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Season 8 Episode 7 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!Spike 36828534Sticky[View]

Next episode is called Horse Play.

>Princess Celestia's fillyhood dream of being in a play is realized when Twilight Sparkle casts her in a production, only to discover that Celestia's talents lie elsewhere.

This episode airs on Saturday, April 28th at 11:30 AM.
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unlikeable pony 36828539

its alright, but REALLY shows how far the show has changed in how it depicts celestia from S1's "Everyone falls on their face at her approach".
And Princess fluttershy celestia is adorable

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Season 8 Episode 6 Discussion Thread Marimo!!Spike 36828507Sticky[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, Surf and/or Turf, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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It may rhyme well but it sounded rather bumpy. It's better read than sung.

Anyway, after rewatching I found it to be a pretty uneventful episode.

That railway track to Mt. Aeris was built pretty quickly though. And as generally Equestria seems to rely on single-tracks I want to see a passing loop at some point.

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Future Content Thread Marimo!!Spike 36826866Sticky[View][Last 50 Posts]

Season 8
>26 episodes
>seapony named Silver Stream will be introduced

Equestria Girls
>A Youtube-exclusive series will be coming in 2018.
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unlikeable pony 36828506

Well, given how the FIM VA's are good in other shows, it can't be TOO bad.

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Please Read: A Personal Appeal From Russian Hackers Bighckintosh 36827048[View][Last 50 Posts]

Hi guys. It seems Hasbro IT Security can't handle Russian APT, so what should we do now?
Flash sources are about 2 TB in size and it is pretty hard to download them via internet.
Mb we can download sources of some interesting episodes or internal documents, such as budgets and agreements.
Any ideas you can post here or send via email bighckintosh@yandex.ru

Pic unrelated
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NotAnAppleUser 36828542

My source says:- "saw on "Dream Market" Site. u will need at a minimum a good VPN, and Tor Browser just to access these sites. U also need to know the Onion address. This isn't Google. u cant just search for sites. But read how to use dark-web safely! u get busted. i do not know u!"

Anonymous 36828543

Nice one

Anonymous 36828544

Was going to add to my previous post but lost the password.
Anyways I think he's trolling you.

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Season 8 Episodes 1 & 2 Discussion Thread Marimo!!Spike 36828314[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on School Daze - Parts 1 & 2, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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RetroCheerilee 36828456

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That was the hiatus worth.


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I really loved that skystar's goofyness comes thru in silverstreak, that we are introducing a whole new friend group instead of rehashing the 6 or the cmcs, and that theres still more pony ahead.

The show is rejuvenated, Twiggles is fresh and mature, and if she can escape the neurotic meltdowns of early seasons, then there's hope a nutwack like me could someday gain some emotional stability too. a very small, fleeting hope, but

2 more seasons YAAAAAAAAY i'd just die right now if it was over already. I only got here in s5.

Nother Nonymous 36828541

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>I only got here in s5

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Season 8 Episode 5 Discussion Thread Marimo!!Spike 36828459[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, Grannies Gones Wild, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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Nother Nonymous 36828495

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I was touched, as I always am, by the gimmick where the old lady pulls back the loose skin on her face and reveals the ghost of the young girl still hiding inside. And I thought the business involving the oral transfer of the tip to the bellhop was charmingly disturbing. The intermittent throb of repressed old-woman sexuality under this made it a more grownup episode than usual.

Anonymous 36828519

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“Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist-a master-and that is what Auguste Rodin was-can look at an old woman, protray her exactly as she is...and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be...and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heart...no matter what the merciless hours have done to her. Look at her, Ben. Growing old doesn't matter to you and me; we were never meant to be admired-but it does to them.”
Robert Heinlein


Nother Nonymous 36828521

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That's a good, relevant, moving quote. But the end of it is the sort of eloquent and persuasive bullshit that Heinlein was so adept at slinging. This is the voice of a 54-year-old man telling himself that growing old doesn't matter to us guys -- because men "were never meant to be admired." Meant? By whom? God? Natural selection?

If we're talking about evolution, the truth is just the reverse. In most species, the males (the ones with the innumerable, tiny, cheap gametes) sing, dance, display, and strut their stuff in hopes of being admired and chosen by the drab, non-singing females (the ones with the few, big, valuable gametes). Both human sexes display, because the males help feed the babies. But -- males never meant to be admired? Horse apples (to quote Rainbow Dash). If men were indifferent to getting old and un-pretty, President Trump wouldn't be combing his ear hairs over the top of his head and dyeing them yellow.

