Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

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  1. kaykeyser

    kaykeyser said, about 3 years ago

    I knew it all along. Pheebs your in the conspiracy. Also why do so many MLP fans look down on Equestria girls when its exactly what most of them posted as fanart on the internet before and after the movie was a thing? Personally I think its brilliant and wounder what Marigold would look like as a human or what pheebs looks like as a unicorn.

    What do you call some one who loves HN and enjoys MLP fanart but not the series its self but loves the idea of pony’s as humans? and while able to name a lot of ponys I still some times say “Shutterfly” and can’t tell Babs from Scootaloo with out a guide book but I still make my own orginal ponies and keep requesting bronies to make fan art of them and I think Bronies are the best people ever but I enjoy HN more then MLP any how and I keep telling bronies to check the strip out but they never do? Am I a bronie yet or just some thing else?

  2. kaykeyser

    kaykeyser said, about 3 years ago

    Also glad to see the strip up even if its a little late. This is yet another good one.And well, its still Sunday on the WEST coast.

  3. Luuuuuuuuuuuuu

    Luuuuuuuuuuuuu said, about 3 years ago

    And humans are about as subtle as, say, I don’t know, a rock to the face? :D Sorry the move’s been such a terrible hassle Dana, but this strip more than makes up for it!

  4. FaceDeer

    FaceDeer said, about 3 years ago

    Joke’s on Phoebe, Equestria Girls did contain galloping. :)

  5. Mike

    Mike said, about 3 years ago


    I’m confused by a lot of what you said, but in answer to the initial question- I believe that the distaste is because while fanart is an interesting exercise in curiosity, creating an entire movie seems ‘gimmicky’. As well, the plot they chose with it being a stereotypical High School scene was disappointing to many people who had gotten used to MLP being fairly forward-thinking in their general plotlines.

    Hope that helps clear it up.

  6. kaykeyser

    kaykeyser said, about 3 years ago


    Well that solves the movie issue. That plus it was hardly advertised or even out any place. the other question is, Is some one a Brony if they like a lot about the show but have never seen a full episode all the way threw? or is there a category for people who prefer fan art over actual episodes?

  7. kaykeyser

    kaykeyser said, about 3 years ago

    Also do the pastel unicorns have names?

  8. daBomb619

    daBomb619 said, about 3 years ago


    Pretty much all of this. Not to mention everypony is idiotically out of character (and the two most prominent new characters, Sunset Shimmer and Flash Sentry, had one dimension and zero dimensions to their personalities, respectively), the plot is as holey as a sponge made out of Swiss cheese, the designs looked terrible, the animation is FAR worse than it is on the show (which is especially sad, considering it’s a MOVIE), all but one of the songs were terrible (ESPECIALLY the horrendous remix of the show’s theme song that played during the opening credits), the characters and many subjects brought up during the course of the film would be completely indecipherable to someone who doesn’t watch the show (which would be fine for a direct-to-DVD movie, but not for a movie that went to theaters), and THEY MADE SPIKE A DOG! Seriously, what the heck?

    All in all, a complete mess.

  9. Michael Farren

    Michael Farren said, about 3 years ago

    Well, that opinion does not seem to be shared by anyone in either of the audiences when I went to see Equestria Girls. Young girls, their mothers, bronies, you name it – we all thought (as far as I know, anyway – didn’t actually talk to everybody) that it was rather trivial, yes, but damn enjoyable anyway. I’m looking forward to getting it in my mailbox tomorrow. Direct to Blu-Ray, not DVD, but still. DaBomb619 seems like someone who was deadset against it before they ever went into the theater, and never bothered to relax and enjoy what there was to enjoy, which was quite a bit, as far as I’m concerned. Doesn’t change my complete agreement with the last two panels of this strip, regardless. Agreement, and laughing out loud – good one, Dana!

  10. Michael Farren

    Michael Farren said, about 3 years ago


    I figure “Brony” implies a certain fanaticism (which I share), but probably means that if you haven’t seen a full episode, you probably aren’t one. They’re certainly readily available – Netflix, ITunes, cheap DVDs at Target, many others. Even YouTube, if you’re looking for free and don’t particularly care for “official” releases (or, sadly, quality).

  11. ujean

    ujean said, about 3 years ago

    Lemme get this straight. They have a wildly popular TV show that features magical ponies in a fantasy setting. And the first thing done in the movie version is to dump the ponies and the magic? Riiight. The older fans will fume and yell. That’s natural. But what about the little kids the show is supposed to aim for? They don’t understand demographics and target audiences. This is going to break some pony-loving hearts just to make some bucks. That is true evil.

  12. Michael Farren

    Michael Farren said, about 3 years ago


    It’s not “the first thing”. The transition to the human characters happens about 1/3 of the way in, and they transition back out well before the end. Break hearts? Not likely, the original show will continue (season 4 starts pretty soon). Can’t really argue with the “make bucks” statement, but they know damn well that you don’t slaughter your cash cow so you can turn it into a horse. Well, not a horse, I guess.

  13. ujean

    ujean said, about 3 years ago

    @Michael Farren

    As you can tell, I’m way out of the loop on MLP. I guess the studio isn’t quite as reckless as I thought.

  14. Starman Stormtrooper

    Starman Stormtrooper said, about 3 years ago

    To me this is a movie that Hasbro made to compete with Mattel and Nickelodeon and their toy lines of Monster high and Winx Club. They still acknowledged the fans in the movie by making references to the fandom. However it’s still another way of saying buy our products. Overall I’m very neutral about Equestria Girls.

  15. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, about 3 years ago

    Its a case of have your ponies and humans too. The movie will be the intro for a 2nd new series that will attract more young fans who do not relate to ponies. There will of course be more marketing opportunities and more new merchandise as well. Its capitalism at its best. Something for everyone!

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