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2519770 No. 2519770
Hey y'all! I said I'd pop by this week. Hope I'm not showing up at a bad time.
Lauren Faust has left the building. Thank you for your visit, Lauren.
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>> No. 2519771
No, not at all, this is a great time, seeing as this is the last I'll be online before vacation XD
>> No. 2519772
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Hiya, Mrs. Faust, we were hoping you would stop by!
>> No. 2519773
Time to post before the chat floods.

I gotta ask, do you think you'll ever get to chat without it turning into a Q&A?

Last edited at Fri, Jun 7th, 2013 22:34

>> No. 2519774
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Hello Lauren!
>> No. 2519775
Hi Lauren! love you

So what's up?
>> No. 2519776
I dunno. I guess we'll see, right?
>> No. 2519777
So, how have things been?
>> No. 2519778
I did have some questions but I don't know if you could answer any of them, because of professional obligations and whatnot. Feel free to throw me a pass if not.

1> Was Trixie provoked into the wrongdoing she did in Boast Busters, or was she really that egotistical?

2> Was Iron Will a legitimate business minotaur, or was he trying to scam everypony and Fluttershy was right to stand up to him?

3> Were Flim and Flam legitimate business ponies, or were they trying to scam everypony?

4> You've said before that Hasbro was really cool to work for but, just to settle the record, was Hasbro interference with your creative vision a factor into why you stepped down?

5> You said Twilight Sparkle was intended to be Princess Celestia's successor. You also said that, if it were up to you, there would only be two alicorns. Yet, how could Twilight Sparkle be Princess Celestia's successor without becoming an alicorn?

These are basically frequently things we've argued about from time to time around here. We really like our headcanon debates around here on /arch/, and I was wondering if getting it from the horse's mouth (if you pardon the pun) would help at all.
>> No. 2519779
Not much. I worked late tonight. Glad to be home. What's going on around here?
>> No. 2519780
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Hi, Lauren. I really do enjoy a lot of your work. I was wondering if you had ever heard of the cartoon SheZow, considering your affinity for superheroes.

Essentially it's about a boy who finds a superhero ring only meant to be worn by a woman, and he's entrusted with the legacy of the hero.

I'm pretty sure he's a parody of how bad some people make female superheroes, showing how silly it looks when the powers are taken by a man.
>> No. 2519782
Bigger than Jesus.
>> No. 2519783
Not much, Ponychan is a very slow board.

Hey, mind if I ask you... You said you intended for Twilight to eventually replace Celestia.
...Does that mean you intended for Celestia to eventually die/be otherwise written off?
>> No. 2519784

You know, like arguments and stuff~
>> No. 2519785
Can you record commentary for season 1 episodes? Look up Rifftrax - they record and distribute audio and the viewers are in charge of getting the video. That way everything is legal. :)
>> No. 2519786
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Any chance of you visiting Dərpibooru? They don't have trips, it's more of a forum there.
>> No. 2519787

Bullet to the brain. Old yeller style.
>> No. 2519788
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Not much, talking about ponies. It's what we do here. Occasionally breaking out into arguments about aspects of them, but at the end of the day remembering that we are all sharing a common bond and thus come out of it respecting the fact we have different opinions. XD
>> No. 2519789
I think it's best for me to keep what my plans were to myself. It would be unfair to the current showrunners and their plans. Maybe someday, though.
>> No. 2519790
I know you'll miss your technicolor braindaughters, but what can we look forward to for your current and future projects?

Also, do you think you'll be able to implement the plans you had for MLP into some other incarnation? Thinly veiled suggestion, I know.
>> No. 2519791
Yes, over here, n'hey, n'hey. In Episode BF12, you were battling barbarians while riding a winged Appaloosa, yet in the very next scene, my dear, you're clearly atop a winged Arabian! Please do explain it!
>> No. 2519792
Careful. A friend of my mom's said that John Lennon "deserved" to get shot after saying that.
>> No. 2519793
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>Tag removed. Steve Krug is an Internet usability expert, the joke is that nobody reads.
>Also apparently I need to pay better attention to what seems to be an innocent picture of Pinkie Pie serving cupcakes.
>> No. 2519794
working late on a friday? ;_;

we are excited to see you here <3 Doing anything fun this weekend?
>> No. 2519795
Animated movies like Wall-E and Wreck-it Ralph have gained mainstream acceptance as something that can be enjoyed by anyone, not just children. When, if ever, do you think cartoons will reach the same status?
>> No. 2519796
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Hey Lauren! Its really great to have you stop by!

There's something I've been wondering. From what I heard you were initially pushing for a show called Galaxy Girls. Is anything new going on with that?
>> No. 2519797
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How's production for Wander Over Yonder going along? How many episodes will there be in Season 1? Did you get Craig to join Twitter yet?

<-- Also, here's a higher-definition profile pic for you.
>> No. 2519798
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So, out of curiosity, have you ever gotten around to reading the MLP comics? If so, what are your thoughts?
>> No. 2519799
I will be working on developing a few projects at once over the next several months. Nothing is concrete yet.

And I've thought about it.
>> No. 2519800
Hey Lauren, thanks for stopping by. It's probably going to be pretty quiet here at this time of night, so you shouldn't have any problems tracking questions. I hope you enjoy your stay.

The only question I have is pertaining to the origin of Cadance and SA. You once said you had a hand in the story for "A Canterlot Wedding", the exception being Cadance being an alicorn, but were the characters your idea as well, or was that something initiated by Hasbro, and put forward as a collaboration?
>> No. 2519801
Lauren you can put noko in the email field to stay in the thread after you post :D
>> No. 2519802
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<3 Lauren
>> No. 2519803
What do you think of The Powerpuff Girls reboot?
>> No. 2519804
Which came first? The scootaloo or the egg?
>> No. 2519805
We have to wait until the folks with the money are willing to give something like that a try, and for audiences to be open to the idea. Over the years, Craig and I have met more and more parents who enjoy some of our shows with their kids. I think as the newer generations have kids, we may see it happen more. Hope so.
>> No. 2519807

I know it's been suggested to try it in Fighting is Magic. Single player story mode is far down the road (if ever), but it'd be interesting to see if it's even possible to work in a fighting game.

And it shuts up the people still crying, "waaa waaa shut up about the game. It's has nothing to do with ponies anymore so nobody gives a shit!" Now they got incentive to play again.
>> No. 2519808
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Lauren, I've been dying to know, what was your ultimate plan for scootaloo? Also is she really an orphan? In case you didn't notice, she's my fav
>> No. 2519809
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Hey Lauren!
I don't really have any questions to ask you, but I felt like saying hello anyways.
>> No. 2519810
Hi Miss Lauren, I really love all your works on animation.
>> No. 2519811
If cutie marks are a natural part of puberty, does that mean nopony ever experiences a conflict between following their dream vs putting food on the table?
>> No. 2519812
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Hey Lauren
Im in my synch and some people and myself would love ya to join ^.^
My name is Rainbow23 in the synch :D

>> No. 2519813
Alright Lauren, time for the ultimate question.
>> No. 2519814
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Hello, Lauren. It's nice to get a visit from you.
>> No. 2519815
No questions..just wanted to say "Hi!" and that I 'm a big fan of your work. Good luck with Wander Over Yonder and your other projects.
>> No. 2519816

it begins.
>> No. 2519817
Is there anything you want from usss?
>> No. 2519818
so, besides posting around ponychan, what have you been up to tonight?

are you aware that the Rainbow & Rooted album should be coming out in a few hours (or minutes)?
>> No. 2519819
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'ello, miss Faust.

{not certain you really are or not, but let's assume you are}

A few questions, if I may -

First, how's your day been?

Second... let's say the FiM canon is fast-forwarded fifteen years ahead - how has everyone changed, both the mane cast and secondary characters.

You get to name a star with a life-bearing planet. What do you call it?

Favorite kind of fruit, real or fictional?

What are you working on right now? How do you like the people you're working with?

Have you ever wished you had extra limbs?

What are your pet peeves?
>> No. 2519820
I can't say I ever Scootaloo as an orphan. However, I did not have specific plans for what her family deal was. If in the process of making the show it came to define, we would have done it then. Somethings you plan from the start, some things you come up with as you go.
>> No. 2519821
Hey Lauren :)

As a 20-something chick, I have to say I identify with the ponies ages. I don't get the feeling that they're in highschool at all. Twilight feels like she's in graduate school. Rarity & Apple Jack are running their own businesses, etc.

So does the Equestria Girls premise work, age-wise?

Thanks :D
>> No. 2519822
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Did you have any plans for Trixie after Boast Busters? Or any further background information on her?
>> No. 2519823
Looks like Bollox got his wish question asked.

Well, at least I got my questions in. Not too surprised they were too exacting to get an answer, though.

Our endless debate of headcanon vrs creator intent continues!
>> No. 2519824
Welcome, Mrs Faust! Hope you don't mind if I sticky the thread.
I also had a question! Do you watch the shows you work on, or does being so involved in the whole development process kinda burn them out for you?
>> No. 2519825
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I wonder if Lauren now truly knows what Celestia felt like during the informal get together in A Bird in the Hoof. (I call dibs on being Applejack XD)
>> No. 2519826
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Welcome to Ponychan, Lauren!
>> No. 2519827
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Hey Lauren, I just wanted to drop a note and say hi to you, and thank you for being my catalyst to get back into art again. As someone who was a newbie to the TV / film industry, I can certainly see and appreciate all the hard work you do. I blame you for doing some of the works I've been pumping out lately... like this one.
>> No. 2519828
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thanks for all you do, lauren.
Did you have plans for the cmc's eventual cutie marks, or was that open ended?
>> No. 2519829
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Hi Lauren, thanks for stopping by!

With cartoons becoming slightly more mature and even more liberal (e.g. 'SheZow' on The Hub), do you think this is a watershed for creative content aimed towards kids, or are you worried that there's still a lot to be done with not treating kids like idiots?

Also, if we complain hard enough, would you like to chat with our news website, The Daily Oat? ;)
>> No. 2519830
You guys still have to manually refresh? FIx your shit, ponychan.

Sup faust?
>> No. 2519831
You mentioned that Trixie was originally going to be a male. Did the male Trixie ever have a name?
>> No. 2519832
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Faust isn't involved in EqG.
>> No. 2519833
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Hello Lauren! Nice of you to visit. Glad I decided to stay up late.

You've mentioned you had a lot of ideas for your characters that you never got to see through. Whatever those plans were, did you talk to Jayson or Meghan about what they were so that, if they chose, they could still use those plans?

For example, you mentioned in one interview that Zecora would've been like a second mentor in Twilight, and she wound up playing that role in one of the recent episodes.
>> No. 2519834
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Welcome to Ponychan, Miss Faust! We were hoping you'd stop by. I am Rocktavia, loony /oat/ poster and Octavia fan.

Oh gosh, now you've done it. Ponychan's exploding.
>> No. 2519835
Lauren I'm drunk and you make me so happy and as a girl who hated being a girl because there was no good media i
i really ove my little pony
i love rarity a lot
u can be a lady but still be badass
>> No. 2519836
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If a unicorn can become an alicorn, can a pegasus or earth pony become one too?
>> No. 2519837
We have a plugin that does that for us, Ponychan X. You can find it on /meta/
>> No. 2519838
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Always be wary of Pinkie Pie's cupcakes!
>> No. 2519839
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Yo. So Lauren what other creature would u put in mlp other than pony that would of have sentient life or a magical creatures for the ponies to go against
>> No. 2519840
Hey there! Welcome to our corner of the internet!

I was curious, as you've done some work for the "DC Nation" thing, are you much familiar with Bruce Timms older works such as Batman The Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited?

If so do you feel that he does a good job writing strong female characters in his interpretation of Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl etc.?
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>> No. 2519842
jesus christ this place is cancer
>> No. 2519843
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We love you too, anon!
>> No. 2519844
Any chance of visiting other sites, like Dərpibooru?
>> No. 2519845
What's your favorite moment from working on the show?
>> No. 2519846
I do watch the episodes I worked on. However, having worked on them from the beginning definitely warps your ability to view them. I don't think you ever see them the same way viewers do.
>> No. 2519847
So how long before Sameface Joseco and Mandopedo show up to plug their shit? No offense to lauren herself but every time she does this the 'elite' bandwagon in for publicity.
>> No. 2519848
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It is such an honor and a privilege for you to visit us here on Ponychan, Mrs. Faust! i got to see you during the Bronycon Documentary panel, and while i recall you saying you related most to Twilight Sparkle, i could only see you as a Princess Celestia.

We'll be monitoring the thread to make sure all is well! Again, thank you ever so much for showing up today.
>> No. 2519849
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Lauren! It's nice to see you doing an AMA again. I hope you are doing well. I have a few questions about the Cutie Mark Crusaders for you, I understand if you can't answer all of them.

>Did you enjoy working with them as much as the main cast?
>Was there ever any discussion about a spinoff show regarding them?
>Was there ever any discussion about giving them their cutie marks? Do you think there is a chance we will ever see their dreams come true?

>> No. 2519850
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Thank you based Faust for that answer.

Also, final question. If you still were in control of the show, would Scootaloo end up learning to fly eventually or would she be disabled forever using her hummingbird wings?
>> No. 2519851
You are so awesome Lauren <3 This thread really made my night. Thank you
>> No. 2519852

Well im a Leo so...
>> No. 2519853
I had plans for Scoots and Belle, but I was still working out Apple Bloom's.
>> No. 2519855
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How about a nice pair of Tits around some hard wood?

Last edited at Fri, Jun 7th, 2013 22:59

>> No. 2519856
So are you really bent about the dolls?
>> No. 2519857

What type of Music do you listen to?
>> No. 2519858
is scootaloo an orphan?
>> No. 2519859
Dərpibooru is an image repository, you can't really 'visit' boorus.

or did you idiots manage to completely fuck up that format, too?
>> No. 2519860
Hey Lauren, do you feel a bit trapped now that every major pony website/board is desperately trying to get you to visit them?
>> No. 2519861

I guess whoever made that image hasn't seen the show.
>> No. 2519862
They have a forum now.
>> No. 2519863
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Yo. So Lauren what other creature would u put in mlp other than pony that would of have sentient life or a magical creatures for the ponies to go against >>2519770

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>> No. 2519864
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Wait, it's actually happening? Oh heck yes.

Good evening, Lauren!
>> No. 2519865
I may have said a few things. I can't remember who I told what. Zecora as mentor was actually in the bible.
>> No. 2519866
Hey Lauren, how does it feel to have essentially been bullied into doing Q&A you didn't really feel like doing because the internet threw a giant, diaper-shitting tantrum?
>> No. 2519867
I suppose you can't elaborate on that, right?
>> No. 2519868
Did you leave because of Equestria Girls?
>> No. 2519869
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I wanna say you're great and helped me through a really rough time in my life, but I'm sure you get that a lot. :>
>> No. 2519870
Do you read the comics?
>> No. 2519871
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hello lauren. just wanted to say thank you for all you have done. and bringing in this wonderful show. and pinkie.

you inspire me to somewhat get into animation.
>> No. 2519872
Venturing in from /mlp/, hi Faust. Also, this is my first time visiting here ever. So, what's it like here?
>> No. 2519873
Following up on your interview in the Elements of Harmony guidebook, you said you had toyed with the idea of Elements of Discord. Can you share what they might've been specifically, or did you not really get that far?
>> No. 2519874
So yes, they did manage to fuck up the concept of a booru.

