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36781219 No. 36781219 Stickied [View]
Okay folks up next we have Season 1 Episode 24, Owl's Well That Ends Well, Written by: Cindy Morrow.

The link to the episode: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwp4b6_mlp-fim-s1-e24-owl-s-well-that-ends-well-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. 36782024
Ah, alright, so being a Mary Sue is allowed as long as you like the character, right.

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(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Brenda Hickey (CA) Amy Mebberson, Brenda Hickey
Discord knows Fluttershy loves animals, so decides to take her and the Cutie Mark Crusaders on a trip through time so they can see some of the amazing animals of Equestria’s past! Unfortunately, some of them aren’t so friendly. And Discord CAN remember how to get back home… right?

(W) Christine Rice (A) Agnes Garbowska (CA) Amy Mebberson
Fluttershy gets an unexpected visit from the most aggressive guy around, Iron Will! Can Fluttershy teach the minotaur the benefits of a more gentle demeanor?
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I should have known Dash was the type to perform without a safety net.

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36778810 No. 36778810 Stickied [View] [Last 50 posts]
Old thread is getting pretty long.

Meghan has mentioned these people as writers for season 5:
M.A. Larson
G.M. Berrow
Josh Haber
Joanna Lewis & Kristine Songco
Natasha Levinger
Scott Sonneborn
Amy Keating Rogers
Dave Polsky
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36781280 No. 36781280 [View] [Last 50 posts]
I just want to like the five key episodes for what they did, and not bother with the S4 finale and the way it discarded the Mane Five's efforts to earn their keys, in-exchange for Twilight's over-empowerment. Unfortunately, too many bronies have mixed feelings about the five key episodes, disliked the Rainbow Power and Rainbow Castle, but constantly praised the Twilight/Tirek fight scene for making MLP dark and edgy, like all of those Dark Age comics from the 90's, even though the Mane Five were victimized and disposed of along the way.

This is most especially true with Tommy Oliver, aka Brony Curious. He liked Rarity Takes Manehattan and Pinkie Pride, but ruthlessly criticized Breezies, Rainbow Falls, and Leap of Faith. He also praised the fight scene in that finale, but disliked the way the Rainbow Power was presented, namely as the same thing as the Elements of Harmony, but more spruced up.

In other words, I'm in the minority of opinions when it comes to the S4-long story-arc, and I need help dealing with this.

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>> No. 36782019
You never recognize the good times until they're gone. RIP the past few months generally free of hysterics and terms like "Hasdrone" being tossed around.
>> No. 36782023
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In any fandom, the hatedom [tvtropes.org] is always lurking somewhere.
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I don't think you're using that word correctly, considering I am, and I assume EN is, a fan of the show, while a hatedom hates a work.

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36782000 No. 36782000 [View]

i've been listening to these again... and wow, everytime i do i am so impressed!!

Rarity Takes Manehattan was so good... Hearts as Strong as horses was beautiful, too!

And Apples Forever is -so- catchy! That's how far i am so far, but gosh, i forgot how great these songs are

...there's no place i'd rather be than posting with my family <3
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>> No. 36782014
Season 4's songs were weird. They were arranged on average much better but I thought the songs themselves weren't really better and maybe worse than season 2's.

But overall they were about the same I think.
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i don't think so, myself. i think Season 4 showed the Daniel Ingram really has so much talent
>> No. 36782018
I didn't say they were bad or anything! I said they were arranged much better than before too!

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36781817 No. 36781817 [View]
I feel like I'm one of the few who geek the hell out about anything pony related. It's been a while (since the end of Season 4) that I've actually been excited about anything really. Although I love Ponies in Pony form, I still enjoyed this movie. I'm also a sucker for music, since it is a huge part of my life. I'd prefer that all the negativity stay out of this thread, but hell, I can't control you guys. If you have something you liked about the movie please feel free to share it.

Mine is and always will be: Rarity
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>> No. 36781928
i know i know, is is something lemoy, but i dont know what i thought on the wrong guy.
>> No. 36781930
Although it turns out, Christopher Lloyd does play a Klingon in the third Star Trek movie, which I didn't know until just now.
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>nopony cares about Star Trek

Google hits for "Friendship is Magic" = 209,000,000
For "My Little Pony" = 5,980,000
For "Star Trek" = 72,100,000

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36780945 No. 36780945 [View] [Last 50 posts]
So far, we have 4 Stallions for 4 of the Mane 6: http://www.deviantart.com/art/The-Boyfriend-Club-435220293

We have Flash Sentry for Twilight, Cheese Sandwich for Pinkie, Soarin' for Rainbow Dash, and Trenderhoof for either Rarity or AJ.

