The Rise and Fall of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (7th Anniversary)
Back in early 2010, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was one of most popular cartoon shows that ever came out and surprisingly on par with Adventure Time back in the day. Here are the reasons why this was so great.
1) This Show was Created by Lauren Faust
Lauren Faust is one of the best storyboard artist, animator and creator of cartoon shows. What I like about her is before she made the show, she ask questions to fans first about MLP on DeviantArt before setting up her show and then made the pilot. Animated one of the best movies like Cat Don’t Dance and Iron Giant. She worked on great shows cartoons, mostly everyone childhood shows like…
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
I don’t know why she leave the show but my guess is time, working on other things like Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls, Wander Over Yonder, and DC Super Hero Girls. Overall, she’s pretty great.
The plot is simple, Twilight Sparkle, with Spike the Dragon was given the task is go to Ponyville and learn about friendship. There she meets her friends, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, and Rainbow Dash. Together, they solve problems, go on crazy adventures, and learn the magic of friendship
For story driven episodes, it usually airs on seasons premieres and finales like
Season 2 Premiere: The Return of Harmony
Season 2 Finale: A Canterlot Wedding
But most of the episodes are different, no story what so ever and that’s fine because after all, it is a little girls show. Most of episodes are friendship solving and it’s really adorable to watch.
Mane six go on adventure
Hanging out or an episode about secondary characters
Although most of the episodes aren’t story driven and feel most of the lesson are repeats to each episodes, they’re very enjoyable to watch.
Almost everyone character are great, there’s not one thing I hate about them. The mares (females) of the show are portrayed as competent and strong and none of them as portrayed as be stronger and better. We’ve got Twilight Sparkle the intelligent, Fluttershy the shy one, Rainbow Dash the action, Applejack the hard worker, Rarity the fashionista, and Pinkie Pie the joke of the show, also the one who keeps breaking the 4th wall
They develop greatly in the show like Fluttershy, from season 1 to 4, she was always shy and timid, never able to speak up for herself and letting others to push her
But in recent seasons she now more assertive, speak about her concern
Even the villains are great in the show such as
Discord who’s play by an actor that play Q in Star Trek. He’s deceiving and manipulative at first but a very fun villain watch with creating chaos. He also hangs with Fluttershy a lot
4) World Building/Lore
The society the ponies live is quite interesting. There are three types ponies
Unicorns that can do magic
Pegasus can of course fly, control clouds, and live in them
and Earth ponies are just like humans but horses
There’s is one type that rules them all and there called Alicorns. Alicorns are princesses of Equestira. There are only four alicorns, Celestia Princess of the Sun, Luna Princess of the Moon, Cadance, Princess of Love Twilight Sparkle, Princess of Friendship.
Don’t worry, it’s not just ponies that live in this world, there’s dragons, ox, seapoinies, dog creatures, and many more.
For a show that’s for little girls, the songs aren’t good… It’s the greatest sh@t you’ll ever listen to. It’s seriously Disney movie level like oh my god, it give so many emotion such as
Even the mulilanguage openings are great to listen like the Italian one!
I’m sorry Steven Universe, your songs are great but yours can’t compete with this.
This fandom is probably why most people watch the show. Unlike most fandoms that are mostly toxic, this one is really decent throughout the years. You can ship any character you want and no is going to tell you otherwise (excpet filly with mare/colt), everyone can speak about their opinions, and everyone gets the message of the show by being kind to each other
What I like most about the community is there content. Seriously this fandom makes some great content like music, fan-animation, and fan-art.
So great that non-fans of the show listen to a song called “Discord” by Tombstone and people got pissed when they found out when they found it was created by a Brony
The fandom even given names to all the background ponies!
Such as Derpy Hooves, Lyra Heartstrings, Bon Bon, Octiva, Vinyl Scratch, Berry Punch and Doctor Whooves.
