Headless Horse wrote:Garble is a perfectly acceptable name.
One thing I've always liked about FiM's writing, by the way, is how they don't lean on character names, certainly not anywhere near to the degree that you'd expect from a show whose purpose is ostensibly to advertise toys. I seem to remember the G1 Transformers cartoon had dialogue like "Where are the Decepticons™ hiding out, Bumblebee™?" "Behind the next ridge, Wheeljack™! Let's go report to Optimus Prime™©!" It weirded me out even as a kid.
I noticed this myself when I first watched the show. To be honest, it was part of the reason I was lukewarm to the show at first. In FPK (my first episode) the first line after the intro is Fluttershy going:
"Oh, I'm so, so, sorry! You okay Twilight Sparkle?"
Something about that line seemed way off, and still does, kinda. I guess it sounds forced. The shorter names/nicknames they tend to rely on a lot more now really help the show feel more natural.
I can never show my face in town again!!!
Well, at least I have plenty to read here...
- Joined: Mar 08, 2011