I think that question is what everybody has been wondering since Rainbow Dash was introduced Seth.
Can't wait to see everything! HURRY UP SEPTEMBER 17. IF YOU DON'T GET HERE SOON, FLUTTERSHY WILL CRY!
Seeing pony families will be sweet!
How does an earth pony get a pink coat and mane when her parents and sisters are all dull and grey?Either colours aren't genetic or some crazy pony science magic is happening.
Please be Dash, Please be Dash...
Rainbow manes? Well, when two pegasi go 'cavorting' with each other in the rays of a rainbow...
I want to see what happened to applejack's parents
Well that's awesome, I'd love to see Dash's and Fluttershy's parents.
OK, can we officially declare Applejack's parents dead if they don't show up in Season 2? That's kind of my head-canon right now, and in a peculiar way, I am almost afraid to see it Jossed.
I try not to over-think these things. It's sometimes fun to wonder how this or that came to be. Especially RD's rainbow mane. But I also remember it's a cartoon after-all. :P
Rainbow Dash?I'm curious about Applejack's parents. Where were they when their daughter ran off alone to Manehatten.
Isn't the answer to that question clear? Obviously Dash was conceived (and possibly born) in a hot tub filled with rainbows instead of water.
@SssonicYou're sure death is existent in MlP?
Personally much more interested in seeing Fluttershy's family than Dash's.
@SssonicThat's how a lot of people look at it, oddly enough. I do too, but mostly because I find the idea that AJ's hat belonged to her father is touching...One thing I'm wondering, which I should've asked when Seth, Cereal, and Phoe started taking questions for the next Q+Neigh was "How do you think the fandom shall react and adapt to Season Two invalidating all kinds of fanon based on Season One?"
But are the pony families we see actually related to the mane six, or are they just pony families in the background?One must consider all the ways that a sentence can be considered true...
Is it bad that I never wondered about Rainbows mane?
@MattatattaBeen wondering about that as well.I personally believe that as long as popular OCs aren't renamed or whatever that the fandom will take The Great Jossing of Season Two quite nicely.
@ Fritz X: I would assume so; I'm sure we've at least seen skeletons and such, and if a Cockatrice can turn Twilight to stone or all the other forms of danger we've seen the girls encounter over the first season, just because we haven't seen anyone actively die on-screen (and, let's be realistic, probably never will) doesn't mean Death is not still an underlying truth of the FiM universe....WOW I feel like an overly-talkative ass now. lD;@Mattatta: Yeah, that's about my thoughts on it too; I too very much like the idea that AJ got her hat from one of her late parents. Also because it just sort of makes sense. We didn't see them at the Apple Family Reunion in the first episode OR in AJ's flashback to when she left Sweet Apple Acres; if they arent' dead, where the Hay are they? XD
...Why don't I feel happy about this? Why don't I feel the need to watch season two? OMG HELP! D:
Will someone clear this up for me? I seem to be getting mixed messages here: Did Faust quit the show entirely to work on the Galaxy Girls thing or is she still at least the creative producer?
Must know how Fluttershy's legacy began. MUST KNOW!
I really hope we see AJs parents, that will answer so many questions
Seth forgot to mention Pinkie Pie's parents were seen too....but oh well.
Also, Applejack's parents being dead just makes sense. As for Rarity's, well, why else would she be raising her little sister on her own?
@RainbowDatL Faust stepped down as Director to a consultant. Jayson Thiesson took over as the head of the show for season 2.
Sweetie Belle may very well not live with Rarity, though.@RainbowDatShe was involved when they were coming up with the ideas for the scripts of Season Two.
And THIS is why I've kept it very, very vague on who's families are present, their histories and so on!
As man! I'm so eagerly to watch season2 very soon! And sept 17th is still far away!
Rarity's parents are there I'm sure. They probably stay somewhere in other pony city. And sweetie belle loves to hang around with her since city life is boring for her.
@Fritz XYou're sure death is existent in MlP?Yes.Everything about the show hints that birth, youth, aging, and death are part of life for ponies, immortal demigodesses aside. Dialog includes expressions like “to die for”, plots hinge on threats to life and limb—notably the climax of “Sonic Rainboom”. It’s not addressed explicitly, but all the background assumptions that underlie the writing, world-building, and character interaction are very clear indeed.
Two Season Two posts in a row? Let's see if we can keep this up.
Nice keep the news coming!
Fluttershy's mom and dad. Fluttershy's mom and dad!
