Now i can only ponder
End of season 1? Innteerresting.
gotta love greydash.
ya oh flip! >:D
Cloud is best pony.
It's much more fun to keep secrets and build suspense. ;)
Ha, if grey Dash and Applejack had a kid it could be Grainbow Dash.
we all answerd at 954 :D
Oh my, I wonder what this could mean? It's from the Season 2 premiere it would seem, so it more likely then not has something to do with Discord. Maybe he steals their colors or something, she looks happy or determined up there so I doubt it's depressed Dash. Ooooh, every day I seem to get more excited for season 2, damn these teasers!
Gasp! I am happy about this. Also the fact that they made it during the season 1 production time seems pretty interesting, I wonder if we'll be able to tell a difference between these and the third episode.
And with that, a million fanfics were born.ZOMG DASH LOSES HIS POWERS TO KRYPTONITE
Hey!My comment is there!WOOT!
Wondering if Discord jacks everypony's color.
Hooves up: Who skimmed the title and read that as "Rainbow Dash confirmed for being gay"? XD
hmmm, i wonder if discord takes away the color from all of the other ponies too, or if he does something significant to each one. kinda like a poison joke type thing.
I did!But this looks more like Hetero-Dash to me...
I can't be the only one who first read the title as "Gay" instead of "Grey".
@mycutiemarkisagunHOW DARE YOU EVEN MIS-WRITE HER AS HIS*smacks his face with a crowbar*
@A Weary ExileGah! Ninja'd.
Maybe she looses her ability to fly? Since...that is her strong point after all. That could at least explain why she has to clutch onto a cloud... to get around. Just tossin that out there with the numerous other theories.
Yeah, I'd say the fact that it actually is a desaturated Rainbow Dash is less interesting than the fact that the Discord two-parter is the two episodes that were produced and unaired during the first season. Was the initial intention to bookend Season One with adventure and plot?
insert Pinkie Pie:Aha I knew it.
I definately read that as "Gay Rainbow Dash Confirmed for Actually being Gay"
@KrizakWait a second...This basically confirms it for the Discord episodes then.Disloyal Dash I would guess first.Hetero-Dash is my second.
@AidinthelYeah, I definitely read that wrong, I mean I saw the picture and I knew what it was about, but when I read it in my head I did say gay.Still, negadash does look like she's up to no good... Who has your clouds now!? MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
@Bulimisexual ParaspritesThe exact same thing just happened to me. I don't know what's worse: The fact that I did read it like that, or the fact that I momentarily become very excited.
So my theory is correct then. I KNEW IT!
@A Weary Exile...I did. *hangs head in shame*
I don't know if I've been up for far too long or my mind is somewhere it's not suppose to be, but the first time I read that, I read it as "Rainbow Dash Confirmed for Actually Being Gay". I almost needed resuscitation.
@Bulimisexual ParaspritesYep XD.
Aww hell.. I read that as Gay Dash is confirmed as canon in season 2 and was like OH GOD THE SHITSTORM LULZ
I keep wondering if it's similar to what happened to Pinkie in Party of One when her colors went dark and her mane fell.
You misspelled the whitish/black shade. Not quite sure which one is wrong, but they can't both be right.
Monochrome Dash for best pony!
@cousin it"Now a little white-ways while staying blackish..."
@cousin it[derp]"Gray" is correct, because that's how Americans say it. Everyone else in the world says it "Grey". [/derp]
Very very interesting! So excited for the new season!
It has a sorta flashbackesque feel to it but i dunno. May be some side effect of discords power like he sucks away all the color.
@A Weary ExileI did
I notice Seth used both spellings in the title.Which does Canada use? They technically have the last word for FiM.
So my theory of corrupted/evil clone Dash still stands.Excellent.
@A Weary ExileI read it as "Gray Rainbow Dash Confirmed for Being Gay", which is close enough XD
@Lupus AlbusWe use grey. As should all who speak English.
All of the Joy will be sucked out of the ponies! OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
More spoiler?! Hey, Seth, could you, you know, continue to NOT mark it as such in the headline, continue to NOT even leave spoiling material out of the headline altogether, and continue to NOT move all spoilers in the body of the post to after the bump? Because I totally love having things ruined like this.Aw, horsefeathers. I never cared about seeing spoilers before. And all of a sudden, I do.Trixie made you do this, didn't she.
