Monday, October 17, 2011
More on Ponies
Anyway, the reason I'm posting this is just because even though I helped host a Brony meetup, I was kind of like the only one who didn't have a life altering experience from watching the show. I'm too new at it. I just happen to be older, with a good job and probably too much expendable income...not THAT much mind you, but you'd be surprised at how good of a saver I am. (I even used coupons on the Celestia/Luna set and made sure I didn't buy one of these at more than $5 a piece, for example). I felt really out of it during the whole thing, and far too embarrassed with the whole thing ever to watch the video of it, just knowing what I was thinking as I was speaking makes it unbearable.
Surprisingly though, I've met a few other people who are just as new to it as I am, or maybe newer. That's what's weird about this show, that it's still collecting fans even though it's in the second season. People are realizing that it's a pretty cool thing. And they're buying the toys and styling the hair. I got an message tonight asking about tips for making them 'show accurate' which is something I myself have been fiddling with this last week. Take Fluttershy for instance:
But the real reason that I'm doing a blog on ponies today is that I started liking MLP since I was a little girl. And when I say little, I mean LITTLE - 5 years old or maybe younger. I have quite a few of the original mail order ponies and quite a few first generation ponies. I later got a second generation (it's soooo ugly) and apparently I found one third generation and bought a second one about the time I moved in with my future husband. I just remember a time when there weren't ponies, and also a time when they were everywhere. I have dreams about finding that elusive pony in some shop that no one knows about. MANY dreams of just that, you have no idea. When ponies weren't being released there for a time I scoured flea markets and second hand shops so I could 'save' them. My collection isn't huge, it's far from ever being complete, but it makes me happy.
What didn't make me happy, however, is finding out during the Brony meetup that there was a third generation and a "3.5" or what they call "Core 7" that I didn't have even one example of in my collection. It was merely a fluke that I stumbled into a Rite Aid pharmacy on the Thursday before Tsubasacon and I found, of all things, a Gen3 Rainbow Dash. I could NOT believe my eyes! I picked it up and bought it. It had probably been in that store since 2007 like the copyright stated. But alas, those ugly 3.5 ponies with the giant heads still alluded me.
It was last Friday I ran into my CVS just to pick up a prescription and in the back of my head I thought, 'You should just check the toy aisle,' and of course I'd already struck out at other pharmacies I'd been looking at in the area just because those are the hidden gems recently... and there was Pinkie Pie, Scootaloo and Rainbow Dash, all in their big-headed glory.
So, that's what I wanted to share. That I found all of these Rainbow Dashs by almost accident but isn't it cool ? I think so anyway.... now off to style her hair!