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36771222 No. 36771222 Stickied [View]
Okay folks up next we have Season 1 Episode 12, Call Of The Cutie, Written by:Meghan McCarthy.
The link to the episode: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwnfb3_mlp-fim-s1-e12-call-of-the-cutie-hd-no-watermarks_shortfilms

Watch this episode again, comment as you do. What did you like/dislike, anything you missed before? Or just general discussion about every little aspect of this episode.

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>> No. 36771893
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This was a nice episode. First founding of the CMC, which was nice. Really just all around quaint, not much in the way of amazing, but definitely up to par with mlp standards. Characters played out quite well.

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(W) Ted Anderson (A) Agnes Garbowska (CA) Agnes Garbowska, William Forster
Some of our favorite Ponyville residents, including Applejack, Rarity and Fluttershy, visit Manehattan to see Trixie’s biggest magic trick yet: making the famous Ostlerheimer Diamond disappear! Only one thing goes wrong: the diamond disappears for real! All hoofs point to Trixie as the culprit, but not everything is as it seems in this magical Manehattan mystery!

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Tony Fleecs (CA) Amy Mebberson
Princess Luna faces her greatest challenge yet… making jokes in public! Luna turns to Pinkie Pie, the master of merriment, to help her find her funny bone. If Pinkie’s teachings backfire on Luna, there might be very few laughs to be found in Canterlot!
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So I only just now noticed that unlike usual, I have no mental disconnect between comic canon and Power Ponies canon. I'd happily say that the comics depiction of Humdrum is completely "true" despite a completely different standard with other show stuff. I can think of a few possible reasons for this...

1. Power Ponies is a canon comic, so the comics are the "canon" depiction of the Power Ponies.
2. The episode gave us next to no actual canon about the Power Ponies universe anyway, since it was actually the mane 6 transplanted into the comic, so being the only real depiction at all the comics must be canon.
3. The episode was just so terrible that nothing in the comics could possibly disappoint me, so I'd welcome it no matter what.

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Okay folks up next we have Season 1 Episode 11, Winter Wrap Up, Written by:Cindy Morrow.
The link to the episode: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwnczc_mlp-fim-s1-e11-winter-wrap-up-hd-no-watermarks_shortfilms

Watch this episode again, comment as you do. What did you like/dislike, anything you missed before? Or just general discussion about every little aspect of this episode.

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>> No. 36771315
Good episode, song was catchy as hell, despite the lyrics and the cadence being off at times. Message and execution both very solid, and overall it was enjoyable.

Weird that they never really mention winter wrap up again, be nice if they'd mentioned it in passing (not just discord singing it), make it feel like a living part of the world instead of just the topic of the episode.

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36765631 No. 36765631 Stickied [View] [Last 50 posts]
An official thread for all Season 5 stuff from news to shitstorms. Well, hopefully not for shitstorms.

Remember to spoiler all news and rumors.
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36771930 No. 36771930 [View]
I don't really spend a lot of time discussing the show, but I after browsing around online and seeing nothing but a bunch of negative stuff about the progression of the series, I just really could use some assurance that all the changes that have happened in the series really are for the better like I've believed the whole time. You know, things like Twilight becoming a princess, Equestria Girls getting rid of the elements of harmony, rainbow power, Twilight getting really powerful and getting to be the coolest of her friends, getting her own castle, and my personal favorite, that she finally acquired such a hot looking boyfriend that fits her personality so well? I think these are the coolest things ever! I can't be the only one happy for stuff like this, right?
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>> No. 36771977
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>dat armor

Remember ladies, Your vital organs are all located in your boobs: that's why they're so big.
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you magnificent bastard.
i normally dont do this.,
but there, you are just to friking obvious.
>> No. 36771981
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I'm not *super excited* for S5, but I'm confident that it won't be bad. S5 is still too far away for me to really feel excitement yet.

>she finally acquired such a hot looking boyfriend that fits her personality so well?

haha what?

Flash Sentry has almost no personality whatsoever. He's the most cliche and 1-dimensional "cute hunky boyfriend" character that I've ever seen. I don't see how that "fits Twilight so well".

>I'm honestly shocked no one has shipped Fluttershy with the Tree of Harmony yet

Mostly because "fluttertree" is a terrible meme from three years ago that has thankfully begun to die off.

