WanderPony

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  1. When I first saw the MLP movie in theaters, I absolutely loved it. It's probably my favorite thing to come out of the franchise. I thought it was funny and cute and creative and action-packed. Parts of it reminded me of older animated films from Disney and whatnot. It felt really good seeing a 2D-animated film on the big screen after missing out on The Princess and the Frog, and it felt like Studio Ghibli compared to the other cruddy animated films that year. I liked it so much I went and saw it a couple more times. Unfortunately, it seems like only a small fraction of the fandom agree with me, as it seems like most of the bronies on Equestria Daily, deviantART, Derpibooru, YouTube, and even the MLP subreddit (generally considered the most positive brony community) thought it was a poorly-written mess. Most of other people's opinions on the movie vary from "mediocre" to "terrible". You won't believe how many times I've praised this movie only to be shot down by the other commenters. I swear, there's more people who like the Star Wars prequels than this movie! I have the movie on DVD, but I'm afraid to rewatch it for the above-mentioned reasons. Is my taste in movies REALLY that poor? Now you know where my reputation as a Negative Nancy who ignores the positive part of the fandom came from.
  2. This one is beautiful. Makes me tear up every time, and has a nostalgic feel to it. Hope they have a remake/cover of it at the end of the 2017 movie.
  3. This series is the main reason the Vancouver voice acting pool has become so popular. We wouldn't know who Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain, or Ashleigh Ball were if it weren't for this series. But what if the series were recorded in Los Angeles, and used more familiar actors like Grey DeLisle and Tom Kenny? Let's imagine an alternate universe where everything else about the show is identical. The dialogue, music, and animation is all exactly like the show in our universe. The only difference is the show's voice actors being from the familiar Los Angeles VA pool instead of the Vancouver one. I should start by saying that I really do like the actual voices. This is not meant to replace the actual show, not by a longshot. It's just meant to be fun and interesting. Indeed, I think this version would actually be distracting with all the familiar voices. However, I like the idea of Kath Soucie as both Rarity and Mayor Mare, and Jennifer Hale as Princess Celestia. Those choices seem to be really popular whenever someone else does an alternate universe MLP cast. I would also keep Tara Strong as Twilight, and all the guest stars (like John de Lancie, Weird Al Yankovic, Lena Hall, and Patton Oswalt), since those roles were made for them. What choices could YOU see if the show was recorded in Los Angeles? (And please no deliberately silly choices like Patrick Stewart as Fluttershy. Try to be realistic.)
  4. First thing's first: Now that that's out of the way... Anyone got a good link to the Season 8 opener? The link Equestria Daily provided looked incomplete (it just cut to Pinkie talking, with no fade-in whatsoever), and I don't want to watch any leaked videos, as I heard those were incomplete.
  5. From my experience, it's been the inverse. It's common on EQD and Reddit for me to praise it only to be shot down by the commenters.
  6. WanderPony

    Fuck the hackers

    S8 is in two weeks and I'm worried these hackers are going to prevent me from enjoying them as much as I should.
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    Fuck the hackers

    Not sure if this topic is breaking any rules or not, but I'm sorry, I just HAVE to vent. Fuck those stupid impatient hackers who ruined the potential surprises of Season 8 and G5. Remember when we weren't sure whether or not FIM would continue into the twenties or not? And the very existence of G5 was in question? Well, those are no longer questions or surprises. And dodging spoilers isn't as easy as you think, considering S8 and G5 art keep popping up on DA, and spoilery tumblr posts keep popping up in my tumblr feed as well. Even Equestria Daily likes to post spoilery content. So, fuck those hackers to the grave for their illegal actions that ruined Hasbro's hard work at keeping us surprised. That is all.
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    My film ideas

    Actually, what if I messaged them to you instead? In fact, if anyone is interested in hearing about my ideas, just reply to this thread and I'll send you a message with my ideas in it.
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    My film ideas

    I have multiple ideas for animated feature films (and yes, I picture them being 2D-animated), and I was thinking about posting them here for you guys to comment on. But is there any danger of them being stolen?
  10. WanderPony

    My film ideas

    So, are you saying they're safe to post here?
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    Fuck the hackers

