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Anonymous 12/02/2021 (Thu) 18:15:18 No. 5696
Rewatching the show again, I've noticed small details that really show the difference between the old staff and the new staff. Throughout season 1 and 2, ponies never use their hooves to pick up small objects, they always used their mouths, (the only exception to this was unicorn magic, or their mouth was already occupied), but after about season 5 ish, they seem to have completely forgotten this as it becomes almost the default that the ponies would grab and pick up things with their hooves as if they were hands. It really feels like three different universes between the first three seasons, the middle three, and the last three. Its hard to put a hoof on exactly what, but its lots of little details that just, feel a little bit off in the later seasons, but its enough little bits feeling off (and writing that is either meh or garbage) that really make it hard to enjoy the later seasons as much as I enjoy the early seasons.
There's also a lot more slapstick and physical comedy in the early seasons.
>>5701 >Physical comedy Eh, no? >slapstick Loads of slapstick were after there was nobody to whip Confalone every time he tried his fucking bullshit. What early seasons have to do with any of that?
>>5696 I felt like the different time periods in the show were: >S1 >S2-S3 >S4-S6 >S7-S9 They did get a bit lazy about the horsey bits later on. If I remember right there was a whole page in the show bible about this sort of thing.
>>5716 There was, it was like the number one rule for the animators, to have the ponies interact with the world like they're ponies, but after lauren left, big jim literally said "its just a show for little girls, so who cares". Its a small detail, but it really does set the early seasons appart from any other cartoon. The ponies actually acted and moved like ponies, they had weight and were believable, but over time, ponies just started acting like humans with hoof hands
>>5716 For me: >1 (consistent and cozy) >2-4 ("natural" stories) >5-7 (forced stories, map) >8-9 (creature garbage) >>5718 It really gave the early seasons the otherworldly spark. No other media has even come close. There was never any real possibility of retaining something like that over a long-running show, especially one with so many changes in staff.
>>5703 Absolutely yes what are you talking about The ponies would horse around and do horseplay, they would yank on each others tails and slam their horse bodies into each other and dashie is crashing into shit every time she enters a scene
>>5800 Oh, you're baiting. Nvm then.
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Here is one detail I don't think many noticed that Lauren definitely wanted in. In early seasons there are a LOT of Dutch doors, Dutch doors are the doors that have an upper and lower half that can swivel separately. This is a reference to the fact that lots of barns use doors of this style on horse stalls (albeit more crude ones that ones meant for humans).
>>7575 Yeah I loved that I would leave the top half of my door open in my Equestrian cottage As it became more Americanized though they went away from that because nobody would leave their door open like that
>>7575 That is true according to the show bible. Also, the fences around yards were to resemble corrals, and the ponies were to sleep in stalls rather than bedrooms. The thantched-roof design of most cottages was supposed to resemble English peasant cottages where animals, such as horses, often slept beside their human owners. The ponies themselves were supposed to wear riding tack, but only saddles made it into the show. Lauren was going to go all-in on the horse stuff before the series aired.
>>9181 What could have been!
>>9181 Unnecessary trash, why not just abandon all houses because muh horsetism. This wouldnt have made it any better, all they needed was a solid team that didn't work in a bubble like Larson commented on.
>>9181 Interesting. I wouldn't replace the show that we got, but I would be interested in how such a thing would have turned out.
