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  1. Lucas H

    The Changing Vibe of Pony Morals

    This. New writers are a great way to insert different perspectives into a work of fiction.
  2. Lucas H

    The Darkest Moments in the Show

    The only one which can be considered dark is The Cutie Map, and that is because of the marxist-like indoctrination in the world of pone, riddled with Orwellian concepts and uses of population control. Other than that, MLP has nothing truly dark in it - not like other, older kids shows and most classic Disney movies.
  3. Lucas H

    Do bronies ask for too much?

    That there is nothing wrong with the concept of death in a kids show, and that it was already used before without problems. @Mystic Thunder what is the ''GlimGlam'' solution? You mean the villain redemptions?
  4. Lucas H

    Do bronies ask for too much?

    @Friendship is Horses you forgot something: - Applejack's parents - Sombra Other modern day cartoon feature death as well. Pokemon XYZ had it, for example.
  5. Lucas H

    Do bronies ask for too much?

    And they did. The universe has a rich history for a kids' universe - the season 4 opener, the last episode that was broadcast on Saturday, the season 2 Christmas episode and the season 3 opener just to name a few. What makes it interesting is, like I said elsewhere, that everything is implied - its recollection of events passed down through books and word of mouth through generations. This means that certain parts of the story have altered. It's all from their perspective rather than seeing the ''truth'', making it more intriguing - its all seen from what the events mean to the characters in the world and not just simply ''stating facts''. This also gives the writers more options should they want to make changes if they venture in a different time period and/or place. I've worked myself through all generations of Transformers, G.I. Joe, Care Bears, MLP, Littlest Pet Shop, Thundercats, Strawberry Shortcake and more and never did they go as deep as this. (relatively) This is taking the ''war on cybertron'' into account. You've both been quite unaware of the existence of most fairy tales, the donkey scene from Pinnochio, Bambi's mom, Redwall, The Animals of Farthing Wood (where 60+% of the original cast is dead at the end of the second season) and Mufasa being thrown off a cliff to his death while you hear him scream. All kids material. If something for pone was done in the style of Redwall, it would work just fine for the younger audiences. I recommend to watch the last link for 10 minutes, you'll get an idea.
  6. Lucas H

    Do bronies ask for too much?

    Like I said, its the most logical thing to do in the situation Hasbro finds itself in. However, I do agree she needs to face the crap she did and make things better - at her own village. When she returned in shame, they all flocked to her to get her to make decisions for them. Why? Simple; because of her commie-pony ideology they didn't know how to think for themselves. She needs to get there and teach them to think on their own, the anti-thesis of what she was in the season 5 opener. That would actually work better on the path of redemption than the state of awkwardness she finds herself in now.
  7. Lucas H

    Do bronies ask for too much?

    The fact that these plots exist is fine. it works within the context of the universe - the culture promotes redemption. However, redemption for bad actions takes time; time to heal wounds and make amends. For example, Equestria Girls did an instant redemption and it was terrible. Discord, Starlight and the Changelings are done over time and make more sense. I am not a fan or against these plots, but @LostSanity, you have to understand the problem; the show is in its last phases. The character arcs of the CMC and Mane 6 are completed, so they have to get other plots and arcs - and so the redemption plots came in. It makes the most sense.
  8. Lucas H

    How did you become a Brony?

    Furniture needs rights
  9. Lucas H

    Do bronies ask for too much?

    I can't dictate what people like anyway, this is a great example of a good show; memorable characters and plots.
  10. Lucas H

    Do bronies ask for too much?

    @Oldmanjenkins I thought so as well 5 years ago, but through research I found out this wasn't the case ever in the past 40 years. Children do follow characters, plot, lore or worldbuilding - just not to the extent bronies and trekkies like to do. If you look at history, then you can see that any toy show that was just ''bright and colorful'' without any depth or anything interesting never lasted long and wasn't popular. Shows like the 1995 Littlest Pet Shop and 1986-87 Pound puppies are not nearly as memorable to people as the MLP 1985-87 and 80's Transformers shows. And that has to do with characters, plots and worldbuilding. The latter had more content and were far more interesting. Toy companies have to make their shows interesting, because it fuels children to play with the toys in their make-believe play. @Cinder Vel I was talking about the average person of course (Also, sorry I forgot to mention, I was talking about what people like the most, not if they then have a complete neglect for anything else)
  11. Lucas H

    Do bronies ask for too much?

