Cutie Marks Conquered - After the dust has settled, an assessment of damages by



So you may have noticed we've been remarkably quiet over the last few days. Well that's simply because we've been partying our faces off in celebration of the 5 year anniversary of My Little Pony, and are just now regaining consciousness.

It was a glorious weekend. Record numbers of viewers joined in the Anniversary Livestream. We even had some show staff lurking within. We had donors provide nearly 100 Steam games and giftcards to giveaway (dozens of which are still yet to be distributed). /mlp/ hit its 25 Millionth post, and derpibooru hit its 1 millionth image. #ThankYouMLP was a success, even Faust wished everyone a happy anniversary. A former HUB employee released a reel of all the HUB promos. Hiro, the new owner of 4chan, actually stopped in to the /mlp/ sticky to wish us congratulations. Games were played. Art was created. Laughs were had.... it seems like something else happened too....

Oh yeah

THE CMC GOT THEIR FUCKING CUTIEMARKS



This has of course been received with varying responses.

It was most likely NOT a coincidence that the episode in which the Cutie Mark Crusaders finally received their ass tattoos fell upon the 5th anniversary of the launch of the show. Those delays are seeming very tactical all of a sudden.


Everything else in the episode is pretty unimportant compared to the cutie mark transformation (which occurred the same way that Vegeta became a Super Saiyan: not giving a fuck anymore)
Pipsqueak became Obama or Bernie Sanders take your pick and Diamond Tiara was Donald Trump or that guilty white family from Bring It On, I can't decide. Regardless the 3 finally realized their talents as....talent coaches? I guess?

It's been hinted at for literally years now that their talents should involve singing/magic, scooter tricks/repair, and creation/plant potion making, but apparently we were all fooled into thinking that.

The cutie marks, which are matching tri-colored shields with symbols inside are a huge divergence from these cutie marks used on some merchandise found earlier.


They do manage to keep some amount of the spirit of their alluded talents, as Sweetie Belles includes a musical note, Scootaloo's features a lightning bolt (reminiscent of Rainbow Dash's, minus the cloud because Scootaloo can't fly), and Applebloom's features the heart/apple shape.



Now here's where the mixed responses come in, because there are many who were pleased with the episode and the development that took so long to arrive (and the fact it managed to ACTUALLY be a surprise, and the network didn't spoil the entire thing before hand), they are quite displeased with the design of the cutie marks themselves.

So we leave it to you, the readers, do you like the cutiemarks?




Also: Apple Family Parents confirmed for dead!


We'd like to take this time to thank everyone who made the anniversary celebration a reality;
Xaekai and the mods at Cytube for their tireless efforts to keep the stream running, despite our best efforts
The Show Staff for stopping by and spreading the word
Calpain and EQD for their promotion
GuppyGills, JHaller, Tinker, QuillOmega, AnalRectum, Rag, Coolgame17, and the dozens of other steam game donors for their generous contributions
Hiro and the 4chan mods for stickying the thread
Catfood, Beef, and the other artists for their artwork contributions
Anonthony and the guys at Ponychan/MLPchan for their concurrent celebrations and prize giveaways

And of course John Candy for possessing some fat fuck to coordinate all this.















Happy 5 years everybody, see you all in 2020





Comments (18)

  1. It ws fun and was a great 5 years!

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  2. Cutie marks are meh. Episode was good, but I'm disappointed they didn't spend any time on Silver Spoon. It takes her 5 seasons to finally stand against the bully she had a Stockholm syndrom for... and no one even care that she stood up for herself, because Diamond Tiara was actually a good character all along what a twist!
    So yeah kids don't stand for yourselves, because people are better than you anyways. No fuck you though.

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  3. I just wanted the cutie marks to be bigger, they looked kinda small to me.

    As for the episode, could have done without the songs. And I hoped they would have handled DT's face change in a more meaningful way other than "Sorry guys, my mom is a bitch and I learned it from her. Even tho this is the first time we've even mentioned her."

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  4. Yeah, I'll join in with everyone on the fact that I have nothing against the episode, but the design of the cutie marks could be better. In any case, happy 5 years of horse fucking! Here's for 5 years more! Cheers!

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  5. In typical MLP fashion it was a great story premise that was horribly rushed. If they had given a glimpse into Diamond Tiara's background in previous episodes and even a hint that she felt some sense of guilt over her actions, would of made her redemption not so out of the blue. In many ways this felt like "Keep Calm and Flutter On" and how they handled Discord's redemption, at the very least I am glad they showed DT having a change of heart on her own rather than taking personality changing blast of magic. In the end it was nice to see any form of development with DT and they did a good job at getting the audience to feel sympathetic to her situation.

    Yeah, definitely the CMC getting their cutie marks was a surprise sub-plot tossed in at the end of this episode and the whole helping others with their cutie marks was hinted back in "Appleoosa's Most Wanted" so having them come to that life decision wasn't unexpected. I was actually really excited when the whole magic glowing thing started and was in some small disbelief they were actually getting their cutie marks and then the moment was ruined soon as I saw what they look like.

    Now do not get me wrong, when it comes to the general design of the CMC's cutie marks I do like them, I think they fact they have a dual meaning is rather clever, with the shared shield design symbolizing their journey they have been on together and their continued quest as Cutie Mark Crusaders, while the inner part of the designs could be said to be their true cutie marks reflecting their individual talents. While I would of liked to of seen the girls actually figure out their individual talents to give this more weight, once again "Appleoosa's Most Wanted" explains that one can get their cutie mark and not fully understand its meaning. In other words, while a cutie mark represents a pony's true self, they themselves my not understand what about themselves the cutie mark represents. Yes, all very confusing and goes away from the original idea of what a cutie mark is suppose to be, something a pony gets when they figure out who they are and meant to do, but all that has been retconned so we just have to accept this is how it is.

    Beyond that cluster fuck of complexity, which I am assuming was just the writers getting themselves out of the corner Lauren Faust original put them in so they could do more with the concept, there are only two issues I take with the CMC's cutie marks. I would like to hope that most would agree that while the basic design is okay, the color scheme they went with his just horrendous, I mean it makes them them almost difficult to like at. The only other problem, which a few people have noticed, is that the cutie marks are far too small, for some reason taking less real estate on the CMC's flanks than the average one we see.

    All in all, while I am happy they all got their cutie marks together, but I still would of liked to of seen their individual talents explored more and discovered before this happened. Though. do to a convenient retcon, the girls still have that opportunity. meaning that this shit isn't over just because they got their cutie marks. Yay.

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    1. I agree I too iam glad that the Cmc got there cutie marks and that it did not drag out any farther same with diamond tiara getting reformed I think what they should do now it make the Cmc help others get there cutie marks but again this is just my opinion

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  6. >no mentioning about glutes

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  7. QuillOmega0 / Q012 October 2015 at 13:51

    It was a blast guys. See you guys next year!

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  8. POOOPIE SCOOBIE

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  9. >not posting the academy record

    http://puu.sh/kIiXg.png

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  10. Guys guys, you know what this means?

    No more episodes about the 3 stupid-as-all-fuck morons doing lol-randumb-stuff.

    Now if only they'd do more luna plot.

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    1. Why are you watching children's cartoons?

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    2. String up the neighsayer who doubts the glory of moonbutt!

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  11. Since we're all in celebratory mood, I will congratulate this place for existing. Even with all the drama support and zero standards, it's still better than leaving EQD with no competition.

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  12. PURPLE TRANNY!!!!!!!!

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  13. No-legs Newsie is pretty cute. I kind of want to bang her.

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