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Apr 17PonychanX version 2 has been released. [Thread]

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36753625 No. 36753625 Stickied [View] [Last 50 posts]
Making this now to inform the people who don't know it yet, there is no episode today since there was a marathon going on for Littlest Pet Shop's season 2 finale. So there was a break between Testing Testing, 1, 2, 3 and this episode.

Also, this is actually episode 418 because it was pushed back for production reasons.

The next episode is Trade Ya by Scott Sonneborn.

The synopsis for this episode is, "The Mane 6 are excited to be joining Spike on his trip to the Rainbow Falls Traders Exchange, where they plan to find themselves some new treasures, but a series of events causes their plans to unravel and their friendships to be tested."

This episode airs Saturday, April 19th at 10:30 AM EST/ 7:30 AM PST.
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>> No. 36754266
lmaobuttons, Fluttershines gave her shitty Discord lamp away.

Standing by for obligatory Marimo picture, and him chiding me for not linking it myself.


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36748519 No. 36748519 Stickied [View] [Last 50 posts]
Going up a bit early, but that's because we've got the preview for Friends Forever #4. First off, the solicitations for April.

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #18
Katie Cook (w), Andy Price (a), Price, Sabrina Alberghetti (c)
"Reflections" Part 2. As long kept Canterlot secrets are revealed, the Ponies find a way into a new world. A world where things are very different, yet also very much the same! What role does King Sombra play in this world? The fate of both Equestria and the new world may depend on him!

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDS FOREVER #4
Rob Anderson (w), Amy Mebberson (a & c), Derek Charm (vc).
Twilight Sparkle plans to spend some much needed quality time with her brother, Shining Armor, in the Crystal Empire. However, when a mysterious ghost starts haunting the castle, the siblings will have to use all of their combined monster knowledge to save the day!
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>>36754115

I figured the "glad you weren't mangled or anything" thing was Pinkie just being pinkie, not from maude writing it and being unemotional.

its PINKIE after all, She doesn't know the meaning of the word "tact" XD

>>36754147

well, that's one reason I trust Meghan roughly the same as the flim flam brothers.

>>36754100


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*Songs are confirmed to be in 421, 425, and 426.
*Meghan wrote the lyrics for a character who hasn't sung before (not Discord since they were written after TaC's script was locked).
*McCarthy wrote the finale.
*There will be a sequel to Equestria Girls called Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
*There will be a Spike episode written by Polsky
*There will be a break on the 12th, likely to celebrate the LPS season 2 finale

Future Confirmed Episodes:
For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils by Dave Polsky
When Sweetie Belle becomes angry with Rarity for stealing her spotlight, she deliberately sabotages a costume for one of Rarity’s most elite clients. Later that night, Sweetie Belle is paid a visit by Luna in her dreams.

Leap of Faith by Josh Haber
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From the Season Finale.


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36752747 No. 36752747 [View] [Last 50 posts]
i thought, maybe, it would be a good idea to make a thread that is a balance of positive and negative, so everypony is happy!

What characters have grown on you? And which characters have gone the opposite direction?

It doesn't have to be a mane six pony... and it doesn't have to be strictly inspired by the show. For example, if reading a certain fanfiction was eye opening for you, feel free to share that as the reason why a certain character has grown on you!
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I used to despise this pair, but now I'm just neutral towards them.
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>>36754097
I started off neutral to them, now I'm neutral to Shining Armor and burningly envious of Cadence.
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Characters that have grown on me:
Applejack: Talk about underrated. However, the worst part of her underrated status doesn't come from the fandom, it comes from the creative staff. They seem far too willing to keep her within the "Family, Apples, Sweet Apple Acres" comfort zone, and the character needs to have stories beyond that. The Last Roundup could've been a great episode outside of this, but Dərpy, Pinkie Pie and a paper thin focus on her, put the nix on that. Praying that Season 5 puts her in a different situation.

Characters that have done the opposite:
Cadence and Shining Armor: Talk about a badly introduced good idea, that hasn't paid off in the slightest nor do I expect it too.

Twilight Sparkle: Speaking of bad executed idea. Her Alicornification and everything surrounding it has rubbed me the wrong way. If it weren't for TT123, she would've spent this season being little more than a paragon of virtue that's there to hand down lectures. Even then, there's still everything that's happened this season and last that has made this character less likable than before.

Pinkie Pie: Speaking of less likeable, Pinkie Pie has gone from being a character that was funny, to a bad joke machine. Worst pony is Worst Pony.


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36754213 No. 36754213 [View]
>The Hub Network's fourth season of "My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic" will culminate with an amazing adventure during its two-part finale in which Princess Twilight Sparkle continues to struggle with her identity as a princess and her role as the newest member of Equestrian royalty. When Princess Celestia has a premonition about a mysterious evil foe from the past and turns to an unlikely source for help, Twilight Sparkle feels extra pressure to prove her worth.