God, this fandom...
>> No. 2519875
On second thought, I do have a question for you...
Why the hell are you visiting this ghost town of a website? I know Ponychan used to be a rather popular place about a year ago, but site activity here has been virtually dead for months now.
>> No. 2519876
In my book, yes.
>> No. 2519877
By the way, thanks for Dexter's Lab.
>> No. 2519878
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Hello Ms. Faust!!!!
I tried to ask you a question last time, but i think it got lost in the thread
Do you ever look to some of the Fan created OC's for Story ideas?
>> No. 2519879
Lauren, when you were directing the show, did you work out of Los Angeles or Vancouver, and if it was L.A., how often were you able to get up to Vancouver, and was the distance part of the lack of control over the show you've spoken about?
>> No. 2519880
Do you ever feel unnecessarily pressured by the fandom to act a certain way or to make appearances?

I noticed that you got a lot of heat from people after you did the /mlp/ Q&A about daring to go there.
>> No. 2519881
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Alright, it's finally Happening!

So Lauren, do you have any idea when Wonder Over Yonder might begin airing?
>> No. 2519882
Lol does it take more 'juice' for an earth pony to become an alicorn?
>> No. 2519883

Mando? Not really.

But I fully expect to see FinalDraft bitching that any *chan isn't a 'good venue'

And probably Purple Tinker.
>> No. 2519884
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That is what I've always heard. The plight of the artist, never truly being able to enjoy her own work.
>> No. 2519885
Did you get my letter which had your paycheck
>> No. 2519886
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Hi Lauren!

You r gr8!

>> No. 2519887
You know, like arguments and stuff~
>> No. 2519888
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I'M NOT TO LATE, AM I?! Oh, sorry if I appear to be having a nerovus break down, it's just, wow! I knew this was coming, just not now!
>> No. 2519889
It was either that or meta posts that had 3000+ comments.
>> No. 2519890
Its a hell of a lot easier to keep up with, thats for sure. There also seems to be a little bit less brown nosing...
>> No. 2519891
Actually, I'm curious. Are you finding that producers and the like are getting more open to major/lead female characters in animated material given the success of MLP, Littlest Pet Shop, and Legend of Korra?
>> No. 2519892
>> No. 2519893
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Would you care to elaborate on what your plans for them would have been?
>> No. 2519894

>name pony

Are you sure?
>> No. 2519895
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Hey Lauren!

I was just wondering, was there any aspect of the show or of a character that you wanted to explore in greater detail in mlp, but you weren't allowed to? (by corporate mandate or whatnot)
>> No. 2519896
Fuck off, retard.
>> No. 2519897
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Hey Based Lauren.
>> No. 2519898
That's gonna be a big fat fucking no.
>> No. 2519899
in on faust thread
>> No. 2519900
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My first time back in Ponychan in quite some time, and this seems a rather good reason to be here
>> No. 2519901
Danbooru has a forum. Gelbooru has a forum. Lots of boorus have forums. It's not "messing up" anything.
>> No. 2519902
Hey Lauren, Pinkie's famous "oatmeal" line reminds me of something from the children's sci-fi book series Animorphs. Was that a deliberate reference, or coincidence?
>> No. 2519903
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We need more cancers of love and tolerance. Sure beats colon ones.
>> No. 2519905
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Welcome to our corner of the internet Mrs. Faust pleasure to have you here.
>> No. 2519906
Dexter was Genndy Tartakovsky retard.
>> No. 2519907
Thanks for the answer. I think that moment (if it comes) will be the most rewarding in the whole series.
Another, if I may. Do you get to watch things like Friendship is Witchcraft etc nowadays? Brony music?
>> No. 2519908
Youtube embed play button
  Hallo, Lauren. My name is R. Chase Dorothy.
I got four questions. Pony related or otherwise.

1) Your thoughts on pony speedcore? (example's in the video)
2) Ever heard of Venetian Snares?
3) Do you believe the fandom needs more DnB/jungle?
4) Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
>> No. 2519909
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What do you think of the Equestria Girls trailer?
>> No. 2519910
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I've waited since 2011 for this!
>> No. 2519911
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Welcome to Ponychan, Miss Lauren Faust.

Sadly, as of now, I have no questions to ask you... So I'll just use this chance to congratulate and thank you in person for expanding the Ponies across the internet far beyond it's 80s roots with your desire to creatre a truly outstanding cartoon for little girls, that's all~
>> No. 2519912
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I would just like to say that the show you helped create has touched so many lives immeasurably, even if not everyone sees it that way.

Out of curiosity, how has the show and fandom affected you, positively or negatively?


Breathe, Lightning. She's human just like you.
>> No. 2519913
The Forgotten. Anything else is scrubmode.
>> No. 2519914
Hey Lauren please follow @Cameronpony799 iRL he needs help he's eating himself out for not donating to Kiki
>> No. 2519915
Lauren, I just wanted to let you know how awesome you are in creating the best shows on TV. Please keep up the great work. I've watched all your shows since Powerpuff girls.
>> No. 2519916
How is the development of the Mane 6 Not-pony fighting game coming? I'm kinda curious / anxious to hear the progress made on that. :)
>> No. 2519917
File 137067110206.jpg - (61.92KB , 700x525 , 3_sam3.jpg )
Miss Faust
Who do you prefer
Sam or Max?
>> No. 2519918
File 137067110040.png - (174.81KB , 960x832 , 1356555021260.png )
Good evening, Ms. Faust!

Out of curiosity, I second this. Do you ever look at any of the fanbase's OC's, fics, or the like?
>> No. 2519919
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>> No. 2519920
File 137067112001.gif - (123.50KB , 500x320 , stonedershy.gif )
Lauren, I work for The Daily Oat. I would like to interview you for an article I would like to do, and if you'd like to do one, you can email me at [email protected]

pleasepleaseplease it would be so great
>> No. 2519921
File 137067112013.jpg - (49.36KB , 470x706 , Bane_TDKR3.jpg )
>> No. 2519922
File 137067112721.png - (186.68KB , 500x546 , What, they're tasty.png )
>Leaves Ponychan for 30 min
>Comeback to Faust thread with over 100 posts in it
Well that was fast.

Just got one question: What do you think of Littlest Pet Shop? Or have you not watched it?
>> No. 2519923
File 137067113461.png - (936.46KB , 1366x768 , marsh.png )
Hopefully soon so that Disney could start taking the hint about quality animated shows. I would like them to start airing Gravity Falls at a pace where I can keep up with it again.
>> No. 2519924
Absolutely not. Despite it's popularity, MLP doesn't get great ratings--- not compared to bigger networks, anyway.
>> No. 2519925
File 137067114710.jpg - (25.81KB , 420x363 , eqg celestia.jpg )
how do you feel about the terrible equestria girls designs?
>> No. 2519926
File 137067114967.png - (585.44KB , 808x1017 , Tiaface4.png )
Hey there...
So what's all this I'm hearing about you quitting the site for good...?
>> No. 2519927
File 137067115719.png - (167.14KB , 581x1000 , Libra.png )

Actually I'm a Libra.


>> No. 2519928
Thank you for my childhood!
>> No. 2519929
File 137067117538.png - (35.17KB , 335x348 , Smile.png )
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaanyway, I'd just like to say what an honor this is. You helped me get back into cartooning.

Will Tara Strong be involved in Wander Over Yonder you and your husband are working on? She's been involved in all your major projects.
>> No. 2519930
File 137067117974.jpg - (26.53KB , 331x331 , deawwiffit.jpg )
Lauren, are you aware of, and do you have an opinion on Fluffy Ponies?
It's so far removed from FiM that Hasbro couldn't touch it even if they wanted to. You could always join us in making fluffy pony art and stories.
>> No. 2519931
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Good evening, Miss Faust.

I do hope that you're enjoying your day, and that your visit goes okay, as well.

And thank you, for what you've done. Since I ever started watching the show, my life went from feeling hopeless and depressive, to becoming the best years of my life. The show helped me get out of my saddening moods, and now I couldn't be happier... My life has really turned around, after the many people I have met through the show.

Thank you, sincerely. I don't have any questions to ask, but I do hope you enjoy answering others.
>> No. 2519932
File 137067118594.jpg - (24.19KB , 496x448 , 131542677229.jpg )
Hey Lauren, my OC is kawaii desu right?
>> No. 2519933
File 137067118954.jpg - (27.60KB , 795x591 , hugs.jpg )
Hello Mrs. Faust!

Thank you for coming! We're glad you can join us!

I have a question, how was your journey like breaking into the animation industry? I graduated from animation college, but kind of fell out of art afterward, so I'd love to hear your story.

Of course, this'll be a busy thread, so there's no worries if you can't answer. Please relax and enjoy.
>> No. 2519935
File 137067119214.jpg - (24.68KB , 450x238 , avatar-034-Quinch.jpg )
Wait, Lauren did Dexter's Lab too?

Woo! Thanks for yet another awesome show of my embarrassing highschool years!
>> No. 2519936
File 137067119553.png - (21.52KB , 744x550 , HAHAHA, OH WOW.png )
I'll bite.

Completely arbitrary question but;

How DO you feel about the incredible amount of OCs resulting from the show, or rather, the fandom as a whole?

Especially considering how unsavoury it can be at times...
>> No. 2519937
If Solomon Grundy no fight girls, why Solomon Grundy throw cars at them?
>> No. 2519938
File 137067120577.png - (376.79KB , 643x619 , A smile goes for one point six oh nine kilometers~.png )
On a scale of one to ten, how has your evening been?

Also did you have any plans to have the cast visit strange and exciting locales? Basically having them go on adventures and stuff? Apologies if that's been asked or if it's too general or if my hat's on backwards.
>> No. 2519939
File 137067120619.png - (200.78KB , 419x377 , sweetie286.png )
We are crushing her under the weight of our queries!
>> No. 2519940
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>> No. 2519941

I second this question!


If you're unfamiliar, in video games do you pick the Good team or the Evil team?
>> No. 2519942
File 137067121358.png - (173.80KB , 213x262 , 6.png )
I just want to add one more to the great big pile of greetings you're getting. Welcome, Miss Faust!
>> No. 2519943
Thanks for everything that you've done for our childhoods!
>> No. 2519944
I hope it's at least recognized as a major player on The HUB. I would not even know that network existed were it not for the work of you and your team.
>> No. 2519945
File 137067123002.png - (136.23KB , 644x444 , screenshot332.png )
see me on the /moon/.
>> No. 2519946
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Last edited at Fri, Jun 7th, 2013 23:01

>> No. 2519947
They've all already said 'hell to the fucking no'. Stop asking.
>> No. 2519948
Audio commentary for episode(s) of MLP would be fantastic. Make it happen! We'll donate to any charity you want!
>> No. 2519949
File 137067124504.png - (110.65KB , 352x318 , everything is wonderful yay.png )
i do hope the thread isn't too quick for you! Ponychan is a nice and civil place, but really, we're all just so excited to see you!

A lot of this fandom looks up to you, Mrs. Faust, as a heroine of sorts. Thank you, just thank you so much for your vision and creativity in bringing us this lovely show.

i hope the show is something you are still proud of. i know that, whatever comes next from your creative mind, i'll gladly follow it.
>> No. 2519951
File 137067125707.png - (143.68KB , 521x635 , pill popper by jervis.png )
Just popping in to say sup Lauren,and whats up.
>> No. 2519952

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>> No. 2519953
Did you plan to ever cover more aspects of the Royal court, beyond the little bit we saw in the season one finale?
>> No. 2519954
Lauren, you're a horrible, whiny person.
>> No. 2519955
File 137067127390.jpg - (96.74KB , 1024x576 , that did not just happen.jpg )
And then this got posted.
>> No. 2519956
File 137067127725.jpg - (36.41KB , 500x503 , IMG_0734.jpg )
Do you know why S3 was only 13 episodes?

I know that you had no involvement with that, but since you work in the industry i imagine that you might have an idea of why that season was shorter.

Was it syndication?

Or something else?
>> No. 2519957
New Lunar Republic or Solar Empire?
>> No. 2519958
File 137067127887.jpg - (45.91KB , 295x425 , 11 yr old canis.jpg )
Hi. Nice to meet you, thanks for doing such great work on the show and even more so for supporting the fighting is magic guys.

That's all.

Peace, have a good day/night every body.
>> No. 2519959
What's your single biggest regret about MLP?
>> No. 2519960
File 137067129145.png - (48.58KB , 179x207 , 130961819647.png )

Have you been drinking tonight at all?
>> No. 2519961
Well, this is awkward, since you apparently doesn't want to answer Celestia-related questions, I guess that means I really have no questions to ask.
Which may be for the better, really, I don't really have anything to say that wasn't already said, and I don't want to be an douchebag and treat you like an answer-dispensing machine.
Oh well, maybe someday.
>> No. 2519962
File 137067129501.png - (77.76KB , 500x492 , I see what you did there.png )
>popping in
>> No. 2519963
File 137067129485.jpg - (66.48KB , 800x700 , 1352089320505.jpg )
Don't start a fight. Leave those comments to yourself.
>> No. 2519965
File 137067130590.jpg - (56.21KB , 620x350 , 167057-tiberium.jpg )
Lady Gaga has evidently played C&C before... Why not Faust?
>> No. 2519966
But she came to /mlp/ first...
>> No. 2519967
I'm so glad the show could do that for you. I really hope I get to tell stories that have that effect on people again someday.
>> No. 2519968
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Lauren...I know this is sudden and you probably get asked this a lot, but will you be my special somepony? I can be the Mistress! Or how about a kiss?
>> No. 2519969
File 137067132051.png - (121.95KB , 900x749 , prety.png )
Mrs. Faust, did you have a good 'national donut day'?
>> No. 2519970
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That may be true, but at the moment it is touch by the light of the Faust, so for this moment it's alright
>> No. 2519971
Lauren, which of the mane 6 would win in a fight? No holds barred.
>> No. 2519972
File 137067134776.jpg - (71.78KB , 612x380 , My-Little-Pony-Equestria-Girls.jpg )
Was Equestria Girls in the plans when you were still working on the show?
>> No. 2519973
Welcome to fucking ponychan
>> No. 2519974
File 137067135323.jpg - (24.68KB , 450x238 , avatar-034-Quinch.jpg )
Well, that sucks. I guess quantity is a quality unto itself.
>> No. 2519975
Hey let's horse ourselves out for lauren
>> No. 2519976
File 137067135800.png - (645.05KB , 2000x2311 , love_hurts__dude__by_drpancakees-d5oppvo.png )
Greetings Lauren of Clan Faust. Dee has always wondered, was the decision for Discorded ponies to fade to grey at all inspired by your work on Cats Don't Dance?
>> No. 2519977
File 137067137182.png - (97.72KB , 365x450 , Greylight Considering.png )
What sort of stories do you have in mind? Anything radically different from what you've done so far?
>> No. 2519978
Really great way not to put pressure on her, there.
>> No. 2519979
File 137067137887.png - (210.97KB , 432x398 , Croppedvlcsnap-2013-01-19-14h44m26s215.png )
>Linking that
>> No. 2519980
File 137067138370.png - (136.97KB , 859x929 , rainbow dash cheery happy excited hug yay playful.png )
Just wanted to welcome you as well Lauren! Thank you for taking the time to visit us tonight!

For you, did you ever plan on seeing each character though to a "goal" of any sort similar to how Twilight was to become a successor to Celestia?
>> No. 2519981
Hey, Lauren..

Silly question, because I know you've been getting so many serious ones, I suppose.

