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Season 5 Episode 8 Discussion Thread Marimo!Mrb.TaRPks 36797925Sticky[View][Last 50 Posts]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on episode 508, The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone, written by Amy Keating Rogers, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV. Until then, keep that sort of stuff in the Spoiler Thread.
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Anonymous 36798435

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Hyper competent sidekick trope?
Probably wants to avoid all the political destabilization that a coup would cause (and you'd almost assuredly have to off bramble if you overthrew his father, and that's just dirty pool)

I gotta say, I WAS really surprised the comic wasn't a plot about him trying to undermine Aspen by having him attack other ponies like a warmonger.
With a name like "BLACKthorn" and him being really different from the other Deer in personality I figured for sure he was going to end up being the true villain.
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IDW Comics Thread: May 2015 Marimo!Mrb.TaRPks 36796156Sticky[View][Last 50 Posts]

My Little Pony Friends Forever #16
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Jenn Blake (CA) Amy Mebberson
When Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon see those obnoxious blank flanks, the Cutie Mark Crusaders, threaten to win a school contest, they decide go all out to make sure the best ponies win! (Being themselves, of course!)

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #30
(W) Christina Rice (A/CA) Agnes Garbowska
“Ponyville Days,” Part 1. A massive event celebrating Ponyville’s founding is nearing but an argument between friends splits the town into two argumentative factions!
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Anonymous 36798429

You just gave the only two examples in the show where she is genuinely interested in a male for romantic purposes.
Every other time, she's using her feminine wile in order to get something for her and her friends.

So far, almost every comic Rarity has appeared in after Nightmarity has had her playing the romantic angle. I've seriously lost track of how many stallions and which comics have had her hitting on them. Hell, she even hits on a deer in the Roots arc.

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Season 5 Future Content Discussion Thread NostalgiaSchmaltz!jdKt6Dif02 36791188Sticky[View][Last 50 Posts]

Even though S5 just got a confirmed air date, we're already receiving hints and teases at future content.

Use this thread for posting/discussing future episode details.
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NostalgiaSchmaltz!jdKt6Dif02 36798370

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Perhaps, but it still seems a bit of a stretch.


Sunil is only afraid of:

-Creatures with more than 6 legs
-Loud noises
-Quiet Jazz music

Non-cobra snakes aren't on that list!

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Free Fall? Nother Nonymous 36798446[View]

According to Horse News, ""Tanks for the Memories had 650,000 viewers, Appleloosa's Most Wanted had 496,000 and Make New Friends But Keep Discord had only 307,000 viewers."

I can't find the numbers for the Griffonstone ep. What's happening here? Anybody know anything?
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Anonymous 36798558

>authentic hippie
Do they still exist?

NostalgiaSchmaltz!jdKt6Dif02 36798559

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I don't think the quality of the episode determines its viewership numbers. There's no way the viewer knows if they like it or not beforehand.

Anonymous 36798561

My opinion on Faust is while she wasn't perfect, I really liked the fire she gave off. It's a fire the current crew just doesn't seem to have.

To make your cartoon movie mainstream, all you need are fart jokes and pop stars

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S5E8 - A great episode with a great lesson and great surprises cmaven555 36798556[View]

Last week's episode was a tad of a disappointment (considering how much of a stereotype they made Treehugger); but I just watched S5E8, and it blew me away.

It was a great episode with priceless eye-popping moments such as Pinkie Pie being flirtatious with the statue (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoVr-6u4ymo) and her little surprise advertisement (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYYc9Wqqrwk). It reminds me of Sokka's "Cactus Juice advertisement": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjQHpD2WQL4

I alos liked the climax where Gilda helps Pinkie Pie rescue Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie jumps in while she's supposed to hold the rope for Gilda.

But what really makes this episode stand out is the overall lesson; the Griffon's focused on individualism and wealth to attain happiness, but Pinike Pie and Rainbow Dash taught them that friendship and collective wellbeing is the true answer for prosperity that everyone can share, and that's the same lesson that Europe can teach the rest of the world:


I'm very glad they decided to forget the treasure as this helped to convey the moral message.

NostalgiaSchmaltz!jdKt6Dif02 36798560

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It was decent, overall, I suppose. The "reformation" of Gilda left quite a bit to be desired. Some nice backstory, but the episode itself was really, really slow-paced, and nothing significant happened until the 2nd act.

Biggest drawback was Pinkie though. As expected of AKR's writing, Pinkie was turned up to 11 and highly obnoxious throughout most of the episode. Annoying jokes and horribly jarring, cringey 4th wall breaks. This is the most obnoxious she's been written since FV...also written by AKR, go figure.

