History Headscratchers / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicMeta

15th Dec '17 5:29:54 PM Malady
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* Why the heck do they even need a singing voice for Pinkie Pie? This troper has a old {{Madeline}} CD (Hats Off To Madeline, published in 1995), and a few tracks in there features Andrea Libman's singing, and she is good at it. Yeah, this troper's a big fan of Madeline.

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* Why the heck do they even need a singing voice for Pinkie Pie? This troper has a old {{Madeline}} WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}} CD (Hats Off To Madeline, published in 1995), and a few tracks in there features Andrea Libman's singing, and she is good at it. Yeah, this troper's a big fan of Madeline.
26th Sep '17 11:17:10 AM fearlessnikki
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** And they also lucked out during the planning stages. They'd already hired Creator/RebeccaShoichet just to sing the theme song. Apparently they listened to it one day and went "hey, she sounds just like Tara" - and so that was more convenient.



** According to WordOfGod, the only reason Cadence became one is for similar reasons to Twilight. So it must take years of study and heroics - as well as possessing exceptionally powerful magic. So far the only other ponies with magic as powerful as Twilight's have been Sunset Shimmer, Starlight Glimmer and Sunburst. Sunset and Sunburst abandoned their studies, and Starlight was never trained.




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** "The Perfect Pear" shows that Applejack's mother was named Pear Butter, but after getting disowned by her family she opted to go by her husband's nickname for her - Buttercup. Mrs Cake was also called Chiffon Swirl in her youth. So yeah, the ponies can rename themselves if they like. With regards to Diamond Tiara, from what we've seen of her mother, I wouldn't be surprised if she was named that precisely because of what Spoiled Rich wanted for her.
2nd Jul '17 12:26:54 PM nombretomado
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** To quote TheOtherWiki: "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trademark#Maintaining_rights Trademarks rights must be maintained through actual lawful use of the trademark. These rights will cease if a mark is not actively used for a period of time, normally 5 years in most jurisdictions. In the case of a trademark registration, failure to actively use the mark in the lawful course of trade, or to enforce the registration in the event of infringement, may also expose the registration itself to become liable for an application for the removal from the register after a certain period of time on the grounds of "non-use". ... In the US, failure to use a trademark for this period of time, aside from the corresponding impact on product quality, will result in abandonment of the mark, whereby any party may use the mark. An abandoned mark is not irrevocably in the public domain, but may instead be re-registered by any party which has re-established exclusive and active use, and must be associated or linked with the original mark owner. If a court rules that a trademark has become generic through common use (such that the mark no longer performs the essential trademark function and the average consumer no longer considers that exclusive rights attach to it), the corresponding registration may also be ruled invalid.]]" So while Hasbro can no longer use the names, the characters themselves are not in the public domain as the ''My Little Pony'' franchise belongs to Hasbro. I guess that means Hasbro ''could'' have regained the rights to Firefly and the other lost characters through MLP: FIM.


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** To quote TheOtherWiki: Wiki/TheOtherWiki: "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trademark#Maintaining_rights Trademarks rights must be maintained through actual lawful use of the trademark. These rights will cease if a mark is not actively used for a period of time, normally 5 years in most jurisdictions. In the case of a trademark registration, failure to actively use the mark in the lawful course of trade, or to enforce the registration in the event of infringement, may also expose the registration itself to become liable for an application for the removal from the register after a certain period of time on the grounds of "non-use". ... In the US, failure to use a trademark for this period of time, aside from the corresponding impact on product quality, will result in abandonment of the mark, whereby any party may use the mark. An abandoned mark is not irrevocably in the public domain, but may instead be re-registered by any party which has re-established exclusive and active use, and must be associated or linked with the original mark owner. If a court rules that a trademark has become generic through common use (such that the mark no longer performs the essential trademark function and the average consumer no longer considers that exclusive rights attach to it), the corresponding registration may also be ruled invalid.]]" So while Hasbro can no longer use the names, the characters themselves are not in the public domain as the ''My Little Pony'' franchise belongs to Hasbro. I guess that means Hasbro ''could'' have regained the rights to Firefly and the other lost characters through MLP: FIM.

