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Jun. 1st, 2011

06:01 pm - Ponies: Vampires and comets

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I said I'd post one of these a day, but I think I wanna pick up the pace a bit. So here's two pictures featuring Twilight Sparkle.


Why do the vampires in Twilight sparkle?


Twilight writes about comets

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From:deckardcanine
Date:June 2nd, 2011 01:14 am (UTC)
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Yeehaw! Cute.

Is the second cartoon merely highlighting the artificialism prevalent in FIM, or does it refer to something more? Whichever, I have to say that Twilight disappointed me in the show by not telekinesing the flyaway paper.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:June 2nd, 2011 02:22 am (UTC)
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Yeah. I found it amusing that on a show in which the weather is revealed to be manufactured by flying ponies in a factory in the clouds, Twilight is writing accurate real-world stuff about comets... but then I realized that just because comets are small irregularly shaped bodies that are made of nonvolatile grains and frozen gases, and have body structures that are fragile and diverse, that doesn't mean they couldn't be built by space ponies in a space factory!

And yeah, there are a lot of moments when the writers seem to forget that Twilight has magic powers. I think it's safe to say that the writers on the show are not unicorns themselves. :}
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From:stevenroy
Date:June 2nd, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
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Or maybe she's the one who forgot, in her moment of surprise.

...Naah, it's easier to blame the writers!
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From:athelind
Date:June 3rd, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
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Actually, I think the writers are pretty consistent about unicorn TK. It's not Jedi Knight Missile Deflection; it takes some concentration, focus, and mental coordination; we seldom if ever see it used to catch fast-moving objects like the avalanche of books that occasionally buries Twilight or, more often, Spike.

If memory serves, I think Rarity is a more adept telekinetic than Twilight Sparkle, at least in the arena of her particular talent; we frequently see her manipulating multiple spools of thread, bolts of fabric, needles, shears, and what-not without really seeming to pay much attention to any particular object. The tools of her trade follow her around obediently, which we don't see happen around Twilight. The only thing that follows Twilight Sparkle around is Spike ...

... and Rarity's more adept at manipulating HIM, too.

Space Pony Comet Factory sounds like an anime title.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:June 3rd, 2011 06:51 am (UTC)
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That's a good point, and it would also explain why Twilight didn't just teleport across the chasm in "Feeling Pinkie Keen". Hard to concentrate enough to properly teleport when there's a huge four-headed hydra bearing down on you.
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From:chris_sawyer
Date:June 2nd, 2011 04:12 am (UTC)
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Cute!! <3
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From:nefaria
Date:June 2nd, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
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Were you the one who invented the joke for picture #1? That cracked me up endlessly when I first heard it.

As for #2, I do like the "we're making this up as we go along" feel to the MLP universe. It leaves plenty of room for the fans to come up with snarky commentary.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:June 2nd, 2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
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The question is a real one from Yahoo! Answers, but yup I made up the response.

If I ever get to meet Tara Strong, I'm going to ask her to record it in Twilight's voice. :}
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From:darksasami
Date:June 2nd, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
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"Spike, take a letter. Ahem.

'Well, Alli, there's one of me. A-deleted.' Wait! Spike, unburn that!"
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:June 2nd, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
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"Well, maybe she'll send me another scroll..."

*URP**FOOM*

"Here we go. 'Dear Twilight, hello, I am write single to salute and wait for answer again'."

"Ugh... Spike, take a letter. 'You're not Alli! You're not even literate! Though I have just the thing for you: DELETED!' ...Wait, what just happened?"

"It got saved."

"FOREVERRRR!"

"Oh, hi, Pinkie... yeah, that's great, go ahead and save that one, why don't you, yeah. So I can treasure it for years and years, and show it to my kids. The ones I SHOULD be adopting with Alli and Alli's sister!"
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