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Re: What were your pony misconceptions?
« Reply #90 on: July 10, 2018, 09:34:40 PM »
My weirdest misconception was about winger ponies! Summerwing/Windy Wing, I mean! I thought, okay, so these guys are probably about the size of an adult G1, right? Maybe a little shorter! I didn't know how TINY they actually were, and how they can basically fit in the palm of your hand! They're so precious and small, I love them!! :heart:
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Re: What were your pony misconceptions?
« Reply #91 on: July 10, 2018, 10:05:14 PM »
Maybe this is another example of my colour fussy eyes...but Medley and Ember are totally different colours in that picture.


Yes.  They are different colors.  I was not saying they were the same color. I was saying that the short haired Medley was closer to Ember than the curly haired Medley is, which was nearly an exact match for Mirror Mirror.

Also keep in mind monitors and calibration and all that. I kind of feel like I have to go buy a bunch of Medleys to get my point across now. That the short haired one is slightly bluer than the curly haired one, a difference I've noted since 1984 (So I'm not just basing this on old ponies that may have faded), so if you get ponies who have not yellowed you will see a noticeable difference. It's even more noticeable in tungsten light.

Edit: I found one seller who was selling multiples, so presumably the lighting conditions are close-ish, but obviously not perfect. Middle two are long haired. The top row right two, the long haired and short haired ones next to each other, most clearly show the difference, and have the closest to identical lighting conditions.
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Re: What were your pony misconceptions?
« Reply #92 on: July 10, 2018, 10:54:15 PM »
That G1's with white hair/white streak might have actually had pink hair/pink streak.    I keep finding new ponies that I didn't realize were supposed to have pink in the mane. The standard ones I know, but I discovered a few surprises recently.
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Re: What were your pony misconceptions?
« Reply #93 on: July 10, 2018, 11:31:45 PM »
That G1's with white hair/white streak might have actually had pink hair/pink streak.    I keep finding new ponies that I didn't realize were supposed to have pink in the mane. The standard ones I know, but I discovered a few surprises recently.
It's funny you say that.  I somehow never saw Posey as a younger child, not in person. The first one I came across had white hair and white tulips (it had been outside for a long time, it was falling apart, the plastic was CRACKED, and the person wanted $15 for it. Um no.) and by the time Dream Valley had rolled around to identify things, I was very disappointed to learn she was supposed to be pink.  To this day my only Posey is one I found with white hair and white tulips that I dyed slightly more yellow.

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Re: What were your pony misconceptions?
« Reply #94 on: July 11, 2018, 12:22:06 AM »
Re: Medley.  This is why I said that this might be more a matter of perception.  Medley is a shade between "obviously blue" and "obviously green."  Where is the line where someone will label her blue over green or vice versa?  That line for one person might be different from another person.

Also, it makes a difference what you are comparing her to.  If you compare her to an "obviously blue" pony then it's easy to see that she is greener.  But if you compare her to something "obviously green", such as her own hair, then it's easy to say that her body is bluer.  I think this is how I tend to think of her.  She has obviously green hair with a bluer body (in comparison to her hair.)

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Re: What were your pony misconceptions?
« Reply #95 on: July 11, 2018, 12:38:28 AM »
That G1's with white hair/white streak might have actually had pink hair/pink streak.    I keep finding new ponies that I didn't realize were supposed to have pink in the mane. The standard ones I know, but I discovered a few surprises recently.

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Re: What were your pony misconceptions?
« Reply #96 on: July 11, 2018, 08:10:19 AM »
Re: Medley.  This is why I said that this might be more a matter of perception.  Medley is a shade between "obviously blue" and "obviously green."  Where is the line where someone will label her blue over green or vice versa?  That line for one person might be different from another person.

Also, it makes a difference what you are comparing her to.  If you compare her to an "obviously blue" pony then it's easy to see that she is greener.  But if you compare her to something "obviously green", such as her own hair, then it's easy to say that her body is bluer.  I think this is how I tend to think of her.  She has obviously green hair with a bluer body (in comparison to her hair.)

This.

People often generalise shades between blue and green as the one which it most resembles to them. It;'s entirely subjective and totally without formal right or wrong answers.

In short, no matter how many Medleys anyone buys, I am never going to see her as blue. That doesn't mean other people shouldn't see her as blue. It's just perception.

It's not about monitors, either. I own both Medley y2 (loose and MOC) and y3 and I own blue Ember. i've had doubles of the y2 one in lots over the years even though she wasn't sold here, too. They're not remotely alike to me, but my eyes are very colour detail specific to the point I annoy people by splitting hairs on shades. So I don't always trust that what I see as a distinction is actually a distinction in the bigger picture. However, in this case, they're extremely different, not just slightly, so it's worth mentioning.

Ember is blue, unless she's suffered sundamage or discolouration, in which case she goes greener. So to resolve the issue of Ember vs Medley requires proving that Ember is as blue as she should be and Medley is still her original shade as well (as she can get bluer with sundamage! Yay for plastic!)

So yeah. In summary, Medley is not blue to me, but if she's blue to you, great :) She is bluer than Y3 Medley, who is definitely more green...but that doesn't make her comparable in my opinion with properly blue ponies.

Re: fading hair - Still struggling to persuade people that Skyflier and Twist have pale pink streaks...at least my MOC ones both do >.>
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