But I have been thinking for a while now that the show needs a Stallion for Fluttershy; but now what do you think he'd be like?

I can imagine Fluttershy's "Special SomePony" being of the hippie/counterculture/earthy type (so I guess he'd naturally be an Earth Pony), and I can imagine his Cutie Mark being a 'White Dove carrying an Olive Branch': http://sweetclipart.com/multisite/sweetclipart/files/imagecache/middle/peace_dove.png
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>> No. 36781952
Guess that makes the M6.
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36781639 No. 36781639 [View] [Last 50 posts]
Has no one else noticed this? There doesn't seem to be a thread on it yet.

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>> No. 36781948
Incidentally, I totally want to see that movie.
>> No. 36781949

Dee will probably watch it when it comes out, Medusa's story is one that's criminally neglected out of Greek mythology, she's always used as a monster for other stories but seldom do they go into her backstory.
>> No. 36781950
I'm interested because I do actually want to see a story where the Medusa is actually the protagonist. I always found it rather unfair that she's treated like a monster despise being completely screwed over by the Gods.

Yeah, the Greeks had different moral standards for their mythology, but they also porked little boys, why does that excuse them?

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36779754 No. 36779754 [View] [Last 50 posts]
So does anyone know what happened with the whole Ted and Draggondicks bs?
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It's not the cameo itself, it's the idea behind it.

It's an OC that represents misogyny and hate. Being placed into a childrens' comic about friendship. Yeah, that's not good.

Has Ted actually gotten fired? There was the alleged email saying he did, but then another email saying he didn't. I don't remember hearing anything else about this situation.
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Perhaps the cameo would have been meaningless before, but not anymore. Now the fandom knows what that character represents and Mr. Anderson's views regardless of whether we were involved in that drama beforehand. A cameo is no longer meaningless once you understand it. Perhaps it would have remained in obscurity if no one had ever addressed it, but that's not what happened. The fact is, people are now aware of it and it has changed the way they see it.

I'm reminded of an article I read a while back about a black woman that won an award for a fantasy novel she had written. It was quite an honor for her to win such an award and she was proud to receive it. The thing is, the award was in the shape of the bust of H. P. Lovecraft, who the woman later discovered held some very racist views. This completely changed the way she felt whenever she looked at it. The same is true here; the very knowledge of what that character represents has probably made plenty of people uncomfortable.

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36778801 No. 36778801 [View] [Last 50 posts]
Here is a thread so people talk about the movie which just come in 2 days.
Hurry up, flood it.
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Why yes, people do have different tastes and opinions. Even those who have the same general opinion might have different specific opinions.

But that isn't what I am getting at.

You said:

>Ignoring the obviously flashy endings the real villains were given (Discord, Chrysalis, Tirek), Gilda and Trixie essentially gave everyone the middle finger. Iron Will was processing Futtershy's mindset as he walked away. Sunset expressed regret

First off, you saying 'real villians' means that you only accept antagonists who give a significant treats to the characters, which I find odd but moving on.

Gilda and Trixie (first visit) were defeated on the social stage. Gilda had her world view shattered and she needed to act defensive to keep her psyche from taking a blow. Trixie was caught being a liar and had to bail lest she be ridiculed about it.
>> No. 36781883
>You said:

No i didnt.
you are quoting the wrong person.

now who is twisting who mitser "monfang"

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>> No. 36781884
Oh.. Sorry, I wasn't paying attention.

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Youtube embed play button

>tfw rainbows no longer punch holes in the sky http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOhLtol02Rg

So...it's primarily a science/nature show channel, huh? I really don't think mixing that type of show with cartoons is a very good formula. I weep for the Target Demographic.
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Oh... No?

It's like nature and ponies (And robots). Fine with me.
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Don't you know? Robots are totally natural.
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Nature abhors a natural robot.

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36781576 No. 36781576 [View]
If anyone knows timetravel themes and tropes, you know of the most important one. That the smallest differences can make the broadest changes. I thought of that when I saw the attached image and wondered; What small change would have lead to Twilight AND Sunset going to Ponyville together?

I personally would pin the best point for the change to occur when Sunset was reading in the park. In the background, we can see filly Twilight, Cadance and Shining Armor playing. What if a gust of wind had blown that ball towards Sunset, leading Twilight to notice the books and inquire about it?

