Greg “Gerf” Strnad is a computer geek and brony who lives in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. When not enjoying the endless stream of art that members of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fan community put out at a staggering pace, he enjoys playing In The Groove, running, listening to various types of electronic music, and sharing time with great friends. From 1998 until 2004 he ran Dragon Films, a website dedicated to hosting movies created using a fantastic old program called 3D Movie Maker, and he is currently an administrator of Lilymud, the Lion King Fan-Art Message Board. One of these days he hopes to write some software to analyze his journal of dreams that dates back to 2002, and perhaps even finish one of the various stories he started writing but never managed to finish. In the meantime, though, there’s pony to watch!
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Tessa Jerz is a California girl living in a Chicago world. A would-be author with an exceptionally short attention span, she largely piggybacks on other people’s projects in order to add her voice to larger conversations. She’s been a semi-regular guest on the podcasts I Hate/Love Remakes and Made of Fail, and has written for the blog attached to Made of Fail as well as Deconstructing Moya. She’s a self-described gamer (current obsessions include League of Legends and various fighting games), anime nut, and all-around fangirl.
Native to Minnesota, a Noel Thingvall is an awkward, shy, yet occasionally brash creature who likes to burrow deep into basement dwellings, from which he has many things to say about the media of the outside world he rarely visits. Probably best known for the podcasts I Hate/Love Remakes and Masters of Carpentry, as well as the blogs Deconstructing Moya and The Super Saturday Short-Lived Showcase. All these and more can be found at The Noel Network.
Deconstruction is Magic will be updated with a new episode every Saturday, starting July 5th, 2014. Each post will primarily focus on the episode reviewed, and while mentions may be made to the future, spoilers for events beyond the current episode will be kept to a minimum.
There will be spoilers for the related episode, of course (such as this series can have them); if you are watching the series along with us for the first time, we recommend watching the episode first, then reading the review.
My Little Pony is available where all major DVDs are sold, as well as through streaming services on Netflix, and Digital versions of the episodes are available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.
The authors of Deconstruction is Magic are not involved with the creation, production or distribution of My Little Pony in any way, shape or form. We’re simply a group of fans who enjoy spreading the magic of friendship and overanalysis.