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36778266 No. 36778266 Stickied [View]
Okay folks up next we have Season 1 Episode 20, Green Isn't Your Color, Written by: Meghan McCarthy.

The link to the episode: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwow0w_mlp-fim-s1-e20-green-isn-t-your-color-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.

LETS WATCH THIS CLASSIC AGAIN AND HAVE FUN!!
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Is gud. That's all.


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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.

MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #9
(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?

MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #23
(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?

MY LITTLE PONY 2014 ANNUAL
(W) Ted Anderson (A/CA) Ben Bates
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>> No. 36778386
>>36778383
Funny thing is that seems like something off-script.
But thanks, I certainly didn't notice that.


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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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>>36778427
I don't think CN can "cancel" a cartoon that belongs to a different company, especially when said cartoon is successfully selling tons of toys and merch for that company.

If CN didn't like it, Hasbro would just move on to another channel.

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36778431 No. 36778431 [View]
I was thinking about how ponies get their cutie marks, and I have realized that for most of them, their name matches their cutie mark almost perfectly.

I have yet to see a pony with a name and a cutie mark/special talent that don't coincide.

So here's the question: Does a pony's name determine their future special talent? Or do they change their name after receiving their cutie mark?
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>>36778450
> So... a pony's cutie mark doesn't really need to be connected to their special talent? It is more affected by their naming than by what they are talented at?
Sometimes it can be, but in other cases, it might not. Some parents might give vague names like Pinkie Pie or Fluttershy in hopes that their cutie marks end up as representations of their talents rather than their names, whatever those talents happen to be. Unlike the parents who use meaningless yet specific names to allow their children to develop in a field of their choice, these parents are basically just leaving their childrens destiny up to fate. Other parents might try to influence their child's destiny with their names, hoping that the resulting cutie mark might carry real significance. Vinyl Scratch and Octavia likely had parents who were musicians and wanted their children to follow in their footsteps. The musical name leads to a musical cutie mark, both create and expectation that the pony will be musically talented. Maybe its a social thing or maybe fate is playing a real part in their development, but in either case, their parents decision to give them musical names apparently worked in guiding their lives towards musical pursuits.

In short, pony naming might be about manipulating fate to shape your child's future, either by allowing them to have a choice in the matter, letting fate have its way, by actively influencing what they may become, or for some other reasons that I haven't thought of yet.

I can't really explain Silver Spoon though. Being "born with a silver spoon in your mouth" or "having life handed to you on a silver platter" is not a good thing! Why would you willingly name your kid this? They may as well have named her Spoiled Brat or something...

> Is the CMC looking for special talents to get cutie marks in vain, then?
It very well might be. I don't think Cheese ever thought he'd be a pa
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A) Pony parents (after all being part of a highly magical race) have a certain precognition about what their foals' special talent will eventually be, but they don't have such crystal clear foresight as to flat out know exactly what it is, so they name them what comes closest to what they do know.

or

B) A pony's name comes to define their destiny, influencing what their cutie mark will be, so pony parents name their foals with a name that they hope will get a good destiny. Except for Snips and Snails' parents, who hate them both.
>> No. 36778462
>>36778448
>Pinkie Pie - ...I got nothin'... but hey, that's Pinkie.
That's because her name isn't Pinkie, it's Pinkamena.
...Um, see? Makes everything... clearer.


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36778128 No. 36778128 [View] [Last 50 posts]
Remember when Pinkie ate a cupcake covered in hot sauce?

Remember when Rarity volunteered to be the target for a difficult experimental spell?

Remember Fluttershy's freaky knowledge o' sewin'?

Remember when Rainbow Dash spent an afternoon helping Apple Bloom get her cutie mark?

Remember when tiny filly Applejack went all the way to Manehattan on her own because she wanted to live the sophisticated life?

Remember when Twilight's out of control filly magic put her current powers to shame?
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>> No. 36778458
>>36778455
Because Celly?
>> No. 36778459
>>36778458
Yeah, it reminds me of times where Celestia was actually important, and where the biggest problem I had was whiny Luna fanboys.
>> No. 36778461
>>36778454
Thanks! Wow, Celestia gets sparkly sunbeams to shine on her from nowhere, that's style.

