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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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>> No. 36776377
Still seems like the storyboarding, animation, recording, editing, mixing, etc of EQG 2 still plays a role in the delay.
Maybe they were writing MLP while McCarthy was working on EQG 2, but that doesn't mean the rest of the staff was also working on MLP at the time:

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Well we got another iTunes preview for FF#9, so I figured might as well put up next month's thread now.

(W) Christine Rice (A) Tony Fleecs (CA) Amy Mebberson
Granny visits an apple convention and is dismayed to see the Flim Flam brothers are up to their old tricks. Only the two are no longer working together… something has divided the brothers! It will be up to Granny to mend hurt feelings. But will she want to?

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Amy Mebberson (CA) Amy Mebberson, Sara Richard
A special one-shot issue featuring the ponies’ pets! When some new trouble comes into Ponyville, all of our normal heroes are incapacitated. Luckily help is on the way in the form of Angel, Owlicious, Gummy, Tank, Winona and Opal! Will they be able to use teamwork to save the day?

(W) Ted Anderson (A/CA) Ben Bates
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>> No. 36776349
Yes, they did. And why are she and Twilight standing in line? That's carrying egalitarianism too far.

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Okay folks up next we have Season 1 Episode 17, Stare Master, Written by: Chris Savino.

The link to the episode: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwoh8r_mlp-fim-s1-e17-stare-master-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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One of the ONLY Cutie mark crusaders episodes that I actually like; one of my favorite episodes of season 1 actually.

The CMC are actually enjoyable, Rarity is incredible, and Fluttershy is just at her all time best. This episode really makes me respect her courage as a pony: the first thing she says when she sees the cockatrice is for the CMC to get behind her: Even if she goes down, she's making sure it goes through her first.

Gotta respect that. Love that.

Plus, it gave Flutters her stare: love her stare.

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36776329 No. 36776329 [View]
Im new to ponys in general , just became a brony . So if you guys would like to catch me up on the last 3 years i missed that would be awesome :)
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>> No. 36776382
I always compared it more to the Star Wars prequels.
>> No. 36776383
That's pretty generous of you, Rarity.

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36776188 No. 36776188 [View]
If the show had to resolve a major conflict in MORE than 5 seconds, how would it go? No real restrictions here, just that some city/world threatening problem be fixed over some actual period of time rather than all at once.
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I don't really feel this can be done in a way that would be entertaining. I mean there are loads of ways this can be done, but for a cartoon, I can't really think of any that should actually be applied in practice.
>> No. 36776375
So you're saying... that defeating villains can only be accomplished instantly and effortlessly?
>> No. 36776376
Though as long as we're discussing this, I suppose it does fit in with the idea that the villans really are nothing more than tools to drive the narrative to an epiphany. Once Twilight leanrs the value of having friends, there was simply no reason for Nightmare Moon to exist, etc. The journey, not the destination, blah blah blah. As such, once the lesson is learned, the resolution is nigh instant.

But from that same perspective, couldn't a post-epiphany struggle against the villain (who on some small level represents the lack of that epiphany) highlight and reinforce just how true the epiphany is? Like if each of the mane six physically helped against Nightmare Moon, would that not add more value to the lesson Twilight learned?

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36776288 No. 36776288 [View]
why do people still draw Celestia with pink hair?
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>> No. 36776296
the drunk one isnt purple?
or the crystal guards?
>> No. 36776347
I thought latter eps implied that was just stylization.
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Unless I've missed a bit of stained glass, the only thing close to implying that so far is the flashback in Princess Twilight. Which showed that at the defeat of Discord she had the rainbow mane.

Though I suppose that also showed that she had a rainbow mane during the scene depicted in episode one... So you're right?

That's actually a good point. Probably the answer to your question is that some people haven't realized that yet.

Or alternately, that people just like the visuals.

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  Would Discord have been a better charecter if he had not been "reformed"? What if he had always stayed chaotic? Or had escaped?
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Chaos =/= Evil. Trying to make hyperactive creativity out to be "evil" in the first place was retarded.

Why are you even complaining anymore? They resolved everything wrong with his initial face turn in the S4 finale.
>> No. 36776340
But we already have Pinkie Pie.
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Eh, not really. Discord was always a joker and a trickster first and a genuine villain second. He doesn't need to be evil to be himself.

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  i know there probably will never be an answer for this, specially because the staff will never talk about this kind of subjects.

but maybe you know a little better than me to have a more possible theory.

Why you think this twilight sparkle friendship rainbow kingdom castle wasnt the old Sisters castle?

they talk alot of it during the entire season, which could follow the theme of "foreshadowing" stuff.