    Bronies and little girls are very different and have different needs. most people don't realize that both audiences look at the same product for different reasons. And indeed, bronies are very much into it for the universe of equestria - treating it like its Narnia, Star Trek, Mass Effect or LOTR. Therefore @VG_Addict and @Number? it ain't surprising that bronies want to see more of the Equestria universe, expect it and desire it. Little girls on the other hand are more in it for small character moments, like for example Fluttershy and her animals. Hasbro does a good job at keeping both audiences satisfied by creating a blend of exploration of the universe and sometimes just ''relaxed'' having small character moments. This doesn't mean that bronies can't ask for more lore, I don't see the problem with that - so no, they don't ask for too much. (The writers are smart enough to take the little girls' needs into account) Also @Bakaarion, it ain't nonsense - the lore is well written and works within the context and logic of the Equestria Universe. It doesn't adhere to real life standards and rules, but to its own - consistently. See, worldbuilding 101 dictates that something doesn't have to be logical in real life as long as it is logical and consistent within the context of the fictional realm. And because Equestria is consistent (except for Equestria Girls which threw everything out the window), it is reasonable in its own right and can be explored - and therefore, attractive (especially to nerds and geeks - why do you think there are so many autistic bronies around?). As for wanting something more darker - be careful what you wish for. The Thundercats 2011 reboot of the 80's show was a darker and more ''epic'' iteration of its predecessor, but ultimately forgot to create actual interesting characters (except for their first introduction they were cardboard cutouts) and disillusioned the fans who wanted something that reminded them of what they loved, but got something entirely different. See, with a darker tone you're throwing the tone and the feel of the original out the window, and the way people approach characters and the lore. So, if it is not handled well can be disastrous. If Hasbro would go for it, I suggest they do it in a soft reboot in a completely different part/era of the Equestria Universe (so it makes sense in the context of the universe) and do it in a way that the target audience can still enjoy it - so only moderately make it darker and more intriguing. It's like salt; not too much on your food. Example of something that can work: Redwall. (watch the link and you'll get an idea)
  12. Lucas H


    Sure @Evan I actually told them in another thread, but I will elaborate a bit more here. MLP is in a critical phase, but most do not realize this. As you all know of course many examples of, tv-series have the tendency to be out of ideas after a while, and then it becomes milked; weird things happen just to have something different, plots get reused and so on. MLP cannot live on forever. Either the show gets cancelled or it becomes a dragged on dead horse. (pun intended). Right now Hasbro does whatever it can, and it does so fine; the ''villain redemption'' character arcs are well done, but they cannot last forever. Then we'll probably have more focus on unknown/background ponies, but even that can only go so far. See, normally companies like Hasbro/Mattel/Disney kill a franchise, only to revive it a few years later for a new generation of children, using new techniques and cultural chances. With bronies and little girls being so different, this is impossible to continue for both audiences properly - not unless they stay within the same universe and do something that appeals to both very different groups. Remember; none of this is Hasbro's fault. It's just a difficult situation for everybody involved to make the right choices. Because I've analyzed every problem with all franchises, and know every generation of MLP I have some ideas on how to go about it, but it's better if I won't tell them. 1) it will be useless to say them here, since they won't use it and 2) if they want to know it and come to me (1% chance), there can be no copies of these ideas online.
  13. Lucas H

    How did you become a Brony?

