I watched part two of the pilot episode the next day and I gotta say it wasn't terrible. It was good enough to keep me watching.
There were good episodes, great episodes and some I didn't really care for. But maybe it depended on the mood I was in while watching. Like some my brother totally loved but I didn't like. Then there were others he thought were annoying but I actually liked. Fair enough.
It probably wouldn't be a good idea to discuss the particulars of what I liked and didn't like on an episode by episode basis, so instead I'll bring in some Pinkie Pie randomness and just talk about some of the more interesting observations I've had through this first viewing of season 1. Oh and I've seen some eps twice.
I always notice more stuff when I see an episode a second time. Maybe it means I'm still trying to keep my mental distance from the show, to keep from becoming a brony. lol Maybe it's just matter of time. Scary thought.
This forum is probably one of the only places on the internet where I can say their hooves remind me of pseudopods.
Well, hardened at the tip. But they can still grasp things sometimes.
You kinda forget that they're horse people until they have to use their teeth to grab something. Not having hands on creatures that clearly are intelligent enough to use them is kinda weird for me. Their world appears to have been built similar to ours, and you expect every day objects to be manipulated with hands, but they use teeth, hooves, or sometimes their whole head (to knock on a door or push something). Kinda uncanny valley maybe. Their soda bottles have to have drinking straws. Their cameras have to have a neck brace/holder thingie. Earth ponies seem to be at a disadvantage with no wings or unicorn horn magic! Of course Pinkie Pie does pretty well.
I look for Derpy Hooves in every episode, like Where's Waldo.
In the winter wrap up episode where it's mentioned that Dipsy Doo went the wrong direction to get the birds was recorded back before that background character was renamed Derpy Hooves, so because the voice tracks are recorded in advance of the animation, they changed the colors of that particular pony from original gray with blond hair to a heliotrope color and normal eyes, signifying to bronys that Lauren Faust listens to fans.
If you're curious, just watch the pilot episode for the animation mistake that led us to Derpy hooves. Or look on Wikipedia.
They say Derpy will have a slightly bigger part in season two. One can hope. I actually like this character for some reason. Kinda cute with messed up eyes.
Actually they're all pretty cute. I think that was part of the redesign. Make them simple looking and make them 20% cuter. Childlike. With large heads, small bodies. Huge eyes. I spent the first several episodes distracted by how cute they looked. I had to force myself to pay attention to what was going on in the storyline. They're really small too. My "little" pony. They can sleep in presumably a human sized bed, and are actually pretty small compared to horses, as briefly seen in ep 26 right before the cyclops pony, lol (animation mistake, like Spitfire's pink eyes a couple minutes later).
Some college student calculated the G force it took to make the rainboom, assuming they're 250 to 300kg. It would lead to organ failure in humans. Heh. But are they really that heavy? I'd assume a pegasus pony would be lighter than usual because they can walk on clouds and their wings are hardly big enough, must be flight magic, not too dissimilar to the unicorn horn magic.
Man that always gives me chills, watching the AMVs of Rainbow Dash doing that rainboom. The animators, for using vector, did an excellent job on the timing and the other effects. And I'm not the only one, it turns out.
What's a wingboner? I've seen that in several comments across several videos. Another meme perhaps?
Which pony or ponies are my favorite? Do I have a favorite? Do I have a favorite episode? A least favorite episode? Do I like any of the songs? My brother has some opinions on such things. But do I?
Am I a brony?