>In hopes that it will provide some insight as to the kind of princess she is meant to be, Twilight Sparkle focuses her attention on opening the chest that was given to her by the Tree of Harmony. Secrets are revealed and mysteries are unraveled as all of Equestria joins forces to stop this new threat.


http://press.discovery.com/us/hub/press-releases/2014/princess-twilight-sparkle-struggles-prove-her-3040/

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>> No. 36754261
>>36754258
Considering when it ended, rather than recap what happened, they spent 30 seconds talking about how sad it made Twilicorn feel... yeah, that's what it was made for.
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>>36754261
>rather than recap what happened
And why, pray tell, do they need to "recap" something that literally just happened?

It wasn't all about Twilight. You're just twisting it around to make it seem like it was in your own mind.

And with that, my participation in this derail ends here.

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>>36754261
Or that bit was just a way to expand on how the potion works by showing how the events happen in the pony's head but others who don't drink it just see the pony reacting to what they see, all of which leads into a joke by Discord. Following that bit, Dash does ask if the potion told her anything and which Twilight explains shows the past but it didn't cover what's happening now. That the former bit happened first doesn't indicate the point of the scene, so much as that bit would be the first thing the others would ask about.

And showing reaction shots of a character being present during scenes that take place in the past does not mean their reactions are the point. Reaction shots are just acknowledging the character is also there. The pensieve from Harry Potter works like the potion does, and when they cut to Harry (movie) or mention Harry (book), it's not to establish that his reaction is the only thing of importance or why the scene exists. Not to mention, unless you have a copy of the script, I don't think you can even be sure on whether they were told to have reaction shots of Twilight, or if they were included during storyboarding, an area Meghan isn't involved with.

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36753764 No. 36753764 [View]
Will Dash ever officially adopt Scootaloo as her son?
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>>36754212
What about respect for her tenacity?
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>>36754220
gesundheit.
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>>36754220
More like disrespect, everybody knows that Tenacity caps out at 45%. Don't know why she built Mercurial Steps when she already had a Spirit of the Ancient Golem.


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36754221 No. 36754221 [View]
I wish they'd discuss the elephant in the bedroom: How has Celestia lived for 1000+ years?

How old is she exactly? Is she immortal? Does she just have a long lifespan? Does this relate to Luna? Was she born this way? Is it an alicorn thing? There are so many questions. Maybe a backstory episode or a birthday episode?
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>>36754232
>and the amorphous black mass of eyes, mouths, and hate that is imprisoned deep within Tartarus.
A Shoggoth?
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And people honestly say the show has covered so much ground that it can't last much longer.
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>>36754238
In the shape of a giant serpent, yes.


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36753577 No. 36753577 [View]
Considering we're currently on a two-week break, why don't we rank all the episodes aired so far? Let's go.

LOVED
1. Pinkie Pride
2. Filli Vanilli
3. Rarity Takes Manehattan
4. For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils
5. Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3
6. Flight to the Finish
7. Princess Twilight Sparkle
8. Maud Pie
9. Leap of Faith
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>>36754185

It would seem we are! So:

S4>S2>S3>S1
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S2 > S1 > S3

I felt like coming back now. I haven't watched enough of season 4 to judge it, can't wait to find out what everyone thinks.
>> No. 36754242
We're still a few episodes from the end, so subject to change, but

S1 > S4 > S2 > S3


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36754175 No. 36754175 [View]
ITT: We discuss the weird fetish the writers have for this particular day of the week.
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Because in Lesson Zero, it's almost implied that Twilight sends a bizarre number of letters on Tuesday. Maybe that's just her deadline. Of course, that only explains the season one hit, so... it wouldn't explain anything, even if it were true...
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>>36754181
A thousand years of solitary labor, living with the biggest regret of your life.

...How was it that LUNA was the one who was punished, again? The more I think about it, the more it seems Celestia was the one who suffered more with Luna's banishment.
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>>36754175
It's a meaningless coincidence born of a tiny sample size and complete plot irrelevance.

Equestria need not even have Tuesdays, they just use the concept for ease of interpretation to the viewers.

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From http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/season-5-villain-is-human.html#more

"WARNING! Hasbro is aware of the leak and will, most likely, send a cease & desist order before the end of the day forcing EQD to take this down. So save this page to your hard drive before it's too late.

I'm not sure if this isn't really from an up and coming season Ben 10.

According to a member of the DHX Media production team who wish to remain anonymous, the season 5 villain is a human named Agent Strahm. Also, Ron Perlman was seen at DHX. Because of all of the secrecy of season 5 and the fact that Perlman isn't listed as a voice actor for any other DHX shows for the 2014-2016 seasons, it's believe he's doing voice work for season 5 and possibly as Agent Strahm. Strahm's character design borrows heavily from the Count Orlok character from "Nosferatu". The season premiere will be a three-part episode.

501: A Swiftly Tilting Megan Part 1
>Twilight and her friends are dragged through a vortex into another dimension by a bizarre alien race known as humans.

502: A Swiftly Tilting Megan part 2
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>>36754197
>implying that I don't hide threads
>two thousand and fifteen minus one

It's not about "me not having to look at the thread", it's that this type of thread doesn't belong here. It's a parasprite thread full of misinformation.

