kd7sov: (mlp)
I wonder... if I were to change the past so that I started watching My Little Pony now, with no prior knowledge thereof... would I see Pinkie differently?

As it stands, she's essentially the founding member (though not the first, chronologically, even in my experience) of a brain-category that has some relation to the "manic pixie dream girl" trope, but, well... the four foremost members of that category are Ty Lee of A:TLA, Pinkie Pie, Nora Valkyrie of RWBY, and Tess Fontana of Eureka. And the latter two are my current favorite members of their respective casts, whereas Pinkie is pretty near the bottom.

Don't get me wrong, I realize there are substantial differences between the four. And I don't see any way I could prefer Pinkie to Twilight, let alone Fluttershy. But it seems rather odd for the same brain-category of this type to contain both extremes.
kd7sov: (The Sigil)
I don't have a Brandon Sanderson icon, maybe I should change that, but this is the next best thing, I think.

Christmas! It was a very Sanderson Christmas. I gave my sister the Mistborn trilogy, she gave me a scarf she made with the Steel Alphabet symbols (the first eight, anyway), my brother gave my dad Warbreaker...

Other things I received: )

Good year, I'd say.
kd7sov: (mlp)
And, on an entirely different note, three days remain. Seventy-two hours.

I think I can get to the pony music on my mp3 player around then without cheating. Les Mis remains, along with Man of La Mancha, but if I have it playing while I make dinner tomorrow it should come out about even.


Oct. 3rd, 2012 07:57 am
kd7sov: (music)
Quite often, I enjoy having my mp3 player play all the tracks in alphabetical order. This can produce some very interesting effects - "Dulcinea (reprise)" goes straight into one of the boss battles from Zelda: Spirit Tracks, for instance. But I already knew about that one. Today I found a new amusing juxtaposition.

I know at least one of you will know exactly what I mean when I refer to "My Eyes are Fully Open", from Pirates of Penzance. The track on my player contains that song and the dialogue (trialogue? punctuated monologue? I'll just call it dialogue, even if talking to each other isn't exactly what happens...) that follows. In normal playthroughs, it is immediately followed by "Away, Away!" This morning, in the alphabetic play, it... was not. What followed it was, instead, "My Fluttershy". Which has just enough similarity in the opening notes to make it an absolutely hilarious follow-on.
kd7sov: (Default)
It's that time again! [personal profile] ceitfianna's picked some of my icons for me to explain, and once I'm done you can have me pick some of your icons!

She wonders about... )


Apr. 23rd, 2012 05:28 pm
kd7sov: (glasses)
I have noticed, recently, a change in the way I act and perceive myself relative to [personal profile] leeshajoy, at least where pony-munning matters are concerned.

In the beginning... )
kd7sov: (hit in the face with a rock)

May 30, last year, I began to watch My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. And ever since then, I have tried to have an open mind about gender roles. But it seems I still have a long way to go.

Sundry rambling about sociology and myself, mostly; the pony's mostly tangential. )
kd7sov: (avatar)

If we assume crossover between My Little Pony and Avatar: The Last Airbender...

Does the Pony Avatar's cutie mark light up when they go into the Avatar State?
kd7sov: (mlp)
Those of you who are not interested in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic stuff may want to skip this post. It's pretty heavy-duty speculation, involving information both past and future.

Ya got trouble, my friends. )
kd7sov: (mlp)
As those of you who pay attention to such things are doubtless aware, the My Little Pony episode "Luna Eclipsed", which aired today, was quite anticipated. In particular, the reveal of Princess Luna's canonical personality was hotly awaited.

Surprise! )
kd7sov: (myself)
Way back in high school, I took four or five years of German. It was pretty fun, but not enough that I've ever tried to pursue it in college. I managed to pick up bibs and bobs of a few other languages here and there, but again, nothing major or continuing. The long and short of it is, it's been a long time since I actually tried to do anything much with any language other than English; somewhere between six and eight years, I think.

This semester, I needed a foreign language. The offered options were Spanish, French, and Arabic. I chose the last, in part because I wanted to try something quite outside my experience. And it's interesting. Challenging, on account of being in a different language family and using such a different set of sounds and shapes, but interesting.

Anyway, I have heard that a good way to learn a new language is to watch cartoons in it. So I figured, why not a cartoon I'm already familiar with? (I have no idea whether this is helpful or counterproductive, but it's what I'm trying.) As it happened, the week that I started checking was the week before ماي ليتل بوني (the official Arabic transliteration of "My Little Pony") began airing, and I found a Youtube channel that looked likely to carry it.

Then DE MAGICKS happened. (More about language and myself than about Pony, but caveat emptor.) )

So, yeah. I can understand German better now than when I was actively studying it. Crazy world.


Jul. 18th, 2011 11:17 pm
kd7sov: (comparison)
Experiencing alignment issues, please stand by...

Because I feel like it. )

kd7sov: (comparison)
From [livejournal.com profile] bookelfe:

Go look at your blog. Find the last fandom-related thing you posted. The characters in that post are now your team-mates in the zombie apocalypse. How in trouble are you?

Well, now, let's see. My last fandomy post... was my very last post. In which I specifically mentioned Felix (and "even... the alternate Felixes"), Kain, Rose, Fluttershy, Applejack, Spock, and Karis. So let's look at the rundown.

Not bad, looks like. )
kd7sov: (myself)
Yes, it's that time again! From [livejournal.com profile] ceitfianna:

Comment with "Come at me, bro," or some variation you prefer and:
→ I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
→ Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
→ Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

Fi asked:
Answer me these questions three. I mean, five. )


Jun. 20th, 2011 10:38 am
kd7sov: (fluttershy)
Four weeks.

Four weeks, with a margin of less than half a day, between first beginning to watch My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and having a Milliways app ready to send in.

That is an insane record. For Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, it was just over four months. All my previous pups have been a matter of years; Frederic was over a decade.

And yet, Fluttershy started actively talking to me two or three days in. Clearly, something's different about this canon.
kd7sov: (fluttershy)
It is very interesting to rewatch My Little Pony specifically watching for Fluttershy, what she does and why. It's not my only focus - I'm also on the lookout for hilarious youtube subtitles - but it is a thing I'm looking for.

For instance, the episode Dragonshy. When I first watched it I was all "character defamation!" Which, yes, it kind of is, but it's also quite revealing.

The revelations )

Oh, Brain.

Jun. 9th, 2011 07:55 pm
kd7sov: (mlp)
As some of you may recall, some time ago I did a thing linking up Harry Potter characters with the Signs from The Dark is Rising.

It appears that Brain has decided I must do the same thing to another set of six characters.

When the Mare comes rising, six shall turn her back... )

Incidentally, I have no idea what to do with the "Three from the circle, three from the track" part. All six are female, there are two of each race... maybe something to do with the fact that three of them have manes and tails in colors vaguely similar to their coats?


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