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36771718 No. 36771718 [View]
Tangerine Cookie is Adagio Dazzle!!!
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Obviously Mirror sombra will Merge with normal sombra's horn and the resulting double evil will cause him to Tick back over into good.
>> No. 36771914
No, he will get evil poisoning and die in a horrible, agonizing fashion as his flesh rots over his bones, and the few organs that aren't being evacuated shut down due to pronounced cases of gangrene.

And then Reflections undoes itself from existence.
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We just need to get Superboy to punch reality again.

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36771917 No. 36771917 [View]
What ponies repeat their episodes too much and why? Not just having consistent subject matter and motifs but repeating the same conflicts, motivations, reactions etc.

It's a common complaint with some ponies, who are named Fluttershy, that their episodes are very repetitious.

However I am starting to see the accusation hurled around at other ponies like Dash, Rarity etc. (them in particular)

And I find this odd. Dash I can kind of see with the wonderbolt stuff being dragged on.
Rarity I can also kind of see as her S4 episodes were more derivative.

But I find it unfair to both ponies. For one, other ponies are more repetitious (Pinkie and AJ for example as their episodes tend to stick to the same guns) , and while Dash and Rarity repeat certain themes and motifs they usually use hen as jumping off points for entirely different stories (Rarity more than Dash in this regard, Dash is sticking to the wonderbolts arc so her episodes tend to repeat more).
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>> No. 36771926
I don't see how such a criticism can be leveled at Dashie or Rarity. Dash always deals with a different facet of her insecurities and issues, and Rarity is always expanding in a different fashion. Sure, they always cover similar themes, but that's more because that's what their characters are about rather than pure laziness and repetition.

Applejack's problem is less repetition and more misplaced focus, focusing more on how she deals with her family than herself. As a result, Applejack tends to come across as boring.

Fluttershy is the only one who I can say is a bit repetitive, considering the core of nearly every episode she's in revolves around getting over her shyness, you'd think after the third time, that it'd stick.

Pinkie... never really had a repetitive episode, I don't know why people would think that.

And I find it very repetitive that the writers keep evading any opportunities to put Celestia into an episode. Just to get the obligatory Celestia bitching out of the way.
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I think its unfair about dash, IMO. She has a wealth of different aspects to her that can all be used now:

She's a coach and a leader, and that's something that is incredible to see: Seeing more episodes like Hurricane fluttershy where she has to lead and encourage the Pegasi under her to achieve goals would be great.

Similiarly, she still has her wonderbolt angle, which is wholely distinct from her leadership aspect, and is still waiting to be developed.

Additionally, she's got a HUGE adventurer streak now, to the point where I feel that she'd be happier being a free lance hero and adventurer than a wonderbolt, what with her hero worship of Daring do and how she Loves danger and adventures (just look at her in that preview clip, she's like "FUCK YEAH, dangerous adventure, lets go pwn some evil").
Hell, its funny because that's more or less what her "job" in life is now, compared to being a weather pegasi.
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Never happened.

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36771442 No. 36771442 [View] [Last 50 posts]
Forget Rainbow Rocks, look what I found.
Initial thoughts?

[Secret Link...didn't work with the embeddeder]

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..Hm? I'm sorry, what was that? I was thinking about Spike hulking out and taking down six massive dragons.
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Keep dreamin'.
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For some reason, the mental image that Conjured up for me was spike "taking down" 6 female dragons.

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36771298 No. 36771298 [View] [Last 50 posts]
So are we all in agreement that season 3 was the worst season?
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>> No. 36771958
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Well I don't really need you to rate them, I was just giving my own ratings for things. I did mention a few that I found really bad, though. To continue on that, though, Owl's Well That Ends Well is probably the worst of the bunch, I really hated Trouble with Tribbles (especially the ending), and stuff like Fall Weather Friends were not just awkward, but also kinda boring.

This is all interpretive, though, people want different things from stuff. Personally, I thought the CMC episodes were some of the best ones.
>> No. 36771961
What makes you think I haven't?
I told you like two or three times, if you want me to actually explain it to you, just ask. But that's not what you asked, so I didn't bother. I said all this in my previous posts.
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As it turns out, the reason why I think you haven't is also the reason why I don't even want to ask you pretty please with sugar on top to explain your reasons.