Also, there is one time that the fandom got upset about one thing and it actually very reasonable compared to most fandoms of right now. When “The Last Roundup” came, it was Derpy first time that she talk. People got offended for having crossed eyes, reckless and being a poor portrayal of a autism person and demand for that pony to be removed off the show.
The bronies got upset and start a campaign, #SaveDerpy and to that I say
After that, she stayed on the show. The best reason why the fans get frustrated about that. Not because of a ship, not because of sauce but for a fan favorite character was about to be remove
So now let’s talk how did this show fall
So probably many fans,including myself stop watching the show because with other cartoon shows popping with more mature story-driven, and action shows like Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, Legend of Korra, Rick and Morty, and Star vs The Forces of Evil, people lost interesting in the show.
Also the show is pretty much over now
The Cutie Crusaders got their cutie mark
Twilight becomes a princess and even has an apprentice
Rainbow Dash becomes a Wonderbolt
Rarity has own fashion buisness
So there’s no point in watching the show anymore, a similar situation to Adventure Time
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is the show that used to be so popular back in the early 2010s, good plot, great characters and have great support by fans. With season 7 actually getting interesting, I think this show will get back on their horse
Did someone say modern step sibling au lmao I mentioned writing this before, I was gonna make it one long fic but i decided to break it up into a few shorter ones? It wont be that long tho I just don’t want it all to be in one thing. ANYWAY, this is a modern au featuring JD and Heather Chandler as step siblings who are desperate for Veronica, a Known Bisexual. It’s honestly equal parts jdonica and chansaw so hopefully you’re into that lol. Here’s part one!
Y/N stood at the door of Hoseok’s apartment, playing with her hands nervously as she took a deep breath. She knocked on his door and placed a smile on her face when she saw the knob moving a few seconds later. Hoseok opened the door and he took her breath away. His dark blue button-up was beautiful against his tan skin and his dress slacks shaped his legs to a T. He held a glass of wine in his hand and his smile was so bright, Y/N thought she’d be blinded.
“Have I died? Because I’m staring at heaven right now.” He flirted, wrapping an arm around her waist and guiding her inside. Y/N blushed and looked around the small room.
“It’s not much, but it’s home.” Hoseok shrugged. The walls were brick and the furniture was leather and the low mood lighting illuminated the room in a golden glow. A bookcase full of vinyl’s and DVDs was on the wall by the TV, the kitchen by the front door on the right was chrome and black, and Y/N saw a pair glass doors across the room that led out to a balcony.
“It’s perfect.” She said softly. Hoseok chuckled and led her into the kitchen, pouring her a glass of the red wine.
“I’m glad you like it. Red is fine, right?” he asked, handing her the glass. She nodded and took a sip, the deep liquid running over her tongue with a nutty and spicy aftertaste.
“So what’s on the agenda tonight?” Y/N asked as Hoseok guide her to the couch. He let go of her waist to allow her to sit down on the couch. She folded her legs underneath her and watched as Hoseok moved to the bookcase on the wall.
“Well, I have Chinese on the way. And I picked this up yesterday on my way home from work.” He said, throwing her a DVD case and sitting down next to her.
“V for Vendetta?! This has to be one of the best movies of all time, I haven’t seen it in forever.” She gushed. Hoseok watched her from over the top of his wine glass, a smirk tugging at the corners of his lips. Y/N blushed when she saw Hoseok staring.
“Nothing. You’re just so full of life. It’s cute.” He took another sip before setting his glass down on the coffee table.
“I’ve never met someone like you before, Y/N. You intrigue me in the best ways possible.” His voice was like velvet and Y/N’s blush only grew as she put down her glass as well.
“It’s funny how we’ve had the same class for a year but we’ve never known each other until recently. You’ll have to hang out with me and my friends some time.” Hoseok offered.
“Definitely. Apparently, we have a friend between us. Min Yoongi?”
“Ah yeah, that grumpy old hyung is the best! What’d he say about me?” Hoseok asked, chuckling softly.