What do you do on a bad day to cheer yourself up?
>> No. 2519982
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She hasn't answered in a while. I think we scared her off. Well, this was fun while it lasted.
>> No. 2519983
The Upfront confirmed it's July 19th.
>> No. 2519984
File 137067141119.jpg - (701.77KB , 1632x1224 , 1370004719958.jpg )
Faust, Do you like games?
>> No. 2519985
File 137067141988.jpg - (182.06KB , 450x532 , Teddy6.jpg )
Man, this place blew up, didn't it?
Not surprised at all, hehe.
I also wouldn't be surprised if Lauren's eyes were spinning in her head right now from how fast this thing is moving.
>> No. 2519986
Well, she had to start somewhere.

And then she came here as well so there's no reason to feel angry or jealous.
>> No. 2519987
An interview of hers I remember hearing Rarity was supposed to get a boutique in Canterlot, Rainbow Dash was supposed to be in the wonderbolts, and the CMC was suposed to get their cutie marks
>> No. 2519988
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>> No. 2519989
File 137067142966.png - (71.80KB , 119x270 , hipstermax.png )
Miss Faust,
I enjoyed your earlier work.

If you were to do Sam & Max, how would you do it/
>> No. 2519991
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>> No. 2519992
By the way, ignore those inflamatory comments, my guess is that some idiot at /b/ decided to stage a "raid" and I dunno, make us look bad in your eyes.
>> No. 2519993

Yep. It didn't last long, did it?
>> No. 2519994
Oh, and quick note, this is our resident Fluttershy Incarnate.
>> No. 2519995
File 137067146840.png - (545.67KB , 989x886 , 3_ Dulset Tarn 2.png )
I've been wondering for I don't know how long.

What does being a princess in Equestria actually mean?
>> No. 2519996
If u could have any super power, but u can't use it to help people and for financial gain. Just for fun. What would it be
>> No. 2519997
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Ms. Faust, i apologise if this thread accelerates faster than you can respond, (we are a large fandom after all) and i also wish to apologise for the parasprites that are migrating over from the various places that they do, just to make us look bad
I hope you enjoy your stay Ms. Faust!
>> No. 2519998
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>> No. 2519999
File 137067147771.png - (12.71KB , 126x91 , god dammit pinkie.png )
Am I the only one who thinks it's just a parasprite and not really her...?
>> No. 2520000
>> No. 2520001
Youtube embed play button
  Can you please watch this video Lauren and tell me if you like it?

>> No. 2520002
Given that the show is full of Greek mythological creatures, are Taraxippoi something you think you might have ever used?

>> No. 2520003
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>> No. 2520004
Hey Faust, what were your original ideas for Spike? As in, what would ultimately become?
>> No. 2520005
It's fun for the entire family! Who doesn't fucking love fluffies
>> No. 2520006
Lauren I hope you have a good weekend.
>> No. 2520007
She said on her Twitter she's visiting Ponychan now.
>> No. 2520008
File 137067151816.jpg - (5.73KB , 234x216 , 137053192857.jpg )

What did you think would happen? To the show, to everything. Did you expect it to become this popular? Did you even expect the execs to take up your pitch?

Also, is Dərpy's cutie mark bubbles because Bubbles is your favorite PowerPuff Girl?
>> No. 2520009

>> No. 2520010
File 137067154142.jpg - (55.80KB , 500x375 , 3980-SM2.jpg )
The first time she was here, I think she had a specific trip.
>> No. 2520011
File 137067154213.png - (60.49KB , 300x500 , 1370505720635.png )
No, no. She's still here. We're just moving pretty darn fast.
Not as fast as /mlp/ did, but still.
>> No. 2520012
There isn't a need to, you're doing just fine all by yourselves
>> No. 2520013
Horsefucker for /MLP/ here. If you knew that the show would go the direction it did, would you have taken the initial job in the first place?
>> No. 2520014
File 137067154490.jpg - (2.50MB , 2840x1860 , Glazed-Donut.jpg )
Lauren, what is your favorite kind of donut?
>> No. 2520015
File 137067155244.png - (27.90KB , 255x200 , applejack__s_big_sale_by_rattipack-d4nbbag.png )

Indeed she did
>> No. 2520016
Unfortunately, not what I hoped to hear. Thanks for answering.
>> No. 2520017
File 137067156009.jpg - (24.68KB , 450x238 , avatar-034-Quinch.jpg )
I had my doubts, but -

>> No. 2520018
Lauren, you must be sick of Q&A by now. Do you have anything you want to ask us?
>> No. 2520019
I'm so sorry.
>> No. 2520020
File 137067157338.png - (90.99KB , 246x332 , 1223473577.png )
Hiya! How is the chan treating you? I hope you like it here :D
>> No. 2520021
Wait u said there could be only two alicorn in the show. does this break your rules in the book
>> No. 2520022
File 137067158265.png - (34.92KB , 335x348 , Normal.png )
That or she's reading through all the posts. I've never seen a thread so fast!
>> No. 2520023
File 137067158451.jpg - (67.73KB , 500x491 , meguca.jpg )

>Said he/she won't participate/show up in a Faust thread when she appears
>Faust thread happens
>Participates anyway
>> No. 2520024
You sure like stirring up message boards on the internet, don't you?
>> No. 2520025
File 137067158884.png - (218.87KB , 529x497 , Greylight Bed Angry.png )
To be fair, it's 2 AM EST. I'm not sure why I'm even awake here.
>> No. 2520026
awaiting reply...
>> No. 2520027
File 137067160601.jpg - (31.37KB , 594x317 , 00010.jpg )
Hey Lauren!

How do you feel about the return of Gak?
>> No. 2520028
Sometimes I feel kind of bad when people like yourself or even voice actors have other projects but we always ask you about only one or two different projects you've worked on. Does this ever bother you or others in the industry?
>> No. 2520029
Mrs. Faust.
Currently on /mlp/ certain anonymous posters are creating an audiobook.
Would you perhaps listen to it when we are finished?
>> No. 2520030
Forgive me for being a self-promoting douchebag but Can you answer this, Lauren? -> >>2519908
>> No. 2520031
She posted from Twitter that she would be here
>> No. 2520032
So, as a comic fan, I feel the need to ask about SBBFs. Think we may ever see more of them someday?
>> No. 2520033
File 137067164028.png - (171.78KB , 705x1132 , Awesome.png )

>he's eating himself out

That's a hell of a feat, there.
>> No. 2520034
oh well, in any case, goodnight every body.
>> No. 2520035
File 137067164202.png - (142.54KB , 933x856 , 1370469888572.png )

We're kind of spazzing out here. It's almost adorable.

>> No. 2520036
I'm not a Pony Channer by habit, I'm mainly here because I missed your visit to 4chan, that said It is nice to have the opportunity, on a thread on 4chan there is a debate on how much of the Royal Wedding was your work vs what was changed, if you have answered this many times before I apologise, I know that the third Alicorn was definitely not in the plan, but that's about all I can see for sure given the overall strength of the episode
>> No. 2520037

My favorite is a ponut.
>> No. 2520038
File 137067165656.png - (58.05KB , 320x187 , twilight_sparkle_celetia_bow.png )
A salute to Lauren, for not only creating such great media, but for showing so much love to her fans.

And a salute to our mods, who are going to be very busy tonight.
>> No. 2520039
File 137067166385.jpg - (8.28KB , 160x160 , 131898857892.jpg )
Stop talking about glazed donut holes!
>> No. 2520040
File 137067166621.png - (231.52KB , 481x407 , Croppedvlcsnap-2013-01-18-17h15m19s110.png )
Stop. Seriously. You do this all the time. Don't do this here.
>> No. 2520041
File 137067167013.jpg - (11.80KB , 294x246 , Cute Neutral Smile Fluttershy.jpg )
...the thread certainly is a little hectic... i would love to invite you to stay and look around and post around, too, Mrs. Faust!

i know you're busy, of course, but it is our hope that you can feel at home here, perhaps, when things are a bit less hectic than this!
>> No. 2520042
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>> No. 2520043
Why do you dipshits keep calling her Ms. Faust when she's been married for more than a decade?
>> No. 2520044
A bit of a personal question perhaps, but if you knew then what you know now, would you still have begin working on MLP:FiM?
>> No. 2520045
This is really your fastest thread?

This has 260 posts. The one on /mlp/ had multiple thousands.
>> No. 2520046
File 137067168732.jpg - (115.45KB , 456x445 , 1352488479982.jpg )
So Lauren, when was the last time you saw an episode?
>> No. 2520047
Behave, dumbass.

I want to say that we 4channers dislike people who behaves like that and we really have been trying to behave a bit more nicely after Faust's visit.

Unfortunately there's always THAT guy among the crowd but please don't assume we are all like that.
>> No. 2520048
For me it meant having certain responsibilities in terms of running the country--- just like it does in real life. Not sure what it means currently.
>> No. 2520049
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>> No. 2520050
File 137067169462.jpg - (54.18KB , 560x373 , oucouldhavepreventedthis.jpg )
In reference to all the controversial things that have happened...could we have prevented this? Do we as fans have some culpability in what has become of our beloved ponies?
>> No. 2520051
File 137067170040.png - (433.40KB , 745x690 , Pinkie Pie Happy 33.png )
Lauren, are you currently watching any other shows in your downtime? Animated or otherwise?
>> No. 2520052
File 137067170077.gif - (1.47MB , 320x240 , 1369323819223.gif )
Miss Faust, I'd like to know what you think about imaginary friends.
Thank you.
~Blind Folded Lumberjack
>> No. 2520053
I'd just call her Lauren. Because fuck it!
>> No. 2520054
Actually, yeah, this.
If we are to assault you with questions, it's nothing but fair that you get to ask anything you want as well.
>> No. 2520056
File 137067171817.png - (189.77KB , 308x480 , 1363730892075.png )
>first question is about LPS from someone avatarfagging LPS

This is why no one likes you ponychan, now you are tired of ponies and you want to force that crappy LPS show
>> No. 2520057
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Kinda, but like at the same, I wish it were more calm here. I probably look pretty dumb right now.
>> No. 2520058
File 137067172476.jpg - (269.75KB , 960x993 , fim.jpg )
Please answer this if legally allowed to do so...

Also heya. Most us visiting nor/mlp/eople are behaving as you asked...
>> No. 2520059
File 137067172697.png - (295.49KB , 400x555 , 1365833776676.png )
Thank you for the reply, Miss Faust. I, and many others really appreciate the things you've done.

I do hope that someday, you can tell those stories. Please do enjoy your evening. ♥
>> No. 2520060
Dərpy's cutie mark was chosen at random. She's a background pony. That's far outside of Lauren's job -- she had nothing to do with it.

Lauren did not create Powerpuff Girls either. She did work on it partway through, but her husband created it.
>> No. 2520061
If cost and time wasn't an issue, were there any other tools or programs you would have preferred using over Flash?
>> No. 2520062
Hey Mama Faust,

Don't you get tired of talking about MLP all the time? What would your favorite meal consist of?
>> No. 2520063
Where do you think we are?
>> No. 2520064
File 137067174164.png - (96.21KB , 709x1039 , bernie smile up.png )
Hey Lauren! It's awesome to see you here!! I just wanted to say thanks for making such an amazing show! Every show you've been a part of has had such an influence on me from watching the power puff girls as a kid up till now with Ponies! As an aspiring artist I hope to one day get into the world of animation one day too! :]

Anyways I just was curious to know if your aloud to answer, which tv show company did you like working for more? Cartoon Network with the Power Puff Girls? or The Hub with Ponies. Was there big differences between the two stations?
>> No. 2520065
File 137067174166.png - (95.27KB , 880x907 , Wait what.png )
What is a ponut
>> No. 2520066
Have you even seen the show, bro? It's nothing like MLP.
>> No. 2520067
God, the majority of these questions...

>Did you enjoy your national donut day?
>Can you watch this video and tell me if you like it?
>> No. 2520068
File 137067176231.png - (126.27KB , 900x629 , sakata_gintoki_by_christine190498-d4owcds.png )
Huh been a while since I've been here but I'll pop on just to say hello Ms Faust.
>> No. 2520070
Sorry to say, but given how the fandom works a visit from her will probably always result in a massive posting spree. Even if it's just hanging out.
>> No. 2520071
If you have any doubt just go and watch her twitter
>> No. 2520072
File 137067177186.jpg - (60.79KB , 526x466 , Capture8_6_2013_-8_08_38.jpg )
That, or someone hijacked her Twitter too.
{which I'm pretty sure they didn't}

>> No. 2520073
I ran the story room and broke the story with Rob and Meghan. I didn't see the final episode, so outside of the name and pony-type change for Cadence, I don't know what was altered.
>> No. 2520074
Thank you for coming here Lauren, I'll make this post as short as possible.

How far does a Pony's life span? Does it work like humans? 1-80 years average?

Or does it work like an Equine's? 1-40 years?
>> No. 2520075
Of course it's easier to keep up with when it can take over an hour to get a response from anyone at times. It's just painfully boring here now.
I may not be the biggest fan of /mlp/, but at least they can keep a damn thread going for an extended period of time.
>> No. 2520076
Mr goldberg pls
>> No. 2520077
She totally should.
>> No. 2520078
File 137067178579.png - (33.92KB , 335x348 , Laugh.png )
An up-side-down donut!
>> No. 2520079
No wonder why you angels come over to /mlp/ with your ponyry ways crying to mods and wanting janitors to get rid of shit. Just fucking stay here.

You see this? It means not welcome
>> No. 2520080
Lauren is not going to become a site regular.

Every move she does is criticized and scrutinized. If I were her, I wouldn't even be doing this Q&A after the fandom's reaction to the /mlp/ one.
>> No. 2520081
Stop it.
>> No. 2520082
File 137067181575.jpg - (12.80KB , 184x236 , Facepalm.jpg )
I just want to apologize for all this, Ms. Faust. I'm afraid you're not really seeing us at our best as a community here.
>> No. 2520083
File 137067182019.png - (169.08KB , 1600x1476 , Are you serious___ like__ really___ no___ just___ no_____.png )
>> No. 2520084
File 137067182551.png - (433.86KB , 1000x566 , 1000px-S2E03_Celestia_'from_this_day_forth'.png )
Okay, for seriousness since i'm drunk.

Mrs. Faust I got past an abusive mother and a drug addiction because of MLP... I also met some of the greatest IRL friends of my life because of the show. I know it's sunken into depths a lot of us would rather not like to see because of the content of S3 and Equestria Girls and other things, but there are some real stars among the sky of this storm. I really appreciate the effort of you and the input of our broad community.

Thank you.
>> No. 2520085
File 137067183025.png - (25.89KB , 280x200 , Derpy_accidentaly_the_portals1.png )
It's been reduced to having wings and a horn now.
>> No. 2520086
File 137067183576.png - (174.10KB , 351x443 , According_to_my_studies.png )
This so much. We should chill and let her ask US something for a change.
>> No. 2520087
File 137067183896.png - (146.79KB , 500x409 , 1369985582535.png )

>Dat pun
I see what you did thar
>> No. 2520088
If you knew that the show would go the direction it did, would you have taken the initial job in the first place?
>> No. 2520089
how come none of those horses are in the kitchen?
>> No. 2520090
God fucking damn it, what the fuck is wrong with you people? Lauren Faust, the woman who is directly responsible for this whole fucking fandom is in this image board. Can you drop the childish vendetta bullshit for one day? Please?
>> No. 2520091
File 137067186069.png - (22.57KB , 774x330 , ponydead.png )
Ponychan google trends. People still post here?
>> No. 2520092
File 137067186569.png - (108.10KB , 614x846 , 1370557257292.png )
What was that about minding your manners while you're on our turf again?

Thirded. Instead of pouncing her with questions, let's have her ask us questions!
>> No. 2520093
Doesn't help that people from other places are coming to parasprite, self-promote, etc.
>> No. 2520094

How long does a Pony live?

