One... that's impossible. No animation is that good. None in the current time whatsoever.
Two... Celestia doesn't have enough power to pull the sun that far that fast through the solar system.
Three... no amount of pony magic, powerful alicorns/unicorns or not...can protect the ponies from the sun's heat.
And four... even if the ponies WERE protected enough, the sun would burn the whole planet to a crisp and ash and cinders in moments...the Everfree forest...Cloudsdale...Ponyville...the hills...the valleys...they'd all be burned and turn to a waste land.
But, yes. lol. ClericofMadness
One. The intention is to convey that this was not in fact mere animation, but something more eerie and sinister... an otherwordly tape perhaps? To hint that the show is possibly MORE than a cartoon.
Two. We don't know how far away is the sun in Equestria. Plus, she probably didn't pull the whole sun, just called up a magic solar flare to incinerate everything on its path, the Equestrian equivalent of an Ion Cannon or something.
Three and Four: she only used her sunfire against places that were too hard to take by invasion. Mostly that was the big towns. In the places it was called upon, there were no ponies left to scorch.
You're highly knowledgeable about FiM, aren't you? A fellow brony, I presume? -SenthaiLord
AH HA I DISAGREE GOOD SIR! Edit
Then explain this: Why are there no human ruins? Why are there no remenants of human existance? Why do the ponies not even say a word about anything human? Surely such a big event would go down in history in someway.
Also, if the sun flare thing WAS used, then why are there no scorched lands in Equestria? If land gets scorched, it's like perma-frost. It will never be fertile again. Meaning it will always stay scorched.
And yes. Well...yes AND no. I'm a brony, but I'm intermediate, a middle level. Not an expert.
SilentObserver01 19:07, November 17, 2011 (UTC)
Ah, but remember, if it's a different universe, the time flow might be different there. Perhaps over the course of thousands of years the event was forgotten. Or maybe it was eventually muffled somehow when the ponies realized they had essentially committed genocide. Ruins might have been overgrown.
As for the question of the scorched land, remember Earth ponies and their connection to the earth. Or unicorn spells.
Save it for ponychan, guys.Edit
In this talk page, we overanalyze a kids show. And a mediocre pasta. Without sauce. Daltsch 19:20, November 17, 2011 (UTC)
That's what we Bronies do. Friendship is Magic can't get away with things any other kids' show could, precisely because a good part of the audience happens to NOT be kids. SenthaiLord 19:27, November 17, 2011 (UTC)SenthaiLord
Nice try, dude, but I'm a brony as well. And unlike you guys who assume that we're the main fanbase, we really aren't. We're still a minority compared to little girls. Plus, it's not even an episode we're overanalyzing - it's a pasta. =p Daltsch 20:16, November 17, 2011 (UTC)
A minority? BLASPHEMY! HERESY! Seriously though, I never said we're a majority. But we ARE a good part of the audience. The very existance of things like Ponychan proves it. SenthaiLord 20:26, November 17, 2011 (UTC)SenthaiLord
Yet you claim that "Friendship is Magic can't get away with things any other kids' show could, precisely because a good part of the audience happens to NOT be kids." Really now? Is that why we're overanalyzing THIS (as in the pasta)? Daltsch 20:29, November 17, 2011 (UTC)
As a matter of fact, that's exactly why we are. Questions of power level and long-term consequences on the world and stuff. If it were about any other kids' show... hell, nobody would even have read it, much less picked on it.
So, as of "May the Best Pet Win"Edit
Rainbow Dash mentions bullets and calls her pet "Tank" (like the warmachine!)
Does that mean this pasta is now closer to canon? Or at least that ponies have once interacted with modern human civilization? SenthaiLord 22:45, November 20, 2011 (UTC)SenthaiLord
I think that was just thrown in the show because references to the real world are cool. There mght not be any real meaning behind it, and those things may or may not actually exist in the MLP: FiM universe.
Fluttershy138 05:32, March 1, 2012 (UTC)
Are you sure this isn't the War episode of Apocalypse Pony: Retribution is Magic? Because it certainly sounds like it.
Pony Pasta Doesn't Work Edit
In my opinion anyway. No matter how surreal or disturbing you make it, it just come off like you are being disturbing for the sake of disturbing. Dead Bart and Squidward's Suicide kind of worked because both those shows can be dark if they try. MyLittle Pony... not so much. Not saying the Ursa Major isn't disturbing or anything, but overall creepy, bloody stuff doesn't have an effect with ponies.
Fluttershy138 05:30, March 1, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, heh... tell that to the people forever traumatized by the likes of Cupcakes or Rainbow Factory...SenthaiLord 01:21, March 5, 2012 (UTC)
You know bronies are getting too desperate when their pastas are about unicorns fighting with humans. I'm sure the Navy SEALS would step in and give them a good decapitation... As said before,