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25th Nov '16 10:34:54 AM nombretomado
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* [[AustinPowers Who throws a shoe? Honestly!]]

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* [[AustinPowers [[Film/AustinPowers Who throws a shoe? Honestly!]]
21st May '16 5:46:19 PM Nyperold
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[[WMG: Equestrian has at least two writing systems.]]
* One we saw in the very first episode (a book we saw) and in The Show Stoppers (the talent show poster). Its alphabet depicts unicorn horns, unicorn heads, entire unicorns, horseshoes, crescent moons, lightning bolts, spirals, and a few other things I can't identify (pimento olives?). I believe it is used for words native to the Equestrian language. The other is a Latin-based alphabet, possibly for loanwords from our languages that use it. Millenia of linguistic evolution may have turned "Sisterhooves Social" into "SIHOVI IVCIOVCΓLO", but the letters are mostly still recognizable.
10th Mar '16 8:27:20 PM nombretomado
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** ''Stallion with a winged skull cutie mark and a high-peaked combination cap:'' We shall purge the Universe of the Foul Forces of [[CareBears Care-a-Lot]]! Glory to the First Stallion to Die! FOR THE PRINCESS!

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** ''Stallion with a winged skull cutie mark and a high-peaked combination cap:'' We shall purge the Universe of the Foul Forces of [[CareBears [[Franchise/CareBears Care-a-Lot]]! Glory to the First Stallion to Die! FOR THE PRINCESS!
21st Jan '16 6:37:17 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: The ponies of Equestria use the same naming conventions as [[HorseRacing Horse Racing]].]]

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[[WMG: The ponies of Equestria use the same naming conventions as [[HorseRacing [[UsefulNotes/HorseRacing Horse Racing]].]]
12th Dec '15 5:21:46 AM Masterweaver
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[[WMG:There is a secret cabal of pink ponies that run everything.]]
Every time a pony that could be argued as Pink gets an important role, they're usually in a position of power. The exact power level varies--Spoiled Rich is merely a school-board member, while princess Cadence is a princess for example--but they usually have enough leverage to do things that might otherwise be questionable or outright illegal. This is partially due to paperwork skill, but mostly because of their social manipulation.

Yes, Pinkie is part of this cabal. She's probably a major leader, just not right on the top because she doesn't want to stop her parties.



[[WMG: Equestira has a naming ceremony similar to ''Genpuku'']]

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[[WMG: Equestira Equestria has a naming ceremony similar to ''Genpuku'']]


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[[WMG: Earth ponies Noun, Pegasi Verb, and Unicorns Adjective.]]
Or at least that's how it used to run, and it still does in most cases. Applejack is a noun, and the Pie in Pinkimena Diane Pie's name is a noun. Both Rainbow ''Dash'' and ''Flutter''shy have verbs in their names. Rarity and Twilight Sparkle clearly have adjectives.

This is a result of the pre-unification culture. Since unicorns were the scholars, they'd give their children names that described them in increasingly fancy ways. "The Clovergreen Clever one," "The Princess of Platinum." With the pegasi, their militaristic culture would lend itself to more active trends--"He who is a Hurricane," and such. Earth ponies, in connection with the land, would look around for inspiration when it came to their children's names. "Cookie," "Pudding," etc.

Of course, sometimes cultures will appropriate things from each other, and unification did a lot to mix the mess together. So there are exceptions to the rules, and some just plain weird names that might have come from donkies or griffons. But all in all, the trend remains.
27th Apr '15 9:47:42 PM MikeRosoft
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* We see an earth pony/pegasus couple in ''Hearts and Hooves Day''; technically, Cadance (alicorn, originally a pegasus) and Shining Armor (unicorn) are an example as well.
12th Apr '15 6:21:53 PM nombretomado
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** Possibly the gun is also a recent invention, too weak and unreliable to be used (see [[http://pooryorickda.deviantart.com/gallery/37506217 "Equestria Divided"]] by [=PoorYorick=] on DeviantArt for examples I am thinking of) besides a morale busting weapon outside of giant cannons. Earth Ponies may not of had not enough need to develop weapon technology (see above reasons) or were not ALLOWED to develope weapon technology, do to there former statuses of serfs.

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** Possibly the gun is also a recent invention, too weak and unreliable to be used (see [[http://pooryorickda.deviantart.com/gallery/37506217 "Equestria Divided"]] by [=PoorYorick=] on DeviantArt Website/DeviantArt for examples I am thinking of) besides a morale busting weapon outside of giant cannons. Earth Ponies may not of had not enough need to develop weapon technology (see above reasons) or were not ALLOWED to develope weapon technology, do to there former statuses of serfs.
8th Apr '15 7:09:52 AM Tully
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As we saw at the end of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve the play]], the flag shown has two Alicorns on it. If the events of the play takes place before Celestia and Luna are born, how can the ponies think to put Allicorns on the flag? Because the idea of the Alicorn had alredy existed. The sentiments behind it, the best characteristics and talents of all three pony races present in a single pony, was either created by, or be very appealing to, the Pony Pan-Nationalists, the Clover the Clevers, Smart Cookies and Private Pansy's of the world. So when the three tribes became friends and put aside their differences, they decided to put the Heraldric Symbol of Pony Unity on their flag.

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As we saw at the end of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve the play]], the flag shown has two Alicorns on it. If the events of the play takes place before Celestia and Luna are born, how can the ponies think to put Allicorns on the flag? Because the idea of the Alicorn had alredy already existed. The sentiments behind it, the best characteristics and talents of all three pony races present in a single pony, was either created by, or be very appealing to, the Pony Pan-Nationalists, the Clover the Clevers, Smart Cookies and Private Pansy's of the world. So when the three tribes became friends and put aside their differences, they decided to put the Heraldric Heraldic Symbol of Pony Unity on their flag.



