw it, I didn’t expect it to be good. It’s actually better than that. Rarity muses on the death of an artist, and this is the part that sells it: He was never old because he never allowed himself to be old. When one of his selves seemed to be showing the… (more…)

Let no man put a tsundere

Okay, we’ll let this one slide by, just this once: I am of course amazed that they somehow managed to impart a Self-Absorbed Teenager look to an actual dragon, but hey, what do I know about dragons? (Here’s the original by Doctor-G.)

Well, she is kind of cute

This image — no one credited the artist, alas — turned up on Derpibooru. The screenshot is of course from The Crystalling Part II. Somepony is probably muttering something to the effect that “I know it might be wrong, but I’m in love with Twilight’s mom.”

Well, he is kind of dumb

A startling disclosure from She Who Is: .@pavelbodrenkov Twilight's true love was meant to be an earth pony named Stud Muffin. His cutie mark is a dumbbell. — Lauren Faust (@Fyre_flye) March 27, 2016 Now I feel better about The Sparkle Chronicles.

Somewhere down the road

Everypony’s headcanon is just a hair different, and this is somepony’s idea of the Mane Six grown up a bit: Fluttershy and Big Mac (that is my OTP for Ponyville, and I’m stickin’ to it) marry and have a couple of foals. Rarity moves to Manehattan and becomes kind of famous. Rainbow Dash gets into the Wonderbolts. Applejack kind of… (more…)

No secrets

Sethisto tossed this question to EqD readers: “Do You Tell Your Non-Brony Friends About Your Interest in Pony?” Well, yes, but how could they not know? The farther you get into my house, the more likely you are to see something pony-related; there’s a plush Twilight Sparkle on my desk, fercryingoutloud. And I learned today that a second co-worker has… (more…)