At first glance, Princess Luna's charioteers might appear to be little more than Royal Guards dressed in festive apparel for Nightmare Night. However, there is far more to the story than that - the Night Guards once played a pivotal role in the history of Equestria, and have sacrificed more for their beloved princess than most ponies are even aware of.
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13w, 4d"Little Girl's Show, My Flank."21 comments · 328 views
You know that little voice that tells you when something may not be such a good idea? Well, mine's yelling at me right now about this post. Oh well, I do need to get this off my chest, so let's hope it doesn't blow up in my face. Or start a flame war.
Remember the Season 4 finale? The one with Avatar Twilight badassery? Well, it kind of dominated conversations between fans for some time after it aired. And what made me a little uncomfortable was that a fairly large portion (from my observation) of comments were along the lines of "MLP is a little girl's show? Yeah, right."
Now, I understand that some folks might've been using that statement to poke fun at the discrepancy in quality between shows aimed at girls and those aimed at boys, but I can't shake off the feeling that too many people sincerely believe that MLP's quality somehow elevates it above the status of 'show for little girls'.
This attitude bothers me because it kind of implies that girl's shows are automatically inferior. Or that a guy's approval is a mark of quality. Saying "Little girl's show, my ass," is almost like saying "This show is awesome. Therefore, it can't possibly be made for little girls." Or, at least, that seems to be the spirit in which most people use that statement or similar ones. It doesn't seem very fair to the ladies, does it? I suspect girls won't be too happy if someone told them that their favourite cartoon isn't really meant for them because it is too awesome.
Try looking at it this way:
- MLP has badass scenes in it. Therefore, it's not a little girl's show.
- This grown-up guy likes MLP. Therefore, he's not a real man.
I'm pretty sure that neither of these are fair assessments.
Basically, what I'm trying to say this this: My Little Pony still appears to be very much a little girl's show, and there shouldn't be anything wrong with that. The badass energy battles do not nullify the fact that it's about colourful magical ponies and princesses any more than a guy's love for MLP could nullify the rest of his traits that define him as a man. If a someone feels the need to preserve his masculinity/adulthood in a conversation, can't we instead say that it's a show for little girls and everyone else? Or preferably, skip the urge to defend walls that don't need to exist in the first place and just say, "So what if it's for little girls? It's still awesome!"
28w, 4dSo how does this work?3 comments · 306 views
One blog post in over two years. I sure do have a lot to talk about, don't I?
Anyways, I was recently interviewed by Nekonyancer regarding pony fics, and if for some reason you've ever wanted to hear me sound awkward on youtube, you can find the interview here! He's also interviewed a couple of other Fimfic authors and may do the same for some of your favourites down the line, so go give him some support!