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Alaborn


Somewhere in the USA. Probably older than you. And something about MLP:FIM makes me want to write stories. Unfortunately, being gainfully employed cuts into my writing time.

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  • 15 weeks
    Retrospective Review: Strong Seconds

    Not an episode review this time.

    PresentPerfect writes about the "Applejack Problem", that a character with everything figured out becomes too boring. Her cutie mark is literally deciding she wants to stay home.

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    1 comments · 76 views
  • 16 weeks
    Retrospective Review: Putting Your Hoof Down and It's About Time

    S2E19 Putting Your Hoof Down

    Watching this episode as part of the whole series is jarring. You have episode after episode of ponies being kind and friendly, then a whole bunch of rude ponies all at once.

    I hate Angel Bunny in this episode. I want to turn him into hasenpfeffer.

    I'd like to know why there just happens to be a hedge maze somewhere near Ponyville.

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    3 comments · 49 views
  • 20 weeks
    Retrospective Review: Hearts and Hooves Day and A Friend in Deed

    S2E17 Hearts and Hooves Day

    The writers have chosen, once again, to feature a holiday or celebration in this episode. Arguably, this is the seventh time (Summer Sun Celebration, Winter Wrap Up, Running of the Leaves, Grand Galloping Gala, Nightmare Night, Hearth's Warming, Hearts and Hooves Day), and the third time directly referencing a major American holiday.

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    3 comments · 61 views
  • 21 weeks
    Retrospective Review: The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 and Read It and Weep

    S2E15 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000

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    6 comments · 57 views
  • 21 weeks
    Retrospective Review: Baby Cakes and The Last Roundup

    S2E13 Baby Cakes

    So this was an episode that came completely out of the blue. There was no indication of Cup Cake being pregnant, let alone with twins. I'm assuming there was a toy involved.

    "That makes sense, right?" Sure, but if you're a pegasus stallion with a beige coat or a unicorn stallion with a yellow coat, I wouldn't recommend dining at Sugarcube Corner.

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    6 comments · 68 views
Jul
19th
2015

New Game: Paint or Pony? · 5:12am Jul 19th, 2015

I recently had a chance to look at paint colors, and one thought stuck in my mind.

These sound like the names of background ponies.

So I decided to make a little quiz out of it. Below are thirty names. Can you identify which are colors of paint, and which are the names (official or fan-made) of ponies? Or could it be both?

Feel free to share this quiz!

Source for paint names: http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/

Source for pony names: http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_ponies/full

Ambrosia
Apple Cinnamon
Arctic Lily
Black Magic
Black Marble
Blue Horizon
Cold Front
Crabby Apple
Daisy
Down Pour
Foggy Day
Golden Wheat
High Strung
Honeydew
Lavender Blush
Morning Glory
North Star
Oak Barrel
Peach Fuzz
Pinot Noir
Rosedust
Sapphire Rose
Snowdrop
Spearmint
Spring Water
Starry Night
Sunflower
Sunstone
Symphony
Toasty

Answers are posted in the comments. How did you do?

Report Alaborn · 311 views · #Pony Names
Comments ( 6 )

Ambrosia Pony
Apple Cinnamon Pony
Arctic Lily Pony
Black Magic Paint
Black Marble Pony
Blue Horizon Paint
Cold Front Pony
Crabby Apple Paint
Daisy Both
Down Pour Paint
Foggy Day Paint
Golden Wheat Pony
High Strung Paint
Honeydew Paint
Lavender Blush Pony
Morning Glory Paint
North Star Paint
Oak Barrel Paint
Peach Fuzz Both
Pinot Noir Pony
Rosedust Paint
Sapphire Rose Pony
Snowdrop Paint
Spearmint Paint
Spring Water Pony
Starry Night Paint
Sunflower Both
Sunstone Pony
Symphony Pony
Toasty Paint

The obvious answer is that paint colors are a great source for pony names, along with candle fragrances, nail polish colors, and pretty much anything that has gotten sufficiently ridiculous.

3251337 I am definitely considering visiting Sherwin-Williams next time I need to name a pony.

This reminds me of that "Porn star name or my little pony name?" quiz I saw once. I think it was made during the G3 reign but the quiz still stands.

3250944
Snowdrop is fan char, and maybe Honeydew as well, but I'm not sure. They are also both names users on this site.

Toasty, Starry Night, Spearmint, North Star, Morning Glory, High Strung, and Blue Horizon are also users.

There is a Crab Apple, but no Crabby Apple.

Rosedust, Oak Barrel, Foggy Day, Down Pour, and oddly Black Magic do not have a matching user.

So really depending how far you take it regarding far chars many of the paints already are ponies as well.

3253192 The quiz ends up being harder for FIMFiction users due to the fan ponies!

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