Is it like an Equine's Life span? Or is it like a Humans?
>> No. 2520095
Hi Lauren!

I'd love to be able to finally get to talk to you for an interview, about your past and current works. I'm so sorry our interview at Bronycon was interrupted by that fire.
>> No. 2520096
I think it's the word-filter
>> No. 2520097
>not knowing about delicious mare and filly ponut
>> No. 2520098
I must admit I enjoyed Cartoon Network more. They had more resources, a lot of experience behind them, and I was working at the studio directly with the crew, which was more fun than working remotely from my home office, which got lonely.
>> No. 2520099
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>> No. 2520100
File 137067188780.jpg - (17.15KB , 457x337 , Solomon_Grundy_(Super_Best_Friends_Forever).jpg )
Hello, Based Faust. No question, just a sincere thank you for your creative work, and not just on MLP. I'm an Egalitarian who associates himself somewhat with MRA, and I'd like you to know that your work and the things you've endured in your work have given me respect for you as a creator as well as respect as a feminist. I really enjoy the angle you come at things from. SBFF for example has a short with Solomon Grundy which I absolutely loved.

With that I'll politely bow out. Thanks again. :)
>> No. 2520101
File 137067188833.png - (152.20KB , 1708x1506 , 1369370379598.png )

Legitimate question, ponybro
>> No. 2520102
What do you think of Double Rainboom?
>> No. 2520103

>> No. 2520104
>> No. 2520105
Good, never venture out of this website thank you very much. :)
>> No. 2520106
It's like a donut but made out of ponies, not as appetizing as it sounds, sadly.
>> No. 2520107
File 137067193566.gif - (315.42KB , 400x226 , ooooooh.gif )
>> No. 2520108
Lauren seriously come to this guy's show
>> No. 2520109
File 137067195056.jpg - (24.68KB , 450x238 , avatar-034-Quinch.jpg )
Hmm, good question. Force of habit, in my case.

Or maybe we just can't handle the fact that some other man has already snagged her.

Wait, did that sound creepy?
>> No. 2520110
File 137067196053.gif - (1.01MB , 256x256 , 1369335651743.gif )
LAUREN! My question must be answered!
I seek your opinion on imaginary friends!
They are the path to my friendship and magic!
>> No. 2520111
A name change for Cadence? Any chance you could share her original name?
>> No. 2520112
File 137067197894.png - (414.21KB , 530x643 , AlleyWaySurpriced.png )
Guess that means I was wrong about the whole "you being on board with Twilight having a princess foalsitter pre-cutie mark" ... or was I?
>> No. 2520113
File 137067197880.png - (397.91KB , 786x732 , 3_ Dulset Tarn 3.png )
Alright, makes sense. So not necessarily such vital things as being responsible for day and night?
>> No. 2520114
Please dont hate us :/
>> No. 2520115
File 137067198511.png - (95.36KB , 632x575 , dont go to sleep.png )
Lauren, do you have any questions for us?
>> No. 2520116
File 137067199378.png - (76.50KB , 329x288 , sweetie165.png )
Mrs. Faust, can I ask a question? We've seen shoots of Twilight gaining a male companion in EG, and many of the ponies have human counterparts. Do you feel introducing this male character into Season 4 would allow the show to explore new areas, or hurt the overall tone of the show?
>> No. 2520117
File 137067199528.jpg - (158.71KB , 1020x1020 , 1358612326373.jpg )
>this thread
>> No. 2520118
File 137067199880.png - (110.65KB , 352x318 , everything is wonderful yay.png )
i do hope you will not let some of the more negative voices in the thread get you down, ma'am. The thread is getting just ever so much traffic tonight, and a great deal of the users tonight are coming from all over the pony fandom.

If there's anything the staff can do to accommodate you, just let us know!
>> No. 2520119
File 137067199916.png - (416.36KB , 900x736 , 1356675688340.png )
Not everyone flocks to other shit that's shoveled onto the HUB. I think it's terrible.

Anyways, welcome to ponychan, Lauren. Hope it doesn't get too bad here for ya. Do you still have that one giant poster you received at Bronycon last year? How difficult was it to take back?
>> No. 2520120
File 137067200269.jpg - (26.23KB , 600x428 , Greylight Letter 1.jpg )
Lauren, I loved the letters to Celestia, especially when they became a major plot point of the second season's opening in restoring Twilight's faith in her friends using her own words. Were you guys directed to include the letters by the network? Why were they eventually phased out as season 2 went on?
>> No. 2520121

>> No. 2520122
There's a lot of people on /mlp/ and it's connected to /b/, so it's not too far fetched to think that there's a few rouge posters from /mlp/ and a bunch of parasprites from /b/ coming here.
>> No. 2520123
Ah, nice too see you lauren. Have you heard about whats going on in the other board, /mlp/?
>> No. 2520124

What do you think Lauren?
>> No. 2520126
File 137067201993.gif - (669.47KB , 360x400 , 1356515379211.gif )
Question. Did you have any plans for Scootaloo? I just have a little hunch telling me you would have taken her somewhere.
>> No. 2520127
File 137067202617.png - (120.85KB , 900x1224 , doctor_whooves_vector_by_hombre0-d49xqjy.png )
And NightmareMoon's goon platoon upon the moon.
>> No. 2520128
I don't think so.
>> No. 2520129
File 137067204007.jpg - (54.71KB , 600x594 , apple bloom awesome post.jpg )
That would be interesting to know!
>> No. 2520130
Mrs. Faust, a question. Are there any elements of the show, that you, personally planned on treating as Watterson's noodle incident: that is, purposely not cover it, to let the audience's imagination roam free?
>> No. 2520131
I can see that, part of the experience is having a team you trust and know by face and name
>> No. 2520132
So wait, what was her original name?

And the name was really changed to the Hasbro CEO's daughter? That's not just a rumor?
>> No. 2520133
You can start by properly capitalizing your sentences.
>> No. 2520134
How about we stop horseing out random websites? Jesus Christ you people.
>> No. 2520135
Looking back at FiM are there any big changes you would make to the art style or universe from when you were working on it?
>> No. 2520136
File 137067207199.png - (220.81KB , 454x464 , Powerpoint.png )
Now there's a good question!
>> No. 2520138
I post in both /mlp/ and ponychan regularly. I think there's more crossover than the two sides want to admit.
>> No. 2520139

it was a one time joke.

Why? Why has it reached so far...
>> No. 2520140
File 137067207919.png - (130.86KB , 297x315 , pinkie just dive on in.png )
Oh jeez, heh. I hope Lauren took a deep breath before she jumped in here~

I'll just watch for now. So so many questions and stuff. It's tough being so gosh darn amazing :P
>> No. 2520141
File 137067208594.png - (37.06KB , 601x521 , Well hi there.png )
Mrs. Faust, With the Cartoon network comment in mind, what do you think of the Other Fan created "episodes" (ex Snowdrop)? and if you had the choice, would you redo the show with another channel (Ex: Cartoon Network)?
>> No. 2520142
File 137067208681.png - (114.59KB , 1050x670 , bonbon__s_bon_bons_by_jaelachan-d5ld48m.png )

Dee is okay with this idea. Be afraid of the horrors that lurk in the minds of /arch/, Lauren. Especially Bollox's.
>> No. 2520143
If you could have written another Applejack episode, what would it look like? I feel she's so underrepresented and we rarely get real insights into her inner life.
>> No. 2520144
The only reason this Q&A is even happening is because of the internet's childish vendetta against Lauren being allowed to post where she wants to like a grown flank woman.
>> No. 2520145
Lauren, if you had the ability to make one decision, doing whatever you wanted for the show, what would you do?
>> No. 2520146
Lauren, in some of the more recent big events, Twilight's been getting a lot of focus compared to the other 5. Would she have been at the center of the big events in your original plans?
>> No. 2520147
I actually want to find out about this myself. was there any ideas for a scootaloo ep where her flight is adressed or anything of the sort?
>> No. 2520148
Hey Lauren! Just wanted to say hi.

No, seriously, that's it, I don't think I have any meaningful questions.

So, er, hi!
>> No. 2520149
File 137067210975.png - (185.88KB , 594x317 , gak is back.png )
Thank you
>> No. 2520150
File 137067211648.png - (905.63KB , 850x760 , 524407_364394420345610_1546230208_n.png )
What type of pony was cadence then
>> No. 2520151
File 137067212313.png - (220.21KB , 1249x1442 , 1370470204273.png )
Dude, too far.

I should mention that saging isn't going to do anything since this thread is sticked. The more you know~

Thirded! Again.

> Antagonizing a moderator
This is Nazichan, brah.

I'd be more concerned by us /oat/ers, honestly.
>> No. 2520152
File 137067213658.png - (2.87MB , 1188x632 , 134050729249.png )
Dear Sir or Madam,
Why is Scootaloo your favorite pone?

>> No. 2520153

Refer to >>2519926

I had a question about the inclusion of various mythological creatures that appear in the show, Mrs. Faust, did you have any plans for more including creatures from different cultures of the world, were there and could there be more of them in the future, and could we possibly see more in the future?

Also did you come up with the idea of Tartarus existing in the Ponyverse?
>> No. 2520154
File 137067213917.jpg - (24.68KB , 450x238 , avatar-034-Quinch.jpg )
> theory time

> Lauren posts that she may or may not stick around Ponychan anonymously

> everyone starts to freak out at every new arrival in case they turn out to be Lauren

>> No. 2520155
Not really. /mlp/ has way more traffic than this site.
>> No. 2520156
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>> No. 2520158
File 137067216173.gif - (436.90KB , 1276x948 , Walk Cycle.gif )
If I had to ask a question that's nearest and dearest to my heart, I would want to know:

Would a creator prefer we discuss their show with consideration towards how it was probably intended in the greater context of being a show?

This is as opposed to discussing the show with any interpretation that is not explicitly forbidden by happenings on the show.
>> No. 2520159
File 137067216531.png - (623.73KB , 800x800 , you could have prevented this.png )
Thanks for answering my question.
Here's another image of the doomfaust meme.
>> No. 2520160
Stop putting words in her mouth and asking loaded questions. She has nothing to do with Equestria Girls. She also would never throw her colleges under the bus without watching the film in question.
>> No. 2520161
im lost. halp.
>> No. 2520162
File 137067217257.png - (950.81KB , 4119x5000 , sunset_satan.png )
Hello Lauren.

How do you feel about the design of the new main villain?
>> No. 2520163
File 137067218772.png - (479.28KB , 533x725 , K-aid.png )
Unicorn. It was confirmed almost as soon as the episode was released.
>> No. 2520164
Are you going to turn Fighting is Magic into its own franchise? Maybe make a web toon based on it?
>> No. 2520165
File 137067220802.png - (275.15KB , 500x539 , us budget for donuts.png )

What is your opinion on the US Defense budget in case of spending it on donuts?

In honor of National Donut Day of course
>> No. 2520166
Lauren, i know you might''ve got these question a lot, but...what are your thoughts on Snowdrop and Double Rainboom? And how did you met (and fell in love with) Craig)
Best regards to both of you
>> No. 2520167
Toasting in epic bread
>> No. 2520168
loaded questions don't really matter when she can pick and choose her own!
>> No. 2520169
Moony seems to nice to ban for that.

Weirdly, I remember that he always used proper capitalization when I used to come here. . .
>> No. 2520170
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>> No. 2520171
File 137067223164.jpg - (24.68KB , 450x238 , avatar-034-Quinch.jpg )
It was answered in an earlier post - short of it is, it wasn't set in stone, thus no answer available.
>> No. 2520172
clearly not her, the face is all wrong, get that shit out of her and show the woman some more respect
>> No. 2520173
no question, just sending love to Lauren!
looking forward to any future projects!
>> No. 2520174
File 137067224559.png - (315.57KB , 2195x3011 , pinkin-treebark-vector-1.png )
Hi, Lauren.

What do you think of the people who want to turn your episode idea about the pony raised by deer into an actual fan episode?
>> No. 2520175
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>> No. 2520176
goddamit ponychan just stop
>> No. 2520177
File 137067225609.jpg - (40.09KB , 500x435 , mlfw1615-tumblr_lo0f6j44wa1qbu1mlo1_500 (1).jpg )
Then why make it harder on her. I'm here from /mlp/ just to watch. Leave Ponychan alone and act like an adult. You're shitting up the place and making our entire board look like morons all at the same time.
>> No. 2520178
File 137067225915.png - (334.85KB , 1280x720 , seen some shit.png )
>> No. 2520179
File 137067226338.jpg - (22.05KB , 400x300 , 1326086741112.jpg )
>> No. 2520180
File 137067226408.png - (65.66KB , 337x315 , IMG_24112012_200029.png )
Lauren have you ever heard of Max Gilardi,and the pony.mov series?
>> No. 2520181
How is asking about Double Rainboom going too far?
>> No. 2520182
File 137067228368.png - (437.45KB , 738x669 , GildaAwkwardSmile.png )
Sure are a lot of parasprites here today
>> No. 2520183
What's the best question you've ever been asked?
>> No. 2520184
File 137067228681.jpg - (46.50KB , 550x550 , 1344752545694.jpg )

>Asking about Equestria Girls

>> No. 2520185
File 137067228784.jpg - (22.43KB , 489x561 , 253331_531590340239267_2021284907_n.jpg )
I think shes gone guys... ;_;
>> No. 2520186
When developing the show, I was asked to have some sort of defining "friendship device" in each show. Someone initially suggested some sort of "move," which I thought was kind of terrible. One of the execs and I worked out the Mork and Mindy style letter at the end to define the friendship lesson. I think it worked out well. By Season 2, the Hub said we didn't have to keep doing them, but I liked them and kept them up in Season 2 (did they ever stop them?) They just became so definitive of the show to me, it felt weird to let them go. I think I would've kept them going indefinitely.
>> No. 2520187
and i miss linked.
>> No. 2520188
File 137067229561.png - (165.32KB , 912x1193 , bernie Happy Jump.png )
Thanks for the response Lauren! Much love!

Also I heard Power Puff Girls might be making a come back. Will you be a part of it again?
>> No. 2520189
Salutation my good man
>> No. 2520190
File 137067230342.png - (35.33KB , 335x348 , shock.png )
Whoa, whoa, whoa... You just blew my mind with the most epic idea!
>> No. 2520191
File 137067230745.png - (227.26KB , 672x692 , sweetie79.png )
I was just wondering what she thought of the direction... Don't get angry.
>> No. 2520192
File 137067230887.png - (202.42KB , 900x1233 , applejack_legs_crossed_vector_by_almostfictional-d5fdzx1.png )

This is the San Francisco of pony fandom, wheras /mlp/ is more like the Texas of the fandom

>> No. 2520193
Ok, I have a question for Faust on behalf of /mlp/

Did you ever made any sketch or character concept of A.J, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy's parents, or they were just meant to stay offscreen?

We often ponder what could have been in contrast of what actually happened.
>> No. 2520194
It's been hijacked, it's better just to forget about it
>> No. 2520195
File 137067231968.jpg - (18.89KB , 250x250 , Profile Pic Beard.jpg )
It's my pic ;)
>> No. 2520196
Hey Lauren, I remember you saying the original plan was for Pinkie to be a Pegasus and Fluttershy to be an Earth Pony. Were there any other similar changes that were planned or canned?
>> No. 2520197
Could you elaborate on the special destinies you had planned for each of the Mane Six? Was it related to their individual careers, or more of a grand ascensions sort of deal like with Twilight?
>> No. 2520198
>> No. 2520199
File 137067232682.gif - (426.51KB , 500x283 , tumblr_lj735n0Olp1qd8euvo1_500.gif )
Huh...I thought she was a pegasus....go figure
>> No. 2520200
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That's just Andrew, he's a huge fucking pony. We have like, 10 people yelling at him right now.
>> No. 2520201
Lauren, you ruined /mlp/. Since your visit the mods all got off their lazy flankes and now its no fun allowed. It sucks!!!!!
>> No. 2520202
I recall reading that you would be interested in doing a series about the past of Luna and Celestia.