“He said you were decent, but a playboy.” She admitted. Hoseok scoffed and waved his hand in dismay.
“Oh, hyung only says that because I’ve gotten more chicks than him. But he’s a great dude. I’ll have to keep my hands to myself then tonight, or I’ll face a beating from him.” Hoseok chuckled. Y/N smiled and blushed before scooting closer to him.
“What Yoongi-oppa doesn’t know won’t kill him.” She said softly, peering at Hoseok through her eyelashes. Hoseok growled softly in the back of his throat and bit his bottom lip, chuckling lowly in his throat.
“Don’t say things like that Y/N, I won’t be able to control myself if you do. You already look ravishing enough, please don’t make me ravish you.” Hoseok’s voice was dark and husky; a seductive purr as he spoke. “I want to do this right, not like I’ve done with other girls. I want to take my time and savor you.” He purred, moving closer to her body. Y/N could barely breathe as her eyes locked with his own dark ones. His fingers brushed her cheek as he felt her blush get hotter.
“You’re beautiful.” He mumbled.
“Thank you,” Y/N mumbled. “You’re not so bad yourself.” Hoseok backed away, chuckling.
“You’re adorable, Y/N. So pure, lively. Stay that way.” Hoseok said as a knock sounded on the door.
Empty plates littered the coffee table, along with an almost empty bottle of wine. The movie was playing on the TV mounted against the wall, but Hoseok wasn’t paying attention, he was more enthralled with watching Y/N instead. Her eyes shined against the light of the screen and her reactions were priceless, even though she had seen the movie before. A lazy smile played on Hoseok’s lips as his heart pounded even harder as he watched the girl next to him.
He let his eyes travel down the curve of her waist and down her bare legs. Her bare back was exposed to him and he wanted nothing more but to place his mark on the pristine and unblemished skin. Hoseok shifted in his seat, snaking his arm around her shoulders. He pulled her into his chest and Y/N looked up at him with hazed eyes.
“Is this okay?” he asked. Y/N smiled at Hoseok’s respectful gesture and nodded her head, settling her body against his. Hoseok could feel his heartbeat pick up and for the first time in a while, he felt a strange rush of fondness towards a girl.
The movie played on and ended eventually. The entire bottle of wine had been drunk, and both people wore flushed faces. Hoseok kept his hands to himself though, no matter how many times he wanted to run his fingers down her legs and to other places.
“Y’know I have a friend named Taehyung, on Monday we’re going to go out, do you think you’d want to come?” Hoseok asked as he ran his fingers through Y/N’s hair.
“Oh, I wouldn’t want to impose.” Y/N said, looking up at Hoseok.
“We can make it a double date thing? Tae and one of your friends can go in blind, I know he’d be down for it,” Hoseok insisted. “Besides, I need more reasons to go and see you.” Y/N giggled and placed her hand on Hoseok’s chest.
“What kind of people does this Taehyung like?” she asked.
“Got any hot guy friends laying around?” Hoseok asked playfully. Y/N chuckled.
“I got someone in mind. I’ll ask him.” Y/N yawned. Hoseok cooed and gently lifted her to her feet.
“You’re tired, I’ll send you off now.” Y/N whined in protest and Hoseok chuckled.
“But I want to stay with you.”
“What’d I say about saying things like that?” Hoseok teased as he watched her put on her shoes. She stood back up and smiled shyly at him.
“I had fun…Hoseok.” He smiled and cupped her cheek.
“Me too Y/N, me too.” He mumbled, his gaze shifting between her eyes and her lips. Y/N noticed the movement and felt her heart beat pick up.
“May I kiss you, Y/N?” he asked tenderly. Y/N’s breath caught in her throat and she nodded, leaning in to meet Hoseok’s lips.