Incidentally, the first time I ever saw that youth-restoring gimmick, the skin that was being pulled back was on the face of a man -- Robin Williams in Hook: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s8ZEFUSYAI)

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Season 8 Episode 6 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!Spike 36828481[View]

Next episode is called Surf and/or Turf.

>The Cutie Mark Crusaders try to help a young Hippogriff figure out where he belongs. With family members on Mt. Aris as well as Sea Pony relatives in Seaquestria, he can't decide where to live. Unfortunately, the CMC are so taken with both places, they can't decide either!

This episode airs on Saturday, April 21st at 11:30 AM.
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unlikeable pony 36828487

Looking forward to the finished version of this-- Sweetie was ADORABLE in what I saw of it.

RetroCheerilee 36828493

One of my most watched of the leaked S8 episodes.


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I usually like CMC episodes so my hopes are up.

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MLP: The Movie leaks thread Anonymous 36826730[View]

Russian hackers leaked movie special for us (not camrip).
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EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6 36827916

She can have that without being as unlikeable and obnoxious as the cast of Fear the Walking Dead.

Anonymous 36828104

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my little pony 36828498

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this is awesome

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Season 8 Episode 4 Discussion Thread Marimo!!Spike 36828412[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, Fake It 'Till You Make It, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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unlikeable pony 36828447

laughed at that part.

Heavy Mole 36828475

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This really should have ended with a scream-yourself-awake nightmare, either Fluttershy's or Rarity's (though it's hard to say whose for sure). In turn, after said character sighs in relief "Well luckily it was all a dream" there's a pan to a room full of cameo raccoon servants which leads us to a shot of Spike waking up from a work-induced fever of his own.

So in fact the whole time the subject of the episode has been that Spike has been working a lot of Saturdays recently, rather than another bizarre Fluttershy-confidence entry for the pile.

AustroSpike 36828478

Imagine Twilight waking up as a regular unicorn at some point and all from somewhere pretty early in the show was a dream.

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Season 8 Episode 5 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!Spike 36828427[View]

Next episode is called Grannies Gone Wild.

>Granny Smith and her friends head to Las Pegasus. Rainbow Dash tags along as a chaperone so she can ride the best rollercoaster ever before it closes.

This episode airs on Saturday, April 14th at 11:30 AM.
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EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6 36828454

>INB4 unexpected very special episode about watching an elder waste away before death

unlikeable pony 36828455

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Nah, that's the S9 episode where we get to see how AJ's parents died of cancer.


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There's gonna be granny and it's going to be great!

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Anonymous 36828034[View]

Spoilered as future content.

Remember the release of the EqG novel, "A Friendship to Remember"? Well, the next one hour EqG special is based on the same story from the novel.

"Forgotten Friendship" will air on Discovery Family on Saturday, Feb. 17th at 12/11 central.
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Anonymous 36828189


Hope for the rest of Wall-chan's song, too.

Anonymous 36828275

Here we go!

Free YouTube episodes of the special are on the way, starting today.


LèAnon!S7FMZNZ5ng 36828458

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IDW Comics Thread: March 2017 Marimo!!Spike 36828262[View]

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #64
Thom Zahler (w) •Andy Price (a & c)
Fluttershy and Rarity travel to Manehattan where Rarity is shocked to discover old ugly fashions are back in style! Can Rarity find a way to push her creative instincts past... the past?

My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #12

Jeremy Whitley (w) • Tony Fleecs (a & c)
The most legendary ponies are all gathered, and now they must face the might of the Sirens! The future of Equestria is at stake, and hidden danger looms in the group’s midst!
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unlikeable pony 36828300

yeah, his comic is basically pony smut; he still got a job because, smut aside, he's legitimately GOOD at drawing ponies and has alot of drive.

virtually every comic book artist has drawn porn at some point, its nothing new.

unlikeable pony 36828366

On LOM: Good series, but damned, did that last one try and shaft literally EVERYTHING onto Starswirl as his fault.

its even worse in that it fails the "Show don't tell" rule for that, as starswirl, as shown in the comic, is FAR nicer and friendly than his show counterpart, with the only real indication of him being in the wrong being the text blaming him and implying his plan of banishing the sirens was "Wrong" compared to stygian's "Lets just talk to them!" plan.

!RISkQqf4EM 36828442

his comic always toed the line though. It had a lot of suggestive moments but I'm pretty sure it always stayed technically SFW.

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Season 8 Episode 3 Discussion Thread Marimo!!Spike 36828372[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, The Maud Couple, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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Throttlesky!9AS6CXeGD2 36828403

This is making me faint...

