She was prepared: So now what?

As about .05% of the spam bots who read my blog know, yesterday’s season 3 finale saw the fulfillment of what a lot of people have been expecting and/or dreading for quite a while; the egghead became a princess, complete with wings and a coronation ceremony.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’re not that in that .05%. Go home. Nothing to see here.

If you do know what the hell I’m talking about, or you are simply curious, stay awhile, and listen. I’m going to do something I’ve never done before; analyze an episode of a kid’s show.

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Toys For Men

Just for kids? Doubtful. I hear the old folks complaining “kids” movies are more for adults these day. Good. I’m glad we adults get to have fun again.

America is still behind the times. I’m not talking about universal health care or acceptance of nudity, either. I’m talking about America’s habit of taking everything fun and giving it to kids. Toys. Cartoons. Games. What is the deal with that?

Don’t get me wrong. We’ve come a long way. But I think we all know there is still quite a disconnect between the growing population of young and middle-aged adults who still like the fun stuff, and the aging population. There are still a lot of people out there who think anybody past their mid-twenties who still watches “kids” movies, thinks super heroes are cool, and plays video games has something wrong with them. A lot of people still don’t consider people interested in these things “grown up”. This doesn’t make much sense to me for a very good reason.

These things weren’t originally meant  for kids, and a lot of them still aren’t exclusively for children.

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Another Lazy Post: Gas prices, Derpy back up.

Do you see that! Look at those prices.

Gas prices are quickly rising again, just like last year. Just like last year, we’re having the same argument over whether or not Obama can do anything to lower them. All the same people are coming out saying the same things; yes, he could, by allowing domestic drilling, and allowing the pipeline. All of the same people are coming out and saying no, he can’t; it is all due to factors beyond the president’s control.

However, not like last year, we’ve got an election coming up in November, so now there is all sorts of implied political intrigue. As if that wasn’t enough, there is an intense (or so we’re told) three-way brewing between the United States, Iran, and Israel.

Of course, this only means one thing, no matter the outcome; normal people will get screwed, one way or another. Possibly in multiple ways. Not fun ways, either. My guess, we’ll go to war with Iran, and have to pay higher gas prices all year. We’ll still have to vote for one of the two assholes approved by other assholes in November, too.

Talk about three-way. Not shaping up to be a great year. I haven’t even gotten to Derpy yet.

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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things 3: The continuing saga of a little grey mare.

A lot has happened since I wrote, only last week, about the “controversy” surrounding the speaking part of Ponyville’s favorite ditzy pegasus, Ditzy (Derpy Whooves) Doo.  Soon after my article, it seemed Derpy’s fate was to be sent to the moon, as “The Last Roundup” vanished from iTunes, her name was stricken from the websites of those affiliated with the show, and Welovefine, the official merchandise outlet for “adult” pony stuff, renamed  items emblazoned with her image.

However, as quickly as it had vanished, her name reappeared, and the offending episode appeared smack-dab in the center of the official My Little Pony Page. Now, rumor has it, Hasbro officials have said Derpy won’t be sent to the moon after all.

What da hell?

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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Apparently there is some flak over Derpy “Ditzy Doo’s” spoken lines in last week’s episode of MLP: FiM. Apparently a few people are upset she was actually called “Derpy”. Apparently they are mad because they think Studio B, and episode writer Amy Keating Rogers, was making fun of something. Apparently they’ve gone so far as to write nasty letters to all parties involved, including  Derpy’s voice actress, Tabitha St. Germain (also Rarity/Luna), who actually thought the grey mare was a stallion.

Well, I’ve got a message for those people: Go buck yourselves.

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