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Aug
27th
2014

"Mr. Hooper, that's the USS Indianapolis." · 12:54am Aug 27th, 2014

If you’ve never seen this before, you’re welcome.

Where in the world do you start with this scene? In a movie credited with sparking shark hysteria for decades, this simple speech stands out as one the film’s most chilling moments. It’s hypnotic.

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Report Minds Eye · 546 views · #analysis
Feb
4th
2014

Little Ponies are little · 6:33am Feb 4th, 2014

One of the gems we pulled from the Pinkie Pride episode was actually pony heights. Cheese Sandwich appears in a lineup, with a scale behind him. From this, we can get his height, and compare him to other characters to get their heights.

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Oct
15th
2019

Help! My Heart is Full of Pony! - An Honor · 11:40am Oct 15th, 2019

I dont know about you, but I feel so proud and so privileged to have been part of this phenomenon - to be part of the herd. To have let horse magic into my heart, and to have contributed in some small way to what the show became; (the writers' and animators' little nods to brony culture were constant).

To see princesses in the Sun and the Moon. To believe that friendship is magic.

The fandom may change over the years to come, but we'll be around for quite a long time.

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Nov
26th
2017

Help! My Heart is Full of Pony! - On Fanfiction · 2:38am Nov 26th, 2017

I had never given fanfiction much thought before I was on the brony scene, and what thoughts I could spare on the subject were typically not very kind.

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Oct
26th
2014

Why Didn't This Suck? (Mortal Kombat) · 1:22am Oct 26th, 2014

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Report Minds Eye · 436 views · #analysis
Oct
13th
2016

On the Aging and Development of Equus Sapiens · 9:21pm Oct 13th, 2016

On the Aging and Development of Equus Sapiens
or, "Why pony ages are nonsense"


Spoilers for "Where the Apple Lies"

With the airing of "Where the Apple Lies", and thus the revelation of more Apple family history, I have concluded that pony ages are pretty odd. I'm going to focus on cutie marks as a marker of development, since they have been implied to occur at similar ages in most ponies, roughly coincident with the beginning of adolescence.

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Feb
16th
2016

Crunching the numbers on Celestia's power · 11:52pm Feb 16th, 2016

So, here I am, and there are all these crossovers and arguments and scenarios where Celestia gets, for the lack of a better word, completely owned.
So I wonder: How powerful is Celestia, actually?
We never really saw her fight, and aside from the fact that she can move Sun and Moon and is probably very skilled when it comes to magic in general, we don't know much to help put into perspective how powerful she is.

So I went and crunched some numbers.

Here's the idea:

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Report Capacitor · 295 views · #analysis
Jul
20th
2014

Gender Ratio Speculation: A Mathematical Approach · 12:38pm Jul 20th, 2014

For as long as this fandom has existed, arguments have raged on about the ratio of genders in Equestria; ponies have been counted on screenshots, numbers have been extrapolated, real-world equine populations have been used for comparison.
Alas, none of that will happen here. I'm too lazy for that sort and I simply do this of mathematical curiosity; and work with the tools of mathematics and probabilities I will.

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Report Capacitor · 316 views · #analysis
Jul
15th
2015

Lore Analysis: Do Princess Dream of Magic Sheep? (S5E13) · 8:09am Jul 15th, 2015

HEADCANNON WARNING

ITS CANNON! Magic taking a strain on unicorns (even freaking alicorns) is now cannon. An argument could be made that this was already proven during "Boast Busters"... but hey telekinesis doesn't follow the same rules as magic, mainly because it is something that unicorns are born with, not learn.

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Aug
19th
2013

Equestrian Cosmology and Calendar: Speculation and Apex Artillery · 8:13pm Aug 19th, 2013

I've thought about Equestria, its cosmology and calendar and tried to reach some conclusions from what's given us by the show.

First, I would like to postulate that Equestria is indeed placed upon a spherical body, a planet. This is supported by the existence of an "arctic north" (see S03E01) (the curvature of the planet's surface causing two "poles" with arctic climate) and a transition during the "smile song" (see S02E18).

