Category Archives: Generally speaking


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…)

Straight out of Canterlot High

So I started typing “sonata dusk” into the Google search box, and the very first suggestion was “sonata dusk taco.” I suppose I should have expected that, since the third was “sonata dusk taco tuesday.” And I thought about it some more, and it dawned on me that historically, the day on which tacos are served chez Sage has been… (more…)

There’s always another another fan

Here's Proof That Miley Cyrus Is A #Brony — MandoMommy (@MandoMommy) January 14, 2015 I think this falls under the heading of Redeeming Social Value.

There’s always another fan

Cameron Aubernon writes for The Truth About Cars; she also writes occasional pony fanfic. Once in a while those two universes will intersect: Is the standard color palette for the 2015 Dodge Viper not enough for you? Have you looked at your child’s Twilight Sparkle and Sonata Dusk brushables and thought to yourself, “Those hair colors might look good on… (more…)

Technically these aren’t ponies

For legal reasons, I’m sure: Tiny Horsies is a traditional “pen and paper” RPG. It has official rules, characters, adventures and statistics that change as a character grows in skill and experience. A Game Master leads the game. Each player designs his or her character according to the rules. Players maintain their character’s statistics and display them in their signature.… (more…)