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Well, I've delved into the realm of the cutesy My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, watched many episodes out of the two seasons it already has right now.  And you know what?

I've come back....a man.

Not some macho man that still regards the series as a stupid little show that has hypnotized and suckered in countless people.

I've come back an understanding man that realizes that just because a show like My Little Pony is designed with kids in mind doesn't mean it has to be exclusively for kids.  Because let's face it; there are some people out there that can make a kid's show look just damn impressive.

Alright, a few things; one, I will be doing TV show reviews on my journals.  Second, Lauren Faust is a surprisingly talented animator.  However, I'm not about to embrace this cutesy show with arms wide open holding a champagne bottle in one of my hands and say I personally like any of the main characters, etc.  That would require me to castrate myself and start worshiping them as my idols, as I'm afraid many people are probably doing right now along with fapping to porn of their favorite ponies with enthusiastic vigor.

So on that note, here we go.

In the magical cutesy land of Equestria lies the village of Ponyville, lorded over by a unicorn called Princess Celestia.  Her most trusted--and favorited--student Twilight Sparkle (which must have been where Stephanie Meyer got her inspiration for the Twilight books) is sent to Ponyville to make some friends and maybe perhaps score a little action on the side for all we know.  Within just one episode, tits go up when the evil unicorn Nightmare Moon puts all of Equestria through an eternal nightfall.  Twilight Sparkle and her newfound friends must gather the Elements of Macguffin and use them to defeat this stupid bitch.

In Season 2, Discord, the god of....ugh, 'disharmony'....*starts retching* is freed from his stony prison and starts making shit look fucked up so he can lord over all of it.  Despite some difficulties, the ponies must band together and fight back this evil.

Anyway, that's the plot.  Alright, time to get the good out of the way.

I must admit, Ms. Faust did an impressive job making this series look good.  The animation is impressive, the use of colors is impressive, and there's some rather decent voice acting.  The characters are also rather nicely well-rounded, making it hard for people to dislike them.  That's pretty much it.

Now for a few nitpicks.  Over the course of Season 1, Twi--*starts to vomit* Twilight Sparkle writes letters to Celestia about "the magic of friendship".  My question is, why does she write a letter every damn episode?  I mean, friendship is friendship; there's nothing really magical about it.  Also, I get the strong impression that Celestia simply favorites TS because she's got no one else to be friends with and spends most of her nights in her Forever Alone room, crying herself to sleep.  What's she gonna do when the purple bitch finally goes out to see the rest of the world?  Commit hara-kiri out of sheer lonliness?  Or what happens if she gets more students?

Granted, she stops doing this around Season 2, presumably because Celestia has tried to make friends of her own with this knowledge she's gotten from her purple bitch unicorn.  Ugh, honestly....I think she literally just wanted to hang out with the main cast rather than sit her fat ass on her throne, being bored.

Also, the voice acting is a bit too cutesy for my tastes.  I found myself having to pause after certain amounts of time in order to watch Man Cooking from LoadingReadyRun to reaffirm my masculinity, as much as I've run that phrase into the fucking ground.

My biggest gripe with the series thus far is that the villains are defeated much too quickly and much too easily, especially Discord, who ends up being beaten within a mere TWO EPISODES.  I mean, come on, you stupid fuck!  You're a fucking GOD!  Surely you could just take these ponies straight to hell rather than simply hypnotizing them and then just faffing about!

That's my other big gripe with the series: after the villains are beaten, the ponies just faff about for the rest of the bloody season, trying to put up with one another!  Have they not been reading J.R.R. Tolkien's books and thought about adventuring a few square yards from their own homes?  And if I were stuck with that stupid Rarity pony, constantly being told to tidy up after successfully stepping on just a tiny bit of mud, I'd have pulled out a sewing kit and sewed her fucking mouth shut!

Anyway, at the end of the day, MLP: FiM is merely just a decent show with some impressive visuals and nice characters.  But there's a question I'd like to deal with: what about all the other fans?

