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OK, I give up. I said I wasn’t going to post stuff on this blog about the Horse-Themed Animated Program That Shall Not Be Named, but it’s my Tumblr and I make the rules and there’s no new episode until next Saturday, so I’m going to talk about Twilight Sparkle.

God I love Twilight Sparkle. Look at her Hallowe’en costume! It’s a hoof-stitched and historically accurate take on Star Swirl the Bearded, who’s apparently an obscure yet influential unicorn from “the pre-classical era.” And not only did Twilight make the world’s geekiest costume, she also has no idea that it’s geeky and gets pissed that nopony else recognizes her costume. (Note also the perfect costumeyness of the costume; despite the care gone into its creation, it’s clearly ill-fitting and amateurishly designed.) Yet nonetheless, she’s unashamedly enthusiastic about the opportunity to dress up as an historical figure she’s interested in. And this is the episode in which she proudly announces “I’m going to do what I do best: lecture her!" And it’s the week after an episode in which we find out that, as a foal, she had a doll whose main appeal was that it “even comes with a notepad and quill for when you want to pretend she’s doing her homework!" Oh yes, and there was also that season one episode in which she saved the day with bureaucracy.

Sigh. Yes. I’ve been won over. Completely. And I’m supposed to hate horses.


Latest in I know I say I won’t talk about the horse themed animated entertainment program but…
HEY WALL STREET JOURNAL, WHY DIDN’T YOU DO RAINBOW DASH AS A HEDCUT?
(Honestly, the thing I find most embarrassing about my fondness for this show is not the show itself — dude, I watch “Phineas and Ferb” — but the fanbase’s connections to 4chan.)
(h/t Equestria Daily) 

Latest in I know I say I won’t talk about the horse themed animated entertainment program but

HEY WALL STREET JOURNAL, WHY DIDN’T YOU DO RAINBOW DASH AS A HEDCUT?

(Honestly, the thing I find most embarrassing about my fondness for this show is not the show itself — dude, I watch “Phineas and Ferb” — but the fanbase’s connections to 4chan.)

(h/t Equestria Daily


Don Draper gets to be a hedcut but Rainbow Dash doesn’t?

Don Draper gets to be a hedcut but Rainbow Dash doesn’t?


My week in TV: Nov 7, 2011 - Nov 13, 2011

Maybe this can be a new Screw Rock ‘n’ Roll feature? See, I tend to write about television on a show-focused basis rather than a temporal basis, and though I think it might be fun to recap the things I watch regularly, I’m not sure I want to embark on a regular cycle of weekly recaps for individual programs. So this is a compromise: short reactions to everything I’ve watched over the past week, whether on Internet, DVD, or regular old fashioned TV.

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My week in TV: Nov 14, 2011 - Nov 20, 2011

This being late on only my second week in portends poorly for this feature, but let’s get excitable and carry on anyway. A whole week of viewing after the jump.

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My week in TV: Nov 21, 2011 - Nov 28, 2011

It’s now time for a very late edition of what I assume is everyone’s favorite Screw Rock ‘n’ Roll feature: the one where I talk about the TV I watched last week! (Applause) Again, this is super late, but I have an excuse this time, in that I’ve been moving house and my access to the Internets has been patchy.

With America and American Television celebrating Thanksgiving, this week involved less than the normal amount of viewing. America, why wouldn’t you want to eat your turkey and pumpkin pie while watching new episodes of “Community” and “Parks and Rec”? I’m disappointed.

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My week in TV: Nov 29, 2011 - Dec 4, 2011

You know how it goes?

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I’m a bit behind on that TV thing I do, so let’s make up for it with a brief explanation of why last week’s Thanksgiving/Christmas/Independence Day “Pony” was so awesome.
It was the founding story of Equestria that revealed the pony nation began when ethnic pony enclaves had a breakdown in trade relations after a natural disaster caused widespread famine. Mutual enmity and mistrust meant a diplomatic summit designed to solve the crisis only drove all parties closer to war. The crisis ended when an external threat compelled the individual sects to federate for defense purposes, create a fiscal union, and forge a new national identity.  
Dear Hasbro, thanks for providing me with a Pony episode all about politics.

I’m a bit behind on that TV thing I do, so let’s make up for it with a brief explanation of why last week’s Thanksgiving/Christmas/Independence Day “Pony” was so awesome.

  • It was the founding story of Equestria that revealed the pony nation began when ethnic pony enclaves had a breakdown in trade relations after a natural disaster caused widespread famine. Mutual enmity and mistrust meant a diplomatic summit designed to solve the crisis only drove all parties closer to war. The crisis ended when an external threat compelled the individual sects to federate for defense purposes, create a fiscal union, and forge a new national identity.  

Dear Hasbro, thanks for providing me with a Pony episode all about politics.


Appleloosan Psychiatrist

This is the greatest MLP/Avalanches mash-up of all time and is just generally all round amazing. Merry Christmas everypony.


Multiple people have sent this to me, so obviously the internet wants me to talk more about PONIES.
Now, it is a matter of record that Screw Rock ‘n’ Roll considers Twilight Sparkle to be best pony, but even so, it’s so obvious* that Twilight Sparkle works better in this context than Fluttershy. Now Fluttershy is pretty great, but come on:

And Kirsten had been working hard with her own therapist to develop strategies for soothing herself. When she found herself in a bad-mood rut, she had agreed with her therapist, she would visualize Twilight Sparkle, the nerdy intellectual character in the animated children’s show “My Little Pony” — of which her knowledge bordered on encyclopedic and whose goofiness made her laugh.

You don’t visualize Fluttershy to cheer yourself up. She’s all passive and reserved and her anxieties revolve around dragons being scary and animals not liking her. Twilight Sparkle, on the other hand, is awkward and endearing. She uses books to understand social interaction and is anxious about missing deadlines and being unable to participate in local festivities and RUINING EVERYTHING. Twilight is much more relatable than Fluttershy; of course she’s comforting.  
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*n.b. This is a post about ponies, not journalism. I’m not judging the Times.

Multiple people have sent this to me, so obviously the internet wants me to talk more about PONIES.

Now, it is a matter of record that Screw Rock ‘n’ Roll considers Twilight Sparkle to be best pony, but even so, it’s so obvious* that Twilight Sparkle works better in this context than Fluttershy. Now Fluttershy is pretty great, but come on:

And Kirsten had been working hard with her own therapist to develop strategies for soothing herself. When she found herself in a bad-mood rut, she had agreed with her therapist, she would visualize Twilight Sparkle, the nerdy intellectual character in the animated children’s show “My Little Pony” — of which her knowledge bordered on encyclopedic and whose goofiness made her laugh.

You don’t visualize Fluttershy to cheer yourself up. She’s all passive and reserved and her anxieties revolve around dragons being scary and animals not liking her. Twilight Sparkle, on the other hand, is awkward and endearing. She uses books to understand social interaction and is anxious about missing deadlines and being unable to participate in local festivities and RUINING EVERYTHING. Twilight is much more relatable than Fluttershy; of course she’s comforting.  

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*n.b. This is a post about ponies, not journalism. I’m not judging the Times.



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