Early clock art in error

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Early clock art in error

Postby otherunicorn » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:08 am

Back when people were saying pony days were 8 (16) hours long, due to the markings on the clock, they failed to notice that the hands were at what we would call the 4 o'clock position - mechanically impossible if those markings were correct. Without spilling too many secrets, I can now say that the old clock was incorrectly marked, and ponies have exactly the same number of hours in a day as we do.

Can you imagine the complaints they would get if My Little Pony taught kids that there were only 8 hours per day?

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Re: Early clock art in error

Postby Arcane_Scroll » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:12 pm

I still prefer 8 hour clocks/16 hour days, but it looks like the studio is changing the clocks in the show. It's kinda sad, it resulted in a very funny exchange in the FoE comments and messes up a bit of the story.

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Re: Early clock art in error

Postby Sgt Muffin » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:43 pm

Since when was it a 8 hour day? Animators get bored and don't draw the clock right, doesn't make it canon.
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Re: Early clock art in error

Postby Arcane_Scroll » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:40 pm

Was drawn the same way multiple times... Anyway, animators got bored and forgot to draw humans, doesn't mean they aren't canon *trollface*

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Re: Early clock art in error

Postby otherunicorn » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:38 am

As I say above - it was always about lazy artists. The "8 hour" clock has its hands at the position for 4 o'clock on a "12 hour" clock, and that would be mechanically impossible if it really was operating on an 8 hour day. Personally, I think the time is mentioned so infrequently in FOE that that little oddity can be ignored. Perhaps someone goofed and miss-programmed all Stable 2 Pipbucks.
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Re: Early clock art in error

Postby Arcane_Scroll » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:48 am

Now I'm sad (edit, I can't spell simple words), but will have to accept in show canon there are 24 hour days. But, in FoE canon... :)

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Re: Early clock art in error

Postby otherunicorn » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:33 am

I was actually the person who wrote the eleven o'clock line, and look at that clock - it's the 4 o'clock one I keep referring to!


Also, it appears thermometers work backwards..... Clearly another animator blunder.

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Re: Early clock art in error

Postby Arcane_Scroll » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:54 pm

I know, I'm just having fun with it :)


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