Sure, Sunset would of course not bother with the filly. Until an Alicorn walks up and introduces them. Then trust Twilight to show as much interest in books as Sunset. That would connect them but won't change her.

I believe the critical point however will either occur when Sunset has the chance into the 'Dark Magic' wing or after she is sent away. Knowing Twilight might be enough to have her re-think her move and take a different path. One that will have her stay in Equestria.

So how would each episode change, either in big or small ways, with Sunset around?
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>no character
Well, if she were to return to Equestria, that could be fixed
Twilight could go all-out princess and disappear from the main cast, the earthpony/pegasus/unicorn balance would be restored (I hear people complained about that) and new friendship lessons could be learned because Sunset doesn't know friendship or something and then she becomes the next alicorn princess

I, personally, wouldn't mind too much if the show went in this direction
>> No. 36781677
No, that have almost no fix.
it doesnt matter if she is in equestria or in Monster High.

A character, is the guy which is put in different scenarios to do stuff, and react to stuff which happen.

no matter what they do, she was bad as a villain, she was blander as a good guy. there is no more point to go with that half ass character sunset shimmer.

you say remove twilight and put sunset instead?
THAT is what they should have done on EG. Go full "ok, sunset shimmer is our new main character, and she have to learn how to be good"

but in EG2, they pretty much jumped all that, and she is the nicest girl in the world, with the best intention ever, but she is just sad because everybody hate her guts and want her dead...
>> No. 36781827
If I may, I'd like to copy over my own idea for a "From Twilight to Sunset" scenario from elsewhere.

"A what-if story, where the branch-off from the original timeline(hereby called the Alpha Line) is where Celestia lets Sunset see what the crystal mirror was trying to show her, and it turns out to be a vision of what Sunset experiences near the end of the first Equestria Girls movie. The vision, showing what she'll become if she continues down her dark path, unnerves her and she refuses to have anything to do with the mirror. This prevents her from becoming disowned by Celestia and traveling to the human world, and stays on as her personal student. Eventually Celestia teaches Sunset about certain events of her own past, such as what happened with Luna(albeit with a bit of a fictional twist to hide the truth of Nightmare Moon's identity,) which helps open Sunset's eyes a bit in regards to her self-centered solitude, however she still goes on with her high-horse arrogance, albeit not so much cruel to others as before. Meanwhile, Twilight enters the school as a prodigy per Alpha Line, and Celestia decides to take her under her wing in order to give Sunset a possible friend. Eventually the two foster a sort of friendly rivalry, but mostly keeping to themselves. Thanks to this though, Twilight opens up a bit to other unicorns at the school, while Sunset stays with her magical studies since she's still quite self-absorbed. One day, she remembers the story Celestia told her about Luna and Nightmare Moon, and checks a book about prophecies(the same book Twilight read in Alpha Line.) And of course, upon trying to contact Celestia, she's told to stop studying magic so much and to go out and make more friends. Cue Episode 1: Friendship is Magic, as Sunset is sent to Ponyville instead of Twilight, who remains in Canterlot doing... magical things."

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36781247 No. 36781247 [View]
It's official: Now that "Hub Network" has changed into "Discovery Family", MLP:FiM is about to outlive (and perhaps outgrow) its own incubator.

Sure, MLP:FiM will continue to air on "Discovery Family"; but I have a feeling that Discovery Communications wants to slowly (and I do mean slowly) phase out everything "Hasbro" overtime.

But this is a great opportunity for MLP:FiM to touch the lives of much more people than it could on "Hub Network". An article on EQD talked about the possibility of Hasbro syndicating (and likely continuing) the series on another network, such as "Disney Channel".

I find "Disney Channel" to be a pretty good idea for a new home to MLP:FiM (far better than the 'Adult Swim for children' called "Cartoon Network"); but I'm also thinking it could possibly do well on a broadcast network such as CBS (in the morning), or even PBS. The first season is already E/I accredited, and I do believe the rest of the seasons can also apply and get the E/I accreditation as well (I don't see any content in the subsequent seasons that could prevent it); so, broadcast networks can air MLP:FiM as part of their daily required E/I programming. Also, by airing on a broadcast network, people who don't have access to networks such as Nick, CN or "Disney Channel" will get to experience MLP:FiM.

