Bias Makes It All Complete

We all have biases. This should not be news. Unfortunately, it is.

Ask anyone, any politician, any pundit, anyone who has any opinion about anything, what they base their opinions on, and they will likely say facts, or proven concepts, and their views are inherently more true than all those who oppose them. But facts are immovable, facts are not open to interpretation, and if they all disagree on one issue or another, they can’t all be right. So how does that work? I think I know.

You see, whatever one’s opinion is, they always look for evidence that supports their opinion, and ignore all evidence that refutes it. It’s how an otherwise pretty intelligent guy such as Bill Maher can bash the Tea Party, and say Greenpeace, the ACLU and MoveOn.org are not their liberal equivalent because unlike the Tea Party, they are “educated people.” Yeah, one could debate that Bill. I’m not saying he’s wrong, I’m saying when you dismiss someone’s opinion because you think they are stupider than you, you have needlessly crippled yourself.

Now, because of that, people who have never watched My Little Pony, say bad things about My Little Pony.

My Little Ponies and Dragons and...Stuff!!!

We are back to this. My favourite TV show since Stargate Universe was cancelled, is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. A show about pastel-coloured ponies, unicorns and pegasi, who live in a world of magic, royalty, and cities made of clouds. Though, typically that’s not how I would sell it. Continue reading

Friendship is Badass

The 80s, a time of bad hair, loud music, and if you were a kid at the time, marketing. Toys were, for the first time, marketed as entire universes, and had narratives and conflicts. These were used to drive toy sales, by creating brands, and virtual monopolies, because while any company can sell you a doll, only Mattel could sell you a Barbie.

During these times, no company was better at it then Hasbro. Transformers, G.I.Joe, and My Little Pony were all popular cartoons, and successful toy lines, and they all had a universal appeal…well, except for My Little Pony.

Now, I’ll be honest, while I’m sure I watched all three of those shows, I don’t actually remember them. So the following paragraph will all be from information I got second-hand. So, while Transformers and G.I.Joe were actually watchable for anyone with a soul. My Little Pony was a different story. One dimensional characters, and flat, uninteresting plot lines, but with enough colour and shiny things to hypnotize the small minds of its target audience.

But one thing about history and human nature, is that we never expect anything to really change, and sometimes we resist or deny it. This is what causes some conspiracy theories to develop. So when I first heard about My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the new My Little Pony TV series, I was skeptical. I thought it would have the same amount of appeal the old series had, that being zero. Continue reading