SIX PAIRINGS I LIKE:
#1. Twilight Sparkle/Rarity
#2. Applejack/Rainbow Dash
#3. Pinkie Pie/Fluttershy
#4. Rainbow Dash/Rarity
THREE SHIPS I'VE ABANDONED:
#8. Spike/Apple Bloom
THREE SHIPS I'VE NEVER LIKED:
#10. Rainbow Dash/Pinkie
TWO SHIPS THAT HAVE PIQUED MY INTEREST:
#14. Vinyl Scratch/Octavia
1. Why do you dislike #11 so much?
My least favorite type of pairing is when the girl is older and taller than the boy (I don't know why, it just doesn't sit right with me; but I do make exceptions.) So it had that already in the way; other reasons are just I don't see the appeal. I don't hate
it, but it just makes me go "Um, no thanks." I kinda find Spike's crush on Rarity a bit annoying; but at the very least it's handled better than other "younger kid liking older teen" cases.Edit
As of "Secret of My Excess" Rarity/Spike is my least favorite, more than PinkieDash >>
2. Who do you know that ships #13?
My sister, *MellowYellowPony
. I never would have thought about this pairing if she hadn't brought it up, and I think it's adorable. I might even come to really ship it if I see more of it (I'll have to doodle it myself.)
3. What would be your ideal scenario for couple #3?
That's kind of hard for me to answer, because of my top three, this is the one I think about the least; primarily because in my own head-canon, these are the two that come together the most naturally. Generally I usually just imagine Pinkie throwing a party just for the two of them; she teaches Flutter to be just a little more out going, while Pinkie also learns to not be so hyper when she doesn't have to be.
4. What is your favorite moment for #1?
I think the moment that made me squee the most was in "The Return of Harmony Pt 1." Rarity comes to help Applejack, but does not want to get wet in any way. But when Twilight's spell doesn't work, she's right there with encouragement and willingly gives up her umbrella, without Twilight even asking
for it. It was just so subtly adorable, and I'm all about subtlety with this pairing. (That episode had a lot of little Twility moments.) Also, the flank-shove in Sonic Rainboom needs mention x3
5. How long have you been following couple #6?
For as long as this picture came up: [link]
. I still don't really know if I even truly ship this or not; but I like the idea
of it - minor/background ponies who are wildly popular despite their little screen time. (I may like Lyra/Derpy more now that I think about it; I dunno, we'll have to see. But I don't want Trixie alone either. I have this weird need to ship everyone who I feel deserves to find love
. So everyone.)
6. What's the story with #8? What made you stop caring?
Honestly I never really liked SpikeBloom; but I did think it was cute. It was kind of like, "Oh people like this? Kinda random, but ok, it's pretty cute." I probably
could have gotten behind it if my sister hadn't mentioned Spike/Sweetie.
7. Which ship do you prefer--#2 or #4?
#2; AppleDash was the first pony pairing I shipped, and was my pony OTP until Rarity became my favorite and I got more behind Twility. I love their dynamics and totally canon BFFness. Though Rainbow/Rarity is cute too, and maybe even could have been my preferred Rainbow pairing if AppleDash hadn't gotten me first.
8. You have the power to make one ship non-existent. Choose from #10 or #12.
#10. Oh man, my relationship with this pairing is a tricky one, because it's so popular and the last thing I want to do is step on anyone's toes (especially because my top three are the only pairings I 100% care about anyway) but this is the only pairing I can think of that I truly dislike and wish wasn't
so popular. It has a lot to do with it being EVERYWHERE within just a few episodes; I was so confused because I could not get where it was coming from, and didn't understand why it seemed to be the default Rainbow or Pinkie pairing. I still
don't. (It didn't help that in the beginning, Pinkie was my least favorite, and Dash was my top favorite; I generally don't pair my most with my least.) There's also just, when I look at Rainbow, then Pinkie, then them together
visually, I don't see it, and I'm a very visual person, especially with pairings. Overall, nothing about it clicks
in my head. I don't know why, I just don't like it. I don't mind that other people do
, I just wish it wasn't so pronounced.
9. What interests you about #14?
I find the DJ vs. Classical idea so cute xD The scruffy Vinyl with the more clean looking Octavia; different genres, yet still both having a bond through music. Very nicely opposites attract for me. Also, this: [link]
10. When did you stop liking #7?
I guess when I started liking Twilight with Rarity more? I used to think "Oh, Twi/Trix is pretty cute." but the more I thought about it, the more I just didn't really like it as much as I thought I did (which actually wasn't even that much.) At the very least, I like that most people have Trixie be pretty affectionate with Twilight, which gives me hope that I can have her be nice to who I pair her up with - be it Derpy or another.
11. Did your waning interest in #9 kill your interest in the series?
What? No, of course not. I don't mind Lyra/Bon-Bon, I like it more than DashPie or Spike/Rarity. But like DashPie, I don't like the default-ness of it, especially since it's another case of not knowing where it came from. I've heard there's a collection of screenshots that show just how many times they appear together, but I've never seen it; and I rarely see them together when I watch the show. If other people do
see them, then I can get that, but I just haven't. I think it'd be nice to see a little more variety with those two.
12. What's a song that reminds you of #1?You've Got a Way
by Shania Twain (I've got a Shania song for each of my top 3.)
Also Nothing About Love Makes Sense
by LeAnn Rimes.
13. Which of these ships do you love the most right now?
My top 3, with Twilight/Rarity being my most favorite. I find them to be the most interesting because, of the six in my own head-canon, Twilight and Rarity are the only ones who I do have as being straight. (I have Rainbow as gay, Pinkie and Fluttershy as not really caring, and I guess I'll have Applejack as straight but not narrow, still not too sure about her. Again, this is just my own HC.) And I LOVE exploring sexuality like that; it just makes the pairing all that cuter to me. I've also been thinking about Pinkieshy more lately, because it's so cute and sweet, and Discord/Celestia, because it's my newest.
14. Which do you dislike the most?
15. If you could have any of these pairings double date, who would they be?
I guess Twility and AppleDash? Though Discord/Celestia and Pinkieshy would be hilarious.
16. Have #2 kissed yet? Elaborate if yes.
Not in the show of course, but I usually see them as the type to kiss the most. (They're like the Larxel, with Twility being the DemMar, and Pinkieshy as the Roxaminé. Ooh, I should draw those together.)
17. Did #4 have a happy ending? Do you think one is likely?
In my sister's story they do x3 In my HC though, Rainbow does think Rarity is pretty, but they're just good friends. (Rarity goes to Rainbow when she doesn't know what to do with her feelings for Twilight.)
18. What would make you start shipping #14?
I'll have to start drawing them myself. That's how I bond with pairings x3 Maybe see if I could come up with a backstory myself.
19. If only one could happen, which would you prefer--#2 or #6?
AppleDash might as well be canon, and it needs to be. But Trixie/Derpy as canon would be so funny.
20. You have the power to decide the fate of #10. What happens to them?