My Little Pony 912 – The Last Crusade
[source] 912 - “The Last Crudase” Written by: TBA "Unexpected visitors to Ponyville threaten to break up the Cutie Mark Crusaders forever." Streams DerpyTV BN Theater Brony Network (Channel 1)… (More)
My Little Pony 911 – Student Counsel Episode Guide
[source] 911 - “Student Counsel” Written by: TBA "Starlight Glimmer relishes her role as school counselor and encourages the students to come to her anytime about anything, but she becomes… (More)
My Little Pony 910 – Going to Seed Episode Guide
[source] 910 - “Going to Seed” Written by: TBA "Applejack's plans for an orderly harvest go awry when Apple Bloom becomes obsessed with catching a magical creature she thinks can… (More)
My Little Pony 905 – The Point of No Return Episode Guide
905 - “The Point of No Return” Written by: Gillian M. Berrow "Twilight realizes she never returned a book to the Canterlot Library and may have caused her favorite librarian… (More)
My Little Pony 904 – Twilight’s Seven Episode Guide
904 - “Twilight's Seven” Written by: Nicole Dubuc, Josh Haber "Twilight and Shining Armor pit their wits against each other to settle a long-standing sibling rivalry, but they soon discover… (More)
Star vs. 406 – The Ponyhead Show!, Surviving the Spiderbites Episode Guide
[source] 406 - “The Ponyhead Show!; Surviving the Spiderbites” Written by: Kristen Gish, Amelia Lorenz; Gina Gress, Cassie Zwart "Star asks for Pony Head's help to increase Eclipsa's popularity.; Star… (More)
All of the magic in Equestria has stopped working for some reason. The Mane Six suspect Tirek and head to Tartarus to get some answers. Meanwhile, eager helper Cozy Glow… (More)
A test is coming up about friendship’s effects on Equestrian history and the Young Six are having their troubles. Gallus and Smolder have trouble with the course material, Silverstream is… (More)
MLP Review: A Rockhoof and A Hard Place
Well, that was a unexpected. Rockhoof is trying to find his place in the modern world after being in limbo for 1,000 years. His “traditional” methods of unearthing artifacts clashing… (More)
The episode begins with Scootaloo fast-tracking the meeting of the Rainbow Dash Fan Club with a new Washouts fan group—which makes an eavesdropping Rainbow Dash worried that she has competition… (More)
MLP Review: “Road to Friendship”
In a brilliant ode to the Road Trip movies of Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, Starlight and Trixie go on a road trip to Saddle Arabia. It’s similar to “Pinkie… (More)
We have an interesting question in class asked by the Young Six: How can two ponies with very divergent interests such as Rarity and Rainbow Dash be friends? Rarity and… (More)
Help! My Heart Is Full of Pony – Crusaders
Cutie Mark Crusaders Gradient Wallpaper by RDbrony16
In this latest episode, they established that there is going to be a Manehattan branch of the Cutie Mark Crusaders. That means that it’s more than just a club now. It’s a movement. Their message is simple – if you have not yet found your destiny – if you feel left out because you’re late to your calling – you are not alone.
The underdog never is.
In Call of the Cutie, it was the feeling of isolation that caused Apple Bloom to despair (more than the actual lack of cutie mark), and in this recent episode, it was very heavily implied that peer support was the one thing that Babs had been lacking back in Manehattan. The Cutie Mark Crusaders has always been an organization that sought to bring blank flanks together. One Bad Apple articulated and refined that point. It’s not just about the quest. It’s about sticking together. It’s about friendship!
Now that the idea is starting to spread across the continent, I see the CMC becoming the Lambda Lambda Lambda of the Equestrian grade school experience. However, as the Cutie Mark Crusader movement comes more sharply into focus, an age old question becomes all the more pertinent – what becomes of a Crusader once they’ve found their cutie mark?
Personally, I like to think that (s)he stays a crusader forever – that, even after (s)he has found the destiny that (s)he personally had been looking for, (s)he makes it a point to stand up for fillies and colts without their cutie marks who may be suffering persecution. Imagine a grown up Apple Bloom devoting at least part of her adult life to counseling troubled children. Imagine a grown up Sweetie Belle organizing a children’s choir. Imagine a grown up Scootaloo teaching young pegasi to fly.
None of us are as alone as we might think, and a Crusader’s work is never done.
Help! My Heart is Full of Pony! is a new column featuring reflections on love, tolerance, friendship, and other pony feelz.