I say let them have their fun.  Then, when they finally become productive members of society and get jobs and attempt to introduce their manlier friends to MLP, they'll soon know what it's like to have reality crashing down on them and realize no one's gonna start liking the show straight away and start naming favorites, and some of their friends may introduce them to the porcelain throne as punishment for liking something so cutesy.

So, that's that.  I'm still a man.  Changed, but still a man.
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serenitymyst Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You know the show is originally for younger kids? Of course it's "cutesy." Pipe down, of course it's not going to be some AMAZING ANIME. It's rude how you're like vomitting just by saying the names of the characters and other stuff about it.

Bronies exist for their own reasons that I don't know exactly yet. I do know some reasons. Bronies and Pegasisters (like me) don't care that you don't like it, but I don't like how people go all "EWWWWW" over it, and how people can't understand it's a kids show... things aren't gonna be all that impressive to our standards as older teens and adults who stick to anime and other stuff.
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Writer
Okay granted, I was very harsh. I really was. I know it's not going to be amazing, and I just...I don't see the hype.
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serenitymyst Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Every man has their different views of it. You don't have to like it.
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Writer
I just don't see what all the hype is about, though.

Alright, I came off really harsh....I really did.....
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RyouLuver2000 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I was reading your comments with Yashanie. XD "That Princess Luna bitch." XDDDDDDDDDDDDD.

anyways....MEH. i don't like the show.
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Writer
Lol, you were?

Yeah, it's meh...
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RyouLuver2000 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yesh. XDDDD

I hate the opening of it...lol.
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Writer
Lol.
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RyouLuver2000 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i fucking relised something.
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Writer
What?
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RyouLuver2000 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Valentine's day is a few weeks away, and your birthday is like a week after mine.(cause mine's on the 4th of April. yours is on the 12th right?)
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Writer
That's right.
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yashanie101 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
honestly i like the design of nightmare moon/ princess luna (both the same damn pony). i like her dark side like i told you she resembles the goth population with darkness and being the moon goddess, im quiet tired of nothing but sun gods and goddesses it's bout damn time they put something in there that dark, mysterious and evil. but since it's a kid show they have to get rid of it because they main message is about "friendship." i have to agree i dont really think "friendship" is really that magical.
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Writer
I totally agree. That Princess Luna bitch was totally Nightmare Moon.....I bet it was a facade....

Second, I agree with you on the subject of sun gods and goddesses. No wonder the night gods don't get attention.

Also, yes, friendship is not magical. If you think about it, it's just teaching kids that friendship will make all your problems go away.
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yashanie101 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Basically but hey i mist give them props for trying like teamfourstar from DBZ they changed Mr.popo from being black to blue to stop racism.

Also yes princess luna is nightmare moon when she goes to the dark side, and yes they wonder people like the moon gods/goddesses because they never get recognized properly.

The kids now-a-days a reality check not everything is saved through friendship.




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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Writer
Oh, really? Wow, what an awesome thing to do!

I did get that vibe when I saw Luna again. I thought, "Oh, someone's about to get a horn to the face." But she just turns out to be a good guy....*sigh*

Yep, agreed. But I think reality will do that for us, don't you agree?
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yashanie101 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Her elder sister princess Celestia (sun goddess) banished her to the moon a thousand years because she was that bad.

And yeah but the people who miss the original DBZ miss him black because we got used to seeing him that way.

i kind of agree i mean there's so many problems, friendship is a bond between two people through emotional support.
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Writer
That first sentence alone worries me now.

Yeah.....but then, I don't watch DBZ because it's boring and repetitive.

Yeah. It's not instantaneous. I do admit they address this nicely.
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yashanie101 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dont ask how i know this stuff....

Neither do I really i own like two xbox games because i played almost all of them through out time.

very true, i guess.
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Writer
I won't.

Hm.

Yep.
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