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Smokestack!L9hT7oDU1E 36797654[View][Last 50 Posts]

season 5 has been really meh its like season 3 all over again

anyways... whats your favorite episode so far from the new season
(i know its a tough one they are all pretty meh)

i think the season premiere was the best, fuck those commies
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Anonymous 36798456

But not anymore. It's pretty fucking saccharine.

Smokestack!L9hT7oDU1E 36798497

Its been pretty decent, the last episode was good imo

Smokestack!L9hT7oDU1E 36798557


Its gettin fruity-er with every season

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Maroon Auburn 36798094[View]

So Griffins confirmed for Jews?
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Anonymous 36798394

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Does this mean Twilight's going to end up Turning to the dark side to try and Save Flash sentry's life and then Celestia's going to chop her legs off and leave her burning alive?

Time Lord!3klnXNcRlQ 36798444

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Confirmed for Hyperboreans, actually
>(Arimaspi = Goatguy's name)
>The Arimaspi were a legendary people of northern Scythia
>tales of their struggles with the gold-guarding griffins in the Hyperborean lands near the cave of Boreas

cmaven555 36798555

>So Griffins confirmed for Jews?

What makes you say that?

Is it this (I'm Jewish, and I find it to be a huge stereotype)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFD_WVKZ1dA

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DemonioBlanco, the protector 36798543[View]

Do you think at some point pinkie pie could get the Cookie monster treatment?

some body complain and see how much of a cake, candy, unhealty is pinkie pie with food, so they make her eat more healty stuff?

because they always go for cookies, muffins, cakes, but not a friking carrot ever.

or what, they are going to wait until season 8 she get diabetes and have to change her diet against her will?
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Admiral 36798551

Name, pls.

cmaven555 36798553

I don't think there's such thing as a "Cookie Monster treatment".

Cookie Monster was never turned into Veggie Monster; and this video proves it (the catch is that it came out way before the Veggie Monster rumor surfaced): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBMxpDbp51A

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So How Big Is Equestria Anyway? Opal!PAxevL3ims 36798410[View]

There are "far off" lands where Tirek is from..and other countries like Saddle Arabia.

Griffonstone is a Kingdom but still considered part of Equestria proper..

Perhaps "Equestria" is a circular continent at center of this planet this show takes place on? that would be a good place for the orbital movers of the world (celestia and luna ofc) to situate

what about you guys?
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Anonymous 36798441

And it will likely stay that way. It's just "pony land"; it doesn't need convoluted world-building that will disappoint the manchildren.

Opal!PAxevL3ims 36798537

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>It can't be that big; the frozen wastes of the crystal empire can be SCOOTERED to by ponies according to Flight to the finish :/

I really wanna chalk this one up to "cartoon logic" but its a huge stretch.

the size of main land US works..guess Crystal Empire is Canada land and Griffonstone is ...I dont know

Anonymous 36798538


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DemonioBlanco(iPhone) 36796847[View]

Why is people so much of a suckers for sunset shimmer loving her so much?
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Anonymous 36797806

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I've never watched EqG, and only read the fall of SS until the pony part ended, but I must say she's the villain I can relate to the most. Being the best, being right, yet punished and denied of stuff just because she's not friendly. I admire her wisdom, cunning, endurance, and confidence. I wonder if Celestia didn't want to force her into hugboxing she would have been a princess 10 times better then twilight. Free of attachment, objective, firm, not letting emotions get in the way of result or judgement. A chance never given. Being ganged upon by those who put their feelings and over sensitive emotions first; and progress, effort, and getting shit done, last.


ive seen more people like her and frankly I still can't stand her as a character at all. I think people like her because most bronies are closet antisocial people that have no place to go but this show sorta. They see her being all badass and being aggressive and they like in her as a character. that and her hair looks like fire.


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Is there anything you still want on FiM? Anonymous 36796435[View]

I don't care what anyone says, I still want an obligatorily G1 voice guest spot. While they may have not given their best performances, it's so funny G1 had so many celebrities and well-known voice actors. I want to see (hear?) Spike meet up with Ickis Spike, and Fluttershy cross paths with Pony Who Literally Sounds Like Bart Simpson.

>pic unrelated
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Seasponies for S5.

DERPDERPDERPDERP<aeiou> 36798533

Not particularly, no.

Anonymous 36798534


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Anonymous 36797897[View]

I'm thinking about actually watching this show again. Are there any good S3, S4, and S5 episodes that don't involve too much overbearing princess stuff?
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Faggot 36798443

Castlemania hands down

Fun and cute

Anonymous 36798461

Does it cause you to overthink stupid details?