    I'm not a brony, but I do my work *because* of bronies. In October 2010, i released my first videogame - it was for kids, and it was buggy and messy. But it worked, and I sold it for 1 euro to an elementary school for a good grade. Everybody encouraged me to go further with kids games, and since I turned out to be good in it, I went further. March 2011. We just had c++ classes, and after it we were talking about tv-shows and movies. One guy says: "Lucas, there is this really cool show out, trust me, i'm not fooling you, but it is this..." Because of that, I was startled and started wondering why kids like to play with toys from tv-shows in the first place, and where Bronies fit in. And the rest is history.
  14. Lucas H

    Starlight Glimmer next Alicorn

    I like to think about the idea of where they are taking these characters though, but I doubt Starlight will ever become an alicorn. You have to look at this concept from this perspective: "What do we gain by making Starlight an alicorn?" - not just in terms of storytelling, but also in the way bronies/little girls experience it and the way it would help Hasbro's future goals for their IP. For Twilight it was obvious; making her an alicorn gave meaning to everything she did up to that point. Every lesson, every bit of character development, the reason why Celestia took a student in the first place and so on came together. Sure, we can all debate on whether it was set up properly enough and not rushed, but it worked. It also worked with the line-up of alicorns around: Celestia/Luna representing Day/Night and Cadence/Twilight representing Love/Friendship. Now, we can all agree that it was botched a bit on what happened afterwards in regards to giving Twilight a place within the greater scope of things, but it still works decent enough. Now compare it to the series as it stands now, 4 seasons later, and Starlight's role. Of course you all notice that a lot of attention gets pulled to the ''redemption character arcs'' of former villains. This isn't odd; MLP:FIM is nearing its expiration date. Bronies weren't expected, and if it were not for them the show would've been dropped at five seasons, with a new generation of MLP a few years later. (The cycle of toylines). But Bronies came and the series remained popular. Since they're running out of ideas to work with (not Hasbro's fault, its simply the life of any animated tv-show) they're turning on looking deeper on other perspectives within the Equestria universe. In this case, its former villains, although I expect more "background ponies" to get more attention in season 8 when the villain redemption arcs conclude. Now, these former villain character arcs (the last Discord/Fluttershy episode for example really progressed the Discord arc) are all unfolding and developing, and will reach their conclusions at one point - so also Starlight's. This doesn't mean she will become an alicorn. The reason, again, is that it doesn't serve her or the universe. 1) Nothing will be gained. 2) like @Cinder Vel said, it detracts from the value alicorns have , 3) like @Tinsel says, it would be too much like Twilight's and 4), it wouldn't serve the Hasbro toyline. No, what I think is best is if she goes in her life to learn ponies HOW to think and be self-responsible and self-sufficient, not WHAT to think and be dependent on a leader's whims, which is the antithesis of what she was before. Her old village seems to be in need of this since after her first return after the opening of season 5, the ponies there acted like they don't know to think for themselves properly.
  15. Lucas H


    Hey @Cinder Vel Like I said, I've been using EqD for 6 years for valuable info about what's hot around town. It felt only right to swing by. That is exactly what happened at a lot of places during the time, but not all. I think this indeed correlates with those hating ''girly stuff'. For example, one of the worst shows made was Littlest Pet Shop (1995). It was canned quickly, completely forgotten (even by furries who like anthing animal and anthropomorfic) and did nothing to satisfy and inspire any potential customer. The whole show was like waving your keys in front of a child for 20 minutes. It was loud, obnoxious and tried all kinds of weird stuff in fast pace on screen to get a child's attention, except presenting something interesting. G1 had that adventure appeal to it, a bit D&D style. I actually enjoyed The Return of Tambelon episodes, and consider them the best of all MLP content pre-G4. G3 was had a clearly defined setting, but more focused on interaction between characters (like tea parties) rather than a plot. That's fine for a very young female audience. G3.5 exists because... I don't know. Also, you forgot to mention MLP & Friends, also known as G1.5 or G2 based on who you ask. That was a show about boys and girls living in a town doing standard boy/girl stuff like school and ice cream bars. It was all very vanilla and standard for a kids show, except all the kids had pony bodies but often walked upright. It was canned quickly. There was this disney villain in a book, a red shapeshifting demon-thing and Jafar 2.0, those can be seen for some as scary. I survived your odd pieces on DeviantArt and Derpibooru, so I can survive 8chan too. It is actually quite interesting. The toy industry mostly believes since the 80's that it is completely random if a show will catch on to sell toys. So when Bronies happened, most of them went really confused over how ''random'' it was. Since I've found the answer, I actually caused controversy since it contradicts what is believed - including how bronies and little girls interact differently with the same content.