We don't get too many Cutie Mark Crusader threads around here. I think we should fix that.
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Just because they have their cutie marks doesn't mean they aren't crusaders anymore. They will be helping others to discover their cutie marks now instead of their own.
So they'll be telling others how to earn their cutie marks...and none of the others will listen, just like the CMC used to do. But now the CMC have their marks, it's time for them to head out, get a job and start earning a living.
I wouldn't say that they will be telling others how to get their marks. They helped Troubleshoes discover what his cutie mark meant in Appleloosa's Most Wanted and then helped Diamond Tiara see the light of her cutie mark again in Crusaders of the Lost Mark. They might have their marks but they aren't ready to get a job yet. No other fillies their age have jobs as far as we know.
Hey guys... so I had a cmc greenthread a long while back... and I was kinda thinking of continuing it. It started out as just a sweetiebelle thing, but kinda went into a full cmc.
Link here: http://pastebin.com/bDVA0Rjn
If anyone's interested in me continuing... just let me know. If not, then I won't.
It appears that Applejack likes what she sees and wants to taste that Apple. I can't blame her.
These colors may be gaudy but I find the Cutie Mark Crusaders to be adorable with Rainbow Power designs.
It seems the little fillies needed to get some sleep. They look so peaceful.
I thought I was the only Bloomfag left on the board for a while back there. It's good to have these threads around.
OP here. The CMC definitely need some threads around here and I intend to provide them.
You are putting up some stiff competition, I'll give you that.
Pirate Bloom is pretty cute but
I think my image takes the cake.
They really are great. I love collecting these
Apple Bloom is my favorite filly so naturally I have a huge collection of adorable images.
We starting a Diasweetes competition now? I'm down.
>tfw these three adorable little fillies will never cover you in a snuggle-pile and drift off to sleep with you in sheer bliss as you idly run your fingers through their manes and scritch their ears
Cutie Mark Crusaders as Rogue Squadron vs Big Mac as an All Terrain Armored Transport? Yes please.
Will they play a role in reforming Starlight?
I know I've been waiting for an episode in which the CMC save the day, but I'm afraid the final two-parter in this season will be like MMC - with Twilight solving everything and the rest of the other 5 just being along for the ride.
Seeing how Starlight will be reformed I could see a future episode with her and the CMC though.
I can taste the salt in the air around you.
Doesn't matter to me, I'm just surprised that there are actual people celebrating this garbage.
Not even a fucking two parter about their cutie marks that have been set up since the beginning of the fucking show, and they half-ass it with these ugly cutie marks and cram it into a single pathetic episode.
>they half-ass it
You can complain about aesthetics all you like, but this clearly had a lot of thought put into it. If it just looks like a random, lazy mess to you, you either don't understand the characters or just aren't trying to think. I'm sure they plan on talking about and explaining the marks in a future episode or two, anyway. This episode wasn't about that. What would have been awkward is if in the same episode that they got them, they gave speeches about their marks and what they meant and what they had to do with them. It's good to let them just have them for a little while before doing that.
>Don't understand the characters
>Just aren't trying to think
Insulting me won't change how shit the cutie mark designs are. Nor how disrespectful they handled a key thing in the show.
It's downright ungraceful how they handled it and it makes me disgusted how people just let it go like this.
It's a blatant destruction of coherency.
No need to get so butthurt. People are celebrating because this brings a close to a long running arc.
You should know all too well that two parters are reserved for premiers and finales and they always focus on the Mane 6. The cutie marks symbolise their combined purposes of helping others discover their cutie marks while also representing their unique talents.
Could they have used a more appealing color palette? Sure, but I'm happy with the overall design.
Let me humor you.
The Cutie Mark represents the three of them as friends and as Cutie Mark Crusaders, and to help other ponies get their cutie marks as well.
The problem with that, is that it makes the Cutie Mark Crusader aspect of them apart of who they permanently are.
This is what I call, lazyness. They use the most obvious traits of the characters and make a simple, supposedly natural cutie mark that "represents" them.
