I don’t care how you feel about friendship or magic literally everybody needs to watch this video right now
FINALLY SOMEBODY GETS IT
This is pretty much it, good video. In fact, this video talks about one of the major conflicts a lot of girls (like me!) have in adolescence: the concept of femininity is bogged down with so much social bullshit and systematic unfairness (and believe me, even as little kids we can tell) that lots of us feel we have to reject feminine things because we don’t want any of that crap. Even if we like it.
And I suspect, this goes for boys too. Because things associated with girls are also associated with that social bullshit, and they get constantly shamed by their peers to maintain their masculinity (The ‘Fag Discourse’, from C.J. Pascoe, this is an excerpt from a book I think all bronies should read) in adolescence, so they can’t easily take coded feminine things out of their dark hole either.
I would have felt way less ashamed of myself when I was a little kid if I had discourse like this to follow.
When someone does something you don’t like — even if it is a really poor decision that deserves all the ridicule it can get — don’t resort to death threats. There is absolutely never an acceptable time to wish death upon someone over My Little Pony.
Shoutouts to ~swaglord, who not only felt it necessary to comment twice, but even wished death upon the baby. #swag amirite
Can I just point out that I don’t even think this choice of name deserves ridicule?
Yes, it’s a pretty dim move to name your child because of a show that (let’s face it) you will probably get tired of over time and move on from, but in all honesty, the only people who are going to link the names Pinkamena and Zecora to are people who are already highly aware of the show and it’s characters.
If they had named the child something like Appledash Sparkleshy-Rainbowity or something then yes, that kid is probably going to get some shit from friends because it would be an obvious link to a show and would highlight the obsessive nature of the parents, but to me Pinkamena and Zecora (which only seems to be appearing as a middle name here, so it will probably come up very rarely) just seem like interesting names with no strong attachment to anything else.
I knew people in school with names like Heaven-Leigh and Hawaii who were actually really popular. Parents give children uncommon names a lot and I think it’s a huge misconception that the kids are always going to get picked on for the rest of their lives just for having a name that sounds a bit more ‘exotic’.
Optimus Prime, however…
What a fucking bunch of scumbags.
How disgusting. Poor name choices don’t deserve death threats; especially when this woman is probably so happy that her and her child are alright.
pinkie pie- white. bottom heavy,fairly tall, TONS of hair. just jolly and bouncy and cute.
rainbow dash- african american. short, sleek, aerodynamic. wants to be a pilot, but for now kicks ass on rollerblades. her hair is a mohawk that emulates her mane
applejack- white. ‘sturdy’ is what I was going for, not sure if I succeeded. farmer’s tan and tons of freckles.
twilight sparkle- indian. scrawny, angular, petite. super symmetrical, has a strong, somewhat masculine jawline.
fluttershy- white, no-op mtf. moved to ponyville to get a new start for herself. found rainbow dash along the way, who is the only one who knows she’s mtf. knows her friends won’t care but it’s still hard telling people. very tall, awkward, wears ill-fitting jumpers and oversized skirts.
rarity- asian, short, plus-sized. big inspiration for her was miss piggy. got sick of not being able to find clothes her size so she started her own fashion line of high end clothes for plus sized ladies.