    But DA is one of my favorite sites. I have a lot of stuff posted there, and a lot of friends. This is another thing I hate about the hackers. Now I'm being told to stop visiting my favorite sites!
  12. To put this in perspective, even Disney's not-so-good films like The Black Cauldron and Home on the Range have followings. Same with Don Bluth's not-so-good films like Rock-a-Doodle and The Pebble and the Penguin. According to the Equestria Daily commenters, the MLP movie is much MUCH worse than those films, and is on the same level of bad as Foodfight, Norm of the North, and The Emoji Movie. That's how horrible my taste is.
  13. Alright, here's an example of what I'm talking about. A while back, I submitted a pony soapbox on EQD saying that the pony movie would become a cult classic in the future. After all, there are plenty of films that were poorly-received by critics when they were first released, but gained a following later on, and I felt the pony movie had enough passion and creativity to gain one of these. Later, my soapbox was featured. Now, scroll down to the comments section. Notice something? That's right. The TOP COMMENTS are saying that the movie is too poorly-written and cliched to gain a following, and go on to bash it. I'll say it again: the TOP COMMENTS. Not a vocal minority, or they wouldn't have so many upvotes. See what I mean?
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    MLP in your dreams

    @Prospekt That's not ironic at all. Maybe Luna came into your dreams specifically to save you.
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    MLP in your dreams