Taking a shot in the dark here, but since the episode description when they first announced the episode said that the Mane Six would have to gather the elements of harmony to stop Discord, it might be safe to assume that gray Dash equals Dash drained of her element of Harmony, stolen by discord or something, since, ya know, they ARE the elements (i hope its not just those necklaces...) so it wouldn't make sense to need to gather them again. Just a guess. Maybe takes their special talent also? since she's on a cloud to fly? god I can't wait 16 days...
Grey Rainbow Dash?? What? Where? Is that image it? Cause I'm thinking actually grey not just greyed out.
Grey Rainbow Dash is actually Discord. He's a shape-shifting doppleganger.You heard it here first, folks.
Haha, awesome!! :D
HHHRRRRRRGHHHH!!!I am sitting here with absolutely nothing to do waiting for this next season to start and they keep teasing us with just the tiniest shreds of info! It's driving me bananas!So hyped for Season 2!
@A Weary Exile*raises hand*I my defense, my eyes have been acting up today...
Can we take a vote on the fannon name for grey dash?I vote for Negadash. Any other good ideas?
Hmmm... Maybe gray Dash is Dash turned evil by Discord, somehow reversing her element from Loyalty to disloyalty.Still, it is really interesting that the season 2 openers were supposed to be the season 1 finale.
@Mint JellyNegaDash sounds good to me.
@cousin it:Gray is a color.Grey is a colour.
@People talking about Gray vs. GreyGrey:All dialects.Gray:American English (strangely, not exclusive with the other spelling unlike most American spellings.)
God I hope it's an evil clone. I can't stand the thought of Dashie being corrupted. D:
@dundabre000I thought Discord was a shape-shifter too.
Drop your clocks(-l), grab your socks! We are going to WAR with Discord!*Metal Racking Sound*Get some.
I just hope that they don't over do the whole villain thing.The season premier is fine as 2 part villain episode. But if too many episodes of the season follows the basic cartoon plot where at the start of episode the Discord or some other villain does something evil and then the ponies must solve it, then that will kinda ruin this show for me at least.
I glanced at the title and saw "Gay Rainbow Dash Confirmed For Actually Being Gay.">MFW>:U
corrupted rainbow dash FTW
I'll just watch the episode.....instead of these spoilers.......enough said
Monochrome Dash... It's OK. I'll still be your fan.
So...Discord is a Rainbow Bright villain?
Yep, I definitely read gay.
>We actually did it at the end of season 1 but they held on to it for the opener of season 2.If they held it back specially to open a season with, it must be pretty good.
The plot thickens season 2 is very interesting and good looking. Maybe Rarity accidentally dumped a bucket of bleach on Dash and her colors went away.Well she loses her colors somehow and in some way. Maybe she lost them by some new evil darkness that took her over. Will just have to wait and find out the answers are approaching.
I bet that it's going to be something similar to the fan-made trailer of Discord two parter where the orbs where being corrupted.Basically, what I see it as, is Discord corrupting the primary 5 elements of harmony to corrupt the element of magic and gain the power of Discord, bringing eternal chaos to the lands of Equestria.
Looks like it could be the Dash equivalent of Pinkie's straight hair, perhaps?
Is discord the same villain in G1 pilot episode???
CUPCAKES!!! EVERYPONY WILL GO PSYCHO-CUPCAKES!!!
Season 2 will be epic
"Gay Rainbow Dash Confirmed for Actually Being Gay"I am now picturing a screencap of a response from Lauren Faust on her DA saying something along the lines of "OK! ENOUGH ALREADY! SHE'S GAY! THERE, I SAID IT! IS THAT WHAT YOU WANTED?! ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?! LEAVE ME ALOOOONE!" :PBut in all seriousness...SEASON TWOOOOOO (/zombie pony)
Chao Dash is cannon? O__O (Ok, Grey Dash probably wont be an emo but still)
Honestly, I'm looking more forward to "Sarcastic-shy".
Haha! Nice to be browsing and come across a vector I made!
If Discord only appears in 2 episodes like Nightmare Moon I'll be a very unhappy Gryphon.
I knew it all along!
@Marrock Oi, that name looks familiar >:|Anyway, I'm sure this has something do with Discord, mostly because of how she said it was originally from season 1, which they have confirmed the first 2 parter is. So we shall see... ON THE 17TH!
