Things I shout while playing any video game ever:
- YOU FUCKING HOE
- YOUR MOTHER SHOULD HAVE SWALLOWED YOU
- I FUCKING (SCREAMS)
- FUCKING BALLS
- OH WHAT THE ACTUAL LIVING FUCK
- YOU CAN SUCK MY SWEATY FUCKING BALLS
- I HATE THIS GAME
- FUCK ME
- FUCK YOU
- WHY AM I FUCKING PLAYING THIS GAME
- I’m so fucKING DONE
- WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED
- [PTERODACTYL SCREECH]
have you ever taken your dog to a jumping competition
Have you ever tried to teach tricks to those things?
"mom i broke my legs"
"it’s because you’re too much on the computer"
So once, long ago, I talked about some of my ideas about how cutie marks work. In summary: I believe different ponies can have roughly the same special talent, but they will still have different cutie marks because cutie marks encode much more than just what a pony’s talent or job is. How the pony approaches their special talent, or their style and methods in using it, or even simply their personality in general may be a factor.
I wanted to approach the issue again from a practical standpoint: how can we use these ideas to design interesting, apt, and unique cutie marks for ponies we make?
I like OC ponies and I’m not one to make fun of people for having black alicorn OCs or OCs clearly based on one of the main six or any of that. Whatever’s fun is fun; go nuts and don’t worry about people who don’t like it. But I do feel like a lot of OCs have what I think of as Lyra Syndrome: her name is Lyra, her cutie mark is a lyre, and her special talent is (assumed in fanon to be) playing the lyre.
That’s not categorically bad. Applejack is about the same way. But I think that level of literalness suits her in particular, and it seems like most ponies fall somewhere between her and Cheerilee on that spectrum, with Cheerilee’s explanation for her cutie mark being just plainly nonsense.