Category Archives: Generally speaking

Why MLP matters

Six years into Generation Four, and it’s not done yet. I’d like to think it’s because it deals with timeless issues: [T]he show celebrated things I thought of as virtues. And things I thought were all too rare in our culture today — stuff like being true to yourself, dealing graciously with mean people (which I have seen more crudely… (more…)

Not that there’s a pattern or anything

I do appreciate the visitors here, though I must admit I have no idea what they’re looking for; it’s very seldom that anyone starts on a story and goes straight through. It’s not a problem. Really, it’s not.

Sort of a facelift

After four years of this artificially generated ponysona on the sidebar, I decided to go for something new; on an impulse, I asked LeekFish to sketch the character, and the results, I thought, were delightful. (Now and then she takes commissions; I happened to catch her during “then.”)

I’m just mad about Saffron

I suspect, though, that she’s quite indifferent to the likes of me. “Spice Up Your Life” aired Saturday. It’s Wednesday and we already have plushies. (This one was a header at EqD.) Then again, this is typical of the MLP:FiM fandom; it’s not a sudden craze or anything.

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.)

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…)

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.”

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…)

I blame changelings

After problems getting into the site, I decided to hang around the back door, and found some highly dubious code injected into the front page. Not sure what it was for, but it can’t be good, so I replaced an obviously bad file with a backup. Performance has improved markedly. (The site’s performance, I mean; I’m the same slug I’ve… (more…)