Is there anything we can do to help you make that a reality?
>> No. 2520203
Now THIS is a good question, I'd like to see what she thinks they should look like
>> No. 2520204

We ruined it!
>> No. 2520205
Some episodes have them and some don't
>> No. 2520206
File 137067236854.png - (86.44KB , 894x894 , hur hur hur.png )
I'm not listening to any of you~!!
>> No. 2520207
>implying ponychan isn't a deserted wasteland
>> No. 2520208
File 137067238639.png - (154.19KB , 416x442 , Deskwork.png )
No, they never stopped them. There have been episodes without a letter, but they are few and far between.
>> No. 2520209

They did stop using them as frequently.. I don't know why.


>Mork and Mindy

I hope you don't mind me dorking out. I LOVE that show!
>> No. 2520210
What were some problems that arose throughout your work on MLP? I'm just curious as to what obstacles the crew had to hurdle over during production, and how it affected the end product.
>> No. 2520211
File 137067242080.png - (425.81KB , 1241x755 , not those times.png )
This is how I feel about Season 1 and everything up til the Royal Wedding.
>> No. 2520212
More often, the morals tend to be just explained at the end without the use of the letter, similar to Hearts and Hooves Day.
>> No. 2520213
Mrs. Faust, I'm going through a transitory period right now. I'm 17 and a half and I don't know how to draw, or at least, not any better than a fourth grader. I've always wanted to work in animation, but I've been afraid to even try due to a fear of failure. Instead of legitimate practice, my drawing has been limited to doodling on my homework.

I'm going to be an adult in six months and I've been afraid to even try to be the person I've always wanted to be. Rather than making comic books (or developing the skills necessary to do so), I've been writing plays and short-form scripts. They've been well-received by my peers, but that's not really what I want to do. I prefer visual storytelling.

About a week ago I started trying to create legitimate artwork. I've been copying down characters I like (Twilight Sparkle, Spongebob, Bugs Bunny, etc.) as closely as possible. Apparently my version of Spongebob is pretty close to the real thing (again, according to my peers, I don't nearly have the confidence to say something like that about myself).

Even if I somehow become a decent artist, it'll take a few years. If I'm ever (and that's a big if) good enough to get into a school like CalArts, I'll be in my 30s. I don't even know if they'd be willing to accept someone who took that long to take initiative and actually draw things.

I told my family about it yesterday. My older sister laughed at me and said that it's far too late in my life to try to learn a new skill, let alone a new trade. My mom's supportive, but my sister's words are echoing the things I've been telling myself since I was twelve, when I decided to compensate for my perceived artistic inadequacies by writing.

Sorry, I'm probably filling this up with too much unnecessary drama. I just want to know if you think there's time left.

inb4 you don't have time to really answer this, which is understandable, especially considering how fast the thread is going
>> No. 2520214
File 137067242517.png - (49.96KB , 202x350 , Hiding in plain colors.png )
Is it true that you're a member of an ancient league of assassins trying to stop an ancient evil and fighting an alliance of Templars and Freemasons?

He's a little bit stressed at the moment.

/b/ is oddly active.

> Implying she's not the joker.


It's not her fault, it was Scruffy's fault.

I am curious.
>> No. 2520215
File 137067242802.jpg - (137.74KB , 850x1150 , Milky_pose_3_by_fyre_flye.jpg )
What is the episode format for Wander Over Yonder? Is is 3 segment, 2 segments, and are they tied to each other or separate stories. If that is the cause, do by chance get to include one of your own cartoon shorts possibly galaxy Girls kind of segment?
>> No. 2520216
File 137067243065.jpg - (91.81KB , 800x750 , 0021-132642141853.jpg )
Heya, Lauren. I must ask what originally got you into animating? I've been drawing since I can remember and I've always thought that animating would be a cool career to get into.

Ponies is a great show btw.
>> No. 2520217
can you share with us the original name for Cadance?
>> No. 2520218
You can't be serious
>> No. 2520219
File 137067243808.jpg - (8.27KB , 235x250 , le cat face.jpg )

sincerely /s4s/
>> No. 2520220
Well she is now a former pegasus because of the Crystal Heart Spell semi-canon story book.
>> No. 2520221
File 137067244094.jpg - (49.36KB , 470x706 , Bane_TDKR3.jpg )
>> No. 2520222
File 137067243306.png - (538.33KB , 2100x2100 , Pinkie Pie Just a Little Snack.png )

For the most part, yes.

Season 3 only had two episodes with letters at the end.
>> No. 2520223
The letters have tapered off, but they're still doing them occasionally.
>> No. 2520224
Oh right you still use those terms here....
>> No. 2520225
File 137067244622.png - (186.89KB , 533x800 , Greylight Brighteyes.png )
> did they ever stop them?
They did. Several of the later season 2 episodes didn't have them at all, and they were not at all present in season 3.

>They just became so definitive of the show to me, it felt weird to let them go. I think I would've kept them going indefinitely.
I very much agree. "Dear Princess Celestia" was a quintessential line in the episode roundup, and the morals were heartwarming without being cheesy. I thought it was one of the things the show did extremely well and it hurt a bit to see them be removed.

Thank you very much for the reply. Big fan.
>> No. 2520226
Is this for that other /mlp/ episode?
>> No. 2520227
You're not swimming in blood money, FAKE
>> No. 2520228
So like, southern California. Close enough.
>> No. 2520229
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>> No. 2520230
>> No. 2520231
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Those letters really did help to make the show feel special, to me. Really, they were all great lessons! My younger sisters simply adore the letters to the princess.
>> No. 2520232
File 137067247823.png - (182.69KB , 500x281 , tumblr_lj6805411R1qhypnco1_r1_500.png )
this is an interesting one
>> No. 2520233
I'm not sure there were any in season three. Or if there were, they were so completely forgettable they've vanished from memory.
>> No. 2520234
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>> No. 2520235
File 137067248714.png - (34.91KB , 335x348 , Neutral.png )
I'll admit, the friendship aspect was part of what repelled me away initially. I'm glad the show is less concerned about friendship lessons now.

Last edited at Fri, Jun 7th, 2013 23:21

>> No. 2520236
They are slowing them down a lot there were only two in season 3 13episodes
>> No. 2520237

Being that nice all the time, man. I'm surprised he's still alive.
>> No. 2520238
Yes, I was planning/hoping for more creatures and more cultures---- I wanted Viking Caribou!!!!! I'm not entirely sure who came up with Tartarus in the story meeting room, but I do think it was me. Seems like my kind of gag.
>> No. 2520239
File 137067250405.jpg - (52.64KB , 792x792 , onwydadead.jpg )
I've spotted another fluffy pony.

Lauren, if you secretly love fluffy ponies, but can't admit it, strategically ignore this post, and we'll take it as a "yes."
>> No. 2520240
File 137067251327.png - (193.81KB , 397x421 , Seems like a good idea to me.png )

They're still there, mostly. Some episodes don't have 'em, but that's usually because of things like Celestia being present at the end of the episode and stuff.
>> No. 2520241
Can you tell us if you had any plans on expanding the lore and history of Equestria, and what they were? Specifically was the life and accomplishments of Starswirl ever going to be touched upon?

In YOUR version of Equestria, had there ever been any wars?
>> No. 2520242
>> No. 2520243
File 137067254428.png - (653.70KB , 1000x1113 , maredofailsmall_by_zutheskunk-d5pswtj.png )
I noticed that all of the episodes written by Merriwether Williams revolve around characters acting like jerks.

Was that completely up to the writer?

Or some writers are assigned to write specific themes?

If Merriwether wasn't told to write episodes like that, did you notice that tendency in her writing?
>> No. 2520244
Who doesn't love Fluffy Ponies?
>> No. 2520245
>(did they ever stop them?)
No, they still appear, but not in every episode.
>> No. 2520246
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>> No. 2520247
File 137067256094.png - (140.63KB , 900x900 , Dulset FAIC.png )
It's About Time is best episode evar
>> No. 2520248
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>> No. 2520249
File 137067256620.png - (104.99KB , 304x304 , delight.png )
Lauren, question unrelated to the show, do you prefer Tupac or Biggie Smalls?
>> No. 2520250
Damn, I missed #Based Faust...

And here I wanted to see if my head canon about another Alicorn being a golem or something was legit...
>> No. 2520251
ponychan stop being autistic and ask some real fucking question
>> No. 2520252
File 137067256714.jpg - (24.68KB , 450x238 , avatar-034-Quinch.jpg )
And the very next post -

Lauren Delivers!!

> but you still pay for shipping

> no pun regretted

Yeah, they did. Kind of - there's a letter at the end of some episodes, but not all. It's apparently treated as an optional sort of thing, and it's pretty much up in the air, I assume, following the Twilicornication deal.

Oh god this!

> is desperate for some royal history. Luna and Celestia are bursting with potential
>> No. 2520253
File 137067256654.jpg - (36.20KB , 624x774 , shocked fluttershy 2.jpg )
Viking. Caribou.

Viking Caribou. That is amazing.

Last edited at Fri, Jun 7th, 2013 23:24

>> No. 2520254
File 137067256758.jpg - (19.39KB , 576x363 , HNI_0088_JPG.jpg )
Mostly, yeah. I'd say for the third season only about 20% of the episodes had one.
>> No. 2520255
File 137067256854.jpg - (47.53KB , 500x606 , 377.jpg )
Frankly, so am I.

Is Soylent Green really people, or is that just a silly rumor?
>> No. 2520256
they didn't stop them but they are more sporadic, heck the CMC got one in collectively. You haven't been watching season 3? I suppose it's understandable in a way
>> No. 2520257
What would you find to be a higher priority for FiM at this point? Exterior development in the form of world building and introducing new characters to the show's universe, or interior development of the main six and already existing secondary character's personalities?
>> No. 2520258
File 137067259161.png - (200.17KB , 341x410 , 1366243837388.png )
So Lauren, what do you say to the rumors that Hasbro stole your Galaxy Girls concept and turned it into Equestria Girls?
>> No. 2520259
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I've already been over this with you

It is not
>> No. 2520260
So what was to become of Spike in you're head.
What would he have accomplished?
>> No. 2520261
File 137067259628.png - (85.92KB , 350x378 , No, wait-!.png )
Give her some time to respond, guys!
>> No. 2520262
That's actually untrue. Your count is rather off. But yeah, they are tapering off.
>> No. 2520263
File 137067259981.png - (35.33KB , 335x348 , shock.png )
>Viking Caribou

Dude, just when I thought you couldn't out-epic yourself! Viking Caribou? That's GOTTA happen!
>> No. 2520264
>I wanted Viking Caribou!!!!

That is fucking awesome.
>> No. 2520265
>Viking caribou

>> No. 2520266
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>> No. 2520267
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Nice to see you again Moony
Well that was unexpected
>> No. 2520268
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Wow... Lauren... here... I think I just reached inner peace.

Miss Faust, you had a DA gallery for some time now, but it hasn't been updated for months. You seem like the drawing type; surely, you must have piles of doodles here and there. What is stopping you from uploading a picture a week or so? Doesn't have to be equine in nature; I just want to see your art.

P.S. I was the guy at Bronycon 2012, who told you that you're awesome. No, not that guy, the other one.

Last edited at Fri, Jun 7th, 2013 23:28

>> No. 2520269
Lauren, have you seen any of the fanimations for the show?

How do you feel that two of the episode ideas that never made it to air may be created by the work of fans?
>> No. 2520270
File 137067263975.png - (424.65KB , 720x720 , Woah.png )
Well look at that. She's actually here.
>> No. 2520271
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>> No. 2520272
Tartarus was an idea with incredible potential for lore and future storylines indeed.
Hopefully the current team would decide to use it someday.
>> No. 2520273
Stop it you idiots
>> No. 2520274
They still occur but not all the time .
>> No. 2520275
File 137067265563.png - (122.40KB , 314x399 , slothpopper.png )
Lauren have you ever heard of Max Gilardi,and the pony.mov series? If so what are you thoughts on it?
>> No. 2520276
Lauren, quick question.
Common fanon has deer being a sort of Celt type of society, with Rams being some sort of viking. Would you say those would have been good fits for them, or would you put your own spin on it?
>> No. 2520277
File 137067266055.png - (162.68KB , 900x963 , Excited Lyra.png )

>Viking Caribou.

Drawponies! To arms!
>> No. 2520278
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>> No. 2520279
File 137067267029.jpg - (162.46KB , 960x854 , Pinkie Pie Happy 4.jpg )

>Viking Caribou

...that is awesome...
>> No. 2520280
File 137067267140.jpg - (50.96KB , 475x475 , WeHaveWitnessedWhatThouHastPerformedThere.jpg )
... I never knew how much I wanted to see Viking Caribou until this very moment.
>> No. 2520281
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> Viking Caribou
Hail to the chief.
>> No. 2520282
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>Viking Caribou

Seriously, if that was in the show, I'd actually be willing to get back into it.
>> No. 2520283
Viking Caribou. Fan artists, you know what must be done! Arm your pens, ready your deviantart accounts, and sally forth!
>> No. 2520284
File 137067267399.png - (523.79KB , 724x683 , 133815688909.png )
>Viking Caribou
Come tomorrow, this will have a thousand hits on deviantArt.
>> No. 2520285
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Hi Lauren, I missed you when you were on /mlp/ and had a question that's been on my mind ever since season 2.

Did you have any characters you wanted to introduce and the voices behind them ala DeLancie and Discord? Perhaps Starswirl the Bearded as another Star Trek alumni?
>> No. 2520286
Did I miss the thread?
>> No. 2520287

I can guess what one of the non-pony Fighting is Magic characters will turn out to be...
>> No. 2520288
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Ha, thats funny because Mork and Mindy sometimes airs on The HUB. Gotta love Robin Williams.

Anyway, it seemed to be done less in Season 2 and 3. I guess its somewhat difficult to always have something to write, in addition to it taking up what little time there is to air.
>> No. 2520289
Hey Lauren, hope you're enjoying seeing /mlp/'s true colors. Oh they're nice when you're face-to-face but when your back is turned they're throwing spitballs at the other students.

They just couldn't help themselves that you visited Ponychan so they're posting inappropriate pictures and asking inappropriate questions in this thread.
>> No. 2520290
I'm totally not Lauren, but I do want to point out that it is never too late to learn a new skill; your sister is in error. You still have sixty years' expectancy, and that may start climbing faster than it declines with advances in medicine. The only limiting factors are persistence and luck; you may not be able to do it for a living, but in that instance, you can still create something for the amusement of yourself and a small fanbase instead.
>> No. 2520291
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I feel like I missed a lot of shit.
Which, really, is a good thing. This board was getting to my head.
Care to elaborate on what happened to him? I know this isn't the thread, but whatever, we're spoiled.
>> No. 2520292
I did want AJ's parents to have passed away, but I never defined it (when I was running it) because I didn't think they would allow it. I was holding out to see if those restrictions would change. I had hoped to make RD's mom G1 Firefly. I never did sketch any of the parents, and only had vague ideas of who they were or what they did. For details like that I would usually wait until a story warranted a definition, then define it according to the needs of the story. Rarity's parents, for example, where never planned until we needed then for the episode. Neither were Pinkie Pie's
>> No. 2520293
>Viking Caribou
I really hope that was in the production notes and that someone implements that now
>> No. 2520294
you're a retard, thats you're own posters trying to make us look bad
>> No. 2520295
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>> No. 2520296
File 137067277536.png - (218.41KB , 600x600 , FOR THE HORDE!.png )

It must be done!
>> No. 2520297
It's not /mlp/, I've checked their thread on /mlp/ and most of them seem to be fuming at the possibility of a raid.
I guess even bad men love their mamas.
>> No. 2520298
Mrs. Faust, given that humans have been in the mlp universe before, did you at any point and time considered adding them?
>> No. 2520299
File 137067277997.png - (117.97KB , 817x700 , 1121.png )

No, no! It's just getting incomprehensible! You're just in time!

