My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic airs a very special episode tomorrow on The Hub in which the lovable and charismatic Twilight Sparkle is changing. To find out how much, we spoke with the talented woman who provides her voice on the series, Tara Strong. Hear what she had to say about Pony fandom, the upcoming Teen Titans Go!, and the one animated venue she’d still love to visit.
Artist Shinoda has decided Argentina needs more color. Rainbow colors to be exact. The 16-year-old recently started painting towns Brony style and needless to say, they stand out from the crowd. See which My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic characters are now gracing the streets of Argentina.
Ooh, fandom, you strange, sometimes beautiful, sometimes not-safe-for-work beast. Trying to explain you to outsiders can be tricky, and fraught with misunderstanding, but visual aids usually help. Even if those visual aids are quite…revealing.
In the above video, fans lend their voices and their fanfiction excerpts to the noble cause of explaining, in simple terms, what fandom is, why so many of us are engaged in it, and why it continues to be popular. Part of PBS’ Off-Book video series, this particular discussion of fandom is mostly for the uninitiated, but it’s still fun as a fan to watch familiar pictures of convention cosplayers, Bronies, and various fanart fly by in a semi-scholarly fashion. It’s hardly the most broad handling of the topic, though it gets some good main points across. However, the video makers seem to have gone out of their way to find some fairly obscure fandom tracks to explore. Somehow, I don’t think using erotic Transformers fanfiction or the (thankfully brief) Colorado shooter James Holmes trolling fandom flare-up makes a good case for fans largely being rational, if passionate, people, and not crazy loners hanging out in our basements with a high-speed web connection.
It’s been an exciting week for bronies…Is a sentence I never thought I’d be writing in a professional capacity when I grew up. But it has been! There’s been the announcement of a new comic book series based on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, to be published by IDW. There’s been the teaser trailer for season three of the show (viewable after the jump). And now, amongst all the revelry, the cast and a writer for the show are publicly talking about their overwhelming love for bronies and the “social phenomenon” they have wrought.
Thanks to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, normative masculinity might be expanding to include values and interests usually relegated to women. You know, like respect and ponies. Thankfully, men no longer have to shy away from the magic of love, friendship, and tolerance, at least in the online Brony community. Watch Mike Rugnetta use gender theory in order to analyze the emergence, and importance, of Brony culture.
DeviantArtist EastCoastCanuck has created a wonderful piece depicted Kim Possible in well, all possible alternate universes. From left to right: Gokim The Super Saiyan (GBZ), Kimtos The Goddess of War (God of War), Kim Yagami (Death Note), Kim Jordan (Green Lantern), Kimora The Keybearer (Kingdom Hearts), Kimthor The Norse Goddess of Thunder (Marvel) and her male version Zim Possible! Also check out the second one featuring Batkim (DC Comics), Kim Widow (Marvel), Kimyx Vance (VALVe), Sailor Kim (Toei Animation), Spiderkim (Marvel), Kim Lockheart (Square Enix) and Ron as Robin-Ron (DC). Think that’s enough awesome for one day? No way! Check out what else we saw today…
Well, good morning! What better way to start your weekend than with a foul-mouthed parody of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic? Max Gilardi is responsible for this, which must have been inspired by the one and only legend/creator of Ren and Stimpy, John Kricfalusi. Nothing dirty for the eyes, but quite a bit of NSFW language, which is hilarious when coming out of adorable ponies.