KIDS THESE DAYS
Well, that was embarrassing. I'm glad these people have found a purpose through ponies, and not meth or racism or something, but this sort of behavior does not do the fandom any favors! Hopefully, some kindly passersby will point out their social mistakes, politely and patiently offering them some tips, so that next time they are out having fun at the mall, they can do better.
Also, I'd just like to take a moment and thank everyone who is *downvoting* "Derpy Gets Pranked". Yes, downvoting. No, I'm not having a heel turn.
I voted that video up without watching it... but then I did watch it. I wish I'd read the description first! It is very upsetting. It's been a bit of a PTSD trigger, if I'm being honest.
Please note that I do not think poorly of anyone for supporting that video. Nor do I condemn all grimdark pony material! I can understand the appeal of senseless violence in certain contexts - hell, my favorite band is GWAR! - and, while I don't necessarily find the juxtaposition of ponies and ultra-violence to be in good taste, I will never (or at least try to never) persecute you if this is your thing.
But Jesus, poor Derpy. :(
What she did? What, you mean giving Applejack a raison d'agir? Allowing Applejack's rodeo winnings to finally have a meaning, to serve some purpose other than feeding AJ's massive hipster ego? Applejack should THANK Derpy for what she did to the town hall, and so should you!
I mean, sure, the rodeo didn't work out too well, and I guess the whole affair was pretty bad for Applejack. But it's not Derpy's fault that Applejack couldn't hack it in the ring! Derpy only opened the door, getting through it was all on AJ.
Think about it like this. If John Cena offered to donate his Wrestlemania winnings to a special needs kid dying of cancer, but then Cena _lost_ Wrestlemania, you don't blame the sick kid.
I don't mean that. I mean steeling her spotlight. The entire Brony community fangasmed all at once and forgot all about Applejack in a long overdue AJ centered episode.
She's not even a character. She's just an animation error and a stupid joke created to mock the mentally handicapped.
Oh, OK, I get it now.
Well, it ain't Derpy's fault that the community likes an animation error more than they like Applejack. I mean, I don't want to say that AJ is boring. *I* don't want to say that. But I guess the crowd's verdict is pretty clear...
Next you're going to be telling us you hate Pinkie Pie for upstaging AJ during Pinkie Apple Pie, or Braeburn for upstaging AJ in Over a Barrel. Haw!
conversations like this are exactly why most mlp videos get curb stomped in the hopper.
This helped lead to the unfunny running joke that Applejack is a background pony. Thankfully that joke is dead and the fandom is really warming up to her. She doesn't have the pandering flash other characters have, but now many are starting to realize her simple honest nature is great.
At least they didn't try to assemble in the Voltron sense.
Pearls before swine.
Which reminds me, there's something else I've been wondering about the show, it's been bugging me for almost a year now. Why do the ponies keep PIGS on their farms?
Ponies are vegetarians, that much has been strictly established. But you see still lots of herd animals at their farms. Now, chickens and cows, I guess I can understand; ponies can get eggs from chicken, milk and dairy-products from cows. We know ponies use these twos foods because pony culture has a very sophisticated baking tradition, and to the best of my knowledge there is no way to make cakes and sweets like the ones found in Pinkie's cake shop without using both eggs and milk. We also see evidence of feathers being used for upholstery and quill-making, although granted some of these feathers may be gathered from wild fowl, rather than chickens. So, OK, cows and chickens, ponies aren't keeping them around for meat, but they are keeping them around for their secondary products.
But pigs have no secondary products! Pigs are meat animals, plain and simple. They are a very high-yield meat animal, but that's really all they're good for. They don't lay eggs, they don't produce milk (at least, not in a form that any human societies I know of have found edible), they are not strong enough to be used as draft animals, fierce or smart enough to be used as guard animals, hell, you can't even make coats out of them! The only other use I've ever seen made of pigs is by criminals, for disposing of corpse. I guess pigs could be used as garbage disposals (we see no evidence of landfills in Equestria) but beyond that there's no earthly reason why pony farmers should be expending their time and valuable surplus crops to raise pigs.
So what gives? I don't really follow the fandom, so has anyone found an explanation for this?
The pigs are used to find truffles.
It's fictional. When they told the people who draw stuff to draw a farm they drew pigs because pigs are on farms.
I disagree there, ashtar.
These farms are nothing more than concentration camps. Mules have recently gained their rights, hence the many apologies from ponies after using mule as a derivative. But cows and sheep and pigs haven't gained their own piece of the pie.
Jet Bin Fever
It's an act, TheMilkShark. He's really good at it though.
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