Sorry, my code prevents me from discussing it further...
>> No. 2520300
I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you over your clopping and AiE threads, can you turn those down?
>> No. 2520301
File 137067279340.gif - (11.66KB , 280x271 , wrestling1.gif )
So Lauren

Are you a fan of wrestling in any way?
>> No. 2520302
Don't know if Lauren is still around, and if she is, if she'll read this:

I'm really inspired by you, ever since I was a little girl I grew up with so many of the shows you helped create or were even a part of and I'd like to thank you for bringing so many characters to life, you and your husband have done so many wonders..
I am touched by your ability to create characters that stick with me from childhood until now, and I applaud your excellence <3
>> No. 2520303
File 137067279443.png - (667.92KB , 1000x1045 , what has happened to my creation.png )
Lauren if you don't want this to be a Q&A you're welcome to ask us questions or just chit chat about another topic. We'll respond to whatever you talk about.
>> No. 2520304
Eat shit. Most of the people doing that shit are either underageb& or not even from /mlp/.

Don't judge all of us based on one or two retards.
>> No. 2520306
>Viking Caribou
This is what I told those people at Do or Deer they should do.

But noooooo they said, that's siiiilly they said...
>> No. 2520307
File 137067281350.png - (67.85KB , 193x190 , 214321350.png )
And then the internet was swarmed with thousands of pictures of viking caribou and magical talking ponies.

Anyway, is there anything you'd like to ask us for a change?
>> No. 2520308
I never, ever, ever assume I can cast a celebrity. Many don't want to slum in cartoons unless it's for a place like Disney, and even then it can be a long shot. Getting John was a shocker to me.
>> No. 2520309

Hi Lauren! I don't really have anything to ask, but thanks for making the show! It's been really cool for a lot of people, and that's a rare thing.
>> No. 2520310
It's both, really. We have some pretty bad people on here, but there are also a lot of people from MLPchan and /mlp/ coming over here. /mlp/ is hardly a homogeneous mass.
>> No. 2520311
File 137067286164.png - (273.64KB , 615x619 , pinkie loves this idea.png )

Oh yay! Sai got a response! How cool~
>> No. 2520312
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G1 parents, you say?
>> No. 2520313

Did you ever design any other characters that reminded you of a celebrity or use one as inspiration?
>> No. 2520314
File 137067286814.jpg - (120.93KB , 600x1150 , Milky_pose_4_by_fyre_flye.jpg )
What is the episode format for Wander Over Yonder? Is it a 3 segment, 2 segment show, and are they tied to each other or separate stories. If that is the cause, do by chance get to include one of your own cartoon shorts possibly Galaxy Girls kind of segment?
>> No. 2520315
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>viking caribou

Whoa, I and I'm sure loads of other people would have loved that.

Any other animals/races you would have liked to introduced? I know you've already mentioned wanting to do a deer episode before.
>> No. 2520316
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Was it your idea to have Twilight's mom me G1 Twilight? Because that was amazing.
>> No. 2520317
File 137067287506.jpg - (28.58KB , 292x397 , 1368418995798.jpg )
Stop it.
>> No. 2520318
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Sounds like something out of Samurai Jack.

In other words, amazing.
>> No. 2520319
File 137067288349.jpg - (103.13KB , 1000x800 , mlfw831_large.jpg )

>De Lancie as Discord
>Stewart as Starswirl

>Flashbacks of debates and arguments between the two in Equestria's ancient history
>> No. 2520320
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That's a unwarranted accusation, pony bro. Can't we all just get along?
>> No. 2520321
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[?] A moral code?

Ah well. Still, was interesting to see that this place is still up - And still experiencing the same problems as before.

Imma go now.
>> No. 2520322
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Oh well, it's been fun Lauren. See yah.
>> No. 2520323
File 137067289549.jpg - (28.07KB , 226x305 , Q2.jpg )
Quite unpredictable. Wouldn't you say?
>> No. 2520324
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If Twilight Sparkle wasn't allowed to use her magic during Winter Wrap-Up due to Earth Pony tradition, how come Rainbow Dash is allowed to fly?
>> No. 2520325
Viking Caribou...

So amazing...
>> No. 2520326
File 137067290829.jpg - (19.41KB , 235x250 , 045.jpg )
kek /s4s/ GET

also, hai lauren
>> No. 2520327

Right idiot. Like you all don't put every brony under the spagetti/autism label.

You guys are truely the most emotionally stunted group on the internet.
>> No. 2520328
They've been allowed to at least tiptoe around it now. AJ hosted a family reunion without the parents and a pair of shooting stars appeared the night before.
>> No. 2520329
AJ's parents were supposed to be dead, and RD's mom was supposed to be Firefly.
Boy, that would've added more to the story.
>> No. 2520330
>unwarranted accusation
>actually defends /mlp/'s innocence, even though I despise them
>> No. 2520331
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So lauren What are some episodes that u would of loved to do but didn't get to?
>> No. 2520332
Any people you wish you could? Like if you knew they would say yes.
>> No. 2520333

This needs to happen.
>> No. 2520334
File 137067294602.png - (361.61KB , 1424x1793 , Told.png )
Please don't start this.
>> No. 2520335
And I am appalled by Ponychan's disability to see that a handful shitposters are not to be generalized with an entire community. When you have a very vocal minority in an anonymous community that tends to happen, but I'd hoped people here would be intelligent enough to realize that.

The fact is that the majority of /mlp/ respects and adores Lauren Faust because of her contribution to the thing we all love.

Good day.
>> No. 2520336
fuck you too
>> No. 2520337
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>> No. 2520338
Oh stop pretending like you came up with something like that, it's not nice to lie to Lauren.
>> No. 2520339
File 137067296641.png - (38.81KB , 170x189 , Thinking Fluttershy.png )
...that's pretty interesting. i'm glad the show is still running with your core idea for the Apples.
>> No. 2520340
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What a coincidence. Every parent pic I've seen of RD's mom has had a resemblance, if not outright was, Firefly. Weirdly, I actually remember one having her bioparents be Firefly and Surprise (hey, if friendship and love are magic in this world, might as well XD)
>> No. 2520341
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Oh wow that about AJ's parents....it explains a good bit though.
>> No. 2520342
Questions for you all:

Why do you think this show resonated with so many people this way? Craig and I have discussed that while shows like Powerpuff and Sponge Bob have a much farther reach and get better ratings, no one has conventions entirely dedicated to those shows. What did it (and how can I do it again?!?!?!?!?!)
>> No. 2520343
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You just failed to get quads on ponychan
Thats really sad
>> No. 2520344
So Lauren, how are you today? How has your day been going? :3
>> No. 2520345
Why you hatin', brotha?

Come over to our side of town sometime. See if you dig it.
>> No. 2520346

If you were still head honcho, would you have given Patrick Stewart a voice role? He would make the best Star Swirl the Bearded and already does Bullock on American Dad
>> No. 2520347
File 137067300241.png - (63.55KB , 618x459 , 618px-TrueCapitalistRadio_updated[1].png )
Too bad it got hijacked

Lauren have you heard of Ghost from True Capitalist Radio?
>> No. 2520348
Thanks for the answer.

I am from /mlp/ and I can say we never wanted to cause any trouble here or try any kind or raid.
As I said before, the troublemakers are people who likes co cause troble for the sake of causing them.

If you guys can deliver out bans to keep this thread civil, please do.
>> No. 2520349
File 137067300836.png - (140.40KB , 374x412 , 1350307829644.png )

Really? Celebrities have a stigma against doing cartoon voice overs?
>> No. 2520350
File 137067301917.png - (59.82KB , 244x218 , Zhat isso sweet!.png )
I heard from a friend that Lauren Faust was on Ponychan! What an awesome surprise to find out that's true!

Hello Mrs. Faust, I'm not here to pepper you with many question, but I seriously wanted to thank you for working on or creating some of my cherished childhood shows!

I'm an Animation student right now, and after a few courses in the basics of 2-D animation, I have some serious respect for you and everyone in the industry who puts so much quality work forward in both television and film. It's long and hard, but I imagine rewarding too. Not many people can claim their art moves people the way a moving illustration can...can they?

Your work on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends in particular; I really loved that show. Also great to see the gender stereotypes of unicorns, pegasi, even ponies be subverted and used in an empowering way. If that was something that turned me off when I was growing up of girl shows, it was probably as saccharine as a cupcake and brainless to boot. Or, at the most, intellectually bankrupt but superficial attention drawn towards appearances of all things.

Makes me kinda sad I didn't grow up with MLP for more positive female role models in media, but I'm sure it'll be a show I'll considering exposing to my kids someday.

Anyway, thank you again!
>> No. 2520351
Just because some bronies are hugbox-types, doesn't mean you all are. I actually like some people who openly like the show, it's just the ones that literally devote their life to the show.
>> No. 2520352
Dem quads...

But seriously though people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
>> No. 2520353
Ms. Faust, if I may, why is it that the pigs and goats seem to lack sentience?

Was this not your idea or just something that slipped through the cracks?
>> No. 2520354
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You eggheads have no room to talk shit about double rainboom now

>mine countenance whereupon double rainboom will always be a better episode than this IDEA that will NEVER COME IN TO MOTION
>> No. 2520355
Yes. Though I wish the colors were even more accurate. I felt to nerdy to call the note.
>> No. 2520356
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one more question Lauren. what where your ideas for surprise. would she have been significantly different than pinkie? or did you have any ideas for a future episodes about inky and blinkie?
>> No. 2520357
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>> No. 2520358

The minority represents the entirety now?
>> No. 2520359
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Say, Lauren, about how much free time do you actually get these days? I know it can't be easy to work in some free time if you've got deadlines to make.
>> No. 2520360
File 137067306331.png - (227.75KB , 869x920 , Hey Filly.png )

Tons of us have sides that appeal to these themes that we don't normally show out loud.
>> No. 2520361
Those shows probably get better ratings because Cartoon Network/Nickelodeon were/are major channels, while the Hub isn't even broadcast in a majority of American households (and MLP is shown even less overseas).
>> No. 2520363
John cool like that
>> No. 2520364

Danm man it was close.
>> No. 2520365
These people aren't from /mlp/.
They're all /b/tards and new ponys.
>> No. 2520366
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I know this has very likely been asked, but I missed that you were on, so I've been out on what was happening ;_;

Do you ever happen to look into full fledged fan works at all concerning ponies? Like Fallout:Equestria, or Snowdrop?
>> No. 2520367
Why are you being so passive aggressive about Equestria Girls on your Twitter?
>> No. 2520368
You can't.

This was a perfect storm. You got lucky in every way.

Your product was good, but it spiraled. /co/ is much to blame. So is the porn, if I'm being honest.

It was a show that, by all accounts, should have been shit. But you made it good. Then 4chan took it and ran with it, and things got a bit crazy.

It was lightening. And that doesn't strike twice.
>> No. 2520369
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Stay on the show, and have the power you had once before!
>> No. 2520370
Yes! We approached a few for SBFF and they all said no!!!
>> No. 2520371
thanks for spending time with us Lauren. We really appreciate it.
>> No. 2520372
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> slum in cartoons

If that's the actual prevailing attitude... wow, that's depressing.
>> No. 2520373
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Dee fully recognises this fact, Dee is choosing to be the bigger pony and ignore the obvious parasprites just as Lauren is.
>> No. 2520374

Autism. Did you watch the Bronies Documentary? You really shouldn't.
>> No. 2520375
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The show imo had a nostalgia like feeling of the old cartoons I grew up with. That's why I watched it.
>> No. 2520376
It's the setting of that fantasy world. At first it looks like rainbows, love and friendchips, but when you look closer you realize it's just a bright island surrounded by danger and terrors.
>> No. 2520377
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If we could figure that out we'd put that info to use ourselves. It just happened, you can't question magic.
I've been watching since Griffon the Brushoff, and I watched the fandom grow and there's no one answer.
>> No. 2520378
I've got a question concerning Luna/Nightmare Moon. In the show, we're not told what (if any) evil force may have affected Luna to make her evil. I wanted to ask, was Luna's turn to evil her own decision alone, or was it influenced by some evil force that hasn't been (and might never be) revealed?
>> No. 2520379
And tons of people over there are guilty of the same generalizations against here.
>> No. 2520380
I always thought it was just because it was such a game-changer. Girls cartoons have that stigma, and once it was broken with the release of FiM, that intrigued people a lot more than shows like Spongebob ever could.

It took people by surprise with how good it was, and that really helped to develop the fanbase. That and the animation, voice talent, etc.
>> No. 2520381
Every idea out of your head is a goldmine, Lauren. The only thing you have to do is never compromise your vision.
>> No. 2520382

Make a cartoon that breaks the norms.

You proved that candy colored ponies can be relatable and loved other than little girls.

While your talent might not be story telling, you have a way of making RELATABLE characters in a way that people might not see from a gender biased view.

Criag did this with Powerpuff Girls.

You did this with Friendship is Magic.
>> No. 2520383
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You guys created a good show in the depths of many horrible ones. Really its just a matter of lacking anything good on modern TV so people clung this show like moths to a flame.
>> No. 2520384
It's saccharine and sincere, without talking down to the viewer. It has few to none "we're just a dumb kids cartoon for dumb kids, and we'll act like it" moments.
>> No. 2520385
But what does Lauren Faust think of Double Rainboom?

I wonder what she thinks of the fact taht /mlp/ is trying to make a fan episode at all, or the fact that it got hijacked
>> No. 2520386
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Oh hi!
This is really a great honour.
I hope you can have a great deal of fun for a while and don't get too flooded by all the eager people! It's so easy to ask lots of stuff, but not so easy to answer every one of them.
Well, I never got to thank you for making something so inspiring to so many people that they can keep playing on and enjoying it even after all this time.
>> No. 2520387
Well, it was unique in the sense it didn't treated the audience like idiots.
It had clever dialogues, nice art, interesting characters and the fantasy setting was correctly used so it piqued our interest from day one.

I miss those days.
>> No. 2520388
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Agreed. Most the nor/mlp/eople are behaving AND mocking those trying to make us look bad. I'd be more concerned about the mod for ponychan trying to openly start a /mlp/ vs ponychan fight in this thread, sadly.
>> No. 2520389

I think it's the culture of the world in which we live. Even the commercials seem to be ironic. So many people enjoy these cartoons from our childhoods "ironically," as if we should be afraid to enjoy something that's simple and genuine.

The fandom started in a place where the message of the show was a counter to the negativity and cynicism there, a display of something being funny, smart, and enjoyable, but simple and genuine.