Well, if the mods don't care about an obvious parasprite thread with fake information sitting here on /pony/, and seem to be marking 4chan-esque insults as "not requiring deletion", nothing I can do about it I guess.
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>>36754204
Not really anything left to say about it, just popping in to say you're not the only one disappointed.
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That poor parasprite, coming to /pony/ to get our goats only to find such elaborate meta drama already ensuing that he ends up brightening our day.

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36753298 No. 36753298 [View]
I would have preferred if the Mane Six were different ages. Given their sizes in filly flashbacks they're all within 3 years of each other.

I pinned Twilight being relatively young, older than eighteen but under twenty five. Applejack I could see being mid twenties, Fluttershy late, and Rarity early thirties.
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>>36753983
Maybe she is older and she just refers to him as her "big brother" because he is physically larger than her!
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>>36753298
Different ages implies that they act the way they do in part because of that age. For example Pinkie Pie interpreted as younger because randumb or Rarity older because sophisticated. This would go against Faust's vision of a show that expressed that "there are different ways to be a girl and they are all ok".
>> No. 36754195
>>36754193

And women come in different ages. Having an older character as the protagonist of a show aimed at 7 year olds is pretty rare actually.

I see Pinkie as being in the middle in terms of age, Dash is probably the youngest. Rarity just strikes me as the oldest or second oldest.


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36753734 No. 36753734 [View] [Last 50 posts]
G4 is unlikely to end anytime soon. Compared to G1 and G3 it's relatively young. What would you prefer:

1. FiM lasts several years, at least four or five
2. FiM ends within two seasons. Hasbro continues G4 with a second show, which may or may not be related to FiM, that has a completely new cast. This show lasts until G5 is announced.
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>> No. 36754171
>>36754068
Who's here honestly thinks that?
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>>36754171

Well I think Nostalgia was saying that. Is his opinion not the pervasive one?
>> No. 36754173
>>36754172
I dunno, lol


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36753976 No. 36753976 [View]
How old would you pin Big McIntosh and Granny Apple as?
>> No. 36753996
~30 and ~80
>> No. 36754128
>>36753996
It's a trick question! There is no character named "Granny Apple."
>> No. 36754135
>>36754128
And yet he got Big M's name perfectly...


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36753478 No. 36753478 [View] [Last 50 posts]
So since there's no new episode to anticipate or discuss this week, I figure I might as well use the opportunity to hopefully clear up some confusion I have with the resolution of Maud Pie. Now while I find the moral that you can become strong friends with someone based only on the common ground that you both care for someone else to be stupid and wrong, that's not the part I have a problem with. What I can't wrap my head around is how they get to that point.

So the climax of the episode is when Pinkie is about to be caught in the rock slide, and Maud blasts through the obstacle course and rescues her. This causes the mane cast to realize that she loves Pinkie as much as they do. But for the life of me I simply can't find the connection between the two events.
Are we supposed to assume Maud only rescued Pinkie because she cared so much for her? Would she not do the same for any random pony, and let them get crushed?
Are we supposed to assume her extreme physical abilities are somehow connected to saving Pinkie? The characters react as though she did some amazing thing just for Pinkie, but we saw that she had crazy physical ability just minutes before. It makes no sense to realize she cares a lot for Pinkie from that either.
And lastly, Pinkie already explained in the very beginning how close the two of them were, so how could the characters just at the end be realizing that Pinkie means a lot to Maud? If they doubted Pinkie for some reason, then this part might make sense, but they're never shown to have any doubts about that, nor are they ever given reasons to.

This is probably the most baffling logic I've seen in the show, it's not like some episodes where there's a plot hole from lack of explanation, or the facts contradict the exposition, or characters are just acting stupid. This is just... I don't have a clue. Anyone want to help me with this?
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>> No. 36754123
>>36754075
Well at least half of the blame lies on Pinkie for SotC because she refused to communicate.
>> No. 36754124
>>36754123

That's fair, the only point i'm trying to make is that pinkie has been doubted by her friends in the past.
>> No. 36754126
>>36754075
So the rescue really had nothing to do with the story at all...? Does all of /pony/ think this??


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36753079 No. 36753079 [View] [Last 50 posts]
This will probably just end up with everyone raging but I've wanted to ask this for a long time.

Why do people always talk about Twilight being a "Mary Sue" and saying "This show is all about her now, it's just Twilight & Friends now?" Has she not always been the main protagonist of the show? It only makes sense that she advances as the show progresses (i.e. becoming an alicorn and a princess); after all, she is undeniably the main character.

And besides, are people really upset/surprised that the season finale is Twilight-centric? The last Twilight-centric episode we got was the season premiere.
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>> No. 36753925
>>36753922
>implying Rarijack not best pairing
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>>36753925
He meant hipsterstallion...
>> No. 36754083
Growing up on girly shows, I knew and expected the formula from the start. It was similar to Sailor Moon--the peripheral girls had interesting, compelling things about them. Fluttershy started out as my favorite. I did have some hope the show would subvert the formula as it had with many other elements of the genre.

However, it soon became evident there was little to no point in liking any of the others.


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