    There were a couple other pony dream threads, but they appear to be dead, so I'll start a new one, if no one minds. Here are four of mine that I had recently. The first one I had a few days before the movie was released, and I dreamt about seeing it. First thing to note is that this version of the film had a bunch of random curse words thrown in to help bump it up to a PG rating. It started out with Tempest, the Storm King, and Grubber walking through an icy cave. They looked up, and noticed a bunch of plants sprouting out of the cave's ceiling. They cut the ceiling open, and down fell Captain Celaeno, who I guess has plant-growing powers in this version of the film. They interrogated her a bunch, before ripping off her lower mandible. It wasn't gory or anything, it was more like her beak was made of styrofoam. Then they froze her in a block of ice while mentioning how they also froze "that stupid sea serpent". They then pushed over another icy block that had what I think was Queen Novo, but it looked more like a hybrid of her and Princess Skystar. We also saw the Storm King's lair, where he was holding a bunch of random ponies captive, including the fat pony from Canterlot Boutique. There was also a unicorn who kept ramming their horn into the fat pony's ass, and the latter was enjoying it. The big plot twist? It turned out Tempest wasn't a pony at all, or at least originally a pony. She was a DOG. Not a pony-world dog, like Winona. She was from the human world. Not the Equestria Girls world. OUR world. (Or at least, a world similar to our own, with normal-colored humans.) It showed a flashback scene of dog!Tempest with her family, then the family at the vet saying that they lost their dog on a hiking trip after she ran into a cave. It then showed a sequence of the dog falling through a black void as she transformed. The next pony dream occurred shortly after the leaks happened. I highly doubt I'll check out the leaked episodes until after they officially air, but in the dream I got curious and couldn't help myself. One episode showed Cadance pregnant. I don't know if this was a flashback to before Flurry was born, or if she was having a second foal, but Shining was getting really impatient to see his new child. So what did Cadance do? She magically cut herself in half around the midsection, allowing Shining to play with the unborn foal. The next episode I watched was (I think) a two-parter. In it, Spike was upset that the other ponies, and even Trixie and Starlight, were getting more attention than him. He went to talk about it with other characters, including characters from other works like Kristoff from Frozen and Rex from We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story. Spike then came up with a plan: he would stage a disaster with somepony else, and then save them. Then he would finally be seen as a hero. Spike and Pinkie Pie both went to an old abandoned barn to do this. Pinkie stood on a tightrope high up in the barn's rafters to act as the damsel in distress, while Spike acted as the villain, laughing evily as he lit the barn on fire, then immediately switched to the hero role to save Pinkie. However, as he climbed high up, he slipped. We got a big long dramatic slow-mo shot as he fell, breaking through boards on the way down, before being caught and saved by Maud. Spike woke up in the hospital. He was badly injured, and this was played for much more drama than you'd expect from a TV-Y-rated cartoon. Here's yet another MLP movie-related dream. So, it started out with me watching The Nightmare Before Christmas, before my dad (who I haven't seen in over a decade, by the way) came to drive me someplace. On the way there, he started singing "Time to be Awesome". I was surprised he knew the lyrics to that song, and began to sing along. Strangely enough, this version of the song contained the lyric "Free healthcare, but not in the communist way". Also, Hasbro released a series of shorts detailing what happened to the movie characters before and during the events of the film. One short involved Capper in this really mountainous area filled with crevices. He came across a big crack in the side of a rocky wall, and inside the crack were two glowing red eyes and a deep demonic voice saying something like "You stare at me, and I just stare back". In the short starring Captain Celaeno, she was shown with a completely different crew. I think most of them were recolors of that one fat pink female pirate. There was also a deleted scene where the ponies ended up in the Klugetown bar, and there were these long-nosed elephant/aardvark creatures that the characters explicitly referred to as Arabs. This last one had me reading through this artbook that was similar to The Art of Equestria and the movie artbook, except this was a sneak peek of G5. There was one section dedicated entirely to dinosaurs, complete with Rainbow Dash gloating she could fly faster than a Microraptor. (Ironic, since Microraptor was a glider in real life, not a flyer, so even Fluttershy could probably outfly one if she wanted.) Another section showed these magic bubbles that would give anything that popped them the ability to speak. In the dream, I felt this was redundant, as the ponies could talk already, but now that I'm awake, I wonder if that's how the ponies could talk in the first place. Also, the revealed voice cast consisted of Roseanne Barr, Bob Newhart, and Mel Blanc. So, anything you'd like to say about my dreams? And if not, do you have any pony-related dreams you'd like to share?
  16. Another thing to note: remember how a decade ago we thought that a show aimed at young girls couldn't possibly appeal to boys, let alone adult men?
  17. Last night, I got into an argument with an EQD commenter (not mentioning any names) who claimed that 2D animation was dead forever, dead as black and white film, and there was no possibility of it returning ever, so I should stop having any hope for it. Now, I got frustrated by this, as I wasn't able to think of a good counterargument at the time. It's been over twelve hours, and I've finally been able to do so. First of all, it's really common for a genre or medium to go torpid for a few decades, only to make a successful and unlikely comeback. For instance, Pirates of the Caribbean seemed like a huge financial risk when it was first pitched in the early 2000s, as all the pirate movies throughout the eighties and nineties had bombed. And yet that film was a HUGE success, and spawned a successful franchise that's still going today. Similarly, both Star Wars AND Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs were thought to be inevitable failures at first (as Cracked talks about here, along with the POTC example above), and yet they were still really successful (to the point that Star Wars is one of the biggest franchises of all time). Also, stop-motion is making a slow and gradual comeback, as shown with Laika, Aardman, and both Fantastic Mr. Fox and the upcoming Isle of Dogs. So, what makes you think someone won't try to pitch a 2D-animated film to a big studio, they'll reluctantly agree to do it, and it'll get made and be a success, as shown with the examples mentioned in the Cracked article? Also, contrary to what some may say, 2D animation is NOT more expensive than CGI. Look at this list, and you'll see that the most expensive animated films are all CG. In fact, with current "tradigital" programs like ToonBoom and TV Paint, 2D animation can be even cheaper, since you don't have to waste paper! Speaking of which, those aforementioned programs can emulate the classic style perfectly, as shown with this video. So, what makes you think 2D animation DOESN'T have a chance, huh? I mean, Don Bluth is working on the Dragon's Lair movie and Sergio Pablos is working on Klaus. TLDR: 2D animation isn't dead. It's just sleeping. Be patient, and it'll (hopefully) wake up.
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    My Little Pony: The Movie - General Discussion

    My official favorite thing to ever come out of the My Little Pony franchise. I loved just about everything about it. It felt like a relief after all the other crappy animated films we got this year.
  19. I'm honestly not sure. On one hand, G-rated movies are really rare nowadays, regardless of the film's content, due to the belief that G = for kids and PG = for families. Most animated films nowadays get a PG rating even if there's no more edgy content than an older G-rated Disney or Don Bluth film. On the other hand, it would be EXTREMELY strange for a My Little Pony movie to be given a PG rating.
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    Do you think the film will be rated G or PG?