Graynbow Dash.Aww yeah.
the interesting thing was I called it for a two-parter season 1 finale, and I was honestly surprised when they didn't have one.Then I learn that we have a two-parter featuring a new villain as the first two episodes, and that they were actually done for season 1...kinda called it right. I hope that means the MLP:FiM movie is a couple years out :)
Ok, let's see how big a thing we can make out of this by Sep. 17.I heard, if you take away Graynbow Dash's cloud, she catches fire.
what is discord?
Me think that ''Greydash'' will be the Discord-corrupted/mind controled Rainbow Dash.That, or Discord will create some sort of echo-Rainbow Dash from the Element of loyalty... by ''echo'' I mean something like, whatever residual energies may have been left in the Elements (here, Loyalty), will be used to create this 'Greydash'.
I keep reading this as 'Rainbow Dash Confirmed As Gay!'Dangit.
So I'm not the only one who misread the title. I'm sure Freud has something to say why I did...
Why does get caught by a lasso in the end then? Does that have anything to do with discord?
considering i thought dash was a colt when i first started watching......hmmm leftover from season 1..WOOT
Yes season 2 is nice but first things first, Boomerang can you find it in your heart to air episodes 13-26?
I have to say when I first saw the title I read it as ''Rainbow Dash Confirmed for Actually Being Gay!'' and after recovering from shock re-read and fixed my brain.
I knew it!
@Fire FlashThat is exactly how I read it as well!
Am I really the only one who doesn't think RD's gay?
Spah sappin' mah Scout... Or does this count as being on fire? :\
The dictionary defines "discord" as a lack of agreement or harmony. That could fit in perfectly with the mane 6 losing what made them the elements of harmony, thus resulting in a less colorful pony with a different personality. For example Rainbow Dash could be frightened of everything instead of being her normal fearless self. She might be running away from Discord but Applejack is pulling her back with the lasso we see here.Eh? What do you think?
@V da Mighty Taco Yes. Yes you are. But thank you for adding your strange and usual ideas to the pot.
Knew it!As soon as I saw that clip, before it went up on the site (Kein in the #EquestrianStudy channel linked it some hours earlier) I guessed that the grey RD was probably something to do with Discord.
Hmm, I was kind of hoping that this was from a different episode, I was kind of looking forward to my idea of Discord being a Anti-Spiral style villain. Ah well, I guess they know what they are doing. I just hope that it isn't the "Discord stole Rainbow Dash's colour" idea. That seems a bit silly to me.
I never saw the original picture. :DDoes anyone have the DA link of that picture?
Maybe it's like a clone of some kind. After Rainbow Dash flies off to Cloudsdale, he makes a Fakebow Dash to despress the other elements. And that's why Applejack is lassoing her.
I had a feeling that the grey Dash would be Discord related. I bet as each of the mane six is effected by him they all go through similar de-saturation schemes.
I officially name thy: GRAYBOW DASH!
It's part of the premiere? This is actually significant now. AWWWWWWWYEEEEEEAAAAAAH!
So the grey Rainbow Dash is grey. I'm guessing you thought she's orange with green stripes?
Don't Say It,Don't Say It!!.........I Guess that makes herDON'T!!!!!Greynbow Dash!! =DGOD DAMNIT!
@A Weary ExileI did and I almost raged.Then I actually read it.
Honestly reminds me of a certain Power Puff Girls episode where colors were taken away and so was the joy.
That's twice now confirmed elements of season 2 hit dangerously close to my fanfic idea. >_<My story involves an external entity targeting one of the mane six (guess which) and turning her into a Nightmare Moon-esque state. Discord reminds me way too much of my bad guy to begin with, and now this...I'm in that "damn, I have to change my fanfic since it's about to become canon" lull at present... and I really don't like it. O.O
D'aww for Greyscale Dash, seems that it does sap some of the stregnth out of her as well.
@V da Mighty TacoDon't worry bro, I'm right there with you. I pretty much go with the "Not gay unless confirmed" approach. So Dash isn't gay until Madame Faust says so.Additionally, I'm Looking forward to Twilight Losing her Logic for a whole episode.
I'm throwing Dash' in as a name for grey dash. Dash Prime (or Dash dash if you live in parts of the world that read ' as "dash")
So I'm guessing Discord did something to Dash to make her that way. I still can't tell if he's going to be a serious, threatening villain like NMM or just a big troll causing chaos for the lulz.I'm also really curious to see if Luna's gonna help out in these first two episodes. I think she will:Lauren confirmed Luna for season two in the middle of last season - about the time they'd be working on season 2's openers (or season 2's enders as they had planned)There was an animator that mentioned watching a Luna episode back May - when they'd be finishing up work on the Discord episodes.It kinda makes sense to include her ASAP after a season's absence.
