In Defense of Monster High Pt 2- GhouliaYesterday I touched upon the idea that the real failing of Equestria Girls, at least insofar as the toyline, is that it is geared towards one specific goal- getting a piece of the monster-sized success of Monster High while ignoring the details that have made MH so successful. In Defense of Monster High Pt 2- Ghoulia by PixelKitties
More Like This
With the next few installments, I want to look at these details, and how they relate to making the individual dolls so excellent and the line so successful. First up- theming and attention to detail, both of which are, in my opinion, the keys to Monster High's success and factors which set them apart from most every other toy on the market.
Each MH doll is a character with not only a distinct, canon personality, but is also based on a monster or fictional creature from folklore or horror films. My example today happens to be not only my favorite character, but also represents my favorite monster as well. Meet Ghoulia Yelps, the zombie and smartest ghoul in school:
In the Monster Hig
I realizedWhile I don't regret writing the character introspections of Discorded Ponies, since that needed to be told, I've realized, seeing so much dark and depressing stories on-line. Plus stuff I've written myself? When we fanfiction writers make Equestria hell, make one of the mane six evil, or reveal some horrid secret about Celestia, or any other number of such things, we THINK we're being original or clever, but nothing is further from the truth.I realized by alexwarlorn
More Like This
Creating a convincing, well done, and INTERESTING, HAPPY world, requires far more skill and effort than to just sit back and let your darkness flow. For me at least. All this dark and depressing stuff we produce . . . It's not clever. Or at least, I don't think it is. And yes, I continue to write 'deconstructions' and the like, but seriously, dark future, are just TOO easy to write. Interesting bright future, take effort. I admit to this. Light World looked over by Alicorn and her husband Spike, IMHO, is the real lesson of the Epilogue timeline,