>>36778456
What do you mean? I mean, I know it wasn't in an episode, but what kind of promotional image could it be?


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36761982 No. 36761982 [View]
Rewatching Season 4, I came across a rather noticeable irony about Flutterhulk and Flutterbat:

Flutterbat was hyped up as this incredibly creepy abomination which would give her viewers nightmares. Judging by the thousands of fanart and general reception, this failed spectacularly. If anything, Flutterhulk was the one who disturbed a sizable portion of viewers despite the Hub's and the staff's hype about how incredibly awesome and hilarious she is. Even though Flutterhulk was still greatly enjoyed by many other viewers, Radiance greatly overshadowed her in popularity.
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>>36765239
Could you imagine if any character in the show actually called Celestia "cute"?
>> No. 36765249
>>36765246
Well, those would be the truest words ever spoken on the show.

...Unless they decide to make Black Brad canon, in which case, I'll toss myself out of a window.
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36764849 No. 36764849 [View] [Last 50 posts]
What went wrong?
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Corporate raiders.
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/217212/vikings-in-the-castle
>> No. 36778453
We will miss you Hub logo.
>> No. 36778457
>>36778453
Which one?


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36778068 No. 36778068 [View] [Last 50 posts]
501: Cutie Mark Magic - Part 1

Curious as to why the castle appeared, Twilight and her friends investigate a mysterious map that leads them to a strange town.

502: Cutie Mark Magic - Part 2

Fearing a trap, Twilight turns to Discord to help rescue her friends from Maredane.

503: The Crystal Caper

The map sends the ponies to the Crystal Empire, where they must help the crystal ponies without letting Princess Cadance know.
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>>36778260
Wow, neat. I was around the whole time leading up to season 2 but all I remember is stuff like the synopsis being released and everyone wondering about Discord. No idea how I wouldn't have seen this.
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>>36778260
>You can bet they became a lot more careful after that.

Though, S2, S3 and S4 all had at least one episode get leaked.
>> No. 36778274
>>36778273
Can't win 'em all.


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36777330 No. 36777330 [View]
When and why did you choose to become a fan of MLP?
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>>36778058
>Holding a different opinion
YOU MONSTER AIBRAHMAH!
>> No. 36778257
>When

January 2011

>Why

College roommate got me into it after showing me Dragonshy, then the rest of season 1 up to that point
>> No. 36778264
>>36777399
September of 2011 too.
Our toy store was selling The Ticket Master on DVD.


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36777957 No. 36777957 [View]
We have a bunch of unsubtle villains on the show.

but who is the more subtle?
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>> No. 36778074
>>36778067
again, when you forget she exist, she won....
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>>36778074
But what if she doesn't exist. Maybe Twilight is just imagining all of this Celestia shit, and is just some deranged psycho in a mental ward. She sits on her cot, neighing and beighing about Celestia and being her faithful student. She got knocked on the head a lot during FPK, and won't you know it, this is the result. She just imagined in her head that's she's a pretty pony princess. Spike visits sometimes and writes her letters just to humor her, and when he leaves the ward he tries to read what he wrote, only to find it to be a mish mash of non-sensible words and phrases. Tearfully, he burns the letters at the end of every week. Then one week, he's had enough. She's incurable. No magic can cure her brain damage and babbling about Discords and Sombreros. Spike sneaks into the ward, kisses Twilight goodbye, and snuffs her with her pillow. He decides to keep that week's letters as a keepsake.