The sister's castle even have a "mega fun slide" just like the toy does. and the tree of harmony was just under the castle of the sisters.

so why they didnt ended up transforming the sisters castle? and ended up destroying twilight's house so the magic tree make a complete new castle from scratch?
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>> No. 36776312
Wait, what does that have to do with anything...?
>> No. 36776314

because the mane six or spike would be far less likely to remove any Artifacts from the castle if it was twilgiht's castle.

Them stumbling across and taking an artifact from the old sister's castle is excusable because no one's living their: But if they were to find an artifact in twilgiht's castle, they'd probably want to ask her "Hey, look at this thing here" rather than just pocketing it like spike did the book, making chaos less likely.
>> No. 36776316
First, wasn't the first thing Spike did say "Hey Twilight I found this book"?

Second, I was under the impression it would be Twilight finding the stuff.

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36776218 No. 36776218 [View]
Pitch me a MLP video game that appeals to both bronies and the target demo.
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Pretty much, but ideally not rushed.
>> No. 36776253

A funny and quirky JRPG with some dark tones, similar to MOTHER series.

Mane 6 are the only controllable characters, but many other characters join as helpers (Spike, Zecora, Discord...).

Plot centers around strange events that need to be investigated. Each new discovery reveals more about the big picture. Story becomes gradually darker, but without lose the spirit of the series.

The game is divided in seven chapters. Each Mane Character is protagonist of one chapter and the last chapter is about the six of them as a group.

The Final Boss will be a Season-Finale-style villain who was behind of everything. The Final Boss will not be defeated through violence, but through some kind of friendship-related moral victory.
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I agree with the Donkey kong idea, but I Honestly don't think you need to tone down battles and whatnot: Banjo kazooie was very gender neutral, and little girls like platforming just as much as boys.

I mean, the show is more or less about collecting macguffins AS IS, so a collectathon platformer like BK or DK64 would be great.

Bits would be like notes or coins, you could have Shattered pieces of the elements of harmony in the place of Puzzle pieces/stars like in the MMC game that hasbro had on their website, ect.

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36775871 No. 36775871 [View]
Is it true that Scootaloo is Rainbow Dash's imouto? Does Dash act like a good onee-chan to Scootaloo?
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>> No. 36775968
imouto = little sister
otouto = little brother
onii-chan = big brother
onee-chan = big sister

Note that "i" and "e" are pronounced as in Italian, Spanish, French, or basically any language except English, which somehow managed to fuck this up (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Vowel_Shift).
(E.g., "i" as in "radio", and "e" as in "résumé").

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canon error
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The day Scoots gets a canon family is the day that half the fanfic world goes up in flames.

Unless Rainbow decides to be her sister, in which case, most of the fan fic community would rejoice that their headcanon had been accepted.

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36775526 No. 36775526 [View]
Okay folks up next we have Season 1 Episode 16, Sonic Rainboom, Written by:M.A.Lasrson

The link to the episode:http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwod3e_mlp-fim-s1-e16-sonic-rainboom-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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Given how Spitfire and Fleetfoot are depicted later on, I'm guessing she showed up, shook dash's hoof and then told the soarin clones they needed to stop goofing around and come do something with her.
>> No. 36776284
Still my favorite episode of the show.
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Great episode.

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36775689 No. 36775689 [View]
Ok so first off, I really like RTM as an episode, it's definitely what I consider to be one of the best episodes of Season 4 and the best key episode by far. It did a lot of things right and only a few things wrong and gave us lots of great Rarity like all her episodes before. Overall, looking at the episode itself with no context, I think it did very well. But... I don't really think it makes sense as a key episode anymore, it doesn't make sense when I look at it through the lens of the rest of them.

So it was the first key episode, and despite even the concept of key episodes being "secret", a lot of us saw right away what was going on, or at least that the spool was Rarity's key for the box. But we didn't really have the whole context at the time.
See, the key episode formula is pretty solid.
1. A problem arises that, one way or another, causes a pony to try to solve it by painfully going against their element, usually because they believe following their element would make the problem worse.
2. The pony comes to a deeper understanding of their element, realizing that it can solve the problem and then using it to do so.
3. This inspires another character, who was not doing well by that element, to adopt it in their lives, and in gratitude gives the mane character an object which is of course the key.

Now of course there are variations. Twilight never really went against her element at all. Seabreeze was the one to inspire Fluttershy, not the other way around. But the most important and central part of all of these stories is the element involved. But looking back, and forward to the rest of the season... I simply don't see it in Rarity Takes Manehattan.