Anonymous 36798463

Eh. If you like Scooby Doo and Twilight Sparkle saving the rest of the mane 6 from their own idiocy, you'll like Castle-Mania

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Season vs. Season 2 (Episode 7) XylonLionheart!l7.O6DCdPw 36797334[View]

Alright. I finally have time to do this for this episode. Such is the busy life of preparing for both medical boards any my best friend's wedding, I guess. So, what are we comparing today?

Season 1: Dragonshy
Season 2: May the Best Pet Win
Season 3: Wonderbolts Academy
Season 4: Bats!
Season 5: Make New Friends But Keep Discord

Oh jeez. This is a hard one for me. I don't think any of these episodes are bad. In fact, a lot of them I find to be of similar quality. This feels like the most arbitrary ranking thus far. I'm going to go with this:

Dragonshy > Wonderbolts Academy > Make New Friends But Keep Discord > Bats! > May The Best Pet Win

In all honesty, I think that you can argue that some of the other episodes in this comparison are superior to Dragonshy. However, I really have a soft spot for this episode. This is my favorite episode of Season 1, and it may very well be the episode to make me a brony. As such, to me it has to rank first because of its meaning to me.

Wonderbolts Academy is one of the strongest episodes of Season 3, really showing how Rainbow Dash had grown as a character. Lightning Dust played a fantastic foil to Rainbow as if she was seeing herself at the beginning of the series, and that moment where she chose to quit the camp rather than compromise her morals was incredibly effective. The biggest issue was the ending, which was a bit rushed.
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EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6 36797447

1, 5, 4, 2, 3

Anonymous 36798147

Though I find it difficult to rate episodes, this made me think about how May the Best Pet Win and Bats! were both downright mediocre episodes that had some of the best songs in the show for me.

I guess I'll say Dragonshy > Wonderbolts Academy > Make New Friends But Keep Discord > Bats! = May the Best Pet Win. MNFBKD was rather entertaining and I liked Treehugger, but a weak show by Discord and too memey.

Time Lord!3klnXNcRlQ 36798445

MTBPW >> Ds > Bats > WA > MNFBKD

S2 >> S1 > S4 > S3 > S5

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Force Works Pony_Stark 36798381[View]

Ok, in the mid 90's Marvel had this Avengers spin off comic called Force Works. It's premis was that Iron Man wanted to have a team that was more proactive than the Avengers so he created this program called Works that would could predict troubles spots so the team could intervene before it became to serious. Now this reminds me a lot of the Cutie Map. I doubt they got inspiration from an obscure mid-90s comic but I still find it interesting.


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Surely if they did, it would be called Horse Works.

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Season 5 Episode 8 Anticipation Thread Marimo!Mrb.TaRPks 36797446[View][Last 50 Posts]

This episode's title is The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone, by Amy Keating Rogers.

>Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie are summoned by the map to travel to the ancient kingdom of Griffonstone, but, once there, they quickly find themselves at odds over what the mission is and what exactly it is they have been sent to fix.

This episode airs Saturday, May 23rd at 11:30 AM EST/ 8:30 AM PST.
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Anonymous 36798431

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>How come Sombra was the only one who had a good comic?

Well I'll disagree with you there on the "Only" part, Chrysalis's comic is very well received with some even liking it more than sombras.

Though, I understand why you would dislike Chrysalis's comic XD

>On dorian

Whats funny is that in any other comic, the enthusiastic youngster who's ragged on by the elders for breaking traditions and being friendly is almost always shown to, in the end, be right and save the day.

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Nº441!fOINzMA0KU 36798434

Well, I didn't like that one, Twilight was a moron, and I really dislike Chrysalis.

Unlikeable Pony 36798436

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I could see Twilight getting too close to the door and pushing the book in.
Ever since Season 3 ended, Twilight's been written alot less intelligently while having her suddenly gain the flaw of being TOO compassionate for villains with her friendship speeches and whatnot.

She just ran into someone who DOESN'T give a shit about friendship and found out that giving speeches doesn't really work on Serial killers and murders.
besides, its still LOADS more intelligent than Twilight in pretty much every single other comic recently. (Twilight has somehow become simultaneously depicted as "All wise" and "Complete idiot", as head bangingly as that is)

actually, on the comics, I've started to like the Tirek one alot more. Its unfinished, yes, but if they release a second part to it or more to actually finish this story the fuck up its not that bad.

The art is great and it laid down alot of info for the area, just they didn't have time to DO anything with it.
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Season vs. Season 2 (Episode 8) XylonLionheart!l7.O6DCdPw 36798212[View]

(EDIT: I've always meant to do these in airing order. When I looked up what episodes were what, I found a list that had production order. As such, I put in Just For Sidekicks in a place it really shouldn't have gone. I've changed the episodes since.)

