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Applejack's Wholesome Small-Town Apple Orchard

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  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Gromril wrote: »
    That being said, back to our wholesome discussion about technicolor equines. What monsters do you want them to use next in season 2? I'd like to see a kraken, a roc, and Spike's parents just for starters.
    A Sphinx, maybe. Someone for Twilight to match wits with.

    'Course, the problem with many mythological beings is that they're really just funny humans with maybe a few extra bits attached and the Sphinx is no exception. So perhaps instead of being half lion/half human (or one thirds lion/one thirds eagle/one thirds human), it'd have to be a half lion/half pony hybrid.

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  • StiltsStilts Machinist "Don't forget to thank me if this works."Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Gromril wrote: »
    That being said, back to our wholesome discussion about technicolor equines. What monsters do you want them to use next in season 2? I'd like to see a kraken, a roc, and Spike's parents just for starters.
    A Sphinx, maybe. Someone for Twilight to match wits with.

    'Course, the problem with many mythological beings is that they're really just funny humans with maybe a few extra bits attached and the Sphinx is no exception. So perhaps instead of being half lion/half human (or one thirds lion/one thirds eagle/one thirds human), it'd have to be a half lion/half pony hybrid.

    Nagas could make for good villains.

    Though that may just be my hatred of snakes talking.

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  • FactorySquirrelFactorySquirrel Registered User
    edited May 2011
    Hm, considering centaurs in Equestria makes my brain hurt. They're half horse and... half horse. They're horses. o_o

    Bigfoot. Is he too human-like to be on the show? There was a spider monkey in The Best Night ever, and that really surprised me. Did that surprise anyone else?

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  • SabreMauSabreMau 두둠칫 映画館Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Isn't a sphinx pretty much just a gryphon with a human face?
    Wikipedia wrote:
    The sphinx, in Greek tradition, has the haunches of a lion, the wings of a great bird, and the face and breast of a woman.

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  • GromrilGromril Registered User
    edited May 2011
    They have monkeys in the show, so apes and even hominids (bigfoot/sasquatch) aren't out of the question. Magical selection simply didn't nudge them in the direction of humanity.

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  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Stilts wrote: »
    Gromril wrote: »
    That being said, back to our wholesome discussion about technicolor equines. What monsters do you want them to use next in season 2? I'd like to see a kraken, a roc, and Spike's parents just for starters.
    A Sphinx, maybe. Someone for Twilight to match wits with.

    'Course, the problem with many mythological beings is that they're really just funny humans with maybe a few extra bits attached and the Sphinx is no exception. So perhaps instead of being half lion/half human (or one thirds lion/one thirds eagle/one thirds human), it'd have to be a half lion/half pony hybrid.

    Nagas could make for good villains.

    Though that may just be my hatred of snakes talking.
    Why do humans consistently consider snake people to be the bad guys? It's worse than ponies and zebras.

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  • GromrilGromril Registered User
    edited May 2011
    I'd imagine that Judeo Christian mythology has something to do with that. If they did use Nagas, I imagine they would be revealed to be good guys after some confusion with the ponies, as the writers seem to like subverting tropes.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I like how they go for semi-obscure monsters

    what other kids' show has a fucking manticore in it

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  • The InfraThe Infra Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Stilts wrote: »
    Gromril wrote: »
    That being said, back to our wholesome discussion about technicolor equines. What monsters do you want them to use next in season 2? I'd like to see a kraken, a roc, and Spike's parents just for starters.
    A Sphinx, maybe. Someone for Twilight to match wits with.

    'Course, the problem with many mythological beings is that they're really just funny humans with maybe a few extra bits attached and the Sphinx is no exception. So perhaps instead of being half lion/half human (or one thirds lion/one thirds eagle/one thirds human), it'd have to be a half lion/half pony hybrid.

    Nagas could make for good villains.

    Though that may just be my hatred of snakes talking.
    Why do humans consistently consider snake people to be the bad guys? It's worse than ponies and zebras.

    I'm gonna go on a limb and say that generally people consider snakes scary.

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  • FactorySquirrelFactorySquirrel Registered User
    edited May 2011
    Gorilla: So, uh, how is it being the dominant species?

    Rainbow Dash (nonchalant): Eh, it's pretty cool. Can't complain.

    Gorilla (sheepish): That's cool. That's cool... Hey, I used a stick to find some termites today!

    My Little Pony is alternate prehistory fanfiction.

    It would be cool to see cave-ponies, like in one of Twilight's history books or something.

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  • StiltsStilts Machinist "Don't forget to thank me if this works."Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    The Infra wrote: »
    Stilts wrote: »
    Gromril wrote: »
    That being said, back to our wholesome discussion about technicolor equines. What monsters do you want them to use next in season 2? I'd like to see a kraken, a roc, and Spike's parents just for starters.
    A Sphinx, maybe. Someone for Twilight to match wits with.

    'Course, the problem with many mythological beings is that they're really just funny humans with maybe a few extra bits attached and the Sphinx is no exception. So perhaps instead of being half lion/half human (or one thirds lion/one thirds eagle/one thirds human), it'd have to be a half lion/half pony hybrid.

    Nagas could make for good villains.

