Check out any time you like

This question turned up on Quora the other day: “You have been teleported into the world of My Little Pony. How do you get out of there?”

“Get out of there? Why?” I wondered as I pondered my answer, but this chap pretty much anticipated everything I would have said:

Why would I want to leave? I mean, the aesthetics are all wrong for my tastes, but I’m now in a world where…

  • Magic exists.
  • There is a benevolent goddess that demonstrably exists and cares for her people.
  • Most people really are genuinely good.
  • People who aren’t good are really easy to redeem.

So, to sum it all up:

Equestria doesn’t have rampant greed, debilitating diseases or resource scarcity. You suckers can leave if you want, I’m staying.

1 Responses to Check out any time you like

  1. fillyjonk says:

    Yeah, he also sums up a lot of the attraction of that world for me, especially the “most creatures are genuinely good” but also for me: everyone has a squad of friends who clearly has their back and would never turn on them. (I…didn’t always have that as a kid)

    It’s also just a PRETTY world. Lots of nice pastel colors; even the CLOUDS have a cool aesthetic. No potholes, no boom cars, no ugly superstores…

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