I think that people are done with dark, gritty ,and cynical, in media and in our lives in general, and this is just what we needed to recover from that.
>> No. 2520390
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I honestly think that the raw quality of the show overall combined with the somewhat novel feeling watching a show that might not be exactly for us is part of the reason why the show resonated so well with us to begin with.
>> No. 2520391
I would've made goats sentient, but not pigs. (only ungulates and ruminants)
>> No. 2520392
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I think it was the loving nature of the show, the morals it taught, it's colorfulness and maybe something a lot of people could kind of relate with the whole friendship thing and all.

>Also with Faust again after /mlp/
>2nd time for the win
>> No. 2520393
I'm just a sucker for cute things, and the high-fantasy setting is a good draw as well.
>> No. 2520394
It's simple, make shows where the characters have relate-able personalities and then make sure that those personalities grow past the credits of that episode, as if it were like the show Friends, I guess.
>> No. 2520395
It was mostly the stigma associated with /mlp/ that pissed people off. Also, people felt a sense of elitism and outright demanded that Lauren should be visiting their site or their channel for a Q&A simply because they weren't getting the attention, or upset that Lauren would visit /mlp/ in the first place.
As for not doing Q&A's again, I can see where you're coming from. People will never be satisfied. Although, since it's not /mlp/, I think people will be less upset about it. There's always going to be whiners, though. I'm just glad she's taking the time to do these at all. I do wish people would remember why she left and what she actually did for the show before she left. Or at least ask. A lot of questions people asked her don't take this into consideration, and they seem less thought out than expected for a Q&A that was actually given some time to prepare questions.
>> No. 2520396
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Hi Lauren Faust.

I don't really post on this board much, like at all, but I figured I should write up a post thanking you for your work on MLP.

I didn't really get into it until about the end of the first season, since while I enjoyed some of the original MLP series way back in the day, a lot of the ones in the middle seemed really low quality and not really something I could get into as I had gotten older.

I kept hearing about FiM and how it was different and good though, and so I eventually decided to check it out.

I really enjoyed the focus on friendship and how to be better friends with people, as well as the fact that each of the characters are very unique and all are people who at first glance one might not think would even get along with each other just because they've got such varied interests.

They find a way though, and I think thats really neat. I also like how even within just the first two seasons, they start learning from each other and growing as characters.

A lot of the Fluttershy episodes really speak to me, and I love all the songs in the show as well.

So, yeah... Thanks for coming up with, and working on FiM as long as you did. It's helped me grow more as a person myself, and provided me with lots of enjoyment as well.

If not for the show, we wouldn't have all these communities about it either. So thank you, and I'm really looking forwards to seeing what your work on the revised Fighting is Magic characters is like.
>> No. 2520397

I'mnot even going to lie to you Lauren, it seriously was the quality of the show. Your adult jokes were subtle and it didn't feel like a girly show at all; it felt like watching a good show that happened to star cute girly ponies. Twilight Sparkle is best pony, by the way.
>> No. 2520398
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I recall you mentioning that. Now, I am curious as to whether you'd be

Yes. Item #4, to be specific.

I'm not sure if it's a thing that can be repeated, Mrs. Faust. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic's cult success was an effect of many different factors, many of which can't be replicated or could even be predicted. The derogatory article on /b/ that all but started the fandom, for example.

> Double posting
Artee, wtf r u doing?
>> No. 2520399
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It was both a different and beautiful animation style, and I was quickly hooked by Pinkie's wonderful song in the second episode. You made a show my daughter and I both enjoy without needing to speak down to her. The characters feel real in terms of their personality. And encouraging the Dərpy phenomenon didn't hurt either. You're back and forth with the community was noticed through that.
>> No. 2520400
>People shitposting
>blames /mlp/
typical ponychan
>> No. 2520401
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Well to be honest I'm not really sure,I don't know if it's the story or how the characters act....well I guess I'll be cheesy about it.
It's the heart.
>> No. 2520402
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The characters, imho.

What connected me, a 25 year old male who drinks too much and occasionally gets into fights and makes poor life decisions was the characters.

They're flawed and believable, they have the same kinds of fears many of us do. Rainbow Dash is my favourite colourful horse because she tries to hard to be tough and stoic, even when she definitely is feeling something hard to deal with, or that she feels like she can't show.

Another thing is the setting, I think. I've noticed a lot of people on /mlp/ are, excuse the jargon, 'sad ponys'. People who feel little hope or happiness in day to day life who retire to the show and watch this idealic world where things are okay and it's fine for 22 minutes to smile and get some fuzzy feels before going back to the job they hate for minimum wage to support a circumstance that they hate even more.
>> No. 2520403
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I think in part it was a direct consequence of the unexpectedness of the success. The show is certainly worthy of its popularity, but I think the incredulity that a lot of people had at how good it is (based on how low their expectations of the MLP franchise were) helped to cement a strong community early on, and that community turned the show into the social phenomenon that it is.
>> No. 2520404
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For me, it's going into a world I never new could be so amazing. For years, I'd shunned everything girly. But then your re-imagining of My Little Pony showed me into a brand new world.

Anyway, since people have been talking about G1 ponies, were they any other G1 characters apart from the ones you wanted to be the Mane 6 you wanted to use?
>> No. 2520405
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I don't really know why it resonated with me, and I'm not sure I'll ever understand.
The whole brony phenomenon just happened. Nothing forced it to happen, everything just seemed to come together perfectly to make it fit. I don't really think something like this will happen again anytime soon.
>> No. 2520406
Didn't you say in your talk with Kim you'll never be able to make a show that popular again
>> No. 2520407
Immersive worlds
Writing that can be enjoyed but all ages.
Character Design.
>> No. 2520408
It was a good show, and it was unexpected.

No one thought that mlp could be this good.
Also, there was a lot of vauge, unexplained things that cold be used for fan content
>> No. 2520409
The simple answer.... Just make a good cartoon.

Good animation, group of characters with reliability, storyline, world-building.
>> No. 2520410
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I think it's because it was not how everybody was expecting to see a MLP re-do. It's faster paced, it has humor we can enjoy, and I think it was a refresher in important valuable truths that some people might have forgotten over time.

Also, your guys' Flash animation is top knotch. Those builds look absolutely amazing! And those backgrounds goodness. I actually have friends who work in DHX, and I've seen a bit of the concept artwork through my character designer teacher, and I was drooling at the artwork.
>> No. 2520411
The strength of the show to me derives itself from the characters and their interactions as well as the fact that it is a totally new, unknown world that we know little about, allowing fans to fill in the blanks. That is what grabs the imagination and draws artists, writers and songwriters to the show, allowing their imaginations to flourish.

As to the lower ratings, I'd attribute that to being on the fledgling Hub.
>> No. 2520412
Aaaaah--- can't answer that. I'd be giving away too much of what I had planned.
>> No. 2520413
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Good writing, believable and relatable characters, cool style, interesting world, terrific job on the part of the voice actors.

Also, the fact ponies' culture is somewhat different from ours.
>> No. 2520414
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>/mlp/'s true colors.

What true colors? Seriously, if this is considered uncivil, then you're fucking retarded and one reason /mlp/ hates Ponychan to begin with. And I'm a ponychanner.

I don't know, the show took me some time to get into, I even mocked my friends for liking it. I guess because the characters are all individual beings working off of one another, and they also remind me of old characters from past shows I've watched, only in a more vivid way. Plus, I'm a sucker for cute things.
>> No. 2520415
I'd attribute much of that success to your rebbutal to that inflamatory article, it may have gotten people's attention to see what you were cooking.
>> No. 2520416
I think it's because the characters had some semi-realistic flaws to them, in a way they felt more real than a lot of characters in other shows, and none of the characters really felt redundant, heck in the first clip in Hub's promo, the one of Pinky Gaspin and zipping off in front of a confused Twilight, some part of me instantly saw something different about it.
>> No. 2520417
Quick question from /mlp/ that I had, what villains did you plan on doing for the show?
Also, did you get Kathleen Barr to voice Queen Chrysalis because she also did Roodaka in the third Bionicle movie? Roodaka is pretty much the same character as Queen Chrysalis, ruling over a horde of insect beings that can force them to do anything she wants based on hypnotism.
>> No. 2520418

Definitley not friendship or tolerance of all those goodie-good morals everyone wants to act like is the reason.

Most likely the animation style is very conducive to image boards, internet memes, etc.

And the fact that the show plays it straight (no irony) results in fans having fun by interpreting it in a certain way.
>> No. 2520419
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Lauren, I clop. Do you hate me now?
>> No. 2520420
Relateable characters with decent interaction and the interesting fantasy world are the top two reasons for me I think.
Can't help but think it being ponies and being done so well has a factor in it too though. Who would have ever thought something like this could be something worth trying and end up being so good?
>> No. 2520421
For what the show was; maybe because it felt genuine and it really did go above and beyond from being what everyone expected the show to be.

Also talking cartoon animals that are not Loony Toons made it adorable and appealing.
>> No. 2520422
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Was it ever your intention or idea to give Dərpy an actual appearance like in Season 2?
Or did you have plans on making a Dərpy-centered episode (regardless of the controversy in Last Roundup)?
>> No. 2520423
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People like the show because it takes people back to 90s. Also it's not one of the super cheesy cartoons that are painful to watch.
>> No. 2520424
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>Viking Caribou

It's not QUITE the same, but I made this a while back. About a year or so, I think.

Have you seen any world building from fans of the show? What do you think of how they're handling it on the show itself?
>> No. 2520425
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Good question. Dee believes part of it has to do with the stigmas the show had to face, not only was it a girl's cartoon, it was also merchandise driven and part of a franchise known for things like Newborn Cuties (an unfair generalisation, Dee would add, as apart from those horrors the previous generations weren't that horrible.). Making a good cartoon is impressive, making a good cartoon when everypony expects it to be terrible is incredible.
>> No. 2520426
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I shall take my leave now Lauren.
Live long and prosper and all that
>> No. 2520427
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Why does it matter that we know/don't know what you had planned?
>> No. 2520428
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Quality animation mixed with memetic writing, most likely. If something is clever and entertaining, then more people will talk about it or remember it.

I can spout of some Spongebob quotes from the top of my head just on the basis of how funny the script was and how visually pleasing it is to see an image take that and portray it in the best manner possible.

"Is mayonnaise an instrument...?' accompanied with a vapid expression via Patrick in Band Geeks is perfection.
>> No. 2520429
I'd say it was a mix of a lot of things, challenging social norms (guys liking MLP), the fact that Equestria is pretty much Middle Earth with cute animals. The designs of the ponies themselves.
>> No. 2520430

You also did this with Super Best Friends Forever.

Please Lauren, please realise your potential for making the greatest relatable characters of our time in the animation industry. I cannot emphasis enough how talented you are in character development, not plot development.

If anyone can create hits, its you and Criag.
>> No. 2520431
- Diverse cast; everyone sees themselves in at least one of the characters
- Characters are intelligent young adults with hopes and dreams; show manages to comment on modern life while the fantasy setting keeps it interesting. Most show characters don't feel nearly so true to life.
- Large, intricately built world with history, magic rules, different races, etc. for people to geek out over
- Strong voice (feminism, revising/updating common fairy tales and tropes)
- Core feeling of love... and you really put yourself into it in a way that most show creators don't. Thank you!

(This is one reason you get asked about MWGG a lot I think... it seems like it could be built into a sci-fi show that does all of these things.)
>> No. 2520432
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It could very well have to do with the pilot itself, actually.
The way the double pilots played out made the entire show amazingly exciting in all that could happen, considering it was a pony show. The fact that something that was seemingly pointed at young girls having an exciting and somewhat dangerous/troubling story arc such as that of Nightmare Moon's threats to shroud the land in eternal night.
I know I certainly considered the two coming together extremely strange and foreign once I started to enjoy the whole thing.

It may also have to do with the music, and the messages the episodes bring. I only watched an episode because I listened to "Giggle At The Ghosties" on KnowYourMeme when I was in a shop class back in high school. I always found most of the songs really catchy, and had a high level of re-listening value.

And we can't forget the animation, of course. Even a lot of people that didn't like the show commented that the animation was lovely and altogether great, with everything being nice and fluid, but still fitting the theme of the show.

How to do it again?
Well, not even Theodore Roosevelt can properly answer that one
>> No. 2520433
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That's a great question! You know, for every single person here, there will be a different answer.

The character designs though... how cute they were, and how the personalities interacted in this world that is so unlike our own; it was a big part of what made the show extra special, to many of us.

The show just uses so many great things; vibrant colors, wonderful music... but ultimately, it is the way the characters act, i feel... in that goofy cartoonish way, but also with a very powerful, tangible, relate-able presence; it is enough to not fall through to uncanny valley, while still being self-referential and adult.

...really though, i just -love- cute things, and ponies are the cutest.
>> No. 2520434
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No such thing as too nerdy! Not when nostalgia and throwback references are concerned!

Were there any other characters (or just their personalities) or locations or anything at all from the earlier series that you were hoping to reference or even make a major part of an episode?
>> No. 2520435
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>> No. 2520436
Vivid personalities. Real characters that one can easily relate to seem to be the best explanation. For the most part, however; it is as much of a mystery to us.
>> No. 2520437
Hi miss Faust don't know if I missed you but I wanted to say you helped me get back into drawing again.

Hell I even re-opened my DA for the first time in 7 years.


also to your question

I believe it has to do with the internet

Shows like PPG and SB have existed where before the net was the way it is now.

Plus the other factor is that 4chan is what made ponies what it is today.

If 4chan likes it everyone else likes it right off the bat
>> No. 2520438
I think it's because of the message the show kind of gave off to its viewers. I guess as cheesy as it sounds, the whole magic of friendship thing. I admit I really met some of my best friends that I have now because of the show. Other shows like spongebob don't really have a message like that behind them. So I don't think they could create something like this. When I go to conventions I get a real kind of sense of unity too.
>> No. 2520439
It'll be difficult to create a similar effect as My Little Pony was a well-known name beforehand and the irony is what spread it's appeal. I hate this fact, and other people will complain about my view drawn from analyzation, but it is, in fact, the irony that makes it popular.

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>> No. 2520440
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Ah, so there is a chance that it will still be used?

This fills me with hope.
>> No. 2520441
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These are /b/tards, boyo.
Also, they're not really getting that far out of line.
Just being tools.
>> No. 2520442

It's a pretty innocent show, it's rare that we get a show that honestly isn't violent, sarcastic, mean, satire, or some sort of criticism of society. It's such an idealistic world that for older adults it is a form of escapism
>> No. 2520443
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I'm not entirely sure. You can ask 100 bronies why they think this show is great and you'll get 100 different answers. I just think this show you made had a spark of creativity within it, one that just reaches out to a wide variety of people and captures their imagination. I feel it whenever I talk to my friend who I met from this fandom. I feel it in every episode of the show, even season 3 (heck, wouldn't be surprised if I even felt it in Equestria Girls). I felt it everytime I look at a thread on this board. All I know is, it is a one of a million thing that can't be recreated but when it happens, it is truely wonderful.
>> No. 2520444
If spoiling what you originally had planned is a bad thing, does that mean there is a non-negligible chance of what you had planned being portrayed officially?
>> No. 2520445
the show had great, lovable characters. The humor was innocent and the kind you get when a group of personal friends hang out. It is believable and relateable to anyone who has every had friends, and people naturally love it, no matter the age group
>> No. 2520446
Erm...well...honestly you probably wont read this so I can spill spaghetti and no one will notice.

The art style was highly charming. Season 1 had some great shout outs to stuff like the Benny Hill Show and other stuff without even trying to appease the older people. The general likability of the characters, how well they were written and how the functioned as a group.

Also the nice "morals" at the end of every episode were really cool. Especially Call of the Cutie. More kids shows need messages like Call of the Cutie.
>> No. 2520447
I can only give my personal reasons, although I think many share them.

