Category Archives: Generally speaking

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! — 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 — 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…)


Dear Apple Bloom: After six years on Twitter, I can testify that the little buzzing bastards [whoops, sorry about that] are very real indeed, even if few of them are actual insects, if you know what I mean, and I think you will in due time. And besides, Babs was destined for those scissors.

For great silliness

At least part of my spring lethargy is due (and “due” is the operative word) to the Internal Revenue Service, and when I managed to finish all the paperwork, I left a little sub-300-word sketch as a blog post on Fimfic. It occurred to me that it might as well be here as well, so here it is: Meanwhile at… (more…)

So it’s not actually my fault

Plucked from the tweetstream: .@galaxygroove1 Not true. I do not watch MLP because I miss it. — Lauren Faust (@Fyre_flye) March 18, 2015 As long as I’m reading Faust, here’s the current version of her Twitter bio: Helping provide ass-kicking kindergartners, friendly figments, small magical equines, super teenage teams and snake haired freaks for all your animation needs A high… (more…)

It was an inspired guess

Various gestures by airlines toward pony fans have been gratifying — I know I was delighted by this one — but Sprocket counsels caution: It’s fun that all of these airlines are tweeting jokes about a flight to Equestria. However, it is important to stay grounded in reality, and remember that airplanes can’t actually get you there. The real way… (more…)

I suppose this was inevitable

Those of you who were unnerved by #TheDress may be further perplexed by this pony: It’s times like these I back off the color controls and opt for good old greyscale. (Original by Kraden on deviantArt.)

Whither girls?

Melissa Carroll writes in today’s Rumpus Essay: Recently, I saw a My Little Pony in an indie comic store in Chinatown. As part of a trend to revamp toys and cartoons from the 1980s, the comic store had a few pony figurines alongside an entire shelf of the new My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cartoon series comics. “Would these… (more…)