If four years ago you had told me the Internet would be flooded by My Little Pony, out of all things, I'd have laughed, yet look at it now. You can't walk two steps without bumping into some colorful cartoon pony, staring at you with it's big bright eyes. Ponies are literally everywhere. Name a website, any website, chances are it'll have some sort of brony community among it's userbase, no matter how unlikely it seems.
To be fair, I've never really "gotten" this whole brony thing. It's not that I think kid's shows can't be good, mind you, being an avid cartoon fan myself, it's just that the way fans talk about it, it might as well be the Citizen Kane of Western Animation. That, and a community revolving around cartoon horses is bound to get funny looks. But eh, it's okay bronies, I've seen much weirder things on the Internet.
Nonetheless, after two and a half years of going against the brony horde, I've finally given in: I'm going to watch the show. After all, if so many people like it, there must be something good about it, right?
I already know a few things about the show, mainly thanks to Popcultural Osmosis and catching "Friendship Is Magic, Part One" on TV this one time (It was okay, but it didn't quite "woo" me, so to speak. I'll be rewatching it for this liveblog, anyway). I know the setting: The little town of Ponyville, in the kingdom of Equestria. I know the main characters: Twilight Sparkle the bookworm, her dragon assistant Spike, the haughty Rarity, the hyper Pinkie Pie, the Shrinking Violet Fluttershy, the tomboyish daredevil Rainbow Dash, and Applejack the country bumpkin, who has a southern accent and wears a cowboy hat. And is a silly pony. This automatically makes her a gajillion times better than the other six. I also know some other characters, such as Princess (Not Queen, for some reason) Celestia the ruler, and the Cutie Mark Crusaders, but I digress.
In this liveblog, I'll comment in snarky, amusing ways on the show's episodes as I go watching them. First there'll be a Recap section, where I'll explain the events of the episode, and then a Review section, where I'll give my opinion it. Episodes that I find particularly good or entertaining will get a Silly Pony Seal Of Approval.
I'll try to update this thing at least once a week, but I'm not making any promises. In fact, I don't even promise that I won't automatically forget about this and never update it again. Yes, I'm that kind of person.
But, without further ado, this ponytastic liveblog is officially inaugurated!
Will I stay apathetic, or will the ponies win me over? ALL ABOARD THE PONY TRAIN! CHOO CHOO!
(P.S.: Whoever says "Welcome to the herd" gets his shizzle slapped!)