At the funeral, Celestia, who may have mentored Twilight for a time, but not to the extent of Twi's dreamscape, asks to see the letters. However, what Spike saw as gibberish was actually a bunch of Nostradamus predictions, or so she believed. Mentions of Discord, Chrysalis, Sombra, Tirek, and the Crystal Kingdom all came up in the ramblings. But Twilight couldn't have possibly known of such things. The Crystal Empire was very secretive. Guards are posted all around the Discord statue, and after some time, it seems that it could've been a false alarm. But then there's a threat against Canterlot. Celestia reads through Twilight's last moanings, but can't identify anything direct. She assumes it's Tirek, but finds that the Cerberus never let up his guard. Although Celestia didn't know it, Twi dreamed of the Cerberus escaping. Again, a false alarm, right? Celestia was aware of Chrysalis, but let it slip her mind, as the changelings were never that big of a threat. Shining Armor and Cadence were having a wedding, and she forgot
>> No. 36778186
>>36778185
...Drama Queeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen.


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36777207 No. 36777207 [View]
Just wondering too.

We got princess twilight transformation at the end of S3
there was alot of ramblings and coments of people.

Meghan got specially make fun of and mocked for saying her phrase in an interview "every girl want to be a princess"

i dont remember if it was 6 or 9 months later, S4 premier, and one of the phraseas said in that episodes was rarity saying "every pony want to be a princess" and rainbow dash say "mmmm, not everyponies anyway"
which is the complete opposite of her statemen criticised before.
But like this scripts and stuff are made years before anything, that shouldnt be the case... i guess...

Meghan just said "every girl want to be a princess" so in the show, the next very episode she say "not every pony want to be a princess", i guess ponies and girls are different.
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>> No. 36777401
>>36777351
Not CR?
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Rainbow Dash is crazy. How could you not want to be a princess?
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>>36778025
I know, what a retard


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36777785 No. 36777785 [View]
Explain these floating tickets without "magic" or "It was the first episode ever written"
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Yeah, we noticed this way back when the season 1 episode aired, and indeed we got our answer from Word Of Faust back when she was still working on the show.

Honestly, I just think she was humoring us. They could just floated the tickets out the door so everypony could have something to say about them, and whatcha gunna do about it? Cartoon.logics.

>>36777907
>Season 1 never had enchanted objects, potions, or any kind of non-instantaneous magic whatsoever.
Personally, I think you'll find magic everywhere if you look for it, season 1 included. The very chariot Twilight Sparkle arrived in Ponyville in the pilot doesn't make a lot of sense in that being pulled by two pegasi alone wouldn't keep the chariot horizontal, so it's probably enchanted. Half of the architecture in Ponyville looks like it'd fall down if it doesn't have some magic in its design. Dat hourglass in the Canterlot, why is it so huge, and why does it reflecting Nightmare Moon if it's not enchanted? Isn't the moon itself technically enchanted if it's being used seal Nightmare Moon? The elements of harmony themselves. I'm sure I could point out more, and that's just the pilot.

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>> No. 36778023
>>36778020
The Elements are, in fact, magical artifacts, that I'll grant. But it's really only the exception that demonstrates the rule. They're so unique and baffling that their mere existence is almost as amazing as a magical artifact in our world.
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Friendship


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36777990 No. 36777990 [View]
Do cutie marks symbolize the start of puberty?
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They're supposed to, yeah.
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They're similar in that they're a rite of passage that ponies encounter on the way to adulthood. Other than that, they're completely unrelated.

Puberty is specifically related to undergoing sexual maturity. As sexuality has little place on this show, ponies don't really have puberty, they're either forming babbies when the plot calls for it or not.

Cutie Marks are a magical phenomenon of these mostly magical ponies related to finding their niche in life. There is no real life parallel.

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  So the rumor say, and is really likely to happen.

you will get your show about Equestria Academy, which mean Equestria Girls the TV show.

And sure there is alot of people which like it. or at least have morvid interest on it.

So i ask you, what is the "theme" and "feel" that you think the show is going to give? and what would you bouild around that. Remember that you can use magic, because for sure the show say "now there is magic in this world, because magic" (for what we saw in the second movie)

so what would you make?

-I dont know, throw an episode about Sunset shimmer changing bodies with Rainbow dash, Sunset shimmer have to do sports.... (even nothing in her character say that she cant do it), and rainbow dash having to go on a date with flash sentry as Sunset shimmer. I dont know, i just wanted to throw some excuse to use magic, and use some dumb clitche.
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>> No. 36777853
>>36777852
Yeah. they definitely should.

