The accidental biped

One easily gets trapped in TV Tropes, and while trying to find my way out, I stumbled across this:

Twilight Sparkle from Equestria Girls

  You better believe she knows how to use them

While all the females in the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls franchise are quite leggy (mostly due to art style), an odd case can be seen with the native human Twilight Sparkle in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls — Friendship Games. Not even her Equestria counterpart has the kind of legs she has.

What’s more:

The human versions of Celestia and Luna have ridiculously long legs which not even suit pants can disguise.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Pegasus Barbie

Is this even possible? Not now, no.

Will it ever be? Definitely maybe:

Hasbro has made a bid to acquire rival toymaker Mattel, according to a new report.

According to the New York Times, Hasbro made the takeover offer in recent months and while details about the offer are unknown as is whether or not Hasbro and Mattel have been in any further talks about the offer, a deal would combine the two largest U.S. toymakers in more than two decades.

The takeover offer comes as Mattel has encountered weak sales following the September bankruptcy of Toys “R” Us, the U.S.’s largest toy retailer. Last month, Mattel said the toy retailer’s bankruptcy — a result of shifting consumer preference for electronic toys and e-commerce — was a factor in the company’s third quarter results and Mattel’s sales have fallen 13 percent since last year. The toymaker’s stock has also taken a hit, falling 52 percent over the past year while Hasbro’s shares have increased 8 percent. Despite the financial concerns, Mattel’s ownership of valuable brands makes the toymaker ripe for takeover by Hasbro.

What does EQD’s Sethisto think about all this?

How will this effect pony? Probably not much. Aside from me wishing I could go back in time and tell past me to invest everything into Hasbro stocks 6 years ago. That would have been nice.

Sounds like Sethisto, to be sure.

Update: Mattel is not interested, for now.

Community spirit

No way I could keep from passing this along:

And to answer the most likely question:

I am awed.

Compare and contrast

A Farker named Hills-Sachs_Legion puts all this pony stuff into the proper perspective:

A show that is based around being good to your fellows and getting through difficult times together has a fandom that tries to live up to the ideal of friendship.

Meanwhile, a show about cynical, violent gross-out humor with no consequences has a fandom that gets stabby over a condiment.

What can we learn from this?

Breaking and entering

According to one of the palace guards here, people, or bots in lieu of people, have tried to break their way in some 99,779 times. The nature of things.

One apparently finally got in. I have to express some agreement with the way I suspect Princess Celestia would have dealt with miscreants of this sort: banish them, and imprison them in the place they’re banished to.

It happens Today

And why the heck not? Today’s Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford, ponified:

Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford, ponified

This works far better than I might have thought.

(Via Fark.)

At least we’ll never run out of spam

Tons of stuff here lately, citing links to and, worse, Somebody’s hard up for domain names.

Fifth digit in sight

No, Lyra Heartstrings hasn’t grown a human hand. But I just counted up my story views on Fimfiction, something I hadn’t done in a while, and they’re sitting at 9,991.

Still seems impossible, even after six years.

Update: And we have crossed the threshold. :)

The dreaded Hiatus is upon us

Or something. I’ve lived through these before; I’m sure I can live through this one.

Give her your heart, she’ll give you a quill

Scene from "Hard to Say Anything," S07E08

So they’ve ponified Lloyd Dobler? I should have expected this when they titled the episode “Hard to Say Anything.”

And anyway, Feather Bangs looks more like Justin Bieber than like John Cusack.