Because I've seen what happens when people ask you explicitly to explain your reasons, and you just give them a wild goose chase. You're smart enough to understand how it was called for you to explain your reasoning was back here: >>36771492 so why didn't you? No need to answer, I know you, and I know you don't want to explain shit. You make 95% of any argument you get into about not explaining it. You only did it on pretty much every season 4 discussion thread, it's not exactly mindreading at this point.

So I'm not going to give you an excuse to spout your evasive crap and pretend I'm the idiot for not understanding what you don't say. Now, it's too late. If you wanted to explain your motivations you should have done it rather than pussyfooting around. Have fun, I'm ragequitting now so I can go watch Spoony Perspective on YouTube, dammit.

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36771482 No. 36771482 [View]
Does anyone find this the slightest bit disturbing?

She entices the trusting fish up with food then murders them to feed the ferrets.
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>> No. 36771833
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That's from two different episodes so she didn't entice them just to feed them.

Most likely they died ... of old age.
>> No. 36771834
not fresh meat, it suck to be a carinvorous.
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Mistress fluttershy demands Sacrifice. Honor all that she has given you by answering the call when you are called to "give"

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36771535 No. 36771535 [View]
You know, there has always been just one thing that has annoyed me about Celestia & Luna.

The fact that they live in Canterlot. I mean, really? Canterlot and Ponyvile are tiny. They are really quite small, backwater towns. And yet for some bizzare reason, the litral gods of the sun and moon live there, rather than say, huge, majestic cities like Manehattan.

Why is this?

and yes i'm aware it's plot convience and it's the whole point of the story i'm just over anaylzing and being stupid leave me alone
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Canterlot, the shining city sitting on a clifftop with Shining Spires of Ivory? the city that looks like a High elf City of Lore with all that it entails?

Damn, Manhattan ain't shit compared to Canterlot!

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You know, there's always been one thing that has always bothered me about the United States?

The fact that the government is in Washington DC. I mean, really? Setting up an entirely new town for the sake of being politically neutral instead of being based in, and influenced by one of the great cities of the Revolution like Boston or Philidelphia? For some bizarre reason they decided to put a city right on the Mason-Dixon Line.

Why is this?

Jokes aside, I'm pretty sure that Celestia and Luna set up a city that would both look imposing and not be dominated by one particular lobby group. Being a new center of a new nation with a new culture instead of being located wherever Celestia and Luna were located in when they unified Equestria.

Or hell, maybe they were just born in Canterlot and Celestia renovated their home town after Luna went nuts.

Who knows?
>> No. 36771937
Neither did I. It's just not in my blood to be evil. I never, ever, ever played as an evil character.

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36771473 No. 36771473 [View]
So are we all in agreement that Equestria girls was not canon? Beacuase you know, it took place after the end of season 3 but before 4 and the whole point was Twilight getting used to be a Princess and yet at the start of season 4 she's all like "I still hate dis shit"

please tell me it's not canon
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>> No. 36771892
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Huh, how about that.

It's a fact that they weren't going to mention the movie, so I guess the only question is if there's a more simple way of saying "Last time you were here you saved the empire" while taking EqG into account.
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"hey guys, let me tell you about how I met this horrific Alien creature that is nothing like anything that exists here, and the first thing through my mind was: I want to fuck that."

Also: So how the fuck did Twilight not know what a Highschool was if Cadence's high school was EXACTLY like a human one, and the staff says that canon now?


Sadly, I think its 100% canon. I hate it, but its canon.
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>Also: So how the fuck did Twilight not know what a Highschool was if Cadence's high school was EXACTLY like a human one, and the staff says that canon now?
The movie was written months before they even had one creative team ready for the comics, much less by the time that story arc was written.

And Hasbro probably didn't notice that as an issue when the comic idea was pitched.

Though I wonder if Twilight even had regular schooling or if Celestia just oversaw all her teaching, like home schooling but in a castle. Whether home schooling or castle schooling, both would probably limit your life experiences and social life.

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36770838 No. 36770838 [View]
Hey, I've dabbled in analysis a bit.

I was wondering if I could post them here and get critiques for them (they're rarity related since I want to say what I want to say before I move on with my life and she's the focus on my efforts).