In the past decade, enterntainment industry has been increasingly obsessed with making things "gritty" and "edgy". Things need to be as dark as possible, a lot of violence, a lot of misery. All int he name of "realism" and "immersion". No more happy endings.

And many of us have come to resent that. FiM provided an alternative. Something lighthearted yet still mature in the spots where it counted. Part nostalgia to the 90's cartoons maybe? But I think most of all, we've all come to appreciate the optimism it exudes in a world that once again seems to grow darker every year.
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Posting in a based Lauren thread

Also Faust, you mentioned before that the main6 would have different body shapes.

I was wondering if you could go into some more detail about what these differences would be.
>> No. 2520449
I dunno.... I've seen lots of good cartoons not make it.
>> No. 2520450
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I was just about to go to sleep, too!

What was the hardest part about working on the show when you were working on it?
>> No. 2520451
It was mentioned in S1 that there are lands outside Equestria. Did you have an idea for how far Equestria extended and/or what other realms lay beyond?
>> No. 2520452
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To those of you from Fluffybooru asking Lauren about fluffies: stay out. There's a reason you are being deleted from /mlp/ and there is a reason you had your own booru created. No one else cares for what you like, and it is entirely unwholesome.
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Mrs. Lauren glad to see u
If u could of done anything in the show without any limits what would it be?
>> No. 2520454
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Oh sure, I see how it is, you don't answer my questions but when it comes time for deep introspection, everybody knows I'm the go-to-guy.

Actually, I think it's pretty simple (insofar as dealing with a crippling amount of the-devil-is-in-the-details can be). Whether it be books, movies, computer games, cartoons, there's a difference between a something that's created simply to check off a number of items that a focus group wants versus a show that genuinely resounds with its creators as something they wanted to make, and wanted to make good.

MLP:FIM was smart, funny, and cute as a button. Somehow, the focus group aspects, if they were there, did not get in the way. It was created by some extremely talented people, yourself, Renzetti, and so on. In the end, what was not to like? More shows need to dare to be good first, anything else comes second, like MLP:FIM did.

Welp, off to bed with me. Thanks for visiting!

Last edited at Fri, Jun 7th, 2013 23:44

>> No. 2520455
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Maybe it's because it kind of has something for everyone. Different people can love it for vastly different reasons because so many different parts of the show are of such high quality. Some love the animation while others don't find it important. Some love the songs or the morals while others don't really care. Personally my favorite part is the vast and interesting world it all takes place in, and I know most people hardly care at all for that. And of course the base elements, the stories and characters, all fit into the range from "amazing" to "not terrible".

I haven't put much thought into this at all, but I'd say the fact that there's just so much to love compared to other shows where the focus is more narrow is a big reason why the show has such an enormous and diverse following.
>> No. 2520456
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>> No. 2520457
Lauren, was it your idea to have the shot for shot remake of the Star Wars scene in the season 2 opener? Because that may have been my favorite part.
>> No. 2520458
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"If you get 3 bronies in a room together, you'll get 9 different opinions."
>> No. 2520459
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The biggest Draw for me was its Contrast and its Idealism.
It was a saccharin world, that had sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows, yet it had a form of tangibility to it, that one could relate to, possibly stemming from the fact that the first episode begins with the opening of a story book, it allows for the suspension of disbelief, not to mention that life isn't easy, especially now days, and in the MLP FiM world, every thing is (relatively) happy, there isn't much politics, there aren't Eco terrorists or Global warming, no Stock Market crashes, massive famines or Civil wars.
Its an Idealistic world that lets your mind escape from the horrors of reality, and bask in the happiness of celestia's sun, if only for 30 minutes a week

Also, Lauren, did you ever think/intend/plan for adventures outside Equestria(other than the Crystal Empire)?
And what "year" is it in equestria?
>> No. 2520460
I think that the fandom asserted itself and became vocal because it always felt like they were really the outsiders and also felt that the show needed the help, after that it just continued to grow.
Also it helps that it's a great show that people can and are actually willing to sit though.
>> No. 2520461
Hopefully one day you would release those ideas?

We really, really like the original concept you created back then, as unfortunately the cartoon kept losing more and more fantasy elements and focused on simple, generic stories.

If anything, we would have loved to discover the secrets behind of Everfree Forest and the castle's ruins lying there.
>> No. 2520462
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Gotta get this up before the thread locks.
>> No. 2520463
Oh? You saving it to be revealed for some special occasion in the future? Or you just prefer to keep a little secret to yourself?
>> No. 2520464
You created a world and characters that are heavily idealistic, but are realistic enough that they are believable
>> No. 2520465

Protip: There's no fucking way you can tell who is from ponychan, /mlp/, EqD, or prostitute posting from a local strip bar.
>> No. 2520466
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>> No. 2520467
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Heh, I wish I knew too. It's just special I guess. I suppose if the answer was easy, then things like this wouldn't be so special, huh. They'd be a dime a dozen. I'm glad you got so lucky with this show Lauren... if the formula is really such a secret. Something tells me that the hard work and huge talent and love for the material couldn't have hurt though, hehe.
>> No. 2520468
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Rest in peace, Megas and Symbionic Titan.
>> No. 2520469
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Hmmm. For me, I think it's because the show has a certain Miyazaki quality - there's conflicts and hardship, but it's fairly rare that there's a clear split between "good" and "evil" characters to root or schadenfreude for. As such, the setting's whole atmosphere feels less like the regular glut of stories that revolve around overcoming someone, but more about overcoming life's everyday hardships. None of us here will ever have to stare down a supervillain, but I'm sure that at some point or another, each of us has been faced with just about every problem that's occurred in the show, in some form or another. And as we know that we will inevitably face it again somewhere down the road, it's encouraging to have something to look towards and see what is essentially good life advice.
>> No. 2520470
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I mostly like how it blends serious matters with funny and sill antics. It's a show for children, but I never feel like my intelligence is being insulted because I'm watching it as an adult. It doesn't trivialize me, and that means it doesn't trivialize children either. So it never feels like I'm doing something "wrong" by watching a show designed for kids.

Also the art style is very attractive in a simplistic but beautiful way. It's minimalist, but what's there works for its favor.
>> No. 2520471

Like what? Are there any cartoons you saw before they were released that failed you want us to know about?

Are there cartoons that did exist you want to give a shout out to?

Other than Invader Zim, of course. How did THAT not flourish?
>> No. 2520472
I have no idea. I honestly liked early Spongebob and PPG a lot better. I only chill on /mlp/ because, like you said, the fanbase is so much more active. At this point, a lot of it feels automatic, to be honest. Like I've done this for two years now, I'm not going to just stop now.
>> No. 2520473

Honeslty, since you already have quite a following, people will pay close attention to what you do next. Just stay true to your vision, be original, work with brilliant, creative people, and keep interacting closely with your fans.
>> No. 2520474
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>> No. 2520475
Lauren do you think you'll ever try to start your own webseries based on the characters you created for Fighting is Magic?
>> No. 2520476
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How has Wonder Over Yonder been going?
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>> No. 2520478
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Lauren, could you please post a favorite image of yours that is from the fandom?
>> No. 2520479
You probably already know this, but as with anything don't go into it trying to appeal to everyone, just make a good show and let it happen.

But I guess a few things that help:

- this show in particular has a mythos, a entire world with civilized equines to build a history around

- with it being a fantasy world with no humans, theres a bit of escapism and curiosity

- the characters are cartoony but believable

- technical aspects such as the great animation, attention to detail and what not (really, how the ponies walk is very fluid)

- the right voice actors, this obviously helps a lot with bringing the characters to life

- its cartoony, and funny yet it can be taken seriously

I dunno I feel like I'm kind of pointing out the obvious.
>> No. 2520480
Youtube embed play button
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Riiiight in the childhood.
>> No. 2520482
I honestly don't believe you can plan for something like this to happen again... it was all in perfect timing. So, enjoy it while it's here, and congratulations - you've done something special not too many others have. Of course, I'm sure you already know this.
>> No. 2520483
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Happiness is something that society tries to regulate- something can't make you happy if it makes me unhappy, etc. It creates disillusionment, especially for our generation.
I got into MLP when "Smile Smile Smile" got me through a rough period around this time last year. I found it completely randomly. Pinkie just made me smile so damn much that I became hooked.
It makes us smile, and for that, our inner creativity is unleashed.
Hope that makes sense.
>> No. 2520484
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This really is a great answer. All the bronies out there are certainly waiting for the next thing to come out!

Whatever it is, i feel if it stays true to your vision, it'll be wonderful.
>> No. 2520486
Hello, Lauren!

I don't frequent this board, but I wanted to stop by since I missed you when you visited /mlp/. I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work that was put into making such great cartoons. I really appreciate how Power Puff Girls and My Little Pony provide girls with stronger heroes and show them that they can be whoever they want to be. I really wish more media and toys for girls had a similar message.

Anyways, do you feel that shows and toys directed at young girls have recently gotten better, worse, or not changed?
Thanks, and I look forward to showing these cartoons to my future kids.
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And that's why I think this isn't all from /mlp/. Could be anywhere, I'm just trying to defend /mlp/ because of the last thread. There wasn't anything too bad in it.
>> No. 2520488
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I know I love the fantasy aspect of FiM.
The world of Equestria is so far removed from our world it feels like an escape, like almost anything can happen there and each episode can have something entirely new to offer. Mixed with your brand of cuteness, excellent writing, and great voice acting it's damn near perfect.

All-animal cartoons have always been a favorite of mine. Have you ever seen Arashi no Yoru ni? It's a great movie with an all-animal cast that hits all the right keys for me as far as writing, humor, art style, animation, quality, etc. is concerned.
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Might as well ask the obvious question.

What cartoons did you wish to have seen done well?
>> No. 2520490
I think the big thing is that the characters were all pretty relatable so most people have at least one pony they can relate to, whether they're a guy or a girl.

Other than that, it seems like it actually had work put into it to make it a high quality show, the art is cute, the scripts aren't inane and can appeal to a wider audience than just small children, while still being something small children can understand, and a general upbeat feel to it.
>> No. 2520491
Schedule. It was horrendous.
>> No. 2520492
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I honestly couldn't answer all of that. I got into the show right before S1 ended, and I was equally taken aback by both the high quality cartoon -- I had drawn away from cartoons after seeing more and more low quality ones -- and the very nice, welcoming fandom. I miss those days. I imagine a lot of people fell in love with it partly due to the fandom. As to the original fans, I dunno how they turned out so great as to attract others. Maybe it was just a lucky group.

I'm not sure this show could be repeated formulatically. It was a real surprise hit, and the surprise of it probably helped spread the word. One would probably have to recreate that surprise factor, and even then, it's unlikely to have the same effect as this did.
>> No. 2520493
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Who do you think are the better role models for young girls: The Powerpuffs, or the Mane Six?
>> No. 2520494
On second thought, maybe it isn't the show so much as how it grew. People being astounded about it being good and shattering expectations made them want to share it, and the backlash just threw more fuel on the fire.

I think it just might be one of those "lightning not striking the same place twice" things, unfortunately, although I'm sure you'll still provide quality content in the future that will surpass what you've done before.
>> No. 2520495
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Doesnt this site have an auto update?
>> No. 2520496
It was because your name is Lauren Faust, and Rob Renzetti admittedly that was more then enough to sell everyone to giving the show a chance after that negative Article on Cartoon Brew few years back.

Most good shows that don't make it did not have huge Press being negative nor positive. They slip under the radar.
>> No. 2520497

I think it's because it had strongly written and relatable characters, clever storytelling that didn't dumb everything down to mush, and a setting that allowed it to make use of both with a lot of freedom - as well as a cute and appealing art-style that was a big step away from the saccharine cutesy-ness of the older gens and a lot more accessible for it.

Here's hoping you can do it again!
>> No. 2520498
Young Adult books and movies make more money than cartoons for little kids.

The YA industry is dominated by the female consumer. So when you complain that girls get the short shrift when it comes to cartoons isn't it a little ridiculous to blame sexism when YA movies (catered exclusively towards females) are the dominant force in film right now with franchises like Twilight, The Hunger Games and soon to be, Divergent?
>> No. 2520499
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>Not from ponychan, but I thought I'd chime in.

Well... I think there were a lot of elements that went into making it so popular.

The thing I thought worked the best was the fact that it was a light-hearted cartoon about something actually pleasant as opposed to the drugs, sex, violence seen in almost all popular shows, and it had a nice moral to top it off which was something that a majority of the popular cartoons were missing.

The fact that is was a show with almost a solely female cast was masked by the fact that they were anthropomorphic characters. I believe this disarmed a lot of the male audience and, in a way, tricked them to give it a shot and eventually fall in love with the story and characters.

Not to mention the unrepresented hype it got over the internet.

There are a lot more that went into it, but I think those were some of the most important elements.
>> No. 2520500
Honestly, I've always wanted a show like this. Something that lets you know it's okay to be different, and still be liked.

I grew up going to a well..private school to keep things light. I had been drawing ever since I was old enough to hold a pencil. I recall being asked to write up a small comic for a newsletter. I used my spotted dog character, who in their world was made fun of because the type of dog she was wasn't supposed to have spots. In the end she made friends and won the race.

I was chastised for this idea, and told that everyone is equal and no one is ever made fun of. I see so many mindless shows on the air, but for once this show got the point across I had been trying to make for so long myself.

So thank you for that, I truly appreciate it.
>> No. 2520501

Personally speaking, I first off, found it funny. Lots of shows are funny, so that's not startling. Second, I liked the worldbuilding. It seemed like a decent amount of thought went into it. There was a world, and the ponies acted as if that world was real and normal to them. For example, they take care of nature, so they react with shock and fear when confronted with a place where nature takes care of itself. They control the weather so they have a place where they produce clouds and such. They are ponies, so they don't (or didn't, perhaps I should say, they do so far more often now) grasp things with their hooves as if they had hands. This is a bit more unique, but also not sufficient.

They're the two major things for me though. Other things would be the appealing character designs. I quite like Twilight's colours, and Rainbow's colours. The overall design of all ponies is appealing. There's the nods to slapstick comedy that showed up early. I still say Applebuck Season is my favourite episode because I think it's hilarious to see Applejack bumble around and break things, and her splatting onto the ground after missing Rainbow's seesaw thing gets me every time. I liked the adventure. A lot of people act like G1 was terrible, and I'm not even sure how much you yourself liked it, but I liked it. They had interesting adventures and I liked seeing that again.

But really, I think it's the "novelty." It's a girls show. It's clearly for girls. Young ones. But it was very good. It's shocking, and there's an appeal in something that surprises you for how good it is compared to your expectations. Then there was 4chan, which produced a bunch of image macros which got posted everywhere which spread it around.

I generally don't think all these things put together is reproducible really. It's like lightning. All the planets aligned.
>> No. 2520502
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How so? Long hours? Weird hours? Just never enough time to do what you felt needed to be done?
>> No. 2520503
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So I'm a bit busy and cant chat, but I wanted to say thanks for leading the charge into something that'd made for a few amazing years.

To all the PC/MLP/MLPchan people, chill the hell out people. This is supposed to be fun, why are people bickering over petty crap
>> No. 2520504
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>that counts as your childhood
Make me feel old why don't you.
>> No. 2520505
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I think it was the perfect storm, honestly. You had an imaginative take on My Little Pony that could be enjoyed by all ages and both genders alike.

Next you had /co/ starting to look into it as fans of PPG & Foster's, as well as one of the 4chan boards that has a fair number of male and female posters.

Then there was the infamous news article as the show was starting that blasted the show