Recently I spent an afternoon watching My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, in an attempt to understand why ponies have become so visible in the furry community. (Read the Prologue and my Verdict.)
Criticising the show brought one expected reaction: MLP devotees thought I was unreasonably negative and dismissive of the show’s qualities. But the fact is, I had a blast: the show is charming. Plus I was drunk.
In that spirit, I am proud to present the Official [adjective][species] My Little Pony Cocktail: Vodka is Magic. (Alternate subtitle: The Party Cannon.)
Continue reading The [adjective][species] My Little Pony Cocktail
I don’t normally watch children’s cartoons.
Yet I sat down and watched several hours of My Little Pony, in an attempt to understand why it has become so visible within the furry community. Here is what I discovered.
Continue reading My Little MLP Adventure: Verdict
My Little Pony has become a visible part of the furry community in the last few years. Since 2010, when the TV series was rebooted by Hasbro and Lauren Faust, ponies are everywhere. It’s not just that they’re easy to draw (although I’m sure that helps), they are popular to the point of ubiquitousness online and at conventions. They have become an important feature of furry’s cultural wallpaper. And they are, of course, anthropomorphic too.
And yet MLP is clearly a children’s cartoon.
So why is it loved by so many intelligent and thoughtful furries? Why has MLP joined the likes of The Lion King as a furry touchstone?
I’m going to try to find out.
Continue reading My Little MLP Adventure: Prologue