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Oct
16th
2013

Divine Speculation and Heavenly Apex Artillery · 1:42pm Oct 16th, 2013

My Little Pony fan fiction relatively often compares characters like Celestia, Luna, Cadance or Discord to gods.
I personally think that while this is a curious notion, it is not unjustified.
First, we have to ask one thing:

What is a god?

Surprise, surprise, there isn't a clear and simple answer. Hence I will now try and categorize the most common types of god.
Tier I:

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Report Capacitor · 261 views · #headcanon #analysis
Sep
11th
2014

When Villains Fight: Speculation and Apex Artillery · 11:13am Sep 11th, 2014

Villains are amazing. They create conflict and tension in a story and often thereby make it one. They can also be interesting characters. Sadly, because villains usually arrive only one at a time, we fans can only speculate how they would interact.

This is what this is: Speculation on what would happen were one to pit the major villains of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic against each other. And by 'major', I mean 'warranting a two-part episode'.

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Report Capacitor · 274 views · #headcanon #analysis
Aug
6th
2014

Why the unicorn who befriended Scorpan was not Star Swirl the Bearded: An Argument · 1:13pm Aug 6th, 2014

According to the Tale of Hearth's Warming Eve, Star Swirl the Bearded was the mentor of Clover the Clever, who helped found Equestria. This means that Star Swirl was already a renowned conjurer before Equestria was founded, which happened "long before the peaceful rule of Celestia". (see S02E11)

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Jul
7th
2015

The Chronological Order of Ponies · 6:01pm Jul 7th, 2015

This has been on my mind for awhile now so I'm just going to put it out here. I've heard many that state the show confirmed that the four seasons happen all in a year. So like any logical person I looked at the sources and read the transcript to see where it was spoken. What I found were pretty vague quotes.

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Report Atheneum · 224 views · #Time #Analysis
Jul
23rd
2017

How Twilight's Kingdom Killed the Show (Master Post) · 12:06pm Jul 23rd, 2017

A compilation post for the full, 5-part review series. You can also find the full script for the entire series here.

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Report JawJoe · 1,966 views · #analysis #review
May
20th
2013

Plausible Pony Pairings · 1:11pm May 20th, 2013

As follows is a list of what I personally consider to be plausible pony pairings - that is to say, plausible future relationships (or in some cases, present relationships) between the major characters of the series. I mostly considered only the main cast, though I threw in a few side characters for one-off pairings for fun.

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Jul
20th
2016

Signal Boost: More Fimfiction statistics · 5:42am Jul 20th, 2016

/u/Wallacoloo over on Reddit has also done his own Fimfiction data analysis, and he's taken it to places I haven't thought of or delved into before.

You can go read his blog post over here.

Aug
25th
2013

The Elements of Harmony: Speculation and Apex Artillery · 3:00pm Aug 25th, 2013

The Elements of Harmony are a very peculiar set of artefacts. Six gemstones that only work when wielded together by a group of bearers that represent their spirits and are connected to them. It is, however, possible for a single pony to do that on its own, Celestia is living proof.
In "The Return of Harmony" Princess Celestia tells us something very important: She and her sister are no longer connected to the Elements, only the Mane 6 can use them now.
This implies two things:

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Report Capacitor · 262 views · #headcanon #analysis
Jan
11th
2021

Help! My Heart is Full of Pony! - Filly Vanilli · 10:39am January 11th

Filly Vanilli is an interesting episode. It starts with the Mane Six accidentally overhearing Fluttershy's singing voice. They are so enamored of its beauty, that they pressure her to sing in public. Of course, Fluttershy has stage fright and is far too nervous to even dream of it. 

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Nov
3rd
2018

Annotation: fourths' "Mister, Would You Please Help My Pony?" · 9:42pm Nov 3rd, 2018

edit: fourths has decided to take her stories off FimFiction and it doesn't seem appropriate for me to be reposting this story in its entirety. Anyone interested can find the annotation present in the archives on her user page.

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