@dave-bryantNot to mention how Fluttershy reacted to the 'death' of Philomena. Also, it's not likely that Granny Smith will just keep getting older and never die... she'd end up looking like the Crypt Keeper from Tales From the Crypt, and that would be disturbing.
inb4 Scootaloos parents
@PyrobugOne of the families i REALLY want to see.
What about Scootaloo's parents?*nobody cares*Okay...*leaves*
Seth made a booboo.Applejack's ENTIRE family is revealed already.
That unicorn family reminded me of my oc
I just landed back in my country, I´m really tired and I need to organize my luggage. And still, I keep going back online to check for Ponies.Wow me guys and girls, wow me.
This will be interesting! :)I have also got into my head-fanon that AJ's parents are dead. Everyone of the mane 6 lives on their own (well, in Pinkie's case its just an apartment, but anyway) except Applejack - she lives on the family farm. It feels really weird that you let your barely adult kids run the family farm and then just move away for farmers. And when AJ introduces her extended family in episode one, she doesnt stop and say "oh and thats my Mom!".For everyone else I can easily justify the parents not being there - as someone said, Rarity could be just having Sweetie Belle visit now and then, maybe her parents are away on business and asks Rarity to babysit, maybe they live nearby but not in Ponyville. But not for Applejack.
I like to think it's some sort of custom to dye young fillies' and colts' manes and coats once they reach a certain age. But that's just me.
The brony apocalypse is to be scheduled sometime between 6 and 7 o' clock (Eastern Time) on September 17, 2011 as only a half-handful of fanfics will be show accurate.Damn. Just damn.
Old news is old.Lol, Seth, you slowpoke... XD
I've always been curious about the parents. I really want to know about Fluttershy's parent. She comes of as having a bit of a sheltered childhood so I always wonder if she is just distant with her parents or if they are just not around.
Since we saw in Cutie Mark Chronicles that G1 Twilight is the current Twilight's mother, I wonder if we'll see something similar for the rest of the cast, e.g. Firefly as Rainbow's mother. I don't know how lawyer-friendly that would be if they lost the rights, but if they aren't named and thus aren't planning on selling toys of them they could probably get away with it.
Oooh, fingers crossed that one of em has a single parent.That'd open the door for a "Very Special Episode" or two. OOH, or maybe even a orphanage flashback. SAD TAG!Because for the record, it'd be pretty out of touch for everyone to just have happy 2 parent households. This is America in 2011, ppl.
@TenchiFreak5I actually hope they don't show Fluttershy's parents, as that would be a guaranteed Joss of my favorite fic :/
Pretty obvious= Rainbow's mom was in a gangbang with all sorts of the male wonderbolts... a color per colt as it were.
I wonder if we're gonna find out about the pony Pac Mare that always attacked the farm Pinkie grew up on...
@Pony In ChiefWhen that happens, all fanfics that don't fit in with the Season 2 canon will receive a "Season 1 canon" tag.
I hope we see dinky and ditzy as a canon family. that would make me glee so hard.
Dammit. I've already had Rarity's Tale implode on me once when I discovered Sweetie Belle was Rarity's sister and had to write out my generic sister I created for her. I am NOT killing off her parents.
I personally don't believe that the majority of what happened in "The Cutie Mark Crusaders" is true (especially Pinkie Pie's family), but I still think it'd be pretty cool to see more of the families. I just hope some of the families don't relate to anything was revealed in that episode.(As you can probably tell, I hate "The Cutie Mark Crusaders", and wish it never aired the way it did, since the whole thing wound up leaving a bad taste in my mouth that I have been unable to get rid of.)
Also, where'd this conversation occur on Deviantart?
We also saw Twilight parents briefly in season 1.
It'll be interesting if Dash or Fluttershy have any siblings.
TWO. WORDS.SHE SAID TWO WORDS AND YOU GUYS ACT LIKE SHE ANNOUNCED A SEQUEL TO THE NEW TESTAMENT.DUDE, WHAT?!Oops, Caps Lock got stuck.
I just want to know if Pinkie Pie's family is in fact Pinkie Pie's family. A lot of mystery there.
@Landon Pinkie's story seemed legit to me nothing to off the wall that made me suspect it. But why are you questioning canon? The episodes don't lie.
Awesome! Better check the first episode again because I'm sure one of those Background Ponies from Applejack's Reunion are her folks. Unless.....
Im very interested in seeing Dash's family maybe will find out stuff we didn't know about her before. Also interested in Applejacks parents and wouldn't mind seeing Fluttershy and Rarity's as well. There's alot of interesting pony families out there.
It be interesting to see Scootaloo's family.
I'm eager to see what the rest of the ponies' parents are like! :)
@Vermillion Twilight Or awesome.