My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has been out for quite some time now, and all the episodes are--thankfully--on youtube. The show is directed/created by the same guy that did Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and the quality of the show is on par with Fosters. Fosters was a fucking good show by the way.
Now, before you go "Conker you faggot..." and then proceed to mock me, let me say two things. One: the main demographic of this show, on Youtube, are males between the ages of 19 and 34. Two: the show deals with some very strong issues, they are just wrapped up in a purple and pink ponyville. Of all the episodes I've seen, I can honestly say I've encountered Socialism, alcoholism, racism, slavery, issues regarding homosexuals and homosexuality, paganism and other non Christianlike religious stuff, and Stockholm Syndrome. A show for kids you say? Bullshit. And I've only seen a handful of episodes! Six to one we have shit on capitalism, legalizing drugs, and how liberals are evil evil people who will ruin the United States.
So. Let's rave about MLP!
My favorite character has to be Pinkie Pie because she's totally the 4chan pony. She's so random, and while she isn't offensive like /b/ on the outside, she still manages to troll everyone in the show. "I need a quill" "Oh, well here's a quillsedia" /trollface.jpg while Spike walks away all filled with rage.
Spike is my second favorite character, mostly because he manages to fill in the roll of the male adult viewer. He's also the unofficial slave, and I can't help but root for the underdog.
I have yet to meet someone who really likes Twilight Sparkle, the main character. I have a theory here. See, Twilight Sparkle fills in the role of "straight character"--straight being the normal character of the bunch. She's sane. She's smart. She knows what is going on. The others are goofy and whacky in their own rights, with Pinkie Pie being the goofiest and whackiest of them all (for trolling purposes). So, it's hard to like the straight character when all the other characters are just more fun. But, the show NEEDS Twilight Sparkle, because there has to be a normal sane character that we can invest in and use as a ground. It's all quite simple.
So. any other /b/ronies here? I'm sure I'm not the only one.
Edited by CONKERSBADFURDAY, 13 June 2011 - 01:04 PM.