His lips moved swiftly, yet softly against her own. They were soft and she could taste the leftover wine lingering on them as she moved with him. His hands held her gently, cupping and angling her face up towards his own. Her hands ran through his hair, gently tugging on the strands in an attempt to get closer. Hoseok groaned in the back of his throat and moved her up against the wall, letting his hand glide down her body to rest on her hips. His tongue gently parted her lips and Y/N moaned at the contact. The wine fueled their actions as they made out in Hoseok’s foyer, their hands gently tugging and pulling each other closer. Y/N wrapped a leg around Hoseok’s waist and he groaned, parting away from her lips.
“Y/N.” Hoseok moaned softly, guiding her leg back down to the floor.
“Wow,” she mumbled and Hoseok chuckled.
“If I continue I won’t be able to stop.” He admitted breathlessly, pulling Y/N into a sweet hug. She giggled against his chest when she felt his lips press into her hair.
“I’ll call you tomorrow.” He promised, placing a peck on her lips before opening the door for her.
“Goodnight Hoseok.” She smiled.
Y/N hummed happily as she walked down the hallway to her apartment. On the way back home she decided to apologize to Jimin; after all, she did kind of start the argument in the first place. Besides, she didn’t like staying mad at her best friend; she loved him too much to do that. She unlocked the front door and yelled into the living space.
“Jimin! Hey man, I-“
She paused when she turned around to find Jimin on the couch with a girl in his lap. The smeared lipstick around Jimin’s mouth told her what had been going down and both people looked up at her; the girl in embarrassment and Jimin in shock.
“Jiminie, who’s this?” her voice sounded like bells, but behind the sweet façade Y/N could hear the malice in her words. Her heart clenched at the nickname she used, but Y/N smiled.
“I’m his roommate, Y/N. You must be Wheein, Jimin talks about you often. Excuse me.” She quickly said before scurrying off to her room. She sighed once her door closed.
He broke the rules, Y/N thought sadly as she changed into her pajamas. She laid down in bed, about to shut off the light and sink into a pit of anger and depression at what Jimin did, when her phone buzzed. She opened the message and smiled.
I hope you got home alright baby! I talked with TaeTae and he’s down for Monday if your guy is cool! I miss you already, I’ll be thinking about you all night. Sweet dreams, my love.
Underneath the message was a picture of Hoseok blowing her a kiss, and Y/N saved it to her phone. She giggled and shut off her light, the ill thoughts of Jimin leaving her until the morning.
•Didn’t really like Mal that much tbh, her and Ben had like 0 chemistry
•So much MALVIE, like Disney, EVIE SEEMS TO CARE MORE ABOUT MAL THAN BEN EVER DID
•LIKE MAL AND EVIE’S DUET? GAY
•Also Harry is the bisexual representation we all need (and I loved the eyeliner)
•Jane was adorable as always, and her and Carlos were kind of cute together
•Lonnie?? Don’t you mean MY LOVE LONNIE ONE OF THE BEST CHARACTERS IN THE MOVIE MAKING HER MOTHER, THE SAVIOR OF CHINA PROUD
•THEY PULLED BOBBY MOYNIHAN INTO THIS???
•Dizzy was SO CUTE and honestly one of my favorite parts of the movie hands DOWN
•The only songs that I really liked were Mal and Evie’s duet and the rap battle song with Uma’s crew, like it had a nice musical feel to it, and I like those songs (like Evil Like Me from D1) The other ones were okay I guess
•MAL’S HAIR DIDN’T MATCH HER YELLOW AND BLUE DRESS LIKE EVIE YOU SHOULD HAVE NOTICED THAT
•China Anne McClain was actually really good?? Like she actually put effort into it and it payed off like dude she tried and she was A+
Tumblr: Don’t watch the Ghost in the Shell movie! It’s whitewashing!
Ghost in the Shell movie: (An evil corporation takes a Japanese girl and inserts her brain into an android body modeled after a Caucasian woman. Said girl eventually finds out the truth and brings the corporation crashing down and then goes back to her Japanese mother to try and live the life that was stolen from her in one of the best metaphors of whitewashing in a movie I’ve ever seen)