Anonymous 36828407

Could have gotten done with the exposition of Stick horse's autism and Pinkie's biased double standards more quickly.
Pinkies other sisters and the shoehorned opposite day rocked though.
Alright with an extra dose of cringe/10

!RISkQqf4EM 36828441

Twilight is mane cast and waifu to many a brony. That's the only reason anyone was mad. I figure there can't be too many people who waifu Maud, although there must be a few lonely broken hearts after this episode...

not to mention the entire first half of the episode was pinkie making plans with Maud then trying to find her when she didn't show up. felt like a lot of filler.

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Season 8 Episode 4 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!Spike 36828392[View]

Next episode is called Fake It 'Till You Make It.

>When Fluttershy is the only pony available to look after the Manehattan boutique while Rarity is away, she takes on a series of characters to cope with the intimidating clientele and learns that she was already the best pony for the job just by being herself.

This episode airs on Saturday, April 7th at 11:30 AM.
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I don't see how the one thing has anything to do with the other.

unlikeable pony 36828410


okay, that's just adorable.

having a plot where she has to relearn the same lesson she learned back in putting your hoof down means she's basically not actually progressing as a character and just retreading the same lessons over and over instead of developing (which is a common complaint about her-- see her segment in fame and misfortune with the pony's complaining at her)


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You don't just learn a lesson and change. You have to repeat it over and over until it finally sticks or you'll just fall back into your old ways eventually.

That is what I said all along and she did too in the episode you mentioned. It's truth.

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My Little Pony The Movie Anticipation Thread Marimo!!Spike 36826566[View][Last 50 Posts]

>When the menacing Storm King invades Canterlot with plans to steal the magic from the ponies, the very future of Equestria is at stake! Armed with nothing but determination, loyalty, and the magic of friendship, the Mane Six embark on an action-packed heroic journey. The ponies face their biggest friendship challenge yet as they search for help across magical mountains, undersea worlds, and even onboard an airship in a thrilling race to save their home. Along the way they learn that heroes come in all shapes and sizes and that there really is no force stronger than the Magic of Friendship.

The movie is now officially out!
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Nother Nonymous 36828257

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Anonymous 36828371

OK, this is a bit late to the thread but it's still a cute story. A little girl got a DVD of the movie and had to share her feelings with her father and his smartphone camera.

Very cute. So cute it went viral and has over a half million YouTube views. Hasbro has a hit on their hands. Turn down your audio before watching. She's a bit loud at first.


Anonpony 36828384

Assuming this isn't staged, the movie was bound to play better in home viewing markets

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Season 8 Episode 3 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!Spike 36828352[View]

Next episode is called The Maud Couple by Nick Confalone.

>Pinkie Pie's super-best-friend-sister bond is challenged when Maud gets a boyfriend that Pinkie can't stand.

This episode airs on Saturday, March 31st at 11:30 AM.
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unlikeable pony 36828368

She's seriously one note. She really only can work as a support character due to that, as she really only exists to bounce off others.
Not hating on her, but she really doesn't have the staying power of others for repeat episodes.

finally one that I haven't seen yet.

PonyStark 36828370

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This was the most cocainy I've ever seen Pinky.

!RISkQqf4EM 36828383

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and that's sayin' somethin'!

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IDW Comics Thread: June 2017 Marimo!!Spike 36825499[View]

My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel #1
Ted Anderson (w) • Andy Price (a & c)
This fall, My Little Pony: The Movie hits theaters, and this prequel mini-series is your first look at the fantastic adventure to come! Danger looms over Equestria as a new villain debuts!

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #55
Christina Rice (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a & c)
Wings Over Yakyakistan” part 1 of 2. While on a diplomatic mission to Yakyakistan, Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash are surprised to uncover an imminent attack on the kingdom by dragons! Will Dash be able to rouse the Wonderbolts to aid the Yaks in time to thwart the invasion?

My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #3
Jeremy Whitley (w) • Brenda Hickey (a & c)
Journey back in time to discover the secret origin of Canterlot Castle! Will the legendary Mistmane be able to save the castle from the mysterious forces sabotaging the castle’s construction?
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unlikeable pony 36825657

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As far as I can tell, just read the prequels comics and that prequel book when it comes out.

Hmm, now that you mention tempest, you're right-- he tells grubber that he's the SECOND in command. Forgot about that.


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Anonymous 36828336

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Season 8 Episodes 1 & 2 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!Spike 36828279[View]

New season starts soon! The season premiere is called School Daze - Parts 1 & 2.

