Despite xTSGx’s insistence that it isn’t very ground-breaking, I’ll post the new promo anyway:
Now, I do think there is one interesting tidbit in there in that they say they’ll ‘answer fan questions all day long.’
I’m pretty curious to know what that means.
I’m guessing that it may be a Twitter back and forth or something, but it could be interesting to see who they have available to answer these questions and what kinds of answers they will be able to give.
Rarity finally made her debut into the world of high art!
@Dontmess’s comic question
Here, find out for yourself: ALL COMICS
If you do like them, though, I would still encourage you to go out and buy the real ones.
For about three bucks, you get a nice official story and about 20 or so pages of artwork.
(Yeah, you can go read fanfics for free, but this is art and story combined plus it helps support the people who make official content and allows them to make more. And I want to see more of these.)
For actual reviews, I’d say that all of the main arcs have been quite fun.
Chrysalis’ story is probably still my favorite just because I liked how they portrayed her as a near-super villain in both schemes and incompetence.
The Nightmare Rarity arc does mess with some headcanon on the Nightmare moon incident, but otherwise is another entertaining adventure that has Celestia and Luna actually doing things!
That alone is pretty new ground.
Big Mac’s story is pretty much classic farce.
One person/pony sets out to accomplish a rather simple task and is immediately beset on all sides by insanity.
It’s delightfully silly.
Edit: Almost forgot the Shining/Cadance arc!
This one takes on the classic ‘high school nerd meets girl of his dreams’ story and tells it in a cute way.
Entertaining and energetic and full of references to all the cheese of the 80s.
The micros are a bit more mixed, but as xTSGx said, Rarity’s is typically considered to be the best, possibly because it is from the same duo who made the Chrysalis and Big Mac arcs.
Andy Price and Katie Cook are awesome.
Most of the other micros are generally ‘okay,’ but I will agree that the Rainbow Dash one was probably the weakest.
To put that into context, the writing was so cheesy that I quite literally thought the whole thing was a daydream or a fanfic that Dash was writing about herself until somewhere around the halfway point.
And yeah, as much as I love Dashie, she ain’t a writer so that ain’t a compliment.
I can’t say I go as far as /mlp/ to say that I ‘hate’ it, but it definitely lacks the writing of most of the others.
As for complaints about ‘target audience’: Eh…
I guess if you are really attached to the idea of Equestria being completely innocent (which is not even true in the show either), I could see where you were coming from, but really, it likely just comes down to writing styles.
It isn’t even like there is anything really objectionable either.
At least nothing that would have been out of place in a cartoon aimed at slightly older kids, think old superhero shows and stuff like that.
Nothing is universally liked and the comics are certainly distinct from the show, but most people seem to agree that they are, by and large, pretty well written and fun.
In Guard Duty news, Fifths and I have posted a new update today and we also broke Tumblr!
Yeah, it was a busy day!
Anyway, because of our (Okay, my) snafu, Guard Duty has migrated to a new account.
Come join us at our new home: Guard Duty 2.0