Category Archives: Generally speaking

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.

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.

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.

Unplanned exposure

So I’m sitting in the therapist’s office, and my phone rings. I am reasonably certain she wasn’t expecting this for a ringtone: And then she looked at the actual phone, with its Twilight Sparkle wallpaper, and — well, I never was worth a flip at keeping secrets.

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