I have officially become one of those people who actually carries on real life conversations about My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Shamelessly.
Who is that tiny little unicorn hanging with stressed-out Rarity? Oh! She’s Rarity’s sister, and she – she must be one of Applebloom’s cutie markless friends.
I will never get over the fact of Rarity’s kitten Opalescence. Oh god, and Trottingham. Trottingham. I have officially also decided that writing for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic would be a great job.
Oh, here come the other friends. Scootaloo, Applebloom, and Sweetie Belle. Their names are possibly even more ridiculous than the other ponies’. Oh, and these guys talk in unison like they’re on Sailor Moon. D’aww.
Adventures in babysitting with Fluttershy? And the Cutie Mark Crusaders’ anime eyes. They are the most anime of the characters in so so many ways.
I love that Flutter’s idea of sleepovers involves tail braiding and coloring and fairytale telling. And apparently, Rarity won’t be the only one biting off more than she can chew. Babysitting being different from bunny and cat and whatever-sitting, because these fillies are silly and enthusiastic and mess around with silly things like someone else’s furniture or the dangerous forest.
Holy. Christ. They are so enthusiastic. They are ridiculous and I don’t know if I have a lot of feelings about them as individual ponies, but they are so silly. Flutter is trying so hard.
Why do carpenters wear stethoscopes? Little Cutie Mark Crusaders, a carpenter is not a wood doctor. And why did Flutter have three stethoscopes just laying around her cottage?
Who wants a picture of a hammer on their flank? I can think of a couple of people. Neither of whom are ponies, but still, if they were. Well.
You’re playing the quiet game. You’re the world champion of the quiet game. Oh, Flutter. I love you so.
Fluttershy is in Hufflepuff. Fluttershy is the reason why Hufflepuffs can be totally awesome.
Oh, little crusaders. You’re not going to find your special thing when you’re trying. It’ll just appear.
What Sweetie Belle. Are you a rock star? Your cutie mark could be a music note or something! I think that’s a viable solution. As opposed to the Cutie Mark Crusader Chicken Hunters or whatever. That’s a ridiculous solution. Why does every special talent have to be alliterative with Cutie Mark Crusaders?
Fluttershy is strong like an Amazon. Again. Still. Always.
And I’m still curious as to why the Apple family all have Southern accents, and why Sweetie Belle’s accent does not match her sister’s at all.
Oh my god, sleepy ponies are the cutest things in the world. Also Flutter is the cutest thing in the world.
Elizabeak? WHAT IN THE GORRAM HELL/this is why writing for this show would be fun. It’s ridiculous. It’s why writing Lifetime movies would be kind of fun: it requires a whole other headspace, or anyway it seems like it would.
I bet they’re gonna run into Twi in the forest. And/or their zebra friend. Why is Twi a stone? Or maybe their zebra friend made a stone sculpture of Twi?
And where do these people invent their crazy forest critters? Do they just put the names of animals in a hat and draw two of them out or something?
Oh Flutter. You are the best. I love your assertive voice so much. Your assertive voice and your staring and your greatness.
I really want to know how old the crusaders are supposed to be, in people-analogue years. Sometimes they seem eleven-thirteen, sometimes they seem eight or something. Also I want to know how old the rest of the ponies are meant to be.
Oh, another crusaders episode. O-okay. I’m less invested in them, but I guess this is how you get more invested in someone, giving them more screen time. (Sometimes.)
Aw, AJ built them a tree house. Or is giving them one that was already built. Even if it’s falling apart. Good intentions or something? At least there’s that. AJ usually has those, unless she’s being rivalrysome with Rainbow.
Scootaloo, what are you doing and why do you have a scooter. You’re a Pegasus pony. Oh, and Applebloom fixed the clubhouse! Aw. And Sweetie is… writing a song and cleaning things with her tail? I like that not all of the fillies can sing.
Oh my god little cartoon pigs. Oh my god little cartoon pigs.
These guys are nothing if not persistent. But I’m glad they’re doing a persistence montage. Is Applebloom trying to discover that her talent is for prescience? I mean, that would be cool, but nope.
Who’s that pony? That other purple one? I don’t think we’ve met her. Was she the teacher pony before or is she a different teacher pony? I don’t remember. Or is she a teacher at all? Is she just a helpful friend pony?
Hoof high-fives. Are the greatest.
I vote that they conjure ghosts. They won’t conjure ghosts. This is going to be a lesson about how they should do what they’re already good at and not just what they think they should be good at or think is cool. They should be themselves and embrace their own gifts. Or something.
–your fangirl heroine.