Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 28 – 8/12/11 : Last log entry.

Hello readers and internet wanderers.
This is the final entry of this log, which relates the story of a handful of students trying to spread the word of My Little Pony : Friendship Is Magic in their school.

If you haven't read the other posts, I advise to do so, starting with the first one. You can also skip right to the ending, of course :) .
(if anyone know how to make blogger show the posts in reverse chronological order, that would be great, but as far as i've looked on google, it's not possible)

This log is meant to share our experience and help the ones that plan similar actions, as well as entertain the ones just wanting to read our adventure. Feel free to comment on our successes and errors, so it can profit everyone.

And without further delay, the last day, after the break.

I've never been a fan of big cliff-hangers, so...

Here are the results :

ViTAMiNe : 37
BalIIstEmboy : 21
PonIIE : 19 <---- that's us.
BronzIIE : 16
SIcIlE : 5
ScatolIIstE : 3
DéfaitIIstE : 1
Françaiise : 0
Invalid votes : 1
(ALIIVE won against ViTAMiNe in second turn with a good margin, but not a landslide)

149 people voted, out of about 250. That's a fair number, I wasn't really expecting more.
Our objective, a month ago, was to make it to the 3rd place. That wasn't completed. We're quite close, but I'm used to think of objectives as binaries. Done, or not.

The members of the list are quite satisfied with the result. Nobody in the school knew of mlp a month ago, and today about 15% of them recognized us as the best campaign makers of the year. And I dare say we changed a few opinions about the show itself. Reading the first posts of this blog, I remember the first bad reactions. They weren't any of those during the last week. We had been accepted.

I'll round up my friends on Sunday for the complete debrief of the campaign, and I'll even get my usual life back tomorrow. I'm probably going to sleep more in a few days than I have in weeks.
I'm not sure what to add. It's been fun, mostly. I'm a bit disappointed with the ending, but that's part of the game. Not sure I would do it again, if I could. I would probably do things very differently than I have done. I learned a lot from this, including the courage I was seeking with pushing such an outlandish idea as ponies for a student board election.

My friends learned things, too, though it seems to me it has more to do with working under time pressure and how to fake a smile before an election. That's funny, but it might be one of the most important things they learn in school, even if never mentioned in our classes. Speaking of my school, I will leave it in a few months. I will become a productive engineer. Heh. I hope I'll be able to keep in touch with some of the others. But that's for another story. Farewell, my little alicorn. I hope you will forgive me for impersonating you a final time on this blog.

I believe the light will prevail, somehow.

Celestia, out.


  1. Congratulations on the campaign! Following this was very entertaining, and it is very nice to know that there are bronies out there doing cool stuff like that. Kinda makes me wish I was still back in college to do something similar.

  2. Hi again !

    Well, I'm not exactly the opinion of the others who are saying we have achieved a big result... The vote results are imo quite disappointing. Didn't we only manage to convince about 10 people?

    But the vote results is not everything that counts. I'm really _sure_ we had a lot more impact on the school than just a few people voting for us.
    In a personal point of view, I'm really happy to have been able to participate in a _once-in-a-lifetime_ event, and if you asked me if I'd do it again, I would. (better if I'm allowed to, but "as is" is fine as well).

    Okay, maybe it's because it's 8am, maybe it's because I'm crying out of gratitude, but I really can't find the words describing how enriching this month was.

    Poniie members, thank you for your time.
    Celestia, thank you for everything.
    Readers, thank you for reading our story.

    Rarity out.

  3. This was beautiful! I think 4th is astounding for a group that wasn't serious about the politics. Those people threw their votes to you, despite being able to vote for a serious group and possibly changing something in the school.

  4. An excellent record of a historical? event.

    2 votes off from 3rd place, and 15% of the vote for a unknown, joke party? I'd say that's pretty good.