Category Archives: Generally speaking

Another digit

I am at least slightly amazed that I’ve been doing this for three and a half years. And if I’m not as productive as I might have hoped I’d be, I’ve somehow managed to pick up a few fans. To all of you, may your new year be bright and full of promise, and twelve months from now, may those… (more…)

A Glimmer of retconning

How The Cutie Re-Mark should have ended, according to longtime fan Erin Palette: Twilight, realizing that Starlight Glimmer is pathological, decides that she needs to go back in time and prevent the childhood trauma from happening (basically, a pony version of Let’s Kill Baby Hitler). So Twilight uses her special talent in magic — remember, she was promoted to princess… (more…)

No longer seeing stars

There is turmoil in the Twitterverse, or at least some segments of it, over this: We are changing our star icon for favorites to a heart and we’ll be calling them likes. We want to make Twitter easier and more rewarding to use, and we know that at times the star could be confusing, especially to newcomers. You might like… (more…)

10/10/10

I was not on hand for the rebirth of My Little Pony five years ago; I barely remembered the first generation, and didn’t bother to keep track of subsequent changes, because hell, it was just a freaking toy, right? Wrong-O, Buffalo Bob. (And could there possibly be a Buffalo Bob, somewhere on the fringe of Appleloosa?) I hesitate to characterize… (more…)

A little reciprocity here

I mean, if it’s okay for a human to date a bear, I don’t want to hear any more complaints about a human dating a unicorn, okay?

In sameness there is peace

I keep going back to this, because not everypony seems to get the point: Free yourself from your cutie mark by voting for Starlight Glimmer in 2016! As the equalist candidate, Starlight Glimmer invites all of America to experience true friendship for the very first time. The only way to be happy is if we’re all equal! I figure, if… (more…)

Shatner says so

And who am I to argue with the likes of William Shatner? Admitting you have an addiction is the first step! Remember, Friendship is magic! https://t.co/Z7zKCyZNxD — William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) August 5, 2015 This got the attention of directorial type Jim Miller, and it didn’t take long for all this to show up on EqD. Speculation went way past rampant… (more…)

Alleged grammatical note

This came down the tweetstream today: Today in BuzzFeed @Styleguide updates pic.twitter.com/vT2R9trU8m — Shani ◉. Hilton (@shani_o) July 24, 2015 For those of us for whom they aren’t mythical in the least, pegasi will do nicely, thank you very much. Weirdly, I can’t find the original @styleguide tweet. You think maybe Cloudsdale pitched a fit?

Fan input: zilch

Showrunners and staff haven’t looked at fan creations since, oh, ten minutes after Buchwald v. Paramount was decided. Despite this, every now and then somepony claims to have substantive impact on an episode of MLP:FiM, though few seem quite as deranged as this: Silvi [Cultrix] here believes that she is a writer and collaborator for My Little Pony, and that… (more…)

A complete lack of progress notwithstanding

I seem to have hit the 7500-view mark on Fimfiction this week. Interestingly, the biggest boost came from Dead Pony Flying, which is now nearing a thousand on its own. (The first three TwiBrush Tales have over a thousand each; The way she used to be has hit 900.) Imagine what these numbers might look like if I actually, you… (more…)