>>9183 >>9188 The show bible is greater than 5mb, so I cannot upload it, but I suppose that I can transcribe the introduction. >What does it take to make someone fall in love with a brand? What makes a series of stories you heard in your childhood memorable for you(sic) entire life, so much that you want to share them with your children once you become an adult? Think of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter. These brands settle into the hearts and memories of their audience and remain there. Why? These brands are worlds. The possibilities within these worlds are vast, yet there is a defined logic and structure to these alternate realities, making them highly believable. Moving more inwardly, these worlds have limitless lands where limitless types of beings and characters can live in them. >You see, it is not just the worlds that the audience loves, but mostly the characters that live within them and the different, yet somehow similar trials they must face in their lives. >We as the audience are fascinated to see our ownexperiences told form a perspective that we've never seen before. The love of these brands stems from that juxtoposition of the familiar and the fantastic, and the undeniable love of these stories and characters, sometimes spanning across generations, cannot happen without a vast, complete, and believable world. >This approach has been utilized for countless intellectual properties, including Transformers, G.I. Joe, with much success, but has fallen short when attempted with girl properties. Perhaps this is because the softer gentler nature of girl properties are left vague, ambiguous and generic. But I do not think this has to be so. A girl world can be set up the(sic) in the same manner, it is the intentions that must be different. >Rather than set the stage for epic, dramatic adventure stories like the examples above, a girl world should set the stage for friendship, heart and laughter as well as adventure--adventure that is more fun and exciting than dramatic and epic, but adventurous nonetheless. With only that alternate intention, the same history, mythology, back story and even the alternate logic and physics of an alternate world will serve the same purposeto endear you to the characters and make the stories memorable. >This is a proposal for the world of My Little Pony, and the stories and characters that live in it. I kept all of the gramatical errors intact. The show bible was very clearly cobbled together and revised several times as Hasbro mandated chages (eg. Canterbury became Canterlot, Fillydelphia became Ponyville, Twilight Twinkle became Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy got wings and Rarity got a horn), but it gets its point across.
>>9191 The show bible is no longer on Yayponies, so here is a magnet link to it. magnet:?xt=urn:btih:a1e995acd65d1f6151b234b9fdff9054f79b5dee&dn=Official+Show+Bible.pdf&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.kicks-ass.net%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3A80&tr=http%3A%2F%2F210.
>>9205 I think I have this torrent working now. Let me know if it does not work.
>>9205 Why did they take it off Yayponies in the first place? Can't have taken up too much space.
>>9208 (((they))) don't want you to know the truth
>>9210 Can I get a torrent file? Magnet links don't work for me.
>>9208 I don't know. It is justa theory of mine, but I suspect that Hasbro really does not want fans to know what Faust had planned, becasue it contains quite a bit of ideas that tend to jive with what fans used to complain that they wanted from the show, like "a vast, complete, and believable world."
>>9211 sorry, I'm not the magnetanon
>>9211 This thing only gives me the magnet link, and right now I am not sure that it is working even though it says that it is. Let me see if I can find a file-hosting service that isn't shit.
>>9214 It's easy to make torrents if you have a client, I use QBtorrent. There is a "torrent creator" under the tools tab that lets you select any file on your computer and make it into a torrent with a torrent link file. Then just open that up the link in notepad, send us the raw TXT, and we can copy them into notepad on our end and rename them into .torrent files.
>>9220 Why not just use smutty.horse?
>>9220 It's trying to make my download and install an ISO file to read a fucking PDF, no way I trust that site.
>>9219 There is a hardware issue on my end that is greatly complicating matters, namely that the file itself is on old cell phone that I used to backup certain computer files. When the old computer died, I lost all of my files, so I have been trying to create a torrent using old software that only works on cheap cell phones. Even worse, the asshole phone manufacturer made it so that it is no longer possible to directly trade files between one of their phones and a proper computer, so I cannot directly migrate it to my new machine without setting up an SSH, which is a monumental pain in the ass with my operating system. Whatever. The anonfiles upload seems to work, and now that I have downloaded the file onto the new computer I can create a torrent using qBittorrent.
>>9222 It is? What the fuck. Goddamnit, this is ridiculous. >>9221 I may just do that. I tried Twibooru earlier, but the site would not take pdfs.
>>9225 werkz 4 me
>>9226 Sweet. Here is another magnet link for those who prefer them. This one should work, since it is not getting seeded by a cheap old phone. magnet:?xt=urn:btih:288096d81daec2b0eec1eabc9a95af7956a2132a&dn=Official%20Show%20Bible.pdf&tr=http%3a%2f%2f5.79.83.193%3a2710%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2f182.176.139.129%3a6969%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2f91.218.230.81%3a6969%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2fbt.henbt.com%3a2710%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2fatrack.pow7.com%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2fbt.pusacg.org%3a8080%2fannounce
>>9187 >God forbid we could have an irl horse references in a horse show! I suspect you may enjoy some other show about certain different characters much more.
Thanks for gettign it working, The show bible is very interesting. I KNEW it was originally intended for the ponies having to manually care for the world to be a bigger theme; it just seemed too out there to be a one off for some episodes.
>>5703 I believe that anon meant the visual gags such as Twilight literally lighting on fire to demonstrate how angry she is