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The great exposition of “Friendship is Magic, Part 1”, and why “Equestria Girls” still struggles

As divisive as Equestria Girls is, most people agree that the series has improved over time.  And while I believe that’s true, even the otherwise-excellent Rainbow Rocks and Friendship Games have moments that make me cringe: Principal Cinch: I know … Continue reading

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Pixar & Ponies #2: “Rainbow Rocks” and making your hero uncomfortable

Warning — spoilers ahoy! Basically everyone seems to agree that Rainbow Rocks is a much better movie than the original Equestria Girls.  Several reasons have been listed, but here’s the key one; it makes its heroes uncomfortable.

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The nature of Mary Sues, and why Twilight (usually) isn’t one (also, brief Rainbow Rocks thoughts)

The term “Mary Sue” is kind of like the terms “Politically Correct” and “Fascist”; it has been used so often and for so many different things that it has basically become useless.  If someone refers to a character as a … Continue reading

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