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I really wasn't planning on making this thread until the series finale, but I've been thinking for a good while now and it's time for me to say good bye to MLPG. If you think this is too attention seeking a thread I apologize, that's not the point of this thread. I want to explain why on earth for the last few years I have nearly every day posted with a joke or a story or a feel or a poorly done quest. I want to talk about this pony cartoon and what it has personally meant to me and invite anyone else to do likewise. And no, I'm not drunk.
First and absolutely foremost, I want to talk about My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It is not the best show ever. Far from it; our own cynical nature often has us dwell on its problems, which can be glaring at times. But this show to me has a certain quality to it that will always make it one of my favorites. Looking back at it, this show had NOTHING going for it on paper: It was a reboot (something that's always a hit or miss) done in Flash of a long running franchise for girls starting on a desperate flag ship new network on cable. Girl cartoons, frankly, have always been rather insipid and lacking, especially when compared to what is essentially the boy counterpart cartoon, Transformers. They're both very merchandise heavy shows, but at least shows like Transformers had action and endearing characters. And it's not just those two specific shows, but for cartoons in general. So to have FOURTH generation of My Little Pony seems like a recipe for a DOA.
But it wasn't. Heck, for better or worse, it became one of the biggest phenomena to hit the internet AND maintain it. It didn't so much as break new ground or try something brand new, but it laid a solid foundation and raised the bar up on a whole target demographic up in terms of quality. This was the biggest successful instance I can think of a show that is specifically made for younger children (girls, no less) but has a wide appeal across gender and ages. That is mindbogglingly difficult to do. The closest example I could think of would be Powerpuff Girls if it had the Pokemon fandom in the 90s. Very rarely has a show that, statistically speaking, I should find to be very weak actually entertained and made me laugh. Once I saw the scene in Bridle Gossip where Fluttershy sings for Pinkie I knew this was something.
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Thought you guys might like to know, I'm going to start taking workshops with Crispin Freeman. Very excited! Hope it will help me figure out my strengths better.
Been auditioning a lot, but no jobs yet.
Just chiming in I recently took lessons from Crispin Freeman. He's a really great teacher and I learned much from him and hope to take more classes in the future. I also really helps to see other students try to act gud. Also working on an audio book that will go on youtube soon.
Thats all. Bye
Pinkie is still the best
You're a swell guy SB
Pinkie of luck