Well, I don’t think she’s going to spawn quite the art explosion that Flutterbat did (recall that by this time last week, there were probably at least six or seven plushies and a few sculptures completed and more have been popping up every day since) if for no other reason than she’s new.
Flutterbat had the advantage of being a significant modification of a character that already had a large fanbase.
Coco is starting from scratch, but I do hope she gets some love.
And here’s the first big step!
Yeah, almost certainly unintentional, but kind of funny and cute.
Maybe ponies would show more respect to alicorns if they were actually rare!
It feels to me like The Mane Six might be a little like Seal Team Six (The guys who ended up killing Osama bin Laden for those who don’t know).
They’ve accomplished incredible feats that have gained them applause and praise from millions… but I know I couldn’t pick a single one of them out of a line-up if I was asked.
People don’t know them, they know of them, so any fame they should likely have just isn’t there.
I’d actually be really interested to see one of them (probably Dash if we’re all honest) ‘pull rank’ sometime.
“Do you know who you’re talking to? Huh? Do ya? I’ve defeated gods and wizards! I kicked a dragon in the face! Who are you, punk?!”
Now, admittedly, this explanation only really applies to non-Twilights since she’s now royalty and should probably be a little better known, even without her obvious difference in physical appearance, but eh…
I’m usually rather lax when it comes to this kind of thing.
I get that it needs to be done in order for the story to work so I’m okay as long as it isn’t too glaring.
(The taxi scene scraped the edge of believability for me. Had they had any one of the other ponies try to secure the ride, it wouldn’t even be an issue, but specifically having Twilight try is what did it.)
And @Alternate modes of transportation
Twilight can teleport, sure, but it’s been shown that she’s not too good at teleporting others with her.
She fried Spike pretty bad before and her one successful mass teleport (in Dragon Quest) seemed to be really tough for her to pull off.
Rainbow Dash flying her there is probably a bit more plausible, but then again, Dash was only carrying all those ponies after gaining a ton of momentum from that Sonic Rainboom.
Lifting a weight from a standing start is typically much more difficult.
Finally, and this is probably the big one, none of them have ever been to Manehattan before!
Even if we assume that they could get themselves around quickly, they would likely have no idea where they were going.
Catching a cab with a driver well-versed in the city’s landmarks is pretty much the best way to go.
(Well, I guess AJ was there as a kid but she probably doesn’t remember much and/or t could have changed wildly in the years she’s been away.)
I see pretty much nothing that would indicate that this guy is meant to be a ‘brony stereotype’ or whatever.
Plenty of other ponies have worn fedoras and this one fit the setting so it isn’t even remotely out of place.
He’s just a background character who was scripted to be ‘grumpy’ so whoever was given that scene to design threw in a little internet humor.
I think that’s about it.
I will say that I do fall on the side of thinking that the Daring Do episode did have some shout-outs, though.
The concept itself was pretty innocuous and probably conceived without any intentional referencing, but Rainbow’s diary entry seriously sounded so much like what I’ve heard the writers and VAs say at conventions and the like that I feel it was at least partially inspired by those experiences.
Members of the show staff are continuously bombarded with praise and attention for their work, but they are always talking about how impressed they are with the fandom’s depth and breadth of talent, too.
I always see them taking tours of the vendor halls and stopping at every table to encourage the artists and crafters.
Having a lesson about not forgetting how awesome you are just because you like someone else’s work feels right up that alley.