Alright everypony. Now that we have three weeks to wait on the next big episode, I think this is as good a time as ever to get our weekly party going. Let's see what we have this week:

Season 1: Look Before You Sleep
Season 2: The Mysterious Mare Do Well
Season 3: EDIT Apple Family Reunion
Season 4: Rarity Takes Manehattan
Season 5: The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone

Well I know what is getting first and last place. How shall I rank the rest, though? Hm...

Rarity Takes Manehattan > The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone > Look Before You Sleep > Apple Family Reunion > The Mysterious Mare Do Well

At the time of airing, Rarity Takes Manehattan immediately became my favorite episode of Season 4 thus far. While there weren't any huge moments of feels or epicness that I love, I thought the whole product was well placed and thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. Admittedly, the Generosity song is weaker than Rarity's other songs, but I don't mind. Episodes like that are why I love being a brony.
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Anonymous 36798325

I'm going to imagine the pre-gen characters doing more adult things!


Sorry, I can't picture these mares ever seeing a dick. Says a lot about FiM, huh?
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Opal!PAxevL3ims 36798409

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exactly the same order as yours

!Glaive9Gko 36798415

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Look Before You Sleep > The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone > Rarity Takes Manehattan > Apple Family Reunion >>> Mysterious Mare Do Well

LBYS -- It may be the nostalgia talkin, but I just feel like this ep had the most going for it entertainment wise.

tLToG -- Solid, well rounded episode with a bunch of new content. Not really sure if can actually say its better than RTM, but its the newer one so it gets a pass.

RTM -- See above, though I feel that Manehattan, while important, doesn't add as much to the world as Griffonstone. Still, they're both good episodes with new lore.

These top three are all really close. If I were to rewatch all three right now, I very well might change their order entirely.

AFR -- Reasonably entertaining, got to see Babs Seed, racist barn. Yeah, this ep had its good points. Not particularly important to the series, but good.

MMDW -- ...more than enough has been said about this one.

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Maroon Auburn!QEUQfdPtTM 36796315[View]

Am I silly for having my own headcanon being that troubleshoes is half pony half horse? Or at least has some sort of shire horse in him?

Dudes huge.
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Anonymous 36798346

>How'd we get to pony diets from "how would a pony react to seeing a human riding another pony"?
Same way we got from "is Troubleshoes some kind of horse". Through tangents.

Anonymous 36798347

So, we're basically at arguing headcanon at this point?
Peace out.

Anonymous 36798396

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To be fair, I think the most insulting thing would be that you'd be riding a mentally handicapped individual for entertainment purposes.

It'd be like going to an alien homeplanet and finding them riding Special needs humans around.

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WHYY? Appel 36798371[View]

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DemonioBlanco, the protector 36798384

meh, is ok, maybe there was some one which hasnt seen every episode since the season started.

and that is a way to try to build up hype for the episode 100.

im pretty sure the commercials during that marathon will be "Tune on for the episode 100 of the show next week end"

Nother Nonymous 36798385

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>the commercials during that marathon will be "Tune on for the episode 100 of the show next week end"

No, they'll be teaser commercials for "The Cutie Map."

Unlikeable Pony 36798390

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They still really are reaching for content if they're using SHORTS to fill the time XD

Then again, maybe they're testing the waters for making an actual EQG series and want to see if people would actually tune in to watch the shorts.


Its weird: I can handle a hiatus NO PROBLEM.

but a break between episodes? FUCK!

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So ponies eating meat is canon? Anonymous 36796218[View]

I know, slowpoke
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Unlikeable Pony 36797346

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Fluttershy: Serial murderer of Equestria.

Anonymous 36797940

They don't talk, so they don't count.

Pony_Stark 36798377

Maybe it's like in Stargate where MAcGyver fished in a lake with no actually fish in it.

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Other languages Tarra.exe — The 8bit operator !3NiGhtwiNg 36798115[View]

Does any one else like MLP also in other languages?

I like the Jap voice I'm a weeb ok shuddup ;_;

Also French.

I think I have the first 3 seasons in jap, if any one wanna help me that would be nice
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The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 36798187

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Russian Fluttershy is adorable https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSR8JadZx54
and the Italians had a great opening theme.

Nother Nonymous 36798245

I like the Dutch version:


It sounds more like English than any of the others. Seriously warped English with a lot of throat-clearing.

Anonymous 36798255

>I never understood all the hype for the JP dub
I bet the hype was "oh boy, the Japanese are gonna make this a big hit."

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