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On a more light-hearted note... - Balinares — LiveJournal
Oct. 14th, 2011
12:33 am -
On a more light-hearted note...
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October 14th, 2011 02:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm not, really. Unavoidable outliers notwithstanding, observing the whole fandom has been a lesson in humility, the sort that leaves you with a vibrantly renewed faith in humanity. I wanted to make a post about that, actually, but was sort of afraid to annoy the pony-averse people out there. A few weeks back, I witnessed what in any other part of the Internet would have been a flamewar -- a rather involved debate between several parties with opposed views. Except that people
listened to each other
, stayed calm and polite throughout (and apologized profusely when they didn't), upvoted their adversaries in thanks for a point made courteously. It was a like a freaking My Little Pony forum became the most mature place on the Internet, and how awesome is that? It's like some people out there are starting to realize that being nice is not a weakness. This is a worthwhile thing to remember, because as my previous post may have hinted, I'm having an increasingly harder time staying nice everyday while working in and commuting to Paris. :/
As to the visual style, I'm not sure, but I think I know what you mean. The visual style is one of the top reasons why I took so long before checking out the show. It looked so... I don't know. Simplistic, exaggerated? Of course, now I've inhaled whole freight trains worth of it so I find it deliciously expressive and so well suited to the very mobile animation style of the show, but I know I'm biased as fuck. :D Also Pinkie Pie is fun to draw. I gotta draw more Pinkie Pie.