Well, hello to you, who clicked on my introduction! You may call me Spark.
I am just a nerd who likes the Internet in general, but especially video games, and Role Playing! I used to actively RP My Little Pony a long, loooong while ago, but as time passed, my interests changed a little, and nowadays, I do RPs of various settings with friends on Discord, ranging from Pokemon, to a custom Magical Girl-y setting we made up together. But we aren't here to talk about those, now are we? Well, as for pony stuff, sadly, I only really have one partner left who's down to do this kind of stuff... And it is pretty much exclusively... Um... Well, PEGI 18, to say the least. Earlier tonight, I snapped, I wanted to go back to my early MLP days, simpler times where I didn't worry much about smut, where every adventure was exciting, where I, myself, was as nervous as the character I was playing as they went on a date with their crush, etc... Even if it meant that I had to give up on the explicit parts. The question was just "How?". When I first began doing Role Playing, I tried to find partners on Omegle, but nowadays, you are matched with either bots, rude or closed-minded people, or instant leavers, etc. , leaving the actually good partners exceptionally rare, so much so that you are better off not bothering. My other option was a site called Rolechat, but even though you exclusively find Role Players here, MLP is practically inexistant here too.
And that's when I decided to look for a RP forum. Now normally, I am not a big fan of forums, let alone using it to Roleplay. That said, after searching for a bit, and by that I hear: Typing "MLP RP forum" on Google, and finally finding Canterlot, I deemed it was welcoming enough to give it a shot. I had nothing to lose after all... I guess... I hope...
Now as for how I became a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic... Well, to answer that, we need to talk about Parallel Universes!
... Just kidding, we just have to travel back in time a little instead. To my very first interaction with MLP:FiM. I don't really recall the year, nor how old I was... But if I had to guess, I'd say it happened either in 2010 or 2011. I was one or two years away from finishing middle school, and I was enjoying a game called Dofus on the family computer... Hmm... I might be wrong about the game I played... Wasn't it Sonic Robo Blast 2...? O-Oh, but I digress... Yes, I was spending time on that computer in the living room, and meanwhile, my little sister was watching the TV, and eventually an episode of MLP aired. I gave a few looks every now and then, but thought to myself "Eh, lame..." and just shrugged it off. Though I couldn't help but pay attention to it, at least a little tiny bit... I can't say for sure if it was this episode, but I believe it was the Cutie Mark Chronicles episode, because I remember one thing very distinctly: one of the bullies repeatedly calling Dashie "Rainbow Crash". It might be Sonic Rainboom too, but I don't remember if she was called that in it as well. I just know that it was from the first season. I didn't really think much of the show at that time, and as I said, I shrugged it off and forgot about it.
Fast forwarding a couple years, I just entered high school, and I also received my own smartphone! That meant that I could now watch as many videos as I wanted as long as I was at home with functional WiFi. So even though I am french, I was fascinated by the, well, non-French part of YouTube. I already knew about YouTube Poops, videos where the source material is edited to look and sound stupid, with lots of memes and stuff, like the very classic "The Sky had a Weegee". Because I was still a beginner, I didn't understand much about what was actually said in the YTPs, but it didn't matter, the sounds were funny either way. Eventually, watching many YTPs slowly but surely lead me to YouTube Poop Music Videos, where the source material(s) is/are edited to sound like a song or music. Eventually, it lead me to Sparta Remixes, and one in particular caught my attention. The source material in this one was Fluttershy shouting "You're going to LOVE ME!". I was curious when I saw that, because even though I didn't watch MLP, and basically knew nothing about the show, I still knew that Fluttershy was the shy, cute and kind one. So out of curiosity, I looked up the scene on YouTube. I found it pretty funny, but I was still confused, because I needed the context of why she was like that. So I decided to watch the episode. Yes, the last episode of the first season, that was the first episode I ever fully watched. But I liked it. I really did. So much so that before I knew it, I started watching the whole thing from the beginning. That's how I became a brony. At that time, only the first three seasons were out, but I watched them all. It was also around that time that I began Role Playing MLP, as I always wanted to be a character in a show, game or movie I enjoyed. Every night, for as long as I can remember, I've always been imagining stories about me being in said media, remaking the whole story so my presence would be somewhat coherent, and, I admit it, putting myself as the center of attention. Now that I think of it, it was basically RPing, but alone...
