Pony Thought of the Day: Season Four, Derivative Works Month(s)

So, if you haven’t heard, Season 4 will air its first episode on November 23. That’s an interesting date, being the day after the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, which is also the 50th anniversary of the death of mediocre Bible fanfic author C.S. Lewis.

Oh, and November 23 is the fiftieth anniversary of some obscure little British TV show about a man who time-travels in a cupboard. That too.

I therefore hereby propose that November 23 be declared International Postmodern TV Day, and continue in perpetuity as a day of mourning for the Tumblr servers.

Now, assuming Season 4 is 26 episodes and takes about six months to air, then I have a little bit of a problem. I don’t want to do Season 4, episode 1 until after the last episode of Season 4 airs, and right now, even with three Derivative Works Months in the mix, I’m shaving it really close.

All of which is a roundabout way of me announcing that August is Derivative Works Month! I’ve got what I think is a solid lineup for it: you’ll get some things you’ve been asking for, some things you expected, and at least one thing I’m pretty sure no one’s expecting me to cover.

4 thoughts on “Pony Thought of the Day: Season Four, Derivative Works Month(s)

  1. Oh boy, you're going to make me do even more G1 articles, aren't you? :p

    And speaking of Doctor Who, if you're taking requests for DW month (no pun intended) I'd be curious to see your take on both Doctor Whooves and Assistant and the Doctor Whooves Adventures. The former is rather like episodes of My Little Pony done with Doctor Who, and the latter DW episodes with MLP. I enjoyed both, on the sliding scale of “This was made by some folks in their spare time so a lot of the cracks show.” If nothing else, the amount of attention Keikoandgilly and BaldDumboRat paid to making their blue book of Over a Barrel work is astonishing. Insider baseball, no doubt, but fun for those who like that sort of thing.

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  2. Yes, but not until after August.

    For various reasons that will become clear in the fullness of time (and make me TREMENDOUSLY excited), I will not be covering any Doctor Whooves stuff for the remainder of the year.

    Also I tried to watch Doctor Whooves and Assistant and couldn't understand a goddamn word anyone was saying.

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