Hello, and welcome goodly Drago. Right now the topic seems to be the Equestria Girls spin off movie, but feel free to bring up anything you'd like to discuss.
Truth. Twilight is best pony. You'll get no debate from me on that.
On the Equestria Girls though, I'm still not so sure. Sure the whole culture shock aspect here could make for some delicious scenes. I'd love to see Twilight marvel at modern technology. I'd also love to see some scene of her just learning to use her hands, worrying about not having a place to stay, or lamenting that she has to go back to school when she's long since graduated. I'd love to see her in class and just show up some teacher by knowing all the damn answers.
While I do love this kind of stuff that kind of thing, alone isn't going to be enough to redeem the whole movie though it will be a good start. What I'd like to see out of this is something close to what Recess does in their episodes. School happens but it isn't a huge part of any given episode. I'd much rather they blow past most of the school parts and get right down to the character interaction and more importantly the adventure. It appears we have a fate of two worlds thing going on here and I'd rather not have them bog it down with needless school stuff.
I can see what can go right and what can go wrong. It's really in how they play it. I'm just hoping it's going to be more Return of Harmony than any given episode of Scooby Doo. We'll see though.
That being said I've been sticking my nose in some fic lately. Yay! Let's get down to it shall we.Life is a Lemon
- This one is about a pony who thinks she's a lemon complete with all the unfortunate implications. This may appear to be a comedy at first glance but believe you me it is not. This is a sad one. Saying too much would give it away but this one seriously had me tearing up at the end. Not tears shed but damn close. It ends in one of those super cliche but powerful ways that really hit home for me. Good good stuff. Also has a live reading.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG4CFnPkdssHome Is Where the Harp Is
- This one is a mildly dark fic about the smooze attacking Equestria. It's kind of horrifying the way it spreads and how little hope they have against it as it does. Ends on a good note however as the last pony standing is able to talk it down. This one too has a live reading.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l3qE7QshSkThe Fight For Cranberry Hill
- Don't know if I've mentioned this one before but this here is a delightful little romp. The CMC and the other schoolyard ponies fight an epic snowball war against Diamond Tiara, Silver Spoon and a bunch of older school age ponies. Short, sweet and funny. An absolute blast to read.Friendship Is Optimal
- Here is an interesting little fic I found . It's essentially about the technological singularity if you can believe it. Hasbro sets out to make an MLP MMO and goes to a company that specializes in dynamically generated content and true AI. The Celest-AI is given one goal, satisfy the player's values through friendship and ponies. Eventually the AI becomes so smart and offers such an improvement over our current life as humans that it manages to convince the better part of the world's population to upload their minds into the game. It's a reasonably short read and utterly fascinating to boot.
In other news Upheaval: Reckoning continues to be awesome and a whole lot of fics that I'd like to update just don't seem to be updating, but so it goes. *shakes fist* Curse you Short Skirts and Explosions! Merf. Anywho I think I'll finally catch up on Black Equinox now.