Either way, I digress again. I did watch the first three seasons, but as the newer episodes began airing, I kind of grew tired of the formula of the episodes between the two first and two last ones of the seasons, so I stuck with watching only the premieres and final of season four and five, as well as the hundredth episode, Slice of Life, before finally stopping. In no way it is that I started to like MLP less from this point on, it's just that, among other things, I got both busier and lazier. I think it was the very first media that suffered my iconic ability of stopping watching whatever show or anime because I want to play games, or as I call it "Oh this is good... Hey, I wanna play something!". But don't worry, I still love MLP a whole lot, and it will always have such a big spot in my heart, both the show itself, and the community. But yes this can be seen as a heads up, if you tell me about anything that has happened after season 6, there's a good chance I don't know about it.
So now, I can talk about my favorite in the show... Mmmh, well, at first, it was Fluttershy, hands down. Sweet. Caring. Adorable. Very pretty. Funny at times. But then, my gaze turned towards Princess Luna. At the time, we didn't really see her much, but I liked her a lot nevertheless. And to this day, I think she still is my favorite pony. You can imagine how happy I was when I was informed that she had her own episode where she was the protagonist... Well, albeit, with her sister, but she was in the spotlight too, and that's great!
That said, as much as I love Luna and would swear allegiance to her... She is not my favorite character from the show. This spot goes hands down to none other than Sonata Dusk, from the second Equestria Girls movie: Rainbow Rocks. For starters, I really like her design, especially her hair color. I might be biased because blue is one of my favorite colors, but my point still stands. She's very silly and funny, and even though that's a little mean to make a comic relief of her, she definitely made me laugh more than I should have. And also, she is absolutely adorable. Maybe a tad bit less when she's doing the big evil, but still...
Look at her! Look! At! Her! She's perfect! I could have gotten a fan art instead to better illustrate it, but I don't even need to! A screenshot from the movie is more than enough! Her love for tacos only makes her even better. And to this day, I still firmly believe that she's not evil. I firmly believe that she only did what she did in the movie because she only has Adagio and Aria, and follows them only because she thinks they know what's good for her. I firmly believe that without their influences on her, she would be very friendly and nice, despite originally being a siren.
Now that was quite the rambling, but now I can tell you more about me. As I said earlier, I'm french, and despite being confident in saying that my English is pretty good, if not just decent, I would like to apologize for any mistake I've made, and beg you to forgive me if I do any more in the future, and would gladly accept any critics about my speech... Or rather, typing, I suppose...?
Now as for my personal interests, as I said before as well, I am really into video games. I like all kinds of stuff, too many to name them all, but I'll name a few, just to give you an idea. I really like the Sonic, Pokémon, Kirby, Touhou Project games, Super Smash Bros. games, as some of the games in these franchises stand as my favorite games ever, especially Pokémon, though I could hardly tell you which version is my absolute favorite of the series. But the game that truly comes on top, that qualifies as my all time favorite, is Team Fortress 2. Even though I must have played Pokémon more than TF2 overall, I liked the latter a lot more. The Meet the Team videos were a blast, and instantly got me into the game. The gameplay wasn't too amazing, but I didn't care. Not only I had friends to play with, but the characters, memes, community, and basically everything else surrounding this game was just amazing. It was just a masterpiece. It might not be updated anymore, maybe even forgotten by the developers of Valve, but I despite what people say, I think this game will never truly be dead. I also like anime and manga, though as I said before, I'm either too busy or too lazy to watch or read them, so I just roll with the memes surrounding it, until I eventually find the motivation to start watching it.
Alright, now I would like to come back to what I originally came here for. I was hoping to find nice people to RP with, hopefully on Discord since I feel a little nervous because I don't know how to use forums. But I'm ready to give it a shot. It looks very nice here. I want to be part of this community. But first, I'm hoping that people will help me building my OCs, because the ones I used to RP with... Well, either I forgot pretty much everything about them, or they're just obsolete. From getting pics of them done, down to making little details about them, I will accept any help I can get! Also I was a little intimidated, reading about the rules about the world of this forum... Especially the maps. I have no clue how much of it is canon to the show, but It makes things look much more complicated than I thought it'd be. However, I'm really interested of being a part of this world, so as I said, I hope people will be helping me out building my OCs again.
Okay, so that was a big wall of text, I don't think I've ever typed so much. I've started roughly at 12 AM and now it's.... 3.20 AM... Okay, I really need sleep now... Soooo, yeah, if you're reading this, thank you very much for sitting through the whole thing, and hopefully, I can get along with many of you, if not all of you! Reading the rules and my wall of text again, I don't think I've made any mistakes typing all this, but if I did, feel absolutely free to point it out to me, and I'll gladly find a way to fix it as best and as soon as I can! For now, I tell you goodnight!