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309 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Drawfriend Stuff #717 · 0 replies · +1 points

I like the dragon in #1, but Rarity's arm looks kind of broken.

309 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - MLP: Spin Off Series C... · 0 replies · +7 points

Little girls also love horses, animals, especially when they can talk and do magic.

309 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - MLP: Spin Off Series C... · 0 replies · +2 points

Because they are ponies given human form, not turned entirely into humans. They are magic horse people.

309 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - MLP: Spin Off Series C... · 1 reply · +1 points

Race didn't matter when FiM aired, and that is why I'm saying they shouldn't give them human skin tones so there is no possible chance that race can ever even enter into it. The reason they gave them the skin colors is not only to identify them as pony people, but to not have to deal with the problems of assigning race and all the issues therein in their show.

I'm not saying people are clueless, but being blue with a rainbow mane is a huge part of RD's design. So they kept that design for the character. They remained faithful to the characters color palates and I can't fault them for that because it makes sense.

309 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - MLP: Spin Off Series C... · 1 reply · +1 points

I do wish their skin tones matched exactly to their coats, but it's close enough that it doesn't really bother me. I don't much mind that they aren't regular humans since they're supposed to be horse people.

309 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - MLP: Spin Off Series C... · 3 replies · +1 points

Majority does not equal all. Sounding British has no bearing on your ethnicity since accents/dialects are a learned behavior. And of course other things can make them seem different, I never said they couldn't. What I said was that the color palettes are important as identifying which ponies they are supposed to be, and neatly sidestep any problems involving racial stereotypes. I would love it if they were socially awkward, and I would love it if they still acted like horses. Their eyes all look different from each other, but all seem mostly similar to their pony selves which is just fine with me.

I don't think the cutie-marks are overplayed at all, and the designs look pretty reasonable to me. A mark on their skirts, or boots, or a shirt. Rarity has marks on her skirt, boots, and a hairclip but honestly out of all the girls she is the most likely to accessorize. The mane six, even as ponies seemed to love to wear their own cutie marks anyway. For instance the saddle bags with the cutiemark buckles, and the elements of harmony also being fashioned from their cutie marks. The designs don't seem over the top at all to me.

I'm looking at a Monster High doll right now, and their designs are much more complicated than what we see here. Not only that, but they seem to be very popular and sell well.

309 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - MLP: Spin Off Series C... · 3 replies · +1 points

Some of them do seem to be a little lighter, but I still don't see that as any indication they are caucasian.

309 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - MLP: Spin Off Series C... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thats what I'm arguing. Assigning them human skin tones would either have to be done totally randomly, or it suggests that it was done in an effort to somehow match the persons personality with stereotypes of said skin tone. They are smart to rather avoid that whole issue by not having any of the characters given analogous identities to any actual groups of people.

309 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - MLP: Spin Off Series C... · 2 replies · +2 points

People from different backgrounds however are not built differently enough for those 'differences' to be universal or even truly characteristic of the group. There are no physical characteristics that is unique to any single group of people. I question the logic behind trying to add ethnic identities to cartoon horses who aren't human to begin with, and thus wouldn't have any ties at all to the ethnicity or cultures included.

The motives to give them natural human skin colors just seem suspicious to me. Far too much like a can of stereotype-worms. Would people want to make Twilight an asian woman, just because she is smart and is a diligent student? Would they make Rainbow Dash a black woman just because shes good at sports? Would Apple Jack be white based on her accent alone?

What I am looking at in this picture are just six generically cartoonish stylized anime girls with traits in common with magic horses. I'd prefer to keep it that way.

309 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - MLP: Spin Off Series C... · 9 replies · +3 points

I dont think they're caucasian seeing as they all have pretty much their original coat colors. What makes them caucasian?

The exact same hair they had as ponies? The massive cartoony anime eyes? The little stylized noses?