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#91) Me and my boyfriend have been bronies from the beginning and we've been thinking about having a kid. We heard somewhere that they can inject animal DNA into the womb in the first few weeks to give the child animal-like features. We think this would be the coolest thing ever but we fear others will frown on it and our beautiful pony child will be looked down upon. What advice do you have for me?

Answer: I think your sources are quite credible. You can, indeed, inject animal DNA into the womb to create animal-human hybrids. That's why you quite often see dog-boys, cat-girls and giraffe-children walking around town centres. It's becoming more acceptable nowadays, but you might want to give it a few more years before you try it out, just to avoid the beast-baby facing ridicule at school. They may have an elephant-teacher, which would help the child feel more 'normal', but if all the class-mates are human, or another form of animal hybrid, it could be difficult for them to fit in.

That's another problem to consider with this: race discrimination. Think long and hard about what animal DNA to inject into your womb before you go ahead with the procedure*. Going for something obscure, like a porcupine, might result in the animal child failing to find others of their race. Going for something more common, like, as you say, a pony, might be a good idea, as at least then they'll fit in with a large bulk of the population, which is, of course, made up almost entirely of ponies.

One thing is for sure – your parenting skills are clearly on-the-ball. You have a great understanding of maternal/paternal priority; for example, doing what is best for the child. Others may frown upon it, but you would shower that pony-baby with such immense love that it wouldn't matter. Plus, the child would hopefully inherit horse legs/hooves, much like a centaur; then other kids would be able to saddle them up and ride around. It would, indeed, be 'the coolest thing ever'.

*This writer doesn't condone injecting anything into your womb.



#92) I'm feeling depressed. I moved 6 months ago and I'm trying to find new friends. I joined this local brony Facebook group and posted my address for a meet-up. Almost everyone in that group lives too far away. One member seemed interested so I messaged him. He never replied and blew me off twice. What should I do?

Answer: Your first problem was probably trying to find new friends on the internet, rather than around your local area, even if those internet people are somewhat 'local' in the grand scheme of things. Generally, most people are capable of making some form of a friend. However, as you say that 6 months have passed and you're still searching, it's fair to assume that you haven't had much luck meeting people. I can see why you would have resorted to the internet in that case.

Now, there's nothing that can be done, really, about the bronies who live too far away. That's an unfortunate geographic problem that can't really be overcome unless you learn how to drive/teleport. As for the one member who seemed interested, I'd need to know how he blew you off to go into specifics. Then again, as you say with relative confidence that he definitely blew you off, I can infer that it was quite an obvious bluff on his part. That, or you're just upset that he cancelled on you twice, and you're assuming he wasn't being genuine. It's hard to tell, but we'll chase up the idea that he did blow you off for the sake of argument.

You say he seemed interested, which makes me think that he made the first move in approaching you. Perhaps your message in response to him was too clingy, and it put him off? If that's the case, you may wish to sharpen your approach with people. You may be desperate for friends, but try and keep your cool. It is possible that he might still feel compelled to meet up with you, so if you really believe in this person, you could keep trying to meet up with them. Don't push things too hard – hold off for a while and wait. Then, perhaps in a few weeks, ask once more if they're willing to meet up.

You might also find, if you're just looking for friends in general, that signing up to a site like Bronysquare is a good idea. Those sites tend to be full of people willing to be your friend. You may find people on there who live closer to you than you think – I know that a lot of bronies don't use Facebook as their primary means of communicating, and so you may find that you're only encountering a small amount of the bronies in your local area. Check Bronysquare and Ponysquare, and any other social networking pony-based sites you can find. Don't come off as too desperate, of course, but I'm sure if you made a case that you moved house and you're struggling to make friends, some people might be able to relate to you.

Keep looking for friends. Try your best to make friends at school, and, failing that, fall deeper into the internet. Sometimes just talking to people, even if just through an instant-messaging program, can fill that void. I firmly believe that internet friendships can be just as valuable and valid as friendships outside of the internet. Hit up those social networking sites as well – as I say, you may find people living closer to you than you think.



#93) Suppose that "Friendship is Magic" is coming to an end, regardless of the number of seasons it would take. How would you like to see this show end, in the biggest way you can think of? I personally would find it neat if a film done by the company is possible. Not just any film, but perhaps a tribute to the first two specials of the series that made it possible but in a more modernized setting, a bigger story, and done in such a way that fans will never forget it. In a way it may sound like something only a FanFic could pull off, but if such a thing is possible it could end the show on such a high note. But that's just what I think, what's your take?


