My Little Pony: Equestria Girls is a mash-up of high school clique comedy and magical girl fantasy and it is brilliant. The cafeteria song is almost the best thing I’ve seen in a movie this year.
An object that is surrounded by a magnetic field and that has the property, either natural or induced, of attracting iron or steel.
A person, a place, an object, or a situation that exerts attraction.
A female child, from birth to full growth.
The use of girl to refer to a woman of any age is highly likely to be considered old-fashioned or to cause offence.
Twilight Sparkle sings My Big Brother Best Friend Forever. BBBFF. It’s so perfect in so many ways.
The message I got from the most recent Glee (Saturday Night Glee-ver!) is: “Follow your dreams — or else!” Also, you need to know what your dream is before you graduate high school, which is as dumb as you need to have sex in order to play teens who have had sex, but I digress. This may seem simplistic, but Glee isn’t known for its subtlety and I think it’s fair. The show, like Mercedes complained, didn’t give many tips for how to do it…the more hidden message seemed to be “dream big enough and other people will do the work for you”. Sam put Mercedes on YouTube, Brittany and Sue got Santana a scholarship, an actual committee conspired to force Finn into choosing his dream (going to “Inside” The Actor’s Studio). It is important to have supportive friends, but…come on.
There’s an episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in which the Cutie Mark Crusaders enter a talent competition in their ongoing crusade (sic) to get cutie marks. The message of that story is: “Only do what you can succeed at” and as Twilight spends the entire episode saying it, it’s equally unsubtle. But there is a more hidden message in that one, too, “if you follow your dream, people will laugh at you”. My own personal subtitle for this episode is “Everything that is wrong with American public education.” and despite having a nearly opposite message, that works for the Glee episode, too. At this point the system is so skewed to make sure no one is ever a failure I believe it fails everyone.
After watching Glee last Tuesday night I turned to my daughter and said there is a middle ground. There is a middle ground between the reckless confidence/entitlement of Mr. Schuester and the fearful confidence/complacency of Twilight Sparkle. There is an empowering truth in both their philosophies and that is the message I urge you to embrace: “Listen to yourself.” And please, don’t be afraid to fail. And don’t be afraid not to know everything, including who you are. The day we don’t have anything left to discover — and possibly screw up — is the day I never want to reach.2 notes
This is my confession :) In the episode The Show Stoppers the Cutie Mark Crusaders are encouraged to do what they are good at at the expense of what they may want to do instead. I’ve encountered this attitude often in public education here in Connecticut and it discourages self-expression and stunts growth. So I want a protest pony and I think Scootaloo is a great choice.
I take a lot of internet personality profile quizlings. These two results are the BEST EVER:
You Scored as Kimber.
You are most like Kimber. People think that you still have a lot of growing up to do even if you don’t. You have a lot of feelings but don’t let anyone step on them.
You’re endearingly bubbly and eccentric with a love of throwing parties and being with your friends. However, you are deeply codependent and exhibit manic-depressive symptoms when confronted with neglect or rejection by ponies you love. You can only function with the approval of those you care about, and when deprived of it, you spiral into a rut. You believe trust is the most important thing in any friendship. In your eyes, a good laugh is the best solution to all life’s little problems.
Codependent Bipolar Pinkie Pie = EXPLAINS EVERYTHING