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263 weeks ago @ Equestria After Dark - EQAD Tumblr Removed · 0 replies · +3 points

Tumblr is part of Yahoo, Yahoo is notorious for not checking if abuse reports about adult content areas are even vaguely true. They often don't check to see if they are even vaguely coherent, that they looked closely enough to give a reason is an improvement.

299 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Season 3 Episode 5 : P... · 0 replies · +2 points

I think it being a Yu-Gi-Oh episode is unlikely, given that Yu-Gi-Oh is a Konami product which competes with Hasbro's MtG.

299 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Season 3 Episode 3 - S... · 0 replies · +1 points

I remember seeing this exact episode... of Urusei Yatsura almost twenty years ago.

The plot of "make a lot of copies of a person, hijinks ensue," is hardly new.

299 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Season 3 Episode 3 - S... · 0 replies · +1 points

Oh, _this_ myth again.

Fanfics, like any other work, are indeed copyrighted. That they may also be copyright or trademark violations in their own right does not change this. Remember that "derivative", in the context of copyright law, actually means "the same thing in a different form." It's things like translations and radio plays that fall under the original copyright.

As for why they avoid fanfic: It's because, in the past, writers of fanfic have sued when a movie or TV show does something similar.

299 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Brand Licensing in Eur... · 0 replies · +3 points

I don't think we would even need a multi-generation time skip.

It would also work for Twilight's ascension to be the finale of Friendship is Magic with MLP moving on to a new show in the same setting. Twilight herself becomes either an occasional character or a supporting character, (depending on the nature of the new show[1]).

[1] One based around Celestia's school could easily have Twilight, (alicorn or not), as a professor.

299 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Brand Licensing in Eur... · 0 replies · +1 points

One hypothesis I put forward handles Blueblood just fine: Equestria doesn't follow the British/French baseline most people assume, but rather works more along the lines of the Holy Roman Empire. This means that there are going to be all kinds of princes, dukes, margraves, etc. running around with some of the higher ranking ponies having multiple titles.

So, Celestia could be the Equestian Empress but she is also the reigning princess of the Principality of Everfree[1], (a title she prefers to use for personal reasons). Similarly, Blueblood is either the reigning prince of Canterlot or the heir but is largely sidelined by the presence of the Imperial Court.

[1] Or at least what's left of it after the unpleasantness a thousand years ago.

302 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Sweetie Belle Plays Mi... · 0 replies · +2 points

Nah, exploding sheep have been showing up in games for years. One of the Easter eggs in Warcraft II was the fact that sheep would explode if you clicked on them 50 times.

Why would you click on them that much? Most units made comments when clicked on, starting with reasonable ones, (e.g. "yes?"), and then getting silly if you clicked the same unit enough times in a row, (e.g. "quit poking me").

303 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Toy Review: Favorites ... · 0 replies · +1 points

A zony is a pony/zebra hybrid.

307 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Shards of Equestria Re... · 0 replies · +1 points

That depends on what part of Hasbro you're talking about, Wizbro is about as bad as T$R was.

307 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Shards of Equestria Re... · 0 replies · +1 points

Copyright is the least of the issues: More important are the trademarks and the patent, (which, IIRC, still has a few years to go).