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
Gorshmidt's Top 10 Ponies ListGorshmidt's Top 10 Ponies List
As you may have guessed, I'm quite fond of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.” Today I'm going to treat you with telling you who my favorite characters are and why inasmuch as is practical. Some of you may be surprised, some of you may roll your eyes, some of you may find my choices boring. Of course, I'm going to try to stick to characters with meaningful appearances, not just my favorite fanon-developed characters.
Well then; you didn't click on this thing to read the ramblings of a reviewer, you came to know his favorite ponies! Here we go!
Number 10: Derpy Hooves
Is Gorshmidt contradicting himself? Maybe... Her lines in “The Last Roundup” caused quite the stir so one could call that appearance meaningful. She's not very developed but we can surmise that she's clumsy, based on what we've seen. Her mannerisms also suggest a level of innocence not possessed by the other ponies. Those and the fact that I think she's really
Criticism is Magic: The Mysterious Mare Do WellCriticism is Magic: The Mysterious Mare Do Well
Ah, The Mysterious Mare Do Well. I said in my last review that you were next. Prepare to be raked over the coals!
Visuals: As usual, the visuals are excellent. This time around, they are paying homage to Batman: The Animated Series and Darkwing Duck. The Mare Do Well signs strongly resemble the credits screen in Batman: The Animated Series and Mare Do Well's outfit is very similar to Darkwing Duck's.
Music and Sound: Again, these are both excellent. Like the above category, the music also pays homage to Batman: The Animated Series.
Voices: The voices sound the tiniest bit strange in this episode, Rainbow's especially in some parts, but overall, the voice performance is fantastic. The oddities plaguing Dash's voice hardly detract from the story.
Plot and Pacing: The pacing is somewhat fast, but the episode keeps a consistent pace from start to finish. Everything feels complete.
The plot is another one of those plots that bulldozes chara
Criticism is Magic: Over a BarrelCriticism is Magic: Over a Barrel
Welcome back, my dear friends, to another installment of Criticism is Magic! We've braved the terrors of Magical Mystery Cure, Boast Busters, and Spike At Your Service. It is time for a new terror, rivaling Magical Mystery Cure in stature: Over a Barrel, where might makes right and injustice prevails!
Visuals: As usual, there is hardly anything negative to say about the visuals in this episode. They do their job, and they do it well. The fight scene with the buffalo is actually quite violent for a cartoon of this nature, making it noteworthy. It is also executed well. There is a bit of a hiccup in the pre-intro scene where Applejack is caressing the tree. Her leg and hoof seem a bit too small. This does not detract from the episode, however, and a more trained eye is required to see it.
Music, sound, and voices: There is little to say, all of these categories were realized in a fantastic manner.
Plot and pacing: This episode is paced well, running from
Criticism is Magic: Boast BustersCriticism is Magic: Boast Busters
Last time on Criticism is Magic, we looked at Magic Duel. On Characters are Magic, we looked at Trixie. It's time to complete the Trixie Trilogy with a review of Boast Busters.
Visuals: Even early in this series, the visuals are impressive. The organic movement of the ponies is refreshing. The backgrounds are vibrant and do a fine job in setting the tone. The fireworks, the magic, and the Ursa Minor are all animated and designed in a way that is aesthetically pleasing. That said, there were a few animation errors that mostly had to do with layering. It is not so noticeable to the untrained eye (I've watched this episode close to seven times. It was only during the most recent viewing that I noticed the animation errors) and it does not detract much from the episode's enjoyment factor.
Music and Sound: As usual, the music top-notch. It is not often heard, but, when it is, it sets the tone beautifully and adds personality to the character it is