We got your destiny right here

How much of what we are is predetermined, and how much is actually up to us? Some pony-oriented speculation ensues.


  1. fillyjonk »

    14 July 2013 · 4:46 pm

    Sometimes I wonder if Lauren Faust was consciously (or subconsciously) inspired by aspects of Houyhnhnm society. (And I ALWAYS have to look up the spelling on that). It seems that much of Pony society seems more calm and rational than our own….

  2. fillyjonk »

    14 July 2013 · 4:47 pm

    Though then again, that doesn’t say anything very hopeful about potential Human/Pony interactions, given what they thought of the Yahoos….

  3. CGHill »

    14 July 2013 · 5:18 pm

    Faust herself was not keen on human/pony interactions: she expressed some dismay at the Equestria Girls project, though of course she’s no longer with the show and can say what she likes. And there’s a segment of the fandom that can’t stand the idea. (EqD put up an image to test the response, and it was formidable. Here’s my own take.)

    I’d really like to get a handle on something resembling a creation myth, just to compare it with our own. I don’t think, though, that Hasbro would like that idea much.

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