My guess. Due to discord seemingly trying to break them up, then maybe as Rainbow fails her "Loyalty" she starts to fade. Just a guess though.
Does that mean that Depressed Dash is possible or is @ApetureTestSubject's guess the most accurate? I'm leaning towards his guess more then my own, normally because I'm wrong.
Rainbow Dash is an evil clone an she gets roped by Applejack.
@People arguing about Dash's orientation:The problem with the "not gay unless confirmed" approach is that it's heterosexist. So watch yourself.There's no evidence of Dash's orientation being one or the other, so feel free to come to whatever conclusion you want. But don't insist that your conclusion is right and other conclusions are wrong.
So...Graybow Dash?EDIT: I also just noticed that this blog post title uses both spellings for grey (or gray).
@A Weary ExileXD That's what I thought it said at first, as well.
@MalcolmHaha! I see what you did there. ;)
@Pixel CoderI see. So you are treating each character as a Schrodinger's cat of sorts? In other words, they are both gay, and not gay until confirmed to be one? Correct me if I'm wrong.Also, the reasons I personally refuse to believe Dash (or any other character) is gay until proven, are three, and simple.1) Being a devout Christian, I believe that homosexuality is morally wrong, and unnatural. It is a choice you make, not something you can't.2) It is the societal norm to be heterosexual.3) It is simply not important to the show. (Of course, neither is fanfiction, or this comment, but I digress.)At any rate this is only my two cents, a little piece of my mind. And it's for all you blokes out there who think Dash, or any other Character is gay. Not forcing you to agree with me. I won't apologize if you are gay, because I have a right to my opinion. Not insinuating anyone is gay
Yo sorry for the double post. What I meant to finish thaf with was "Just covering my bases."
Guessing Discord drains colors from victims. On rainbow Dash he took away her Loyalty...
Definitely looking like element reversal or shape-shifter Discord. Either way, I'm excited.
Cloud SurfingThe laziest way to fly
“We actually did it at the end of season one, but they held on to it for the opener of season two. I dunno why.”I dunno either, but I have a theory: before the first season aired, Hasbro and the Hub had no way to know whether the series would be a hit or a flop. This way, if it was a flop, they had a ready-made “movie” they could use as a bookend to cap off the series.Of course, it turned out to be a smash hit, so they cashed in their insurance policy as the new season opener.By the way, does anyone know if the show’s been a hit with the intended audience? There’s been a lot of attention lavished on the surprise demographic, but I haven’t seen much focus on the girls who are, after all, the folks for whom all this was designed!
@dave-bryantAccording to Lauren, the intended audience is little girls and their parents. My five year old daughter is absolutely pony-crazy right now. She made me watch the pilot twice in a row the other day and would have watched it a third time after that if I had let her. I've also caught my son watching it on YouTube more than once. As for me, well, I'm here. Reading intently about the possible implications of gray flying ponies getting lassoed off a cloud. So there's one data point. If anyone from Hasbro is lurking in here, I'm also a data point who has already bought several ponies and will be buying several more in the near future.
i is so happy!!!!!!!
I think it would have been interesting if the intent was for only the Discord episode: part 1 to be aired last season, as a cliffhanger to be picked up by part 2 at the start of the second season.Either way, awesome.
CRAP I WAS WRONG!!!
Sigh. Homophobes in the brony community, confirmed. :'(I can't change your mind, so this lesbian--by birth, not by choice--is going to do the only thing she can and just love and tolerate the SHIT out of you.
I'm going to say that dash has lost her element, and in doing so cant fly very well on her own. so she straps herself into a cloud to keep her aloft
@His Chattiness"1) Being a devout Christian, I believe that homosexuality is morally wrong, and unnatural. It is a choice you make, not something you can't."Hmm, interesting. This book I found said that Jews were the scourge of Europe. Better base my worldview on that.Go fuck yourself with a goddamn crucifix, you delusional child.
Hrmph Will this get me hate mail?...
