• Pony Community Soapbox #110 - Cozy Glow and Neighsay, EG Stuff, CMC Reformation, and More!

    Community soapbox time, where opinions from around the fandom are dropped down below for you all to discuss and debate! Expect these posts normally when not late every Tuesday at 2:00 PM MST. To submit your own, see this post.

    Headlines for the week:

    • Equestria Girls - Pet Adventure
    • The Secret of the Equestria Girls Timeline
    • Stop Focusing on The "Dying" Fandom
    • Are the CMC better for reformation than the Mane6?
    • Could Cozy Glow Be Related To Chancellor Neighsay?

    And get your soapboxes below!

    Equestria Girls - Pet Adventure
    By: MegaSean45

    Anybody know about those pet adventures movies like Oliver and Company or Fox and the Hound? What if Equestria Girls did that? And it would star, you guessed it, Spike the Dog! He doesn't do much in Equestria Girls and he doesn't even have a short yet! But this is a good way to give dog Spike some love!

    And he'd go an adventure out in the city along with his friends Ember the Dog and Thorax the Cat! They'd hit the town because of one of Spike's human friends has a problem, and only he and his gang can fix it cause no one would expect animals! And to make things interesting - the villains that are affected by Equestrian magic are animals too! If Thorax is a cat, then Chrysalis would likely be one too, and have some sort of magic power to raise an army of cats! Garble could be a good villain too! Or maybe even new animal characters! The Mane 6's pets could also make vocal appearances, but I wouldn't suggest them with leading roles really, like they would be useful in the middle of the special providing help for Spike, Ember, and Thorax! Or maybe even just force them to pay a carrot toll, like what Angel would do! :P

    So how about this? Equestria Girls pet adventure special starring Spike and his animal friends! What say ya? ;)

    The Secret of the Equestria Girls Timeline
    by Shallow15

    There’s been a lot of speculation among Equestria Girls fans about how old the girls are and what year of high school they’re in. Some say they should be seniors, others say they’re juniors, and others say they should have graduated by now. I think I’ve hit upon the actual answer to this question:

    It doesn’t matter.

    Equestria Girls is playing by old established cartoon rules. Namely, characters don’t age, and time of year in any given episode doesn’t matter unless it’s relevant to the plot. Sure, there may be references to how much time has passed between certain events, but really, it doesn’t matter how old the girls are or what year they’re in. We accept this non-aging status quo in tons of other animated shows like The Simpsons or Bob’s Burgers. So why make ourselves nuts trying to make everything fit a timeline?

    (Unless, like me, you just do it for fun and don’t take it seriously.)

    The girls will always be in high school for as long as the series runs. It may end with their graduation, or the show may end with them still going to Canterlot High. Let’s just enjoy it while it lasts.

    Stop Focusing on The "Dying" Fandom
    By: EltonSP

    A lot of people seem to be jumping on the "OhNoesponyisded" train recently, Whenever news of anything that might hint at the fandom's "death" hits, the comment boxes are swarmed with people discussing the fandom's decline. Now, What's undeniable is that the fandom is indeed in decline, that's right, not dying, but declining, This dwindle was only escalated by those leaks. But does this mean that we should only look back on the glory days and trudge wearily through what's left?
    Of course not, We as a community still got a lot of fight left in us, and though the frequency has decreased we still get a lot of animations and comics and a ton of artwork. When we talk about the fandom's "death", we not only bring down our spirits and the energy with which we celebrate this fandom, but also a prospects desire of joining this fandom. Nobody wants to join a fandom proclaimed dead by it's own fans now do they?

    And cheesy as it may be, I feel we can all take something away from this quote.
    "Every World has its end. I know that's kinda sad, but that's why we've got to live life to its fullest in the time we have" ~ Sonic The Hedgehog

    Are the CMC better for reformation than the Mane6?
    By: Nightmare Muffin

    The Mane 6 have long been hailed as Equestria’s heroes, but they have been shown having trouble and at times, outright reluctant in reforming and befriending a lot of their newfound “friends”. Discord, for instance, was put at a distance by the mane 6, a long time after Fluttershy had befriended him. Trixie had still been held at foreleg’s reach and mistrusted since her antics in season 2 and return in season 7’s “No Second Prances”. The CMC, on the other hoof, have been continuously and relentlessly been victimized and bullied by Diamond Tiara for years, but they instantly decide to check on her well-being and go out of their way to befriend her, when it’s DT who gets hurt, as seen in “Crusaders of the Lost Mark”.

    Could Cozy Glow Be Related To Chancellor Neighsay?
    By: NrussMLP

    After seeing some of the School of Friendship episodes, promos and Friendship U, I have formed a new theory. Could Cozy Glow be Related to Chancellor Neighsay? Now before you say I’m crazy, it was revealed that Cozy Glow would be the season finale villain. In the San Diego Comic Con mid-season promo, she is shown standing by Chancellor Neighsay, also sporting a possible look of regret. He is also going to play a role in the season 8 finale.In “Friendship U”, Cozy Glow was the one to bring in the mail and packages instead of using a mail pony. Neighsay also happens to make a return. At the end of the episode, when Rarity is wondering how Flim and Flam got her book of lessons, Cozy Glow enters again saying she’s done reorganizing the library. A place where the book could have been. If Chancellor Neighsay was working with Flim and Flam, he must have known the lessons were copied. This episode probably hints that there very well may be a relationship between the two.