And that's not all: I also feel that the show could do very well for at least 2 more seasons (for a total of 7 seasons; around the same about of seasons shows such as "The Smurfs" and "Muppet Babies" have); and I also can imagine MLP:FiM getting a star (maybe even a special star) on the 'Hollywood Walk Of Fame' (I'm certain many of you will agree that it deserves a star).
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>> No. 36781538
Ok... Everyone has gotten way off subject. Let's get back on subject, please: 36781247

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>> No. 36781571
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You're right.
I feel like the hub was cool because I like when they make good shows like MLP or LPS.
I hope they keep makin the good ones on Discovery....


did anyone else notice what Discovery family and Discord have in common?
How do we really know why the Hub shut down....
How do we know Discord was actually turned good for real.....
>> No. 36781781
seriously? no one like my theory?
I'll be on /oat/

Sunset Shimmer is so cool btw...

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36780320 No. 36780320 [View] [Last 50 posts]
Lets face it, it's gonna get a TV series. There is no other option.

Now, I haven't seen the second movie, but from what I gather magic is being worked through music rather than through... whatever Equestria has. Something like Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad. Rather obscure, but maybe someone there was a fan.

Anyway, I want this thread to be a chance for folks to discuss how things might be in the new series. Also, lets me have my two cents on the soap box.

First off, I highly doubt the show will have Princess Twilight in any significant. Instead, I'm sure the EQ Twilight will make an appearance with brings forth the chance for an interesting twist to the classic "New Girl to School". Rather than Twilight trying to fit into a new envirement, she now has to live up to an image that her double has created. And her (new) friends have to accept a few differences between this Twilight and the one they know.

Secondly, lets face it there is only so much you can do with stories when you have ponies. A human-esk setting with magic mixed in? That has a lot more chances for different stories and new looks at old stories.

The big thing I'm looking forward to the most though is that this is the same team targeting an older audience. This means a much more 'mature' tone in the stories and a chance for them to really stretch their muscles. Unless too much freedom is bad?
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>> No. 36781559
>haha. come on 441, watch the movie. You'll get to see that scene!
Why bother? It's only cool because of the effects. I don't really care about the outcome because I have no reason whatsoever to care about any of the characters. It's the same thing with the Tirek VS Twilight fight.

Wrong, those are corsairs.

I don't even get the whole Ninja VS Pirate thing, both were very different warriors from different eras that had different jobs. Ninjas were spies and assassins that worked in small groups, Pirates were scrappy bandits that fought in large numbers with whatever tools they had on hand.
>> No. 36781563

>I don't even get the whole Ninja VS Pirate thing

Pirates are cool, ninjas are cool, so the only natural conclusion is to pit them against each other and see who's the coolest.
>> No. 36781565
Well, they're still preferable to zombies.

(Seriously, fuck zombies. I hate zombies. I hate how popular they are.)

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36781372 No. 36781372 [View]
Well, just got some time aside to finally start reading through these.
So, anyone read them, and what's your thoughts on them? (just read the RD one).

You know, thinking about it, its not a GREAT book, but it would have been a good substitute for Mare do well as far as teaching Dash a lesson about humility and letting her ego get the better of her. while it was really simple and not what I'd call "great" (The rainbow rocks book for example was actually pretty entertaining, while this one wasn't really anything special), it got the message across while reinforcing the friendship message with her realizing that trying to be a hero and do things on your own just for your own ego is a bad idea.

Actually, on that note, its kind of funny how this one's message more or less points out a big Problem with TCE's premise for twilight XD

Still think the villain as rather poor though; he kind of just shakes his hoof angrily and runs away at the end. Plus his plan was kind of self defeating: laughing at dash dying in Quicksand (which she almost did) pretty much ruins his entire method of gaining entrance :/
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Either way, I think we've gotten off topic from the books :p

I still think the world building of the books I've read so far has been a little off, disregarding whether they were enjoyable or not.

Its nice to see another zebra, but Braze still seemed kind of random; and the Giant Plaque with an image of dash on it in front of the gate to the spirit world was pretty out there.

I mean... WHY would you even have that there in a castle without security around it? You'd think there'd be a giant "DO NOT OPEN!" sign and a barred cage over where you put the horseshoe. I'm not really seeing any conceivable point where unleashing ghosts into the world for a season would be a good plan :/

Also, Gigantigators is alot less creative than Cragadiles.
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>Also, Gigantigators is alot less creative than Cragadiles.

But Gigantigator the space age gatorbot!
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Sadly, There was not a giant Mecha Alligator in this book.

Though, given the increased steampunk in the series, I'm just waiting for some giant robot monster to show up.

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