Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pony Hypnosis

So their I was again, shuffling through the usual sites I go through, then I stop on Equestria Daily and click the Nightly Roundup. The Nightly Roundup is kinda like a late night newspaper of sorts. It normally talks about ponies appearing in other media, cakes, and other pony videos. One such pony video caught my attention. It's title...Pony Hypnosis Trick. Here's the video...
I have not even tried it yet and I already got butterflies in my stomach! I have always wanted to be a pony in Equestria for a while, well, alittle after I started watching the show. Yeah, I lose my opposable thumbs and fingers, but I don't care! I find Equestria to be a more fascinating world than the one I live in.I could say that about any other fictional world for that matter (I'm looking at you Tales of Symphonia).

I've been hypnotized before, twice actually, and both were from a real life hypnotist. The first time was amazing. I actually felt like I was at the places he was describing and I didn't feel weird doing the actions he told me to do. The second time on the other hand, I didn't like it. I could not get into it. Shame really.

Over the course of my coming nights, I will be listening to one of these tracks and try to get hypnotized.  On my next blog post I will tell you the results and what I experienced. If you would like to join me, here's a link. GET HYPNOTIZED!  

Monday, March 11, 2013

My Thoughts on Equestria Girls

So there I was, on my laptop. I was going through my normal rounds. It usually goes Youtube, Equestria Daily, DeviantArt,  Facebook, and then TvTropes. Now I went on Equestria Daily expecting some funny comics to read and some cool pictures to look at. I wasn't expecting...this. The picture below sums up my facial reaction...
What you and I are looking at is the Hub's new spin-off show, Equestria Girls. It's going to have the same cast as on Friendship is Magic, but they are in Middle/High school. Now don't get me wrong, I'm perfectly accept humanized ponies. The execution of the design on this show is what bothers me.

Off the bat the thing that bothers me is the skin color. Why are the people in this universe colored so wildly? Have you ever seen a naturally blue person? How about violet? Heres my theory why though. The creators are trying to avoid another flame war. They could of made the characters different ethnicities , but that would upset a lot of people. It still bothers me though...

Another that disturbs me is how they combined the features of the characters on the show with humans. Skin color aside, notice how all the characters have pony ears instead of human ears, their cutie marks on their clothes and cheek (you have to look really close to see the cheek c. mark), and their hair color. They also gave the characters unnaturally long hair to symbolize their tails (I wonder how much dirt and other stuff that must pick up when they walk.). Also for Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy they have wings. My brain is contemplating if these characters are human or some hybrid monstrosity.

Okay. I can see why the character design looks like this. They want people to easily recognize which character is which. Yet, I think they went a little overboard with the characteristics. Really, they could just shorten their hair, give them human ears, remove the wings and cheek cutie marks. Everything else is fine and makes the characters easier for other people to relate to.

When this show does come out, I'm going to watch the episode and see if I like it or not. If I don't like it, I won't watch it. If I do like it, then I'll continue watching it. Simple.

I shall leave you with this happy image. Have a nice day
(Created by chibi-jen-hen)

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Characters of MLP:FiM (Pinkie Pie)

(Picture by johnjoseco)

Who is Pinkie Pie? Pinkie Pie or Pinkamena Diane Pie is a hyperactive pink earth pony. She loves parties, cakes, candies, but most of all she loves to make people smile! Heck, she as a PARTY CANNON. It's a cannon she uses to transport all her party supplies super fast. She even has a song on the show dedicated to her love of making people smile! Take a look...
At first glance, Pinkie looks like the kind of pony who is immune to negative feelings, like sadness or anger for example. She looks and sounds like the most annoying, and the dumbest of the main cast. She doesn't stop talking! Also, what's with her and singing about smiling and making people happy? You can't be happy all the time. What the heck is their to like about this pony?

Well for starters, Pinkie is actually capable of feeling negative emotions. If one were to watch certain episodes, you can actually see her expressing feeling besides joy. We can actually see her being sad in the episodes called "Party of One" and "Too Many Pinkie Pies". In the episode "The Last Round Up" we can actually see her full on rage! I do not want to spoil why exactly she is expressing these emotions. So I guess you'll have to watch the episodes.

Yes, Pinkie can be loud, random, but she is far from dumb. Pinkie just has her own ways of solving problems. Really, Pinkie is just a man child (pony philly?), she expresses her emotions to extremes. She seeks fun and entertainment. In spite of this, Pinkie will still try to act like an adult from time to time ("Baby Cakes").

Her singing and preaching about smiling and being happy? What's wrong with that? It's not like she's singing about murder as well.

Pinkie Pie to Me

Pinkie Pie is one of my all favorite characters out of the main cast. I can really see a lot me in her. We both love to try to make people happy. We both say random things from time to time. We also express are attitudes in extremes. Yeah, my friends get annoyed with that sometimes, but my friends have come to accept me for my faults. I guess from episode to episode, Pinkie's friends got used to her quirks too.