Gotta admit that I stopped watching MLP after episode 2 of season 4. If it actually gets better I assume one of my more show-loyal brony friends will give me a shout. There are few of those since most abandoned it after hearing of twilicorn.
As I continue writing this and that I’ve established that I will not respect or touch upon the canon past the end of season 2. Maybe bits from season 3 but that is doubtful.
I’m sure you’ve heard it all before: angry rants or thorough explanations why twilicorn sucks/ruins the canon. Or the fewer counts of people defending it. But I have yet to get my chance at it. And I have a few points I wish to cover.
You see, the alicorn form in itself used to be an incredible sacred thing. For the longest time the ponies of modern Equestria knew Celestia (and perhaps Cadence =/) as the only alicorn (s). The arrival of Luna was incredible to many a pony, despite the fearful myths and tales surrounding her. Cadence’s original arrival in the canon certainly shook the foundations a bit and raised many a question about how alicorns are made. When the (unfortunate) time came for Twilicorn to come into existence we saw how easy it was. How “not special” one has to be to become an alicorn. Such a headache to see what I once viewed as arceus tier sacredness and power to be bestowed upon the introverted bookworm that began the series. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t connect to her originally. Twas tough enough connecting to her when she was a magical unicorn but now that she is a princess with royal authority I find one of my final tethers to Equestria and the show quite snipped.
I love Equestria for its magic, mystery and wonder. But the canon has quite screwed this mystery on mere than one occassions, shutting off many a possibility with merely a flash of magic. Star Swirl’s recovered notes to have such low security and clearance requirement so that time travel is accesible to any royal friend that bit felt like such a major insult to my ideas and concepts that I have dreamed up. I know the writer’s will was not to insult, respect or even acknowledge anyone but 90% of Star Swirl’s works are so sacred, so important to the Order that not a single member has been allowed to see them or know of their location since the passing of Clover the Clever, may the Sisters watch over her soul!
Guh, I just don’t care for the canon anymore, too many squandered possibilities, too many (imo) plotholes, too many simplified solutions and deus ex machinas. Too many “too manys,” and the restrictions due to their intended audience shackle them rather then help them along.
I have already faced it, the canon isn’t to be respected in it entirety, it is more of a shackle than anything. I need bits to create a foundation for a fine work of architectural complexities but my imagination and will can create the rest of the needed materials. Might as well end on a construction metaphor.
See ya folks, thanks for reading/glancing.
Here’s a compilation of all the Ghoul Grumps backwards messages.
Let’s hope to hear more next year!
God these are glorious.
NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 1860. LIVE.
NO ‘WRITING’… TALK TO EACH OTHER. THROW A ROCK AT YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 10,000 BCE. LIVE.
URGGA. ROU GRAAURH. RUH.
<SMACKS HANDS ON WALL WITH PAINT.>
NO ‘HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS’ …USE YOUR REPTILIAN BRAIN
EAT YOUR MOM’S CORPSE SHE DIED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTENANCE
PRETEND YOU HAVE JUST AROSE FROM THE SEA
NO “MULTICELLULAR TRAITS”….. USE YOUR SYMBIOTIC MITOCHONDRIA
REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY, YOU’RE YOUR OWN PARENT
PRETEND IT’S 2BYA
NO “LIFE.” USE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL FORCES TO FORM SPHERICAL OBJECTS REVOLVING AROUND ONE ANOTHER IN SPACE.
FUSE HYDROGEN INTO HELIUM USING GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURE TO PRODUCE HEAT AND LIGHT.
PRETEND IT’S 4.5BYA.
STABILIZE INTO EQUILIBRIA
It’s funny… and kind of sad.
I’ve spent many an hour thinking up situations, personalities, secrets, and the details of HQ of the Order of Star Swirl and its numerous members.
So much so has formed that they sort of continually exist in some dimension I created solely by imagining it. I poke my head in from time to time and they all just seem to be doing their own thing. Organizing, researching, practicing, exploring, meditating, fixing etc.
Perhaps some day I shall gain the confidence/skill in writing and/or drawing to properly convey their story even though I know I’m overexaggerating its awesomeness. Biased much? Yes.
Well then. I’ll be around.
Here you go, drawing that was a lot more fun than I thought it would be. ^^
Tried out a new cutie mark, it needs work so currently I prefer the feather with ink droplets.
Thank you for the question/request Clue Finder this was helpful.
I am extremely indecisive. But with luck, focus, the actual giving of damns and some motivation I will do something….
But first things first….
Oh and go ahead and forget you ever saw the last post. Thanks.
Hello this is True, the main mod who ran the Ask the Order of Star Swirl which is what this blog formerly was.
I’ll still be doing an update here or there in relevance to the ole OSS however I will now be posting other crap. Random crap, personal crap, opinion crap, pseudo crap, you name it and I might do it.
Also: “Hello folks.” To those of you I follow I am happy that you are still existing and posting stuff. Good day gents and ladies and other.
SO yeah folks and Cluefinder, I am going to take a break for an indefinite amount of time. My friend who essentially helped spark this idea asked me about it randomly and it seems like we can assist each other with our fics. Being a grammar Nazi means I’m a good editor and I’m not bad at coming up with ideas also he’ll probably help me get over my remaining speed bumps.
In the mean time I am also going to continue my direct study of inspired-writing a.k.a fanfic writing, also I will probably still check this place out of habit so I will still answer questions, not that I am earnestly expecting any. I just wanted you to know that I am still available for doing such a simple thing.
Edit - Thanks.
now you try!
Geez, you make it look so easy. Very helpful though! Thank you kindly.