Answer: I'd shy away from any self-aggrandising dalliance. I think if they try and make the last episodes into this epic finale, there's more chance of it failing to live up to expectations. It'll be very hard for people to come to terms with the show ending – with such high expectations, I don't think it's really possible for the final episode(s) to be the perfect ending that would offer everyone the closure they desire/require.

Given that people will be incredibly sad when the show rolls its final credits, I'm in two minds. On the one hand, I think it would be cool if the show just ended with regular episodes, without some massive display saying, "Yes, the show is over, and we're going to do our best to let you know it!". If the show went out with regular episodes, I'd feel like the show-makers were making less of a big deal out of it, which in turn would help the fandom come to terms with the show ending easier. By having a big display-of-an-episode, it will encourage more people to feel emotional about the climax.

However, people would complain with a regular-episode finale, as it wouldn't 'do the show justice'. Maybe I'm biased, because I'm not a big fan of the two-parter episodes, but I wouldn't be all that bothered about the show ending in an anticlimactic way. That said, if they go down the other route, they could either do a two-parter finale that resolves everything, or they could release a film. Personally, I don't really have much interest in a film – I think the show should remain as a TV series. I don't really have much opposition despite that; I guess I just don't consider the show to be 'big enough' to warrant a film. Yes, I'm aware that previous My Little Pony generations have boasted films, but I think the merits of the show are good enough to ensure that a film isn't strictly necessary.

I don't really like "Friendship is Magic" when it's trying to be 'epic'. I prefer the show when it deals with interactions between the characters. Stopping the next big villain doesn't really interest me, as the show can't really have the villain make a lasting impression. If a villain killed off a character, that would be a different story; however, as this is My Little Pony, everything needs to be resolved at the end of the episode, meaning that the 'epic' episodes feel a little watered-down to me.

I may be called a party-pooper, but I don't really want to see an episode that 'the fans will never forget'. The show has attracted so many fans just by being itself; it doesn't need to take special efforts to try and make itself cooler than it is. A good way to end, for me, would be an episode like "The Best Night Ever", which really did a lot of things right. A bad way to end would be by introducing all sorts of new plot twists, characters and villains, just for the sake of a 'badass' ending.
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MysticDracomancer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
People think the weirdest things. Why would you want to inject animal DNA into your womb when you KNOW your child.... beast.... THING... Would be ridiculed for years to come, alienated from society and even possibly be given threats upon themself? Why would you subject a child to such a thing? It's completely ridiculous.
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TheRobberBaron Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I demand a dog baby with Lassie's DNA, that way if it fell in a well, it could save itself.
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Ixtaek Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Oh my goodness. I laughed so hard.

As for the ending, it may be lame, but the way Batman: The Brave and the Bold ended was, in my opinion, one of the best ways to end a kids show. it was so aware of its own ending that I was simultaneously laughing and crying, especially at the very end, where Batman assures the viewers that even if the show is gone, he'll still always be there if people need him. If ponies ended like that, on such a bittersweet but hopeful note, I think it'd be great.
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I'm not familiar with the ending you mentioned there, but it sounds like it could be a good avenue to pursue with the MLP conclusion.
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Sadchuu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
#91 That's fucking disgusting man! Take your pony fetish somewhere else, and I'm pretty sure that I haven't seen a fucking human/animal hybrid! That's like mating with a wolf people :| And I don't think Fluttershy will come and mate with you :facepalm:

This is why I quit half of the fanbase because of you fucktards :( What happens if a innocent little girl came here and saw this! Shame on you bronies! It's not like you see me humping on a picture of Fluttershy :|

And I don't think your science will work;humans mate with humans, not a imaginary horse.
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SilverRattler Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Somepony doesn't understand sarcasm. :iconfacepalmplz:
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Sadchuu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Someone already said it was sarcasm. :/
And don't call me a "Somepony" I quit the fandom.
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SilverRattler Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I didnt read their comment yet. The comments are stacked on my settings.
why quit?
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Sadchuu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Because of shipping, 90% are yuri and yaoi couples while 10% of hetero couples.
And the bronies were annoying with the clop fics.
I didn't exactly quit, I'm just a fan of the show; not a pegasister. T-T
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Cheshire-pony Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone has a Fluttershy fetish.
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