But, the truth is, the cutie mark's themselves are unnatural cutie marks, what are they special snowflakes now? They get three shield cutie marks because of their bonds? That breaks my suspension of belief and tells me the writers aren't really thinking that hard.
It's an insult onto itself.
>the cutie mark's themselves are unnatural cutie marks, what are they special snowflakes now? They get three shield cutie marks because of their bonds?
If it turns out that that's all there is to it, you're totally right. I believe the complex, similar marks and the dramatic acquisition means they'll do very important things with those marks and the talent, though. End up reforming some major villain or something of the sort. Some big fate thing like how the mane 6 and elements of harmony were connected by that Rainboom and met the way they did when they did. But if it does end up with nothing like that being the case and I'm wrong, then you're right. It's too early to say it means nothing and was just slapped on for the sake of it, though.
Why couldn't they just get cutie marks like any other pony? It also seems like they haven't actually realized their special talents.
The biggest problem I have here is that we still don't know what the fuck is there special talents actually are.
There supposed to know what their talents represent, and were getting fucking Cutie Mark Crusader Cutie Marks that have nothing to do with their actual personalities!? WTF.
If the writers don't know how Cutie Marks actually work, then what the fuck are we putting this shows hands too?
Its just too much...
>There supposed to know what their talents represent, and were getting fucking Cutie Mark Crusader Cutie Marks that have nothing to do with their actual personalities!? WTF.
You clearly didn't see my post stating that their unique talents ARE represented by their cutie marks in the form of symbols within the shield. Do not forget that Troubleshoes Clyde and Diamond Tiara didn't understand what their marks meant at first either.
And do we have confirmed is their special talents actually are? They only infer what they are, not actually explain. And I don't see much change in anything, They got their cutie marks and no cool changes happened to them.
Its the same shit!
Three cutie marks shared with three ponies? How many ponies have that?
>and were getting fucking Cutie Mark Crusader Cutie Marks that have nothing to do with their actual personalities!? WTF.
Are you blind? Do you not see the fucking apple, musical note, and the lightning bolt inside of a fucking wing?
>that have nothing to do with their actual personalities
That's what I meant about understanding the characters. Their marks inside the shields do explain and represent the girls fairly well. In a way that makes you think more and makes them clear to be deeper characters than if the microphone, hammer and scooter that mostly everyone wanted and expected to see happened. I won't go explaining what I think they all mean right now, but I'm sure that at least that part of the marks aren't random or lazy. It's because those parts make so much sense that I'm more sure that the shields and dramatic flash meant something more than "look, everyone. Cutie marks, lol". They'll be the saviors of Equestria some day
I'm talking about the Crusader part of the Cutie Mark.
Yes, but I was talking about the Crusader part of the Cutie mark, which in itself, is unnecessary. And the designs of the Cutie marks themselves alone, without the shield is not creative as fuck.
Couldn't they have a bit of originality?
>Three cutie marks shared with three ponies? How many ponies have that?
Here's two ponies cutie marks that coincide with each other directly. There's a precedent for this.
One's an apple with a slice missing, and the other's a slice of an apple, presumably the same piece.
Thats not a good comparison. Their related, they have similar cutie marks because of their similar background.
On the other hand, with the cutie mark crusaders, They have no real relation, other than being friends and being Cutie Mark Crusaders.
I feel that making that apart of the Cutie Mark is stupid.
Some of it was okay, some was terrible (e.g. Fluttershy). I never quite got why everyone found them to be so brilliant.
The super wide mouth is pretty off-putting. She almost looks like she'd talk like the Canadians in South Park. Fortunately, not all pics are like that.
That's exactly why I don't like them. Most of her drawings have this kind of mouth. Those that don't actually look alright.
OP here. I'm honestly pretty shocked by the sheer amount of Apple Bloom pictures that are being posted here. I always thought that I was part of a small minority who loved Apple Bloom as much as I do.