    Update: it looks like the movie will be rated PG after all.
  21. Alright, so from what I've gathered about Tempest, she has a tragic backstory linked to her horn, AND we see Twilight trying to tell her about the magic of friendship. Sound familiar? It's starting to sound like they'll pull a Starlight with Tempest. Where she started hating friendship due to her horn being broken and joined the Storm King to exterminate friendship, so Twilight teaches her what a wonderful thing friendship is, and they team up to defeat the Storm King. Now, remember how angry everyone was over Starlight's redemption? Imagine how they'll react if something virtually identical happens, except this time in what was SUPPOSED to be the big epic magnum opus of the franchise. Of course, there's a possibility Tempest won't be redeemed. Or if she is, it'll be in an interesting way that's different from what we usually see in the show. It's too early to tell. But how likely do you think the above will happen with Tempest? And if it DOES happen, will YOU be angry?
  22. I've been enjoying most of the recent episodes of the series. I still laugh at the jokes, I enjoy the great character interactions that have been there since day one, and I find the worldbuilding to be interesting. Yes, I even like Starlight, Flurry Heart, and the reformed changelings. But every time I check Equestria Daily or Derpibooru, here's what I see in the comments. “Starlight is a terrible character!” “I'm mad that Celestia still doesn't have an episode!” “This character looks like a bad OC!” “The Mane Six were OOC and the plot was boring/cringeworthy!” “Come back, old writers! The new ones are inexperienced hacks!” “This character is getting too much exposure!” “Stop it with the pandering!” “Why are they forgiving this antagonist for their previous atrocities?!” It's at the point where, no matter how much I enjoy an episode, I ALWAYS anticipate that the commenters will hate it. I think I first started noticing people complaining a lot during Season 3, but it became especially noticeable in Season 5. Though I think it was after I saw all the negative comments on The Cart Before the Ponies in Season 6 that I started wondering if the show was no longer objectively good, and I started dreading the announcement of future seasons. You could call the show my guilty pleasure, for lack of a better term. I feel like it's no longer objectively good, but I still like it. Seriously, this complaining is EVERYWHERE. It's impossible to ignore. In episode followups, one of the highest rated comments is ALWAYS a negative one. Also, look up a Starlight image on Derpibooru, and you WILL see at least one hater in the comments. In fact, Starlight haters love to accuse people who DO like the character of being ass-kissing Hasdrones. Another thing that I should note: a friend of mine on deviantART used to really like the show. She was annoyed by the rabid Faust-worshippers, and defended the show's changes a lot. Then, while she liked Season 5, she was a lot more critical of it than the previous seasons, complaining about episodes like Slice of Life and DPDoMS. Then after Season 6, she became a VERY vocal Starlight hater. She posts a lot of hate journals and faves a lot of other people's anti-Starlight art and rant journals. What happened with my DA friend makes me worried that sooner or later, I'LL end up hating a change in the show as well, no matter how much I enjoy it right now. Every time a new season is announced, I wonder why the fandom is so excited for it. Aren't they aware that it's going to contain MORE of the stuff they hate? I want the show to end because I know that Season 8 will just contain even more bitching and moaning, and if the show ends, so will the negativity. I keep seeing commenters say that the show is immune to suffering the fate of SpongeBob and The Simpsons due to it constantly changing, which is ironic, since those very changes are specifically what's pissing people off. So, yeah. I've been annoying people on EQD, Derpibooru, and Reddit because I want to remind people that Season 8 is a terrible idea because of the aforementioned complaints. I'm not sure whether the show has gotten worse, or if the fandom has become more negative and critical. If it's the former, then I have a valid reason to want the show to end. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. TLDR: Just read the damn thing.
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    How the constant drama ruined the show for me

    I just have a lot of questions related to this topic. For instance, I heard that M.A. Larson left the show because he didn't think it was good anymore. If an actual crew member hates the show's current direction, then that must make it objectively bad, right?
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    How the constant drama ruined the show for me

    Sorry if I'm getting annoying, but I have yet another question: is it normal for fandoms to be this negative? For instance, is the Steven Universe fandom as negative as the MLP fandom? Do SU fans complain about every single recent episode and change like bronies do?
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    Do you think the film will be rated G or PG?

    Slightly off topic, but I've been trying to think of all the G-rated films released within the past five years. The only ones I can think of are The Peanuts Movie and Cars 3. Anything else?