Just wondering if that is at all appropriate, or if it would be appropriate to post them on any other boards.
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>> No. 36771866
It is, I pointed out that I was aware of that. It's just a good way to analyze characters as it does provide a structural mold of a personality.
>> No. 36771867
well, you can check out my analysis and see that I haven't. I am really looking for critique and/or validation.

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>> No. 36771880
Yeah, I never liked analysing flaws into characters.

I gotcha, I was just agreeing. I can see it

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  As many of you I’m certain know, it was Pinkie Pie who was originally going to have wings instead of Fluttershy. But now imagine an episode where Pinkie Pie can’t help but wonder what it would be like to fly (like her Granny Pie could) and Fluttershy wishing that she didn’t have to fly:

They both decide to go to the old Castle library and find a spell that Twilight can cast upon them which will transfer Fluttershy’s wings to Pinkie (making certain it’s not too difficult for Twilight like the wing spell she casted on Rarity was). They find a simple spell and take it to Twilight, who after looking it over casts the spell and moves Fluttershy’s wings to Pinkie Pie. Airborne Pinkie and grounded Fluttershy are happy with their swapped lifestyles, for a while.

Eventually, Fluttershy begins to feel limited not being able to fly, and Pinkie also begins having minor troubles with being a Pegasus. Also midway through the episode, Pinkie Pie finds that she is unable to stand on clouds despite having wings, and Fluttershy finds (unable to get back down and now wishing she had her wings) that she can still stand on clouds despite not having wings. This leads Twilight to take another look at the spell she cast and finds that that it is only a simple “Body-Part-Swap” spell that only moves body parts from one being to another and does not fully change Earth Ponies into Pegasi and vice versa; Twilight openly remarks that she was thinking that the spell she cast seemed too simple.

At the end of the episode, Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie has Twilight reverse the spell, and they all learn that while it’s good to wonder what it would be like to be in one’s shoes, you should always be proud for who you are; and Pinkie adds that a if you’d like to fly, all you need is a good friend to give you a lift (we see Fluttershy lifting Pinkie into a tree).

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>> No. 36771686
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I think it'd be an interesting Idea.

IMO, it'd be better if it was Something about the two of them thinking their race wasn't a good fit for them and wishing they were the other race: Fluttershy feeling that being an earth pony would somehow make her More in tune with nature, Pinkie thinking that Mudearth ponies were useless and boring.

It would then end up in a "be thankful for what you have" kind of thing with each coming to realize just everything they'd taken for granted about their race: Pinkie sense could be an earth pony Magic trait, with Pinkie suddenly finding herself surprised by things that she used to know were coming, and having a little fourth wall nod in that all her fourth wall breaking was just her pinkie sense giving her psychic information and her going insane without it. Meanwhile, Fluttershy would realize that the only thing she truly needed to connect with animals and nature was her heart, and would miss her wings.
>> No. 36771729
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I think I'm just one of the show's many viewers who wants to share his thoughts and feelings about the show with others; and I think you also need to either take a breather and cool it, or split the scene (I find your behavior very un-brony like; although I can understand others might say otherwise). I also think you should watch the video I embeded.
>> No. 36771790
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>un-brony like

While I don't agree with the poster you're replying to, know that the fandom isn't a hivemind and that people have different expectations of etiquette or taste. Just saiyan. While "this isn't your blog" isn't as applicable as the person you're replying to feels it to be since you have an actual topic of discussion, there isn't a standard "this is how fans of MLP are supposed to act."

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36766891 No. 36766891 [View] [Last 50 posts]
Why do people get mad about fan service?
What even makes something fan service?
Isn't it just a show continuing to do what we like about it in the first place?


My friend said he didn't like the new season of Sherlock because he thought the wedding was too much fan service,
help me understand what it is and why some people don't like it.
(Specifically the joke about the elephant in the room, and the part where John and Sherlock go bar hopping)
The way I see it, the writing staff takes chance on something non-essential to the story to make a joke or develop a weird facet to a character... I personally see it as a delightful way to keep a show interesting. TV shows and movies are a finite experience, and its nice to enjoy it with respect to the creative staff.
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>> No. 36771333
That's even scarier...
you could pop a balloon with that nose
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The fact she seems to be popular is baffling to me.


It's just not the same, no matter how they do it, I never feel truly satisfied when mixing Ponies with TTGL, even when it looks like the direction they are going with the Rainbow Power is the the way of the Spiral.

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