Hell, they could just have Vladof. Vladof is hands down the best manufacturer, with most of them I go "Well, they're good for the most part except for this one gun type here that falls flat", with Vladof, all their guns are good. Their assault rifles are second to none. Except maybe Torgue, but Torgue guns suck against mobile or far away enemies.
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Eh, the only torge guns I really liked were their shotguns. I hated their pistols and Assault rifles.

But DAMN did I love their shotguns. Like, I couldn't get enough of using those things, they just shot out a huge Flak screen. I loved pretending I was playing Doom 1 or TF2 with those things, bunny hopping around and firing downward at the enemies.

Vladoff still had its weaknesses though in that their sniper rifles weren't as good as other manufacturers. (and of course, no Shotguns)




On that note, Assault rifles in general seemed pretty weak in the game. SMG's just seemed to outclass them for being a machine gun, and for longer range combat you generally would just pull out a Sniper rifle.
>> No. 36777855
>>36777854
>Vladoff still had its weaknesses though in that their sniper rifles weren't as good as other manufacturers.
Bullshit, Vladof Sniper Rifles are possibly my favorite Snipers in the game, competing only with Jakobs.

But yeah, Assault Rifles in general were pretty weak in Borderlands 2, it's like they were completely outclassed in every regard by pistols and SMGs. Outside of feel and magazine size, there was really no point in using a Jakobs Assault Rifle when you could just use a pistol. It would do more damage anyways.

And after a certain point it stopped mattering anyways, because the scaling got out of control and every enemy became a godamn bullet sponge, where you had to crawl between a dude's nipples with a shotgun to deal any sizable amount of damage.

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No. 36777811 [View]
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  Im just making this thread, so we can talk about ideas that the show did alot better, specially on clitches stories which everybody else does.

I thought this for this lego friends clip, it is your classic plot of "is some one birthday, but everybody else is trying to hide it for a surprise, and the character feel bad and betray until the end when they have the party"
which could sound the same as party of one. which is considered a good S1 episode.

Now, i think that FIM did well here, is that it kind of gave a reason to the characters to maybe ignore the birthday one, during the party, pinkie pie make little anoying things to some of the characters, which are exausting, like rarity driking gommy juces, twilight and fluttershy being crush against walls, applejack getting an appletrap, and rainbow dash getting her face by gummy. so pinkie pie just go to push them back again by another party, which look like the reason of why they are avoiding her is because they dont want to party with her. because they hide to you that is pinkie pie birthday. so it doesnt go so hard on the obvious, sure some will say it is predictable, but at the same time it isnt slapping it in your face.

when most of the stories with this plot, we as the public now what is going on, and we are waiting just for the turning point where they say "suprise, all was a party all along"
>> No. 36777815
What I found the show did best, especially back during season 1, was to take old hackneyed stories and make them fresh with enjoyable character interactions and creativity. Despite most of the plots being things we've all seen before, the show never failed to surprise me through how that story is conveyed.

Notably, this is why One Bad Apple was such a blow for me from such a great show. It was just 100% by the books, with no effort put into making it unique or special. That really hadn't ever happened before.

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>>36777811
I'm too lazy to watch that clip, so I just talk about it as if I know everything about it.

For me what FiM is doing right in those old classic story lines is making episode enjoyable even if you know the end result. In Party of One Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy explaining how they are looking Harry the Bear's house when he's in a beach collecting volley balls is a great scene even if you know they are just making it up.

They aren't hiding the plot twist, they are just having fun getting there.

And this is actually one of my problems with detective stories: the only reason you read them is that you don't know what will happen. But once you know it, the whole story become meaningless. Beside the mystery there isn't enough stuff to keep me reading it. But if the joy comes more of the journey than the end goal, knowing the end isn't as a big deal. I can still re-watch Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3 and enjoy it fully, even if I know what will happen.
>> No. 36777827
>>36777819
you really dont need to see the clip, it is pretty straight forward with the clitche


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