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MLP-FIM comes to comic books

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My Little Pony: Ponyville Wired magazine reports from the Comic-Con International just past that a My Little Pony comic book about Ponyville is coming in November from IDW Publishing. But will it be anthropomorphic?

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I think if they're talking, sewing clothes and drinking beer, that definitely counts as anthropomorphic.

You can tell they're cute because they have those huge pupils/irises. Us norns use the same trick!

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Those huge-pupilled eyes are emblematic of Japanese TV animation, where they have became so notorious that the Japanese themselves often parody them. In the Urusei Yatsura* original video episode “Terror of the Girly-Eyes Measles” (June 21, 1991; it’s on YouTube), the aliens’ dreaded “girly-eyed measles” spreads to humans, and all the students of Tomobiki High School develop those swimming-pool-sized eyes with dozens of highlights. The girls are delighted, while the macho teenage boys are dying of embarrassment. (This is one of my faves.)

*Untranslatable pun in Japanese ‘80s teenage slang. It means roughly “the space aliens have moved into our neighborhood and the property values have gone to Hell”. American anime fandom arguably would not have spread so fast during the 1980s and early ‘90s if it had not been for the bootleg videos of untranslated but hilarious anyway Urusei Yatsura episodes.

Fred Patten

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I hope that's not how it will look. They should keep the style of the animation. It's simple and people like it.

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A really good thing to post here. But still almost a week old.

Well, I'll be...

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That art looks almost as good as some of the best fan art at dA. I wonder why they didn't just use the same rendering engine the TV show's animators use (but just output high-res snapshots instead of video) and get exactly the same pony look as the show.

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From Wikipedia: "The common name belladonna originates from its historic use by women - Bella Donna is Italian for beautiful lady. Drops prepared from the belladonna plant were used to dilate women's pupils, an effect considered attractive."

Story goes that when somebody looks at something that interests them, there occurs some physiological arousal. A person can pick up on this, unconsciously.

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What board did you come from?

Just asking.

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"What board did you come from?"
Me?
What do you expect, gang signs??

"Who you trying to get crazy with, ese? Don't you know I'm loco?"
-Cypress Hill

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a retired former librarian from North Hollywood, California, interested in general anthropomorphics