Ok, so there's definitely a lot of generosity in the episode, no doubt about that. There's a song about it, there's a whole city about generosity. But when it comes to the conflict, and the resolution of said conflict, I just don't see how generosity plays into it. I mean, Rarity generously offering her fabric to Suri causes the initial conflict, sure, but I don't recall her ever questioning whether she maybe shouldn't have done t
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>> No. 36776167
And looking back after some sleep I think this post may have been nothing but agreeing with you.
>> No. 36776281
well, you're right but the episode also had a sort of karmic "what comes around goes around" message.

When Rarity was nice to Manehattanites, they helped her. Mimicking her behavior

When Suri mistreated Rarity, she lashed out at her friends. Mimicking her (Suri"s) behavior.

And then Rarity thought this had caused her friends to abandon her and ran out of the competition (seemingly another part of the pattern).

And then we see that Rarity's friends had not abandoned her (because Rarity was nice to them before), and Rarity gives them a private show out of contrition.

And this inspires Coco that another way does exist and gives Rarity her trophy. Which seals the what goes around comes around pattern
>> No. 36776283
Sure, it's a well written episode and everything seems to work narratively. All I'm saying is that when you look back with the expectation from the other key episodes that "generosity" should be the key element of the story, both involved in and solving the problem, it doesn't actually do any of that.

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36769878 No. 36769878 [View] [Last 50 posts]
Does it ever bother you that Applejack and Rarity are constantly the least liked ponies of the mane cast? Sure when it comes to favorites, some ponies have to be on the last places and it seems like this order doesn't really change no matter how long the show keeps going. AJ and Rar seem to get some more hate too than other ponies. Both of them are called background ponies and boring and one dimensional (Huurr AJ is just apples apples apples, durrr Rar is just dresses dresses dresses). Even if they are not that popular, they too have their loving fans and they will be liked despite their overall popularity but does it still ever make you wonder why the other ponies get so much more love?
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>> No. 36776271
Scootaloo is my favorite pony. I think she's adorable, funny, has some of the best fanwork, and she has so much stacked against her in life that it's impossible to not root for her.

I bet you were expecting me to say Rainbow Dash weren't you? She isn't my fav, but I prefer her to Rarity. She did save Rarity's ass multiple times after all, something Rarity fans seem to forget a little too often.
>> No. 36776280
Not remotely true actually. Her vanity is mostly non threatening and her Generosity is always genuine.

And also she knew whining would annoy the dogs, so yes clever
>> No. 36776282
She doesn't like to point out her hoof for anything that may get her dirty and yes in fact her behaviour has been threatening, with the obvious example of Look Before You Sleep (she's undoing Applejack's chores, with consequences that were shown later on in the episodes). Whether threatening or not, Rarity is occasionally as vain as one can get.

In The Ticket Master, Rarity is just as greedy for the tickets just as any other, completely ignoring she bears the elemnent of generosity. A beautiful example that some of the main 6 have: if one's element clashes with the plot of an episode, this element just gets ignored. In Sonic Rainboom, she (though unknowingly) steals Rainbow Dash's opportunity to make a good performance. Whether "stealing spotlight" could be considered ungenerous is up for debate, but I think it isn't how she should act. She was, again, vain, to say the least. In Secret Of My Excess she was also obsessed with Spike's birthday gem. Seems like he took over her trait for a minute there when he decided to give it to her.

As I said about her generosity not being genuine, I mean it's often shoehorned in, doing it for the sake of being the element of loyalty. Of course in Friendship Is Magic, this had to be mentioned. In Suited For Success she gives free dresses to her friends but I still think this is good. It's episodes like Rainbow Falls that basically say: "Gee Rarity, you are so kind to give us these dresses. After all, you are the element of GENEROSITY."

I don't think we can know how Rarity could know those Diamond Dogs would be such retarded creatures. There is nothing tricky or cunning about straight-out whining your lungs out. It's what a child would do. She might as well had been punched knock-out if this show wasn't as lighthearted as it is (which is something I enjoy - don't get me wrong). I dearly hope there are any other instances where Rarity is showing her intelligence and she succeeds, can'

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  It's just a cartoon, they need to bend the rules of logic, common sense, physics, etc to entertain.


What if they had a real world reason for the way they grip things?

Like what the video is showing you?

Any opinions?
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I rebuff the pony headcanon of Jonathan Swift.
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>1. Can real pony hooves even wrap that way?

If you're actually curious, the answer is no.
>> No. 36776276
A real horse hoof can bend like that, but it can't be rotated (supinated) so that the sole faces inward or upward.

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36775205 No. 36775205 [View]
Is it hinted at or implied that Rainbow Dash is a lesbian, given her hair colors (with a rainbow symbolizing homosexuality) and her tomboy personality?
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haha, Rarity, the pony of generosity - yes. But the pony of inconvenient gifts more so!
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But Rarity doesn't even have eyelashes because she's secretly a dude.
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