31st Dec '16 8:04:30 PM nombretomado
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** There are plenty of adult female fans. They're just not usually as vocal (and remember the old outdated rule that ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet). Examples off the top of my head: one of the three admins of Equestria Daily (Phoe) is a girl. Also, several of the fanartists (Madmax, most notably), the creator of FriendshipIsWitchcraft (Jenny Nicholson), and more than a few of random internet commenters and cosplayers. Plus, this troper has personally converted some girls to bronydom.

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** There are plenty of adult female fans. They're just not usually as vocal (and remember the old outdated rule that ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet). Examples off the top of my head: one of the three admins of Equestria Daily (Phoe) is a girl. Also, several of the fanartists (Madmax, most notably), the creator of FriendshipIsWitchcraft ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' (Jenny Nicholson), and more than a few of random internet commenters and cosplayers. Plus, this troper has personally converted some girls to bronydom.
18th Jul '16 9:38:36 AM JoeMudd123
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* Why on EARTH are we listing the episode recaps in production order instead of broadcast order? It just makes navigation more confusing than necessary, and production order doesn't matter in the slightest to anyone other than the producers. Surely only the broadcast order is relevant, and any alterations to the production order should just be documented as a footnote on the recap pages themselves?
7th Jul '16 8:13:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** TheyJustDidntCare
15th Jun '16 6:44:21 PM LightTigerPeaceGrailRace
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**I heard a rumor it started as a 4Chan prank.
21st Mar '16 3:54:42 AM Adept
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* The creator of this show has said that she wants this to be popular not just with little girls but also with little boys and their parents. Now we already have many [[PeripheryDemographic adult males watching it,]] but do we have any confirmed cases of little boys who are fans of ''MyLittlePony''? Is this show raising a generation of boys who will be more willing to watch shows like ''HidamariSketch''? (Note: I mean ones that HAVEN'T hit puberty yet.)

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* The creator of this show has said that she wants this to be popular not just with little girls but also with little boys and their parents. Now we already have many [[PeripheryDemographic adult males watching it,]] but do we have any confirmed cases of little boys who are fans of ''MyLittlePony''? ''My Little Pony''? Is this show raising a generation of boys who will be more willing to watch shows like ''HidamariSketch''? ''Manga/HidamariSketch''? (Note: I mean ones that HAVEN'T hit puberty yet.)



** Out of curiosity, where would they find shows like HidamariSketch assuming they don't watch anime?

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** Out of curiosity, where would they find shows like HidamariSketch Hidamari Sketch assuming they don't watch anime?
23rd Dec '15 5:47:33 AM Doug86
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* Would they ever do an ArtShift episode, say giving it the animation style of (for example) ''RegularShow'', ''{{Archer}}'' or ''[[WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther The Pink Panther]]'' or would that fail to work with the show's target demographic? Mind you, it ''is'' SomethingCompletelyDifferent I suppose for the show..

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* Would they ever do an ArtShift episode, say giving it the animation style of (for example) ''RegularShow'', ''{{Archer}}'' ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' or ''[[WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther The Pink Panther]]'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' or would that fail to work with the show's target demographic? Mind you, it ''is'' SomethingCompletelyDifferent I suppose for the show..
11th Oct '15 5:45:14 PM nombretomado
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winged_unicorn The Other Wiki]] currently credits PiersAnthony with the first verifiable use of the term. (It also suggests the more straightforward derivation "alacorn" from Latin "ala", wing, and "cornus", horn, as a possible alternative among others for the more technical-minded among us.) In any case, language evolves; the fandom may for all we know ''establish'' "alicorn" as a proper term for winged unicorns in the public mind yet, if it isn't there already.

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winged_unicorn The Other Wiki]] currently credits PiersAnthony Creator/PiersAnthony with the first verifiable use of the term. (It also suggests the more straightforward derivation "alacorn" from Latin "ala", wing, and "cornus", horn, as a possible alternative among others for the more technical-minded among us.) In any case, language evolves; the fandom may for all we know ''establish'' "alicorn" as a proper term for winged unicorns in the public mind yet, if it isn't there already.
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