Grey and gray? LOL silly Seth you made a posting error! Shame on you, now everyone is thinking distracting thoughts!Oh wait...iseewhatsethdidthere.jpg
Deepest apologies if this is a doublepost. I'm still getting the hang of blogging.@Radimir Okay first of all, What the hay! Second of all... WHAT. THE. HAY.Third of all Whatever happened to love and tolerance bro? We're all friends here right? Right? I know that you think your opinion is right too (Your opinion at this point probably something along the lines of "His Chattiness is the scum of the earth"), and I'm not yelling curses at you am I? Or are you trolling? Cause I seriously can't tell. I'm new at this@Pixel Coder Thanks for understanding. I can still totally love and tolerate you, even if I don't condone what you believe, or do (in fact I'm pretty sure it's in my job description). Now back to ponies...My wild guess is that Discord is some sort of irredeemably evil eldritch... thingy. He cannot understand things like kindness, or laughter, or generosity, except in such a way that he can twist them to harm others. A creature, nay a force of nature, that is literally made of discord. Hence the only way to beat it is with unbreakable friendship, leading to an epic showdown, Like Nightmare Moon turned up to eleven.
@His Chattinesshere let ME put it into words that Radimir wanted to say:This is the Twenty first century. We're not in Nazi Germany where being Gay is wrong, or looked down upon.If Dash were gay, i say that would appeal to those children who are in fact confused about liking the same sex. instead of feeling like there is something wrong with them. There is NOTHING wrong with being gay, it's not an illness, it's not a disease that can be cured.Rainbow Dash is a Tomboy, and she can be straight too.but think about it. IF and i say IF there was a season or Fanart of nothing but straight pictures... what do you think children that were born gay or have a gay lifestyle would think? they'd feel left out. they'd feel like there is something wrong with them. they can't relate.Give Rainbow Dash to the gays, not because it's the obvious thing to do. but because it's the right thing to do.that being said. I am nor right or wrong. but i like to think what i said has some strong emotional meanings. not being gay. but having gay friends who are emotionally hurt by having people mistreat them.Give them this. Give them this if you value your god so much. your god says man shall not coveth man, but they say nothing about women.
I say Gray Dash should be called Greyinbow Dash.
@mycutiemarkisagundon't you mean her.
I thought at first, it was anti-dash, until I saw the expression on her face, now I think that __'_ ___ ___, ___ _______.
Oh boy I can't wait.
She's no loger "rainbow dash" since she's colorless and slow(having to help herself with a cloud to fly)
I shall Sherlock Holmes this!!
I bet that Discord has some kind of ability, which turns ponies evil, or something along those lines...
Is anyone else freaking out over season 2? In celebration, I spent $60 in MLP toys (plus another $20 for gas and going to about 10 stores). Also, I bought a rainbow dash shirt, and I have spent 95% of my time on EqD or watching something pony related. I have also been listening to MLP music/remixes in the car... I think I'm obsessed...
@Spiffy101Faust has already stated that she isn't gay. She is simply a tomboy.
@LcplBronyUSMCCan we get a direct link to that if possible?If memory serves, she didn't lower herself to confirming or disproving RD's sexuality at all, but instead settled for making another point - that it's asinine and quite disrespectful to both straight and gay tomboys to assume RD is lesbian because of her personality or color scheme.If I'm right, then she really didn't say anything besides "make up your mind, but don't try to claim you're more right than anypony else."If you wanna make RD lesbian for your story, that's great! I personally find it cute, and I ship her with Fluttershy myself. But you won't see me stand by and call somepony's RD/Big Mac love story misguided or inaccurate because of that.The only orientations proven onscreen are Rarity (straight) and Spike (straight, interspecies) anyway.
New background lol.
You know, I just thought of something... A rather interesting theory, with some quite possibly fascinating implications.Discord... it's some sort of demon/bad guy-creature of some sort, that ''sows'' discord in the mind/heart of people/ponies.With that in mind now, think about what happened to Luna, which became Nightmare Moon... ... ...Yeah ! I'm starting to be quite sure that this ''Discord'' is responsible, at least partially, for Luna's transformation all those years ago !And, even the description of the word seem to indicate this, both the 'reason' being a being named ''Discord'' and his possible implication in Luna's previous fate.Discord:a : lack of agreement or harmony (as between persons, things, or ideas)b : active quarreling or conflict resulting from discord among persons or factions
@Nova25Indeed. This is the exact reason I've kinda put my own fanfic on hold, because if your conjecture is true, then Discord is the canon equivalent to my villain.
Maybe this Discord dude is making it rain brain rain and the brown rain sucks up all the colors and whateverummmlol
@His Chattiness I think the whole idea of 'love and tolerance' was abandoned around the time that you started preaching that homosexuality was a choice and that gays were sinful.Seriously, man. Fuck you.