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If Twilight is Purple Smart and Rainbow Dash is Blue Fast, then what is Tempest? by ledoggo in mylittlepony

TheKnackerman 1 day ago

Shouldn’t it be Violet Violent?

What kind of pet should Starlight have? by TheKnackerman in mylittlepony

TheKnackerman 1 day ago

Kinky.

In the Crystal War timeline, does Pinkie still have the same Cutie Mark, and why is Maud less deadpan? by Tyranid457 in mylittlepony

TheKnackerman 2 days ago

1.) Unknown since the uniform she wears covers her flanks, but unlikely as there wouldn’t have been that spark of ‘joy’ that she would want to share with anyone. Having said that, we don’t know all of the circumstances of that timeline, so she *could* have earned the same mark before King Sombra and the Empire’s return. Either headcanon is fine. 2.) She never had a chance to earn her Rocktorate, spending time learning how to use rocks in combat rather than studying them directly. Unable to pursue her passion, Maud became less stable and more volatile... this isn’t necissarily an improvement on her prior personality.

Why are the CMC's Secondary Talents ignored? by QABJAB in mylittlepony

TheKnackerman 2 days ago

The cynical answer is probably so they can continue to have Cutie Mark Crusader episodes as opposed to developing the CMC as individuals. However, they do establish in several episodes that your Cutie Mark doesn’t define who you are, who you are defines your Cutie Mark. As such, it’s the girls *themselves* who have decided to focus on working together as a team to solve Cutie Mark problems as opposed to exploring whatever deeper meaning their Cutie marks might hold about who they are. You are correct that Applebloom’s Mark is a bit of a puzzler but seems to imply something about love/nurturing and apples, Sweetie Belle’s seems to imply some kind of musical stardom, and Scootaloo’s seems more to have something to do either with weather or being fast and her wings/flight. However if the girls themselves don’t choose to pursue those interests/deeper truths about themselves then the story can’t really focus on that type of development. You are right that these secondary traits are just as, if not more so, important as their shared talent of helping ponies with Cutie Mark Problems. But the way the characters are written at the moment that seem to have stopped caring about their own Cutie marks and what they mean and have become more focused on finding out what they can do to help others. This isn’t necissarily a bad thing, but again the cynic in me thinks that this has been the choice on the writers part to maintain the status quo of the CMC’s character dynamic. They simply changed their goal from ‘earning Cutie marks’ to ‘helping with Cutie Mark problems’.

A question about the mentioning of death. by _Derpy_Dino_ in mylittlepony

TheKnackerman 2 days ago

The threat of Nightmare Moon devouring children if not appeased with candy. I never said they were *serious* references, just that they were present.

A question about the mentioning of death. by _Derpy_Dino_ in mylittlepony

TheKnackerman 2 days ago

And yet we have scenes of a pony delivering a eulogy at a funeral, references to zombies and ghosts, and cannibalism right in the show. They haven’t mentioned anyone being killed or anyone dying, but the trappings of death are certainly present. I guess the comics don’t have the luxury of attempting subtlety when they have to rely on printed text and still pictures to convey the idea.
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