>When the Friendship Map grows bigger to reflect the world beyond Equestria, the Mane 6 realize they'll need a way to spread the message of friendship far and wide. Luckily, Twilight Sparkle knows just what to do -- open a School of Friendship!

>When the School of Friendship is closed by Chancellor Neighsay of the Equine Educational Association, Twilight Sparkle must reunite her students, inspire her friends and buck the rules to stand up for what she knows is right for everycreature, pony or not.


The new season begins on Saturday, March 24th, at 11:30 AM EST.
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Marimo!!Spike 36828306

Some parts of the government are just that surprisingly fearsome.


EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6 36828311

>INB4 Japanese sea shrubbery posts the song parody

When The hub became DFC, they were joyless, stuffy librarians. They’ve gotten infinitely better since then. Sure this isn’t on the Equestria Girls song parody level, but at least it’s decent.

unlikeable pony 36828312


Hah, Dash makes a surprisingly good stand in for Zach.

Too bad none of the target audience will understand ANY of that; saved by the bell didn't have quite the pop culture impact that fresh prince did, sadly, so knowledge of it has faded alot more amongst the new generation >.<
(And sadly the brony fandom is at an all time low for people to enjoy it :(

I really liked the part with her coasting on the back of celestia's chariot.

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Bad hombres Nother Nonymous 36828284[View]

From an article by Jennifer Burton et al. in yes! magazine online:

'Stereotypes persist in both how characters are drawn and how they talk, with "bad guys” using non-American accents and dialects. We see this in characters like Dr. Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb or Nightmare Moon on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.'

Does anyone out there have any insight into what these people are talking about?
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Nother Nonymous 36828291

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That embedded compilation was an eye-opener (or ear-opener). The Nightmare Moon voice -- and by extension, the "generic evil queen" voice -- reduces to "ham actor." The dialect is basically US, with exaggerated enunciation and a thin overlay of Received Standard British (e.g., dropping terminal R's)-- a stagy version of the slightly affected "Atlantic" dialect that Rarity speaks. Every so often NM forgets to ham it up, and a bit of upper-class New York dialect comes through ("You're kidding, right?") The Mane-iac has a similar dialect.

The lesson from all this: evil speaks with the voice of a bad actor from New York. Hardly the "non-American stereotype" criticized in the quote from the OP.

Reviewing the clips in that compilation was an eye-opener in another way: that first episode was good. I had forgotten how good it was.
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unlikeable pony 36828294

yeah, seriously; what the HELL is nightmare moon supposed to be nationally? I honestly don't see any accent in her voice :/

>But then again, nightmare moon #did nothing wrong

AustroSpike 36828308

Only the Daring Do villains stuck me as non-natives.

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Retrospectives Nother Nonymous 36828197[View]

On a whim, I went back this evening and re-watched "Power Ponies" (S4E06). I loved it. I grinned all the way through and laughed out loud in a couple of places. The beauty-salon-of-doom motif was a nice subversion of the whole macho superhero shtick, the Mane-iac was properly over the top, and the powered-up personas of Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, and Pinkie Pie were dead-on developments of their individual characters.

If you have a neglected past episode that would be worth revisiting to remind us of the glories of G4, tell us about it!
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Marimo!!Spike 36828296

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>where she flubbed spells constantly and wasn't THAT strong.
There was only a few instances where I can recall her messing up with a spell somehow during that time. SotC, WWU, and LZ. I think in those instances, it was more about using her magic to escalate things or just not solve things in that instance, rather than it being a recurring character trait that she messes up spells. Plus the very next episode after PP, Bats, has Twilight mess up and do a spell wrong which escalates the problem. If they don't want Twilight to solve things, they still just have her not be able to solve things, like fixing Rarity's hair or getting honey from those bees simply just can't be fixed with magic.

Might actually be because more recently Starlight is around now and is often impulsive that they can just use her to cause magical mishaps that create problems or make things worse instead of Twilight accidentally messing up something.
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unlikeable pony 36828301

I think there's legitimate evidence that she was magically less powerful in early seasons--

Teleporting in Season 1 seemed like it was majorly difficult for her (Look at how much concentration she had to teleport when dealing with the hydra) and she only did it sparingly and not back to back;
Now she can teleport around the entire nation rapidfire without breaking a sweat.
Plus she was constantly training in new spells (like the apples to oranges spell) since she wasn't that magically studied back then.

Marimo!!Spike 36828302

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I don't think the magical mishaps had to do with power so much as just getting the spell and its effects wrong when trying to cast. The best way I would summarize it would be the problems stemmed from incompetence, not impotence.

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