Anticorns: A RebirthAnticorns: A Rebirth
Transforming Twilight Sparkle into an alicorn left many, many fans of MLP: FiM bitter and heart-broken. It left many angry. It gave rise to a great divide, wherein two camps rose to great prominence in the Brony Community: the Pro-Twilicorn Camp and the Anti-Twilicorn Camp. Chief among the latter is The Anticorn Group. Passionate and hurt, they fought against the company they felt so betrayed by and against the members of the other camp. They destroyed their image, mainly being seen as crazy fools who were too obsessed about a cartoon about horsies; a force for chaos instead of a force for order.
Obsession and frustration are the key problems with it. Many anti-twilicorns merely want a safe-haven where they can be free from persecution. They wish for a haven where they do not have to be alone in their dissatisfaction with FiM. The Anticorn Group seems like that sort of haven at first, and is at the lower levels. It is the upper echelon that has gorged too heartily
Ideas Are Magic: A Sister Series to FiMIdeas Are Magic: A Sister Series to FiM
It has been many months since I've written anything like this. I say it's been far too long. Though I love MLP:FiM, I've given up on it ever achieving the writing quality and soul of its first season ever again. I wish, then, to focus on one of the aspects of a proposal made back when BronyUnderground was still young: a sister series starring The Great and Powerful Trixie.
A decent number of the people I've talked to are opposed to the idea of a show following Trixie. It is quite understandable, given the perceived nature of the character and the very popular demand to see a series based on Celestia and Luna. Understandable as it may be, a Royal Sisters series can ultimately have no suspense because the audience knows that they will have made it out of every situation safely and soundly, that they may appear in FiM later; the audience knows that everything will work out. As interesting as it would be to see the princesses in the past, such a seri
Criticism is Magic: Princess Twilight SparkleCriticism is Magic: Princess Twilight Sparkle
It's been a long run, friends, and this is a sad conclusion to it. Behold! 'Tis my final review of MLP: FIM!
Visuals: The visuals are par for the course in some cases and amazing in others. The whole Nightmare Moon segment was a joy to watch, short as it was. The angles used, the magic used, and the overall destruction caused by it was stunning. The Tree of Harmony looked right at home in the series, though its appearance is very strange. Alicorn Twilight was hideous to watch in some cases. The way her wings bobbed around when she strolled along looked strange and evoked disgust. Her neck, also, was oversized in the scene where she and her friends were entering the Everfree Forest. It looked bad. The animators could stand to pay more attention to these things. The former is a matter of opinion, but the latter is inexcusable.
Music and Sound: Naught but par for the course, this music and sound. It was hardly memorable.
Voices: Twilight Spark
Criticism is Magic: The Crystal EmpireCriticism is Magic: The Crystal Empire
This is the beginning of the end, friends. After this, I'm only going to put up a review of the Season Four premiere. Reviewing episodes after that one will not happen. At any rate, let's get on with the show, shall we?
Visuals: Perhaps the best in the series. The setting, the magical effects, and the animation are superb. The animation is extremely fluid, the setting is bright and colorful or dark and horrifying, as the situation dictates, without being over-the-top, and the the colors do not outshine each other, instead blending harmoniously together. The visual execution was not flawless, but it came fairly close.
Music and Sound: The sound effects are standard fare; naught but par for the course. The music, however, was very memorable “The Ballad of the Crystal Empire” being a prime example. It is rare for a piece of music to make me shed a tear. “The Ballad of the Crystal Empire” did just that. It is apparent that a gr
Criticism is Magic: Games Ponies PlayCriticism is Magic: Games Ponies Play
Welcome back to Criticism is Magic. This review has been long awaited. For that, I sincerely apologize. Now you shall see what Gorshmidt has to say about the strange “Games Ponies Play.”
Visuals: The visuals are bright, colorful, and creative. The Crystal Empire is a joy to look at. It is truly one of the most visually appealing settings that the show has to offer. The colors blend well and the crystal ponies look magnificent in their more subdued coloring. The visual effects are rendered very creatively and in a manner that is not overbearing or overwhelming. Simply put, the visual aspect is fantastic.
Music and Sound: The music and sound is what has come to be expected of the show: excellent. The effects themselves are not very memorable, but they are present and they do their jobs well.
Voices: No complaint can be made about the voices. They were nothing short of perfect. The voice actors really shined in this episode.
Plot and Pacin
Gorshmidt's Top 10 Male Characters ReduxGorshmidt's Top 10 Male Characters (Redux)
As you all know, I already did one of these. Unfortunately, I let single series dominate the last list so I'm instituting some rules for myself.
1. Only one character per series.
2. No two characters that are TOO similar in morality/behavior
3. Cartoons/Anime and Video Games only
SPOILER WARNING! THERE WILL BE SPOILERS, THOUGH I WILL TRY NOT TO SPOIL TOO MUCH! BEAR THAT IN MIND WHILE READING THIS LIST!
Number 10: Ner'zhul (Warcraft)
Ner'zhul was the Warchief of Draenor, the original Lich King, and a ruthless enemy of mankind. He is the reason Draenor was torn apart, he is the reason Lordaeron fell, he is the reason Arthas ascended to the throne to rule over the Scourge. He contributed to the Burning Legion's defeat on Kalimdor. He is also terribly underrated and under-recognized. His influence on Warcraft's lore runs deep and yet he never gets any recognition for it. He was, at first, virtuous, and then he fell, becoming one of the most influe
AJ vs. RD: The Battle For ScootalooApplejack vs. Rainbow Dash: The Battle For Scootaloo
As you all know, my dear watchers, I took a look at “Sleepless in Ponyville.” You also know that I was furious at the way Rainbow Dash treated Scootaloo in that episode. I would like to share my thoughts with you on who I would have picked to be Scootaloo's sister and also make a comparison between that character and Rainbow Dash.
Experience, dedication, and dependability:
Applejack is experienced in dealing with younger ponies, being a big sister herself. She caught onto Scootaloo's strange behavior in “Sleepless in Ponyville” and offered her help multiple times throughout the episode. She was the only one sensitive to Scootaloo's needs in the episode, Dash only popping in at the end to save the day and throw Luna's lesson in the garbage.
Applejack is the one that the Cutie Mark Crusaders most often turn to in bad times. The instance in “Sisterhooves Social” is especial