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Shine Little Starlight Glimmer

Shine Little Starlight Glimmer

Playing tracks by

Astronautalis, Bohren & der Club of Gore, Horse MacGuyver, Ritualz (feat. Gvcci Hvcci), cathedrals and more.

Starlight Glimmer is best k▼l† pony. Prove me wrong.

Seriously, the idea of a villain who enforces mediocrity and suppression of the individual spirit in the name of "equality" is a pretty heavy concept for a cartoon program originally aimed at young girls. Starlight Glimmer has attracted comparisons to totalitarians from the left and the right for her misguided message and prompted a lot of fun debate over her personality and true motivations, so I figured I'd create a fun little mix for her.

Of course, those of you who have been listening to me on Mixcloud for some time can already guess this won't be your typical happy sing-a-long suite, unless you're in the habit of belting out a little black metal, some alternative hip-hop, etc. Heads high, ponies - time for this little filly to get witchy.

Comments

The Lemon Circus

I'm a socialist as I follow Christ and his teachings - but we are ruled by champagne socialists, Orwell's Napolean the pig character of 'all animals are equal, some more so than others' they do not rule by example. Working hard should have it's material fruits and capitalism is a progressive enterprise (I too believe it should not go unchecked) But over the last 50 years our leaders have been somewhat at odds with the game plan. We fight communism and have us educated it's evils - then they ship our manufacturing sector jobs over to our 'enemies'. It transpires that communism may be against capitalism, but if they can make products cheaper regardless of their social conscious, then so be it. China is booming in trade while Americans are unemployed or will have to take a drop in standards of living wage in order to compete. Any answers?

derby378
derby378

I'm glad you mentioned Napoleon from ANIMAL FARM; Starlight reminds me of him sometimes. I wish I had some answers, but historically low voter turnout during our last election has put some truly dangerous ideologues in positions of power - you REALLY don't want to know which Senator is currently in charge of our space program. Perhaps if we declared Election Day a paid national holiday, that would encourage more people to vote, especially the working poor. Only thing is, those who kowtow to the rich don't much care for poor people getting motivated to vote. It's a big fat mess.

The Lemon Circus

Did you know Starlight Glimmer can emit a very powerful offensive beam from her horn, which is potent enough to explode a bridge. No? me neither :) http://villains.wikia.com/wiki/Starlight_Glimmer So My Little Communist Pony! I guess if they were all the same the toy manufacturer couldn't sell a thousand different types - or I am missing the point? Any other suggestions to educate children in the moral evils of socialism? Most of these animations are inked in China - wonder how they would view the villain / protagonist. I think your average little girl missed the political message and instead noticed the rainbow colours on the ponies manes instead - I know I did :P After reading about this character I pretty much got all the references in your set... just about.

derby378
derby378

If I remember correctly, George Orwell considered himself a socialist, although he was very critical of Communism and a foe of all forms of totalitarianism. I think of Starlight Glimmer as being closer to the neo-Communist Juche dogma of the ruling Kim dynasty in North Korea than to more traditional Communist leaders such as Tito, Brezhnev, or Castro. A little socialism is not such a bad idea, especially when you consider the effects of unchecked capitalism - I believe in making a buck, but not at the expense of the environment or the public good. I think much of the current MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC series is digitally animated in-house at DHX Media in Vancouver using Adobe Flash, but your point on Chinese labor is well taken.

The Lemon Circus

Added to my playlist - this has to be the most anticipated plays simply from the description :)

derby378
derby378

Added AND favorited, I see. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for listening!

The Lemon Circus

No, I only listened this morning - but added and faved in case your upload notification was lost in the avalanche of alerts mixcloud send me :)