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Author Topic: Just in time for Pride month, MLP FiM introduces same sex Pony couple! :D  (Read 1468 times)

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Offline Kazzellin

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But, but—Lyra and BonBon! Don’t they count? :( (Or is that more in the EQ world than the regular one?)

This should be a great episode! :D I really gotta get caught up with this series; I think I’m still in season 6, maybe 7. X(
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Stopped watching the series quite a few seasons ago, but tidbits like this make me want to start again!  :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow:

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How neat! I stopped watching ages ago, but my niece still watches he show. I’m sure her mom and dad will be thrilled.

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The Lyra and Bon Bon teases were really getting on my nerves (most blatantly showing up among other couples in the Valentine's Day episode from last season I think it was) but in advertising they were always called "Best Friends" Just gals being pals! YEAH RIGHT, HASBRO.

So, of course, I'm happy to see this! I hope that more children's media (including further MLP media) continues to normalize this, it's super important to show up in children's media... Coming from personal experience, a lot of us know we are LGBT at a very young age, but don't really know what our feelings are, and when what we are is absent from media, absent from everywhere, it is really disheartening. I felt so alone. No one should have to feel that way anymore!

Omitting it from children's media sends a message to children who both are LGBT and who are not LGBT, that it is something to be "othered" and let me tell you, that doesn't end well.
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When they were introduced in the book there was much talk about how they could just be sisters, or people mad about Lyra/BonBon, because apparently there can only ever be ONE same-sex couple in anything... I'll make sure not to read too much about this on the internet :lookround:

Honestly, I am not too fond of the designs. But FiM loves its stereotypes. They kinda look a bit like a gay version of the Cakes to me: one is lanky and square and one is bubbly and pudgy.

I have seen the episode already, they are cute but...

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Ah, well.
It's sad how they put these two in now that they know the show is over. I hope they will at least return one more time.

PS: call me out of the loop but why is Pride an entire month now? :lol: Back when I paid attention to that and was like "ra ra ra I'm out and proud" it was only a week.

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So I’m confused, which couple is I guess the actual couple? The two pictures/designs are completely different. I personally love blue and yellow on ponies, but I think I like the color combinations in the second picture better. Not sure I like the first in which they both have yellow bodies lol.

The one where they're both yellow. The image in the tweet is fanart that someone drew shortly after they were introduced in a book.

Ah ok, thank you. To bad, I personally like the fanart better.

Post Merge: June 13, 2019, 01:55:17 PM

When they were introduced in the book there was much talk about how they could just be sisters, or people mad about Lyra/BonBon, because apparently there can only ever be ONE same-sex couple in anything... I'll make sure not to read too much about this on the internet :lookround:

Honestly, I am not too fond of the designs. But FiM loves its stereotypes. They kinda look a bit like a gay version of the Cakes to me: one is lanky and square and one is bubbly and pudgy.

I have seen the episode already, they are cute but...

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Ah, well.
It's sad how they put these two in now that they know the show is over. I hope they will at least return one more time.

PS: call me out of the loop but why is Pride an entire month now? :lol: Back when I paid attention to that and was like "ra ra ra I'm out and proud" it was only a week.

Almost every celebration is now a whole month lol. And there’s pretty much a national day for everything and anything.
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That’s pretty cool!  Though I wish they didn’t make the Pegasus one of those weird-looking square ponies.

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wow!

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Sadly, the outrage has started and the calls to boycott MLP over this are thundering in some circles.  Humanity depresses me.

Seriously, there are NINE living heterosexual couples on this show and at one presumed dead.  And Starlight and Trixie are clearly meant to be a two-way friendship that's completely platonic.  One same sex couple his hardly pushing an agenda.  I bet many kids know at least one same sex couple at some point in their relationship from starting to date to being married.

I really don't have any strong opinion.  As far as I'm concerned, I want to see the day where a same sex couple is in a show and it's just something with no needs to special fanfare.  I care about what the episode is actually about and how these characters are and the chemistry between them.
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Weren't Scootaloo's aunts in a book before this episode? I seem to remember reading about it a while ago.

It's great that they made the jump to TV ^^ Sad that they were very downplayed as a couple, though :(
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I'm confused... How are they same sex couple? I just watched the episode and it just seemed that the aunts were just living together like many family members do but not as a couple... :wonder:

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I'm confused... How are they same sex couple? I just watched the episode and it just seemed that the aunts were just living together like many family members do but not as a couple... :wonder:
Isn't it like one of those times when everyone claims how something happened on FIM but then it turns out it was actually just very subtly hinted at?
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I'm confused... How are they same sex couple? I just watched the episode and it just seemed that the aunts were just living together like many family members do but not as a couple... :wonder:
I'm confused... How are they same sex couple? I just watched the episode and it just seemed that the aunts were just living together like many family members do but not as a couple... :wonder:
Isn't it like one of those times when everyone claims how something happened on FIM but then it turns out it was actually just very subtly hinted at?

They were previously introduced in a book, in the book Holiday kissed Lofty on the top of her head. One of the writers of this book series confirmed they were a couple on Twitter after it came out. These Tweets are embedded in the article posted in the OP. So yes they are a couple.
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Oh ok that explains it! I had not read the book.  Thank you for the explanation!

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I haven't seen the episode yet (or any of season 9) nor have I read the book that this couple debuted in, but I am so happy!

I have been wishing for a same-sex couple in MLP for so long, and figured it wouldn't happen. They probably saw that shows like Steven Universe and Arthur did it, so why shouldn't they?

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