We do know that their was a "dark ages" (the time of Discord) which has since passed and a "middle ages" (time under both the Alicorn's rule) which are both considered to be part of Equestria's history. Luna was acting much like a mid-evil monarch trying to gain the loyallity of her people by giving a demonstration of her power with her voice (in the midages, people were more loyal to their region rather than their nation, thus kings and queens needed to remind their subject why they bowed to them).

Equestria appears to be in some kind of industrialization far away from the tiny little farm town of Ponyville. Skyscrapers and a large city exists atleast in Manehatten. The most obvious fruit of their labor is the train, which is new enough that ones going on longer journey's need some strong Earth Ponies to pull it. Earth Ponies appear to be the leaders in this new field, and growing into a new rich factory owners. It is cutting into the old Unicorn nobility, who have been the sole wealthy ponies in Equestria up till now. The evidence of that are the extreme amount of Unicorns in Canterlot, and how in the play the only "rolayity" that appeared as a reperentative was the one from the unicorns (and the fact almost all Earth Pony's appeared to be little more than serfs). This new Earth Pony elite, however, has forced the Unicorn's to welcome some of these Earth Ponies into Canterlot's high society in a desperate plead for their status to survive.

Pegasus society appeared to have already moved on from it's Roman militarism to a society based around sports, similar to the revivial of the Olympics being reformed not as tribute to the gods done by warrior's, but competition done by athletes.

Some Earth Pony's are moving into what was once inhosbilitable lands surrounding Equestria, similar to the migration west in the Old West.

Princess Celestia's use of Twilight to research more into the mysteries of magic parallels Enlightened monarchs spending lots of money on scientists to increase their own prestiege and their appearance of wisdom. Celestia seams to be atleast trying to become more directly connected to the common man, also a trait of some Enlightenment era kings.

With Unicorn magic increasing the spread of technology (magically making something work is a very helpful trait for ingenuity and ivention) one has to wonder how quickly they will get to the modern era.

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We do know that their there was a "dark ages" (the time of Discord) which has since passed and a "middle ages" (time under both the Alicorn's rule) which are both considered to be part of Equestria's history. Luna was acting much like a mid-evil medieval monarch trying to gain the loyallity loyalty of her people by giving a demonstration of her power with her voice (in the midages, Middle Ages, people were more loyal to their region rather than their nation, thus kings and queens needed to remind their subject why they bowed to them).

Equestria appears to be in some kind of industrialization far away from the tiny little farm town of Ponyville. Skyscrapers and a large city exists atleast at least in Manehatten. The most obvious fruit of their labor is the train, which is new enough that ones going on longer journey's journeys need some strong Earth Ponies to pull it. Earth Ponies appear to be the leaders in this new field, and growing into a new rich factory owners. It is cutting into the old Unicorn nobility, who have been the sole wealthy ponies in Equestria up till now. The evidence of that are the extreme amount of Unicorns in Canterlot, and how in the play the only "rolayity" "royalty" that appeared as a reperentative representative was the one from the unicorns (and the fact almost all Earth Pony's appeared to be little more than serfs). This new Earth Pony elite, however, has forced the Unicorn's to welcome some of these Earth Ponies into Canterlot's high society in a desperate plead for their status to survive.

Pegasus society appeared to have already moved on from it's its Roman militarism to a society based around sports, similar to the revivial revival of the Olympics being reformed not as tribute to the gods done by warrior's, warriors, but competition done by athletes.

Some Earth Pony's Ponys are moving into what was once inhosbilitable inhospitable lands surrounding Equestria, similar to the migration west in the Old West.

Princess Celestia's use of Twilight to research more into the mysteries of magic parallels Enlightened monarchs spending lots of money on scientists to increase their own prestiege prestige and their appearance of wisdom. Celestia seams to be atleast at least trying to become more directly connected to the common man, also a trait of some Enlightenment era kings.

With Unicorn magic increasing the spread of technology (magically making something work is a very helpful trait for ingenuity and ivention) invention) one has to wonder how quickly they will get to the modern era.
8th Apr '15 6:59:03 AM Tully
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As a result of there being less males to go around.

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As a result of there being less fewer males to go around.
16th Feb '15 10:42:44 PM NaturesRose
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Pinkie Pie and the Cakes consistently use the term "baby-sitter" and they all live in Ponyville. Twilight, Shining Armor, and Cadence use the term "foal-sitter" and they all grew up in Canterlot. So the difference in language is probably regional.

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Pinkie Pie and the Cakes consistently use the term "baby-sitter" and they all live in Ponyville. Twilight, Shining Armor, and Cadence Cadance use the term "foal-sitter" and they all grew up in Canterlot. So the difference in language is probably regional.



* This also explains the [[StevenUlyssesPerhero stangely meaningful names]] of some ponies. Their actual names contained no lexical elements that made sense to the translators, who then just willy-nilly made up some names that the voice actors can pronounce, by random association from cutie marks or personality traits. Therefore a pony that the translators first had to name ''after'' their cutie mark appeared will often have an English name that refers to it, but nothing can be learned from the names of ponies that the translators had to name ''without'' such knowledge.

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* This also explains the [[StevenUlyssesPerhero stangely strangely meaningful names]] of some ponies. Their actual names contained no lexical elements that made sense to the translators, who then just willy-nilly made up some names that the voice actors can pronounce, by random association from cutie marks or personality traits. Therefore a pony that the translators first had to name ''after'' their cutie mark appeared will often have an English name that refers to it, but nothing can be learned from the names of ponies that the translators had to name ''without'' such knowledge.
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