    Though that may just be my hatred of snakes talking.
    Why do humans consistently consider snake people to be the bad guys? It's worse than ponies and zebras.

    I'm gonna go on a limb and say that generally people consider snakes scary.

    We have a winner!

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  • GromrilGromril Registered User
    edited May 2011
    That doesn't explain why many Eastern cultures revere snakes. While it's true that many people find them scary, cultural conditioning plays a large part as well. Back on topic, I'd be totally sold on Nagas if they had a two or three headed one that argued with itself. They sort of had something like that already with the one disinterested hydra head.

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  • LadyMLadyM Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Clearly the next monster to be encountered is centaurs.

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    Oh yeah, fear my mad MS Paint skills.

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  • BlurblBlurbl -_- Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Having sentient gorrillas in the style of the buffalo episode would be pretty damn wierd.

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  • FactorySquirrelFactorySquirrel Registered User
    edited May 2011
    The centaur pony's cutie mark should be a bow and arrow.

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  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Someone fixed Fluttershy's hair in her figurine. looks better now.
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  • ReynoldsReynolds Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
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  • ImperfectImperfect Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Ugh HOW do you get it to DO that, halkun? My girlfriend got that exact Fluttershy and it came out of the package with hair resembling Pinkie Pie's.

    In other news, I think next season's big nasty monsters should be displacer beasts.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    you know what you can just go to hell

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  • ReynoldsReynolds Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    To be honest, I completely guessed on the One Piece one. In the course of 800 issues or whatever, I just assumed they'd eventually fought manticores.

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  • GromrilGromril Registered User
    edited May 2011
    One Piece has everything in it.

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  • pookapooka Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    i apologize in advance.

    can't we all just git along, little doggies?

    e: nope, can't actually straight-face "bronies."

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  • LadyMLadyM Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Alternative monster: fakies.

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  • GromrilGromril Registered User
    edited May 2011
    The face on the first toy is the creepiest thing I've seen in this thread.

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  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere Clock King Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    about as unsettling as the actual toys, really

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  • StiltsStilts Machinist "Don't forget to thank me if this works."Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Aaaaaaaaaaa

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

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  • GromrilGromril Registered User
    edited May 2011
    It knows. D:

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  • FactorySquirrelFactorySquirrel Registered User
    edited May 2011
    Speaking of fakies, it would be cool if the main cast encountered a group of ponies who are a bizarro version of themselves. Like, Pinkie Pie's counterpart would be always trying to bring folks down instead of making them happy, and AppleJack's counterpart would lie a lot. Let's see...

    Twililght's would be anti-intellectual?
    Rainbow Dash's... would be boring and never take risks?
    Rarity's would be a slob who just didn't care.
    Fluttershy's... um... would be loud and mean?

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  • GromrilGromril Registered User
    edited May 2011
    Poachershy brings extinction wherever she goes.

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  • RinzlerRinzler Registered User
    edited May 2011
    Sounds like that Seinfeld episode. There should be pony episodes based on Seinfeld.

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  • FactorySquirrelFactorySquirrel Registered User
    edited May 2011
    Pinkie Pie tries selling just the tops of cupcakes at Sugarcube Corner. Twilight must use magic to make the bottoms go away.

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  • The InfraThe Infra Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Gromril wrote: »
    That doesn't explain why many Eastern cultures revere snakes. While it's true that many people find them scary, cultural conditioning plays a large part as well. Back on topic, I'd be totally sold on Nagas if they had a two or three headed one that argued with itself. They sort of had something like that already with the one disinterested hydra head.

    Wotan asked why are they considered villains. Not why they are considered deities. That wasn't even brought up.

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  • MarshmallowMarshmallow In The Wild Frontier Off The Beaten TrackRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Gromril wrote: »
    Poachershy brings extinction wherever she goes.

    With occasional, terrifying bouts of kindness?

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  • GromrilGromril Registered User
    edited May 2011
    The Infra wrote: »
    Wotan asked why are they considered villains. Not why they are considered deities. That wasn't even brought up.
    Yes, I know, and my post was about the perception of snakes depending on the culture. Snakes are viewed in positive light in other places, and deification is just one expression of that.
    Gromril wrote: »
    Poachershy brings extinction wherever she goes.

    With occasional, terrifying bouts of kindness?
    She cradles her dieing victims in her hooves while singing lullabies of absolution.

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  • The InfraThe Infra Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I think there is already some kind of bizzarro pairings along the main cast, and this is actually the plot of many episodes, like Applejack and Rarity during that sleepover, Twilight and Pinkie Pie in Feeling Pinkie Keen, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy at the beginning of Sonic Rainboom...

    I'm sure we can find "bizzarro pairs" with each of the main six, and this is something that makes the characterization so good

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  • Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Meester Fuzzputt 'e plenty good fella.Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Fluttershy likes snakes.

    See: Winter Wrap-Up

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  • JintorJintor Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Rarity is comedy gold

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Those ponies probably wouldn't look so strange if their heads matched their bodies. The bodies are just so tiny.

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  • TetraTetra The Grumpiest Baby Registered User regular
    edited May 2011

    PS:
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    I see your Rarity, and raise you
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  • JoolanderJoolander The Most Handsome / Best Pilot of the Bunch Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Why is the rolex not drawn on?

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