I promised you a couple of articles – one silly, and one a bit more serious. This is the silly one.

After much study and academic thought, I hereby declare Friendship is Magic’s Princess Luna as Best Pony. Why, you ask? Because she strikes an almost perfect balance between being impressive and insecure.

I mean, yes, she is a living goddess who could enslave all of Equestria to do her bidding – but she doesn’t exercise that in the present. Rather, the time in the past when she reigned as a dark queen was marked as the result of jealousy and an ill-deserved sense of inferiority. And who hasn’t been in the position where they have done something they regret because they felt they were being neglected or underappreciated? read more