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The Equestrian Exclusion: LGBT Representation in Friendship is Magic

MLP & LGBT

Politics, it has been said, is the question of “who gets what, when, and how”*. We’re often conditioned to think about this in terms of materialistic goods and the distribution of resources. Who should pay more taxes? How do we pay for healthcare? What’s better, guns or butter? Yet, often the most divisive but fundamental questions in politics is the who. Who gets to vote? Who gets to run for office? Who gets protection against discrimination? In short, who gets to be a full and equal member of the community?

Right now, seven seasons into the show, it seems pretty clear that as far as Equestria is concerned, LGBT individuals don’t even exist, let alone get to be a part of the community.

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The Question of Free Will

I was thinking of holding off on releasing this so I could do a weekly schedule, but, well, it was a question, and it’s rude to hold off answering a question. So enjoy a bit of an early release…

Anyway, in this video I discuss my thoughts on the importance of Free Will in regards to talking about Ethics. I don’t actually talk about ponies much in this one, but good chance stuff I say in here will be brought up in possible future topics. Also, I get to talk about a utilitarian, and by now you should all now I really love talking about that XD.

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September 13, 2013 · 11:25 pm

What I Value in Analysis

What I Value in Analysis

So Nightsphere the Gnostic asked me what do I value in analysis and what I think about the different kinds of analysis. So I answered his question.

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September 7, 2013 · 10:31 pm

How I Do Analysis

Hey, I’m actually uploading a video OF MY SELF :D. I do apologize for any video issues; still working out the kinks myself.

My way of introducing myself to the MLP analysis community and talking a little bit about how I approach doing analysis.

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WordPress Blog: https://analysisismagic.wordpress.com/

Tumblr Blog: http://whammy5.tumblr.com/

Scientific Method Article: https://analysisismagic.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/using-scientific-method-for-fun-and-ponies/

“Why Lauren Faust Doesn’t Matter”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJDbTjD_4pU

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July 8, 2013 · 3:12 pm

Using the Scientific Method for Fun, Analysis, and Ponies

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The scientific method is one of the most useful tools when trying to analyze and interact with the objective world. But its usefulness is not limited to just that. It can also be quite handy when dealing with even subjective matters such as literature and pop culture. So let’s take some time to discuss how to use the principles of the scientific method in analyzing My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

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