8 December 2013
3 December 2013
There is a lot that we take for granted in today’s world. We are so used to seeing the most basic things work out okay that we forget they are there, so we never acknowledge them. It’s like we take the merit of what works fine and without a hitch because our attention is focused on what we think doesn’t work and needs fixing. We want the things that don’t work to work so well and to our will that we forget to appreciate the things that are already working well. And this isn't so obvious as it is in the entertainment world.
1 December 2013
Case in point, “Castle-Mane-ia”.
29 November 2013
It’s difficult to measure the impact and effect of something if we don’t see the it in its entirety. Sometimes we have to wait years or decades to figure out if that one little incident that we deemed as insignificant actually has caused some sort of world collapsing disaster. It’s like that horrible movie “Cutthroat Island” causing a massive hole in the movie industry ten years after it bombed in both box office sales and reviews. It wasn’t until “Marvel’s the Avengers” came into the scene that the industry started getting better. Actions in the past can lead to horrible consequences in the future, and not always is there a pretty pony princess ready to save the day.
And then we have the Brony fandom. I don’t know about you, but had the premiere of Season 4 been pushed another month (or, Celestia forbid, to 2014) we would’ve seen riots of angry bronies setting containers on fire in the news followed by a brief report about nerdy men been affected by the visit of Aunt Irma. It’s taken 9 months to find out what kind of impact the transformation of Twilight Sparkle into an Alicorn Princess has caused into the show, so let’s stop beating around the bush and review this two parter.
24 November 2013
So, Season 4 is already here and it packs so much in its opener that I am left wondering if they fired their best shots already. If we are to believe Meghan McCarthy's words (and not going like Leonard Shelby in "Memento") it's possible that this is just the start of something bigger.
However, this post isn't about that.
My health and my work have put themselves in the way of me doing episode reviews as soon as the episode is released. I too realized that doing this is unfair towards the episode and those of you who read my articles. It takes a while for an episode to shimmer, settle down and grow on me, and my opinion can shift depending on how much time I dedicate to analyze and think on what I just saw. This means each review will come out at least one week after the episode is released, so I managed to gather information, get better pictures, and a much more solid opinion.
I hope to see you guys soon, with a lot of opinionated articles that I hope rustle a lot of jimmies and tickle your brains! Or perhaps I'll just write "meh" articles because maybe the episode was written by Merriwether Williams, we will see.
11 November 2013
Fan made stuff is probably one of the best things of any fandom out there. It’s a way to both represent your love for something and to show your appreciation to those who work on it. It’s a kind of flattery that rivals with that of naming a street or a square after a rock band or a movie star, and nowadays more than ever before we have a much bigger outlet to showcase this fan made productions, thanks to the internet. However, regardless of the good intentions behind the fanart, the fanfics, the fan music or other craft, these are not absent of flaws, so they are far from perfect (you know, just like every sort of media, including the show that we all love so much). Coming down on reviewing them or even criticize them ends up with either or both parties, the reviewer and the reviewed, feeling very awkward and inappropriate; and if worse comes to worst one of those parties is going to get butthurt enough to throw a tantrum about it.
So try and keep this in mind while I review “Turnabout Storm”, a fan made crossover mini-series that puts the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in the same cauldron and mixes it to see what comes out. What did I think of it? Well, there is only one way for you to find out, isn’t it?
7 November 2013
Okay, time to breathe life back into this corpse of a blog and talk about something pony related for once. I know it’s been forever since I posted anything here, and I blame both my overwhelming amount of unfinished commissions looming over me like the Tower of Mordor, and the fact that Season 4 was taking forever to come and I had nothing else to talk about. I could have reviewed some fan productions in the mean time, and believe me I am going to get to those one of these days, but for now let’s focus another editorial on a character that both the fandom and I like, but for completely different reasons. I’m talking about the most boastful, full of herself and clumsy unicorn out there, The Great and Powerful Trixie.
16 August 2013
|Art by TheodoresFan, at DeviantArt.|
- Latest Season ends.
- Bronies run out of subjects to discuss.
- Bronies scrape the bottom of the barrel to find things to argue about.
- Bronies get mad.
- I write an editorial.
- I get hate mail.
And this time the target of their hatred is none other than Princess Celestia’s alternate interpretation created by artist John Joseco, the big and infamous Princess Molestia, also known as Molly or Big Sexy (as she calls herself). What do I have to say about this? Let me tell you.
13 August 2013
- EXT. SWEET APPLE ACRES.
Spike and Applebloom have been cleaning the Apple Family´s pig, named Piggington, and they are now presenting their finished work to Applejack. Piggington looks pristine and shiny, sparkles floating around her, a bow on the back of her head.
Good job, you two.
Applejack, is it okay if I get going? I don’t wanna be late for my Crusaders meeting. We’re getting’ fit for water skis.
Heh, you definitely don’t wanna be late for that.
Water skiin’ cutie mark, here I come!
Spike, you can head on out too. I reckon you have repaid me in full so we’re officially even Steven.
What? Ohhh no. We aren’t even close to be even Steven! Please Applejack, you must allow me to assist you further!
1 August 2013
- SCENE: EXTERIOR, PONYVILLE.
The Great and Powerful Trixie has just defeated Twilight Sparkle in the Magic Duel. The boastful unicorn relish in her victory as she cackles.
The Great and Powerful Trixie.
Trixie is the highest level unicorn! (Evil laugh) And now, it’s time for you to leave Ponyville, FOREVER!
Twilight Sparkle looks worried as she lowers her head and puts one leg over the other. Her five pony friends and Spike stand between her and Trixie.
That’s enough Trixie!
You proved your point, but you can’t possibly expect Twilight to leave Ponyville!
The Great and Powerful Trixie.
We see Twilight gets wrapped in a field of red magic energy. She is suddenly lifted as she looks down to the ground, terrified of being held within Trixie’s magical embrace.
The Great and Powerful Trixie.
She’s already gone!
Trixie’s